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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
645 PM MST SAT JAN 7 2017

...This week in metro Denver weather history...

7-8   In 1911...gale force winds occurred in Boulder causing minor
        injuries.
      In 1937...cold Arctic air plunged temperatures below zero
        for an estimated 56 consecutuve hours.  Two temperature
        records were set.  High temperatures of 8 degrees below
        zero on the 7th and 3 degrees on the 8th were record low
        maximum readings for those dates.  Low temperatures
        plunged to 12 degrees below zero on the 7th and 11 degrees
        below zero on the 8th.  Snowfall was 1.4 inches in downtown
        Denver.
      In 1969...a violent evening windstorm struck Boulder and the
        adjacent foothills.  A wind gust to 130 mph was recorded
        at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  Winds
        reached 96 mph in downtown Boulder.  The Boulder Airport
        wind recorder was blown away after measuring a wind gust
        to 80 mph.  The windstorm caused over one million dollars
        in damage and one fatality in Boulder.  About 25 homes in
        south Boulder had roofs blown off or were severely
        damaged.  Roofs were blown off buildings housing
        scientific laboratories and offices of the Environmental
        Science Services Administration...now NOAA...in Boulder...and
        installations of several scientific measuring sites near
        Boulder received heavy damage.  Grass fires driven by the
        high winds endangered many areas...but were controlled by
        volunteer firemen.  One man died from injuries received
        when he was blown from a fire truck.  One man was killed
        and another injured when the truck camper in which they
        were riding was blown off I-25 about 10 miles north of
        Denver.  In the same area a mobile home and a truck
        trailer were blown off the highway and demolished.  At
        least 20 people in the Boulder area received light to
        serious injuries from flying debris or from being blown
        into obstructions.  Power lines and trees were downed
        over a wide area.  Damage was relatively light in the
        City of Denver...where northwest winds gusted to 62 mph
        at Stapleton International Airport on the 8th.  Many
        windows were broken in Arvada...Englewood...and Littleton.
        A 27-year-old fire lookout tower on Squaw Mountain...west
        of Denver...was blown away...and several radio relay towers
        at that location were toppled.  Trucks were overturned
        near Georgetown.  Mobile homes were overturned in several
        areas with occupants receiving injuries in some cases.
        The strong chinook winds also brought warm weather.  The
        maximum temperature of 69 degrees on the 7th broke the
        old record of 65 degrees set in 1948.  The temperature
        also reached 65 degrees on the 8th...but was not a record.
      In 1992...an intense blizzard buried eastern parts of metro
        Denver.  At times snow fell at rates of 2 to 3 inches an
        hour.  Winds increased from the north at speeds of 25 to
        45 mph.  Drifts of 4 to 8 feet were common.  I-70 was
        closed east of Denver...and I-25 was closed from Denver
        south.  Snowfall totals ranged from a couple of inches in
        the foothills west of Denver to as much as 2 feet on the
        east side of metro Denver.  The heaviest snow fell on the
        7th in a band from the northern suburbs of Westminster and
        Thornton through Aurora and east Denver to southeast of
        Parker.  Snowfall totals included:  22 inches in southeast
        Aurora...14.8 inches at Stapleton International Airport...13
        inches in Northglenn...10 inches in Parker...and 9 inches in
        Westminster.  The 14.5 inches of snowfall measured on the
        7th into the 8th is the greatest 24 hour snowfall ever
        recorded in the city during the month of January.  North
        winds gusting to 46 mph caused much blowing snow at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 2000...high winds developed in and near the Front Range
        foothills.  The strongest winds were generally confined
        to foothills areas north of I-70.  A wind gust to 76 mph
        was reported in Golden Gate Canyon.  West winds gusted to
        37 mph at Denver International Airport on the 8th.
7-10  In 1962...a major winter storm dumped 13.5 inches of snow on
        metro Denver.  A foot of the snow fell on the 8th when
        northeast winds gusted to 30 mph.  The storm was followed
        by an intense blast of very cold Arctic air.  Minimum
        temperature readings of 24 degrees below zero occurred on
        both the 9th and 10th.  The temperature never reached above
        zero on the 9th when a maximum reading of 1 degree below
        zero was recorded.  Temperatures were below zero for 37
        consecutive hours.
8     In 1912...northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts
        to 45 mph in downtown Denver.
      In 1971...wind gusts to 52 mph were recorded in downtown
        Boulder.  Northwest winds gusted to 28 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1990...high winds gusting from 50 to 90 mph along the
        Front Range produced much damage from blowing dust and
        gravel throughout the day.  Wind gusts to 92 mph were
        recorded in the Table Mesa area of southwest Boulder.
        The winds caused sporadic power outages.  Clouds of
        dust and gravel whipped by 70 to 90 mph gusts blinded
        commuters on the Denver-Boulder Turnpike near Broomfield
        during the morning rush hour.  Flying gravel shattered
        windows on 50 vehicles parked near a Boulder high school.
        High winds were also blamed for partially dismantling a
        house under construction in Boulder...as well as toppling
        a number of fences...billboards...signs...and power poles.
        The strong cross-winds jack-knifed and overturned semi-
        tractor trailers on I-70 near Golden and just south of
        Boulder on State Highway 93.  Several county airports were
        closed due to strong winds and blowing dust reducing
        visibilities.  Wind delays up to 30 minutes occurred at
        Stapleton International Airport where west winds gusted to
        48 mph.  Eighty mph winds in Georgetown...Empire...and Idaho
        Springs were blamed for power and telephone outages.
        Windows were blown out of a Sheriff`s car along I-70 east
        of Georgetown.  The strong chinook winds warmed the
        temperature to a high of 60 degrees in Denver.
      In 2007...strong winds associated with an intense upper level
        jet...and a very strong surface pressure gradient...developed
        in and near the Front Range Foothills.  Peak wind gusts
        ranged from 77 mph to 115 mph.  The strong winds coupled
        with freshly fallen snow resulted in whiteout conditions
        and several highway closures due to blowing and drifting
        snow.  Road closures included:  State Highway 93 between
        Golden and Boulder; State Highway 128 from Wadsworth
        Boulevard to State Highway 93; U.S. Highway 36...the Denver
        Boulder Turnpike from Broomfield to South Boulder Road; and
        State Highway 74 near Evergreen...between County Road 65 and
        Lewis Ridge Road.  More than 100 people were stranded in
        their cars between Golden and Boulder as blowing and drift-
        ing snow made the highway impassable.  Snow drifts along
        State Highway 93 were over 6 feet in depth.  As a result...
        the American Red Cross opened a shelter at Arvada West High
        School for the stranded commuters.  Up to twenty cars were
        also abandoned along the Diagonal Highway...between Boulder
        and Longmont.  Thirty vehicles were stranded along State
        Highway 128.  The high winds also caused intermittent
        power outages in Boulder.  West winds gusted to 40 mph at
        Denver International Airport
8-9   In 1891...heavy dry snowfall totaled 9.7 inches over downtown
        Denver.  Most of the snow...6.5 inches...occurred on the 8th
        when north winds were sustained to 12 mph with gusts to 20
        mph.
      In 1939...heavy snowfall totaled 6.7 inches in downtown Denver.
        The snowfall was the heaviest overnight...particularly
        during the early morning hours.  The moist snow adhered to
        the north side of the instrument shelter and other objects
        to a depth of 2 inches.  Snow accumulated on fences and
        trees to several inches.  This was the greatest snowfall
        of the month that year.  The greatest depth on the ground
        was 6.5 inches.  North to northwest winds were sustained
        to 24 mph on the 8th and to 27 mph on the 9th.
8-10  In 1983...winds of 70 to 90 mph howled through Boulder.
        A wind gust to 100 mph was recorded on Fritz Peak near
        Rollinsville.  A tree blown down by the wind damaged a
        house in eastern Boulder County.  The strong winds
        developed behind a cold front late on the 8th and continued
        through the 10th.  At Stapleton International Airport...west
        to northwest winds gusted to 49 mph on the 8th...to 45 mph
        on the 9th...and to 48 mph on the 10th.
9     In 1875...the all time lowest recorded official temperature
        in Denver...29 degrees below zero...occurred between 3:00 AM
        and 4:00 AM under clear skies with calm winds.  The
        temperature climbed to zero at noon and to a high of 8
        degrees at 3:00 PM.
      In 1916...chinook winds from the southwest sustained to 42 mph
        with gusts as high as 48 mph warmed the temperature to a
        high of 57 degrees.
      In 1917...chinook winds...southwesterly in direction...sustained
        at 43 mph with gusts to 48 mph warmed the temperature to a
        high of 55 degrees.  The low temperature was only 43 degrees.
      In 1950...strong west winds to 50 mph produced blowing dust...
        which briefly reduced visibility to 3/4 mile at Stapleton
        Airport.
      In 1957...west-northwest winds gusted to 51 mph at Stapleton
        Airport.
      In 1988...a wind gust to 61 mph was recorded at Echo Lake.
        West winds gusted to only 16 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport.
      In 1989...strong chinook winds howled along the eastern
        foothills.  A peak gust to 115 mph was recorded at the
        Boulder Airport where a light plane was severely damaged
        when the wind flipped it over.  Gusts reached 103 mph at
        Table Mesa in south Boulder.  Homes in the city suffered
        damage to roofs...gutters...and siding.  Fences were blown
        down...and windows in both homes and cars were broken.  A
        radio station was off the air for 2 1/2 hours when the
        winds blew the top 80 feet off its 180-foot transmission
        tower.  A school roof was partially torn off...and a few
        traffic signals were downed.  Winds 60 to 80 mph were
        reported at Jefferson County Airport in Broomfield.
        West winds gusted to 47 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport.
      In 1990...high winds buffeted the Front Range foothills for a
        second straight day.  Wind gusts to 92 mph were recorded at
        Rollinsville.  Wind gusts of 65 to 90 mph were noted in the
        Denver-Boulder area.  No significant damage occurred.
        Northwest winds gusted to 38 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport where the maximum temperature reached 63 degrees.
9-10  In 1962...the low temperature plunged to 24 degrees below
        zero on both days.
      In 1972...a west wind gust to 60 mph was recorded at Stapleton
        International Airport...while in Boulder a wind gust to
        86 mph was recorded at the National Bureau of Standards.
        The roof of a house was blown off...and trees were blown
        down in Boulder.  The high winds contributed to the
        damage from a building fire in Boulder.
      In 2000...heavy snow and strong winds in the mountains
        spilled into the Front Range foothills.  Ward...northwest
        of Boulder...received 9 inches of new snow.  Wind gusts
        to 91 mph were measured in Golden Gate Canyon...with
        gusts to 77 mph at Loveland Ski area and to 73 mph along
        State Highway 93 north of Golden.  West winds gusted to
        44 mph at Denver International Airport on the 9th.
      In 2011...a winter storm brought moderate to heavy snowfall
        to areas in and near the Front Range Foothills and Palmer
        Divide.  Storm totals included:  13 inches...3 miles south
        of Golden; 11.5 inches near Eldorado Springs...10.5 inches...
        2 miles southwest of Boulder; 10 inches...3 miles southwest
        of Roxbourough State Park; 9 inches at Genessee...8.5 inches
        in Arvada...4 miles south-southeast of Bennett and Greenwood
        Village...8 inches...8 miles south of Elizabeth; 7 inches at
        Commerce City and 6.5 inches near Louisville and at Denver
        International Airport.  Gusty winds produced snow drifts up
        to 2 feet deep over the Palmer Divide.
10    In 1893...strong west winds in Boulder and the adjacent
        foothills caused only minor damage.  In Denver...northwest
        winds were sustained to 48 mph with gusts as high as 60
        mph.  The chinook winds warmed the temperature to a high
        of 64 degrees and a low of only 40 degrees...which was a
        record high minimum for the date.
      In 1911...southwest chinook winds sustained to 44 mph warmed
        the temperature to a high of 60 degrees.
      In 1932...the first thunderstorm ever officially recorded
        in Denver during January occurred in the early morning.
        The Assistant Observer heard two prolonged peals of
        thunder between 4:20 AM and 4:25 AM.  Another off-duty
        observer was awakened by the thunder.  Other people
        reported both thunder and lightning.  Light snow was
        falling at the time.  Pellets of graupel or hail were
        reported from some parts of the city.  Snowfall totaled
        only 1.8 inches.  Northwest winds gusted to 30 mph.
      In 1962...as the temperature dipped to a frigid 24 degrees
        below zero...setting a new record minimum for the date...
        the pressure adjusted to sea level reached the highest
        ever recorded in Denver...31.24 inches (1057.8 mb).  The
        altimeter setting reached 30.70 inches...and the actual
        station pressure recorded was 25.260 inches.
      In 1988...strong winds occurred throughout the day in and
        near the foothills.  Peak gusts to 85 mph were recorded at
        Rollinsville...84 mph at Echo Lake...and 64 mph in Boulder.
      In 1990...a third consecutive day of 50 to 85 mph wind gusts
        occurred in and along the eastern foothills.  A 5 mile
        portion of the Denver-Boulder Turnpike was closed after
        clouds of blowing dust and gravel caused several multicar
        accidents near Broomfield.  One 59-year-old woman was
        killed and two others injured.  A wind gust to 81 mph was
        recorded at the nearby Jefferson County Airport.  In
        Boulder...wind gusts to 85 mph were blamed for ripping off
        a portion of a roof on a house...as well as blowing out the
        large picture window.  West winds gusted to 41 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.  The warm chinook winds
        set a record high temperature of 71 degrees in Denver
        for the date.
      In 1996...strong northwest winds developed behind a Pacific
        cold front that moved rapidly across northeast Colorado.
        A peak wind gust to 64 mph was recorded at the Rocky Flats
        Environmental Test Facility in Jefferson County.  North-
        northeast winds gusted to 38 mph at Denver International
        Airport.
10-11 In 1948...strong winds were reported in Boulder and Lakewood.
        Winds of 50 to 60 mph were reported at Valmont...just east
        of Boulder.  Only minor damage was reported.
      In 1980...strong winds of 60 to 95 mph howled across metro
        Denver...causing some brief power outages and some broken
        windows.  A wind gust to 111 mph was recorded at Wondervu.
        Northwest winds gusted to 40 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport on the 10th.
      In 1999...high winds gusting to 100 mph blasted the foothills.
        Peak wind gusts included:  100 mph at Central City...98 mph
        at Wondervu...82 mph at Aspen Springs and Golden Gate Canyon...
        81 mph at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder and near Nederland...
        78 mph atop Blue Mountain near Coal Creek Canyon...and 72
        mph at the Rocky Flats Environmental Test Facility.  West
        winds gusted to 38 mph and warmed the temperature to a high
        of 63 degrees at Denver International Airport on the 11th.
10-12 In 1997...heavy snow fell over the Front Range foothills.
        A foot of new snow was measured at Blackhawk with 7 inches
        recorded in Coal Creek Canyon.  Only 3.3 inches of snow
        fell at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.  East-northeast winds gusted to 18 mph at Denver
        International Airport on the 11th.
10-13 In 1963...a Arctic cold wave plunged temperatures well below
        zero across metro Denver.  Temperatures were below zero for
        a total of 64 consecutive hours.  Low temperatures reached
        25 degrees below zero on both the 11th and 12th.  The high
        temperature of 9 degrees below zero on the 11th was the
        coldest ever recorded at Stapleton Airport and equaled
        the record low maximum for the month first set on January
        19...1883...in downtown Denver.  The high temperature on the
        12th reached only 1 degree below zero.  On the 12th...an
        18-year-old youth died of exposure from the extreme cold
        in Denver.  There were many losses and damage to property
        from frozen water systems...stalled cars...and over-burdened
        heating systems.  Light snow accompanied the Arctic blast.
        At Stapleton Airport...2.3 inches of snow fell on the 10th
        and 11th.
11    In 1887...northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph in the city.
      In 1893...northwest winds to 48 mph were recorded in the city.
      In 1901...northwest winds were sustained to 45 mph with an
        extreme velocity of 47 mph.
      In 1988...strong chinook winds blew throughout the day along
        the eastern foothills.  Winds peaked to 75 mph in Boulder...
        breaking at least one window.  West winds gusted to 49
        mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1989...2 to 3 inches of snow fell across metro Denver
        causing near gridlock conditions during the morning
        rush hour and two-hour delays at Stapleton International
        Airport.  Two to 6 inches of snow whitened Boulder where
        many traffic accidents were reported.  Snowfall measured
        2.9 inches at Stapleton International Airport where
        northeast winds gusted to 21 mph.
      In 1995...high winds developed in the foothills.  A gust to
        67 mph was recorded at Rocky Flats in northern Jefferson
        County.  West winds gusted to only 32 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1996...very strong winds were reported in the Front Range
        foothills for a brief time.  Wind gusts to 85 mph were
        recorded at Golden Gate Canyon...with 95 mph at Wondervu.
11-12 In 1972...high winds howled along the Front Range foothills.
        A wind gust to 144 mph was recorded at the National Center
        for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.  A wind gust to 105
        mph was recorded at the Rocky Flats plant south of Boulder.
        Wind gusts to 90 mph were recorded in downtown Boulder.
        The greatest damage from the windstorm occurred in Boulder
        where 25 or more mobile homes were destroyed either by wind
        or the fires which resulted when they were overturned.
        Car windows were blown out; many buildings damaged; utility
        poles...power lines...trees...and traffic lights blown down.
        As many as 75 families were evacuated from a recently
        completed apartment building because of severe structural
        damage.  Government and private office buildings and
        industrial plants were evacuated because of danger from
        flying glass and debris.  Twelve people were treated at
        the hospital...mostly for cuts from flying glass.  At
        least 15 small planes were seriously damaged and hangar
        doors were blown off at the Jefferson County airport in
        Broomfield.  Wind damage in Boulder alone totaled 2 million
        dollars.  At Stapleton International Airport...west winds
        gusted to 53 mph on the 11th and to 47 mph on the 12th.
        The strong chinook winds warmed temperatures into the mid
        50`s on both days.
11-14 In 1997...cold Arctic air plunged temperatures below zero
        across metro Denver.  The temperature was below zero for
        60 consecutive hours from the afternoon on the 11th to
        around daybreak on the 14th.  The high temperature of only
        1 degree below zero on the 12th equaled the record low
        maximum for the date last set in 1963.  The low temperature
        dipped to 14 degrees below zero on the 12th.
12    In 1888...gale force winds toppled the weather instrument
        shelter in downtown Denver.  The strong winds in the
        foothills blew a train off the track at Georgetown.
        Northwest winds were sustained to 60 mph in the city.
        The strong winds warmed the temperature to a high of
        50 degrees.
      In 1980...strong winds in Boulder peaked to 95 mph at Table
        Mesa.  Northwest winds gusted to only 29 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1992...a strong Pacific storm system dumped heavy snow
        across portions of metro Denver.  Conifer...in the foothills
        southwest of Denver...received 17.5 inches of snow.  Eleven
        inches fell at Lake Eldora west of Boulder...with 7 inches
        recorded at Morrison and 6 inches at Castle Rock.  At
        Stapleton International Airport where north winds gusted
        to 31 mph...the snowfall totaled only 4.4 inches.  Strong
        winds forced the closure of some highways.
      In 1998...very strong winds and heavy snow caused blizzard
        conditions in the mountains to spread over portions of
        the Front Range foothills.  Just east of the Continental
        Divide...sustained winds from 80 to 85 mph with gusts to
        100 mph were recorded at Silver Spruce Ranch near Ward...
        resulting in whiteout conditions.  Only a trace of snow
        fell at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.  North winds gusted to only 28 mph at Denver
        International Airport.
      In 2009...a fast moving storm system brought heavy snow to the
        foothills of Boulder and Jefferson Counties...as well as the
        western and southern Denver suburbs.  Storm totals generally
        ranged from 4 to 9 inches.  The snowfall measurement at
        Denver International Airport was 3.0 inches.
12-13 In 1936...strong winds in Boulder blew roofs off homes.  Wind
        gusts over 60 mph were recorded at the University of
        Colorado and a gust to 55 mph measured at Valmont.
      In 2002...high winds developed in the foothills on the 12th
        and spread over the plains on the 13th.  Winds gusted to
        76 mph at the National Center for Atmospheric Research on
        the mesa in Boulder on the 12th.  Northwest winds gusted
        to 49 mph...the highest wind of the month...at Denver
        International Airport on the 13th.  The strongest winds
        were north and northeast of metro Denver.
13    In 1875...the low temperature dipped to 20 degrees below zero...
        a record low for the date and climbed to a high of only
        2 degrees below zero...a record low maximum for the date.
      In 1880...the worst wind storm ever experienced in Boulder
        caused some damage and personal injuries.
      In 1893...northwest winds were sustained to 42 mph in the city.
      In 1904...northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts
        as high as 50 mph.  The chinook winds warmed the temperature
        to a high of 63 degrees.  The low temperature remained above
        freezing...dipping to only 34 degrees.
      In 1919...snowfall was 1.8 inches in downtown Denver.  Melted
        snow resulted in only 0.12 inch of precipitation.  This
        was the only snowfall and precipitation for the month.
      In 1932...snowfall totaled 3.4 inches in downtown Denver.
        North winds gusted to 22 mph.
      In 1967...high winds in Boulder gusted to 70 mph downtown.
        Some damage occurred.  Northwest winds gusting to 38 mph
        at Stapleton International Airport produced some blowing
        dust.
      In 1988...high winds occurred in Boulder with a wind gust to
        70 mph at Table Mesa.  In the foothills a wind gust to 82
        mph was measured at Rollinsville.  West winds gusted to
        33 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
13-14 In 1960...snowfall totaled only 4.4 inches and northeast winds
        gusted to 28 mph at Stapleton Airport...while over southeast
        Colorado a near blizzard closed roads with drifts 3 to 6
        feet deep.
13-16 In 1888...a cold air mass settled over the city and caused
        temperatures to plunge well below zero on four consecutive
        days...but only one temperature record was set.  Minimum
        temperatures dipped to 4 degrees below zero on the 13th...
        19 degrees below zero on the 14th...20 degrees below zero
        on the 15th...and 11 degrees below zero on the 16th.  The
        maximum temperature of only 4 degrees below zero on the
        14th was a record low maximum for the date.  North winds
        were sustained to 30 mph on the 13th.
14    In 1873...winds were brisk all day.  After sunset...northeast
        sustained winds produced a perfect gale...behind an
        apparent cold front.
      In 1875...the temperature remained below zero all day with
        a general northeast wind.  At 9:00 PM the temperature was
        1 degree above zero which was the official high for the
        day.  The wind suddenly veered to the southwest and the
        temperature climbed 19 degrees in 15 minutes...7 more
        degrees in the next 5 minutes...and by 9:30 PM had risen
        to 36 degrees.  By 9:35 PM the temperature had reached 40
        degrees...a rise of 48 degrees in one hour and 39 degrees
        in half an hour.  The sudden rise in temperature could be
        attributed to a receding Arctic air mass and downsloping
        surface winds.
      In 1906...the temperature climbed to a high of 56 degrees
        before an apparent cold front produced northeast winds
        sustained to 40 mph and a trace of snow in the afternoon.
      In 1921...west winds were sustained to 44 mph with gusts to
        46 mph.  The downslope winds warmed the temperature to a
        high of 49 degrees.
      In 1967...3.7 inches of snow fell at Stapleton International
        Airport with 7.7 inches measured in Boulder.
      In 1982...strong chinook winds buffeted Boulder...tearing the
        roof off a small apartment building.  A gust to 88 mph was
        measured in Lakewood.  Wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph were
        common along the foothills from Denver north to Fort
        Collins.  Four people sustained minor injuries...mostly from
        flying glass.  At least one person was knocked down by the
        winds.  Several tractor trailer rigs were blown off I-70
        near Golden...and numerous camper shells were blown off
        pick-up trucks.
14-15 In 1908...heavy post-frontal snowfall totaled 6.5 inches
        overnight.  North winds were sustained to 32 mph.  The
        temperature dropped 41 degrees in 24 hours from a reading
        of 48 degrees at 8:00 PM on the 14th to only 7 degrees at
        8:00 PM on the 15th.
      In 1950...strong winds occurred in Boulder and Louisville.
        Winds in excess of 60 mph were recorded at Valmont.  Minor
        damage was reported.  Southwest winds gusted to 50 mph
        at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1959...a total of 5.5 inches of snow fell at Stapleton
        Airport.
      In 1992...snow spread from the mountains across metro Denver.
        The heaviest snow was across the northern portion of the
        area where 7 inches fell at Thornton.  At Stapleton
        International Airport...only 3.4 inches of snowfall were
        recorded and northeast winds gusting to 37 mph caused
        some blowing snow on the 14th.
      In 1999...high winds howled across metro Denver.  In Commerce
        City...strong winds toppled 3 utility poles resulting in a
        power outage to 600 homes.  High wind reports included:
        108 mph at Wondervu...80 mph at the Hiwan Golf Course in
        Evergreen...76 mph at Aspen Springs...75 mph at the Jefferson
        County Airport near Broomfield...74 mph in Boulder...and 70
        mph at Georgetown.  West to northwest winds gusted to 48
        mph...the highest wind gust of the month...and warmed the
        temperature to a high of 60 degrees at Denver International
        Airport on the 15th.
14-21 In 1930...a protracted cold spell occurred when low temperatures
        plunged below zero on 8 consecutive days.  The coldest low
        temperatures of 20 degrees below zero on the 17th and 19
        degrees below zero on the 16th were record minimums for
        the dates.  High temperatures during the period ranged from
        18 on the 18th to zero on the 20th.  Two degrees on the
        15th was a record low maximum temperature for the date.

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