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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

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

20-22 IN 1902...A THUNDERSTORM ON THE 20TH...IN ADVANCE OF AN
        APPARENT COLD FRONT...PRODUCED RAIN...HAIL...AND NORTHWEST
        WINDS TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 48 MPH.  WIDESPREAD RAIN
        DEVELOPED BEHIND THE COLD FRONT AND TOTALED 3.21 INCHES
        FROM THE EVENING OF THE 20TH THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON
        OF THE 22ND.  THE 2.70 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED
        FROM 800 PM ON THE 20TH TO 800 PM ON THE 21ST IS THE
        GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED IN THE
        MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.  THE TEMPERATURE DIPPED FROM A HIGH
        OF 80 DEGREES ON THE 20TH TO A HIGH OF ONLY 51 DEGREES
        ON THE 21ST.
21-22 IN 1870...STRONG WINDS OCCURRED IN THE FOOTHILLS AND IN
        BOULDER AND DENVER.
      IN 1895...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW OVERNIGHT AND TOTALED 11.4
        INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS WAS THE FIRST SNOWFALL
        OF THE SEASON AND THE SECOND HEAVIEST FIRST SNOWFALL OF
        THE SEASON ON RECORD.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 27
        MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH ON THE 21ST.
22    IN 1913...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED
        TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 44 MPH.
      IN 1946...A TRACE OF SNOW FELL IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS
        MARKED THE START OF THE LONGEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD...
        263 DAYS THROUGH JUNE 11...1947...WHEN A TRACE OF SNOW
        ALSO FELL.

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