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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT THU APR 30 2015

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

29-30 IN 1964...SEVERAL WEEKS OF DRY WEATHER AND WINDY CONDITIONS
        ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS TO THE EAST CAUSED NOTICEABLE
        SUSPENDED DUST TO INVADE METRO DENVER.  AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EAST WINDS GUSTED TO 28 MPH AND
        VISIBILITY WAS REDUCED TO 5 MILES.
      IN 1989...A LATE SEASON SNOWSTORM DROPPED 2 TO 4 INCHES OF
        SNOW ACROSS METRO DENVER WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE
        FOOTHILLS.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.9 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO
        23 MPH AND THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND WAS
        2 INCHES DUE TO MELTING.
      IN 1991...A PACIFIC STORM DUMPED HEAVY WET SNOW ACROSS METRO
        DENVER.  THE FOOTHILLS WERE HIT THE HARDEST WHERE SNOWFALL
        AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 16 INCHES AT EVERGREEN TO 5 INCHES AT
        IDAHO SPRINGS.  LOWER ELEVATIONS OF METRO DENVER RECEIVED
        5 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WITH 5 INCHES IN BOULDER AND 7.0
        INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTHEAST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 25 MPH.  THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW CAUSED
        POWER LINES TO FALL AND TREE LIMBS TO SNAP...PRODUCING POWER
        OUTAGES IN PARTS OF DENVER...AURORA...AND WESTMINSTER.
      IN 1999...HEAVY SNOW FELL OVERNIGHT IN THE FOOTHILLS ABOVE
        7500 FEET ELEVATION.  SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  13 INCHES
        NEAR ROLLINSVILLE...10 INCHES NEAR EVERGREEN...8 INCHES AT
        BLACKHAWK AND NEDERLAND...AND 7 INCHES AT CONIFER.  ONLY
        RAIN FELL ACROSS THE CITY WITH 2.13 INCHES RECORDED AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
29-2  IN 1954...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 10.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.  MOST OF THE SNOW...7.5 INCHES...FELL ON
        THE 29TH AND 30TH.  THE MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND
        WAS 5 INCHES ON THE 30TH DUE TO MELTING.  NO STRONG WINDS
        ACCOMPANIED THE STORM.
30    IN 1896...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS
        AS HIGH AS 64 MPH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1960...THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO 22 DEGREES
        AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.  THE SUB-FREEZING COLD DAMAGED
        FRUIT TREES AND SOME OTHER CROPS IN THE AREA.
      IN 1967...WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 51 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  WINDS WERE STRONG AND GUSTY
        ACROSS ALL OF METRO DENVER.
      IN 1972...HAIL 1/2 TO 3/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER FELL AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 35 MPH.
      IN 1980...A COLD AIR FUNNEL TOUCHED DOWN SEVERAL TIMES NEAR
        LOUISVILLE.
      IN 1983...MOTHBALL-SIZE HAIL FELL IN WHEAT RIDGE.
      IN 1992...THE ALL-TIME HIGHEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE IN APRIL...
        90 DEGREES...OCCURRED.  THIS IS ALSO THE EARLIEST 90 DEGREE
        READING FOR THE SEASON.  IN ADDITION...THE TEMPERATURE
        DIPPED TO A LOW OF ONLY 56 DEGREES...SETTING A RECORD HIGH
        MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.
      IN 1995...HAIL...UP TO 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER...FELL AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE HAIL WAS SOFT...LASTED FOR ONLY
        8 TO 10 MINUTES...AND CAUSED NO DAMAGE.
      IN 2002...DROUGHT CONDITIONS STARTED TO HAVE AN EFFECT ON
        GREATER METRO DENVER.  APRIL...NORMALLY THE THIRD SNOWIEST
        MONTH OF THE YEAR IN DENVER AVERAGING JUST OVER 9 INCHES OF
        SNOW...ENDED WITH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW...RANKING THE MONTH...
        ALONG WITH PREVIOUS APRILS...THE 2ND LEAST SNOWIEST ON
        RECORD.  THE MONTH ENDED WITH ONLY 0.23 INCH OF LIQUID
        PRECIPITATION MAKING THE MONTH THE 3RD DRIEST ON RECORD.
        MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK WAS LESS THAN HALF OF NORMAL FOR THIS
        TIME OF YEAR.  A STATEWIDE DROUGHT EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED
        BY THE GOVERNOR.
      IN 2003...A SMALL TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 10 MILES EAST OF HUDSON...
        BUT DID NO DAMAGE.  HAIL AS LARGE AS 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER
        FELL IN AURORA NEAR CHERRY CREEK.
      IN 2004...POST-FRONTAL UPSLOPE FLOW PRODUCED LIGHT SNOWFALL
        ACROSS METRO DENVER.  SNOWFALL WAS 4.0 INCHES AT DENVER
        STAPLETON...WHILE THE TEMPERATURE HOVERED IN THE LOWER 30`S
        ALL DAY.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 33 DEGREES...A
        RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF
        30 DEGREES WAS NOT A RECORD.  NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 20 MPH
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
30-1  IN 1980...TO THE WEST OF DENVER...HEAVY RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW
        BURIED THE FOOTHILLS ABOVE 7 THOUSAND FEET IN 4 TO 8 INCHES
        OF SNOW.  PRECIPITATION IN THE FOOTHILLS RANGED FROM 1 TO 3
        INCHES...WHICH CAUSED SOME LOCAL FLOODING.  RAIN FELL AT
        LOWER ELEVATIONS.  RAINFALL AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT TOTALED 1.05 INCHES FROM THE STORM.

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