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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

...TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

22-29 IN 1960...HEAVY SNOWFALL OF 6.1 INCHES AT STAPLETON AIRPORT ON
        THE 22ND AND 23RD MARKED THE BEGINNING OF A PROTRACTED COLD
        SPELL WHICH LASTED UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.  THE CLOUDY...
        COLD WEATHER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW OR
        FLURRIES AND FOG.  NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATES
        WERE SET ON THE 24TH THRU THE 29TH WITH THE LOWEST
        TEMPERATURE OF 11 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 28TH.  THE
        SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF LOW TEMPERATURES OF ZERO OR BELOW
        HAD BEEN EXCEEDED IN DURATION ONLY 4 TIMES PREVIOUSLY.  NEW
        LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATES WERE SET ON THE 23RD...
        24TH...AND THE 26TH THRU THE 29TH WITH THE LOWEST MAXIMUM
        TEMPERATURE OF 8 DEGREES RECORDED ON THE 26TH.
27-28 IN 1918...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 9.6 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN
        DENVER.  MOST OF THE SNOW...8.4 INCHES...FELL ON THE 27TH.
      IN 1931...A MAJOR WINTER STORM DUMPED 12.0 INCHES OF HEAVY
        SNOWFALL OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS IS THE GREATEST 24
        HOUR SNOWFALL EVER RECORDED DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.
        NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 18 MPH ON THE 28TH.
      IN 2006...A WARM SPELL RESULTED IN 3 TEMPERATURE RECORDS.
        THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES ON THE 27TH EQUALED
        THE RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE.  HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 77
        DEGREES ON THE 28TH WAS A RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE
        AND EQUALED THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR
        FEBRUARY FIRST SET ON FEBRUARY 4...1890.
28    IN 1896...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 54 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 65 MPH.  THE WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO
        A HIGH OF 56 DEGREES.  THIS WAS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE
        DAY OF STRONG WINDS IN THE CITY.
      IN 1958...AT STAPLETON AIRPORT...SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.3 INCHES
        AND NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 24 MPH.
28-29 IN 2012...ANOTHER ROUND OF HIGH WINDS OCCURRED ALONG THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS. PEAK WIND GUSTS INCLUDED: 84 MPH
        AT THE NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER; 77 MPH...3 MILES
        SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BOULDER; AND 75 MPH...3 MILES SOUTHWEST
        OF ROCKY FLATS.  AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WEST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 36 MPH ON THE 28TH AND 35 MPH ON THE
        29TH.
28-1  IN 1875...6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FROM 3:15 PM ON THE 28TH TO
        1:00 AM ON THE 1ST.  PRECIPITATION FOR THE TWO DAYS WAS
        0.50 INCH.

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