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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MST FRI NOV 7 2014

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

5-7   IN 1918...RAIN WAS MIXED WITH AND CHANGED TO SNOW...WHICH
        BECAME HEAVY AND TOTALED 8.1 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 21 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 23 MPH.
7     IN 1958...A STRONG COLD FRONT PRODUCED NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS
        TO 52 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT WHERE SOME BLOWING DUST
        WAS OBSERVED.
      IN 1980...CHINOOK WINDS AT SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 40 MPH WERE
        RECORDED WITH A PEAK GUST TO 71 MPH MEASURED AT WONDERVU
        SOUTHWEST OF BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 25 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1989...STRONG WINDS BUFFETED MANY FOOTHILLS AREAS.  WIND
        GUSTS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WERE RECORDED IN BOULDER AND
        LONGMONT.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 43 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1996...WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH WERE RECORDED AT GOLDEN GATE
        CANYON AND AT THE ROCKY FLATS ENVIRONMENTAL TEST FACILITY
        NORTHWEST OF DENVER.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 40 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1998...UPSLOPE CONDITIONS...COUPLED WITH A MOIST AND
        UNSTABLE AIR MASS...ALLOWED HEAVY SNOW TO DEVELOP
        IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER.  SNOWFALL GENERALLY
        RANGED FROM 4 TO 6 INCHES...BUT 7 INCHES WERE MEASURED
        4 MILES SOUTH OF EVERGREEN.  ONLY 1.2 INCHES OF SNOW
        FELL AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.  THIS WAS THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE
        SEASON.
7-8   IN 1969...WIND GUSTS TO 48 MPH IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER CAUSED
        MINOR DAMAGE.

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