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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT SAT MAR 29 2014

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

27-29 IN 1948...HIGH WINDS RAKED BOULDER.  A WIND GUST TO 75 MPH WAS
        RECORDED AT VALMONT.  SUSTAINED WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH
        WERE ESTIMATED IN BOULDER.  MINOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1961...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 9.5 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT OVER THE 3 DAY PERIOD.  MOST OF THE SNOW...5.3
        INCHES...FELL ON THE 28TH.  WINDS WERE GENERALLY LIGHT
        AND GUSTED TO ONLY 22 MPH FROM THE NORTH.
28-29 IN 1891...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW AND TOTALED 9.7 INCHES IN THE
        CITY.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 28 MPH ON THE 28TH.
      IN 1910...A STRONG COLD FRONT BROUGHT MUCH WIND...RAIN...AND
        AND SNOW TO THE CITY.  RAIN ON THE 28TH CHANGED TO SNOW
        EARLY ON THE 29TH.  SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 2.8 INCHES...BUT
        NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 50 MPH ON THE 29TH.
        PRECIPITATION FROM THE STORM TOTALED 0.96 INCH.
      IN 1994...MOIST UPSLOPE WINDS COMBINED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL
        SYSTEM TO DUMP 5 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW ALONG THE EASTERN
        FOOTHILLS AND ACROSS METRO DENVER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED
        6.3 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE
        NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 39 MPH.  THIRTEEN INCHES OF
        NEW SNOW WERE MEASURED AT THE ELDORA SKI AREA WEST OF
        BOULDER.
28-30 IN 1949...A MAJOR WINTER STORM DUMPED 11.3 INCHES OF SNOW OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 10.4 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.  NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 17 MPH.
      IN 1985...A SLOW MOVING SNOW STORM MOVED ACROSS THE STATE.
        DENVER RECEIVED ONLY 4.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WITH AMOUNTS IN
        THE FOOTHILLS TOTALING 1 TO 2 FEET.  STILL...THIS WAS ENOUGH
        SNOW IN DENVER TO CAUSE FLIGHT DELAYS OF UP TO 6 HOURS AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE NIGHT OF THE 29TH.
        EAST WINDS GUSTED TO 28 MPH ON THE 28TH.
29    IN 1887...WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 44 MPH WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 62 DEGREES.
      IN 1921...POST-FRONTAL NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        46 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 52 MPH.
      IN 1925...SOUTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 46 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 48 MPH.  THESE WERE THE STRONGEST WINDS OF THE
        MONTH THAT YEAR.  THE WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A
        HIGH OF 72 DEGREES.
      IN 1934...A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WAS KILLED BY LIGHTNING AS
        HE WALKED WITH A SHOVEL ON HIS SHOULDER ALONG CHERRY
        CREEK IN THE CITY.  THE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED LIGHT RAIN.
      IN 1967...A SOUTHWEST WIND GUST TO 52 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE WARM CHINOOK WINDS
        WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO 79 DEGREES EQUALING THE RECORD
        FOR THE DATE.
      IN 1979...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PARKER...
        BUT CAUSED NO REPORTED DAMAGE.
      IN 1998...FOUR CHILDREN ATTENDING A BIRTHDAY PARTY IN DENVER
        WERE INJURED WHEN AN APPARENT DRY MICROBURST PRODUCED A
        SUDDEN STRONG WIND GUST WHICH BLEW AN INFLATABLE PLAYHOUSE
        THEY WERE OCCUPYING INTO A NEIGHBORS YARD.  THE PLAYHOUSE
        SCRAPED THE ROOF OF THE HOST`S TWO-STORY HOUSE...THEN LANDED
        IN THE ADJOINING YARD.  THE CHILDREN WERE TREATED FOR MINOR
        HEAD INJURIES AND CUTS.
29-30 IN 1938...OVERNIGHT HEAVY SNOWFALL WAS 6.3 INCHES OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1982...STRONG WINDS BUFFETED METRO DENVER...BREAKING WINDOWS
        AND DAMAGING ROOFS.  WIND GUSTS TO 90 MPH WERE RECORDED IN
        BOULDER AND 51 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.  THE STRONG WINDS
        FLATTENED A CONDOMINIUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN LAKEWOOD.
      IN 1991...1 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS METRO DENVER WITH
        THE HEAVIEST SNOW CONFINED TO THE FOOTHILLS.  SIX INCHES OF
        SNOW WAS RECORDED AT SOUTH PLATTE IN THE FOOTHILLS
        SOUTHWEST OF DENVER AND 3 INCHES AT CASTLE ROCK.  SNOWFALL
        TOTALED ONLY 0.7 INCH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 33 MPH ON THE 29TH.
29-31 IN 1970...SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.0 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION IN BOULDER
        ON THE 29TH CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF A CARPORT AT AN APARTMENT
        BUILDING...DAMAGING 11 AUTOMOBILES.  NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 24 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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