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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST WED NOV 9 2016

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

8-9   In 1897...west winds were sustained to 45 mph with gusts
        as high as 50 mph in the city.
      In heavy snowfall totaled 8.4 inches over
        downtown Denver.  Most of the snow...6.6 inches...fell on the
        9th.  North winds were sustained to 26 mph with gusts to
        30 mph on the 8th.
      In 1950...a major winter storm dumped 10.4 inches of snow at
        Stapleton Airport with the most snow...7.8 inches...falling
        on the 8th.  East winds gusted to 31 mph at Stapleton
        Airport on the 8th.  Snowfall totaled 8.2 inches in
        downtown Denver.
      In 1958...strong winds caused some damage in Boulder.  West-
        northwest winds gusted to 40 mph at Stapleton Airport on
        the 8th.
      In 1975...heavy snowfall hit metro Denver.  Snowfall at
        Stapleton International Airport totaled 8.0 inches and
        east winds gusted to 21 mph.  Power outages caused by the
        storm affected over 10 thousand people in metro Denver.  In
        the foothills west of Denver...10 to 15 inches of snow fell.
        The storm produced the greatest 24-hour precipitation...1.29
        inches...ever recorded during the month of November in the
      In 1983...metro Denver received 4 to 8 inches of snow with the
        heaviest amounts near the foothills.  It was the first
        measurable snow of the season in Denver.  Only 1.8 inches of
        snow fell at Stapleton International Airport where north
        winds gusted to 20 mph.
      In 1989...strong winds hit the Front Range.  On the 9th...the
        wooden frame of a house under construction in Boulder was
        blown down.  The previous evening a power outage blackened
        Nederland.  Wind gusts to 95 mph were recorded 4 miles
        south of Rollinsville with 97 mph on Fritz Peak near that
        town.  At Stapleton International Airport...northwest winds
        gusted to 45 mph on the 8th and to 38 mph on the 9th.
      In 1998...another upslope snow event developed in the Front
        Range foothills.  The heaviest snowfall occurred in west
        central Jefferson County where 14 inches were measured
        8 miles west of Conifer.  Other snowfall totals included:
        10 inches at Evergreen and 9 miles northwest of Bergen
        Park; 9 inches at Genesee...Nederland...and near the Chief
        Hosa exit on I-70; and 8 inches in Coal Creek Canyon.  On
        the 9th...snowfall was 2.6 inches at the site of the former
        Stapleton International Airport.  North-northeast winds
        gusted to 30 mph at Denver International Airport on the 9th.
8-10  In 1985...Indian summer came to an abrupt end when a winter
        storm dumped 10 to 18 inches of snow in the Front Range
        foothills and 6 to 10 inches across metro Denver...snarling
        traffic and causing flight delays of up to 3 hours at
        Stapleton International Airport.  The temperature plunged
        from a high of 66 degrees on the 8th to a low of only 13
        degrees on the 9th...after the passage of a vigorous cold
        front with northeast winds gusting to 32 mph.  The
        temperature climbed to only 19 degrees on the 10th...setting
        a record low maximum for the date.  Snowfall totaled 7.3
        inches at Stapleton International Airport with most of the
        snow...7.1 inches...falling on the 9th.
9     In 1939...a trace of snow fell over downtown Denver.  This
        snow...along with a trace of snow on the 2nd...was the only
        snow of the month...ranking it...along with other months...the
        second least snowiest November on record.  Precipitation of
        0.01 inch was the only precipitation of the month...making
        this the second driest November on record.
      In 1944...the first killing frost of the season occurred in
        the city when the low temperature dipped to 35 degrees.
        This is the latest date for a killing frost ever recorded
        in Denver.
      In 1946...heavy snowfall totaled 7.7 inches over downtown
        Denver.  This was the second heavy snowfall in less than
        a week.  Northwest winds were sustained to 26 mph.
      In 1995...strong downslope winds gusted between 50 and 57 mph
        at Erie and Boulder.  West wind gusts to 44 mph were
        recorded at Denver International Airport.
      In 2014...a record high min of 45 degrees...broke the previous
        record of 43 degrees set in 1934...and preceded several days
        of record cold temperatures from the 11th through the 13th.

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