Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 020959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST THU MAR 2 2017
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
1-2 In 1969...heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches at Stapleton
International Airport where north-northwest winds
gusted to 18 mph.
In 1988...3 to 6 inches of snow fell over metro Denver.
Snowfall totaled 3.2 inches at Stapleton International
Airport where north winds gusted to 32 mph.
In 2003...localized heavy snow developed in the foothills
of Jefferson County. Storm totals included: 12.5 inches
near Conifer...11 inches in the foothills southwest of
Boulder...and 10 inches near Genesee. Only 0.9 inch of
snow fell at the site of the former Stapleton
2 In 1904...west winds sustained to 52 mph with gusts to
60 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 68 degrees.
Snowfall was 0.4 inch in the evening.
In 2008...a storm system brought heavy snow to portions of
the Front Range Foothills; as well as localized blizzard
conditions to areas along the Palmer Divide. In the
foothills of Jefferson and Park Counties storm totals
included: 16 inches at Genesee...14 inches...4 miles south
of Evergreen; 13 inches...3 miles southeast of Pinecliffe;
12 inches...5 miles west-southwest of Conifer; 10 inches
at Evergreen and 5 miles west of Littleton.
Along the Palmer Divide...south and southeast of Denver...
the combination of gusty northerly winds and snow caused
localized blizzards. Storm totals included: 7 inches...
2 miles east of Castle Rock; 6 inches...4 miles east of
Parker and 2 miles northwest of Elizabeth; and 5 inches
near Castle Pines. The wind...gusting to 35 mph...stirred
up snow drifts from 1 to 3 feet in depth. Northeast winds
gusted up to 49 mph at Denver International Airport; and
2.0 inches of snow was observed at the former Stapleton
2-3 In 1901...strong northwest winds raked the city for 2 days.
On the 2nd...winds were sustained to 55 mph with gusts to
62 mph. The chinook winds warmed the temperature to a
high of 72 degrees...a record maximum for the date. On
the 3rd...winds were sustained to 61 mph with gusts as
high as 65 mph. The high temperature was 59 degrees.
In 1964...heavy snowfall of 6.3 inches was measured at
Stapleton International Airport. East winds gusted to
only 20 mph behind a cold front.
In 1978...5.0 inches of snowfall were measured at Stapleton
International Airport where northeast winds gusted to 24
mph on the 2nd. The passage of a cold Canadian front kept
temperatures only in the teens and 20`s on the 2nd after
a high temperature of 33 degrees shortly after midnight.
The temperature...after a morning low of 3 degrees below
zero...climbed to only 14 degrees on the 3rd...setting
a record low maximum for the date.
2-4 In 1963...heavy wet snow was accompanied by strong gusty winds
across metro Denver. Snowfall totaled 11.6 inches at
Stapleton Airport where north winds gusting to 44 mph
caused much blowing and drifting snow. Hazardous driving
conditions resulted in many traffic accidents.
In 1976...snowfall totaled 8.0 inches at Stapleton
International Airport where...on the 4th...northeast winds
gusted to 31 mph reducing the visibility to as low as 1/4
mile. Maximum snow depth on the ground was 7 inches. Nine
inches of snow were measured in Boulder.