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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

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

17-19 IN 1908...A MOIST...HEAVY...WET SNOWFALL TOTALED 13.0 INCHES IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER OVER THE 3 DAYS.  RAIN FROM EARLY MORNING
        ON THE 17TH CHANGED TO SNOW BY LATE AFTERNOON AND CONTINUED
        THROUGH THE LATE MORNING OF THE 19TH.  DUE TO TEMPERATURES
        IN THE 30`S AND MELTING...THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS
        ONLY 5.0 INCHES AT 6:00 PM ON THE 18TH.  NORTHWEST TO
        NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED BETWEEN 12 AND 20 MPH DURING
        THE STORM.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.82 INCHES.
18    IN 1875...THE HAZE WAS SO DENSE THAT THE MOUNTAINS WERE NOT
        VISIBLE FROM DOWNTOWN DENVER FOR MOST OF THE DAY.
      IN 1937...A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT PRODUCED NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED
        TO 32 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 41 MPH.  RAIN AND SNOW TOTALED
        0.16 INCH.  POST-FRONTAL SNOWFALL OF 0.8 INCH WAS THE
        ONLY SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH.
      IN 1960...POST-FRONTAL UPSLOPE RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW.
        SNOWFALL WAS 2.2 INCHES AT STAPLETON AIRPORT WHERE
        PRECIPITATION (RAIN AND MELTED SNOW) TOTALED 1.58 INCHES.
      IN 1971...WIND GUSTS TO 48 MPH WERE RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN
        BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 30 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1999...HEAVY SNOW DEVELOPED IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF METRO
        DENVER WITH LESSER AMOUNTS ACROSS THE CITY.  SNOWFALL TOTALS
        INCLUDED:  7 INCHES NEAR NEDERLAND...6 INCHES IN BOULDER...AND
        5 INCHES AT CHIEF HOSA.  ONLY 1.2 INCHES OF SNOW WERE
        MEASURED AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
18-23 IN 2003...AN EXTENDED WARM SPELL RESULTED IN 5 NEW TEMPERATURE
        RECORDS.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
        EQUALED THE RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE.  HIGH TEMPERATURES
        OF 86 DEGREES ON THE 19TH...83 DEGREES ON THE 21ST...AND 84
        DEGREES ON THE 22ND WERE RECORD HIGHS FOR THE DATES.  LOW
        TEMPERATURE OF 49 DEGREES ON THE 23RD WAS A RECORD HIGH
        MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.  LOW TEMPERATURES DURING THE PERIOD
        WERE IN THE 40`S AND LOWER 50`S.

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