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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT TUE MAR 14 2017

...Today in metro Denver weather history...

9-19  In 1906...an extended cold and blustery period occurred with
        light snow totaling 14.4 inches over 11 consecutive days.
        The greatest amount of snow on a single day was 4.0 inches
        on the 15th.  Only a trace of snow fell on the 12th and 17th.
        High temperatures were below freezing for the entire period.
        The coldest were 14 degrees on the 16th and 18 degrees on the
        17th.  Both readings were record low maximums for the dates.
        Low temperatures were mostly in the single digits.  The
        coldest were 2 degrees below zero on the 16th and 5 degrees
        below zero on the 19th.  Northeast winds were sustained to
        22 mph on the 9th.  North winds were sustained to 36 mph on
        the 10th...32 mph on the 13th...and 22 mph on the 15th.
12-16 In 1880...a protracted cold spell resulted in 8 temperature
        records being set.  Record low temperatures for the date
        were set when the temperature dipped to 10 degrees below
        zero on the 13th and 14th...8 degrees below zero on the
        12th and 15th...and 4 degrees below zero on the 16th.
        Daily record low maximum temperatures were set with 11
        degrees on the 12th...12 degrees on the 13th...and 19 degrees
        on the 15th.
13-14 In 1996...a storm system moving across northern Colorado
        dumped heavy snow in the mountains and foothills and
        across metro Denver where snowfall ranged from 5 to 10
        inches.  A foot of new snow was measured at Nederland
        with 11 inches at Conifer.  Snowfall totaled 8.0 inches
        at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.  Northeast winds gusted to 30 mph at Denver
        International Airport on the 13th.
13-15 In 1906...snowfall totaled 8.0 inches over downtown Denver.
14    In 1873...a brisk west wind blew a perfect gale during the
        afternoon and evening.
      In 1898...northwest winds were sustained to 52 mph with gusts
        to 62 mph.
      In 1899...west bora winds were sustained to 50 mph with
        gusts to 60 mph.
      In 1902...west winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts to
        48 mph.
      In 1913...strong winds all day behind a cold front made
        for a blustery cold day as the high temperature climbed
        to only 25 degrees after a low of 19 degrees.  Northeast
        winds were sustained to 51 mph with gusts as high as 60
        mph.  Only a trace of snow fell.
      In 1920...west winds sustained to 43 mph with gusts to 50
        mph warmed the temperature to a high of 67 degrees.
      In 1923...heavy snowfall of 8.5 inches fell in downtown
        Denver.  North winds were sustained to 25 mph.
      In 1947...heavy snowfall totaled 5.8 inches in downtown
        Denver.  Northeast winds were sustained to 17 mph.
      In 1971...a wind gust to 51 mph was recorded at the National
        Bureau of Standards in Boulder.
      In 1989...a strong Pacific cold front produced west wind gusts
        to 59 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 2002...heavy snow developed in the foothills of Boulder
        County with 9 inches measured near Jamestown and 7 inches
        near Nederland.  Snowfall totaled only 2.9 inches at the
        site of the former Stapleton International Airport.  East
        winds gusted to 29 mph at Denver International Airport.
14-16 In 1908...a warm spell resulted in daily record high minimum
        temperatures on 3 consecutive days:  54 degrees on the
        14th...52 degrees on the 15th...and 56 degrees on the 16th...
        also the all-time record high minimum for the month of
        March.  High temperatures ranged from 65 degrees on the
        14th to 72 degrees on the 16th.
      In 1983...a heavy wet snowstorm buried metro Denver with the
        foothills receiving the most.  Conifer recorded 34 inches
        of snow with 4 feet measured at Coal Creek Canyon in the
        foothills northwest of Denver.  The storm left 6 to 10
        inches of snow across metro Denver.  Boulder received 12 to
        18 inches.  Flight operations at Stapleton International
        Airport were limited to one runway for a time.  Some roads
        and schools were closed...and power outages occurred when
        wet snow downed lines.  Snowfall on the 15th and 16th
        totaled 7.2 inches at Stapleton International Airport
        where north winds gusted to 30 mph.  Maximum snow depth
        on the ground was only 6 inches due to melting.

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