Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 080959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST TUE NOV 8 2016
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
7-8 In 1969...wind gusts to 48 mph in downtown Boulder caused
8 In 1896...southwest chinook winds sustained to 42 mph with
gusts as high as 46 mph warmed the temperature to a high
of 53 degrees.
In 1977 near-blizzard conditions in blowing snow caused the
closure of I-70 to the west of Denver in Clear Creek Canyon
and east of Denver to Limon. Northeast wind gusts to 46 mph
were recorded at Stapleton International Airport where
snowfall totaled only 1.1 inches.
In 1984...a rare November thunderstorm produced west winds
gusting to 31 mph...but only 0.04 inch of rain at
Stapleton International Airport.
In 1996...high winds gusting from 80 to 100 mph were recorded
at Wondervu in the foothills southwest of Boulder. West
northwest winds gusted to 32 mph at Denver International
In 2006...the temperature in Denver climbed to a high of 80
degrees. This was the first time the temperature had ever
exceeded the 70`s in November since records began in 1872.
This new all-time record maximum temperature for the month
of November was also a new daily record and the highest
temperature ever recorded so late in the season.
8-9 In 1897...west winds were sustained to 45 mph with gusts
as high as 50 mph in the city.
In 1919...post-frontal heavy snowfall totaled 8.4 inches over
downtown Denver. Most of the snow...6.6 inches...fell on the
9th. North winds were sustained to 26 mph with gusts to
30 mph on the 8th.
In 1950...a major winter storm dumped 10.4 inches of snow at
Stapleton Airport with the most snow...7.8 inches...falling
on the 8th. East winds gusted to 31 mph at Stapleton
Airport on the 8th. Snowfall totaled 8.2 inches in
In 1958...strong winds caused some damage in Boulder. West-
northwest winds gusted to 40 mph at Stapleton Airport on
In 1975...heavy snowfall hit metro Denver. Snowfall at
Stapleton International Airport totaled 8.0 inches and
east winds gusted to 21 mph. Power outages caused by the
storm affected over 10 thousand people in metro Denver. In
the foothills west of Denver...10 to 15 inches of snow fell.
The storm produced the greatest 24-hour precipitation...1.29
inches...ever recorded during the month of November in the
In 1983...metro Denver received 4 to 8 inches of snow with the
heaviest amounts near the foothills. It was the first
measurable snow of the season in Denver. Only 1.8 inches of
snow fell at Stapleton International Airport where north
winds gusted to 20 mph.
In 1989...strong winds hit the Front Range. On the 9th...the
wooden frame of a house under construction in Boulder was
blown down. The previous evening a power outage blackened
Nederland. Wind gusts to 95 mph were recorded 4 miles
south of Rollinsville with 97 mph on Fritz Peak near that
town. At Stapleton International Airport...northwest winds
gusted to 45 mph on the 8th and to 38 mph on the 9th.
In 1998...another upslope snow event developed in the Front
Range foothills. The heaviest snowfall occurred in west
central Jefferson County where 14 inches were measured
8 miles west of Conifer. Other snowfall totals included:
10 inches at Evergreen and 9 miles northwest of Bergen
Park; 9 inches at Genesee...Nederland...and near the Chief
Hosa exit on I-70; and 8 inches in Coal Creek Canyon. On
the 9th...snowfall was 2.6 inches at the site of the former
Stapleton International Airport. North-northeast winds
gusted to 30 mph at Denver International Airport on the 9th.
8-10 In 1985...Indian summer came to an abrupt end when a winter
storm dumped 10 to 18 inches of snow in the Front Range
foothills and 6 to 10 inches across metro Denver...snarling
traffic and causing flight delays of up to 3 hours at
Stapleton International Airport. The temperature plunged
from a high of 66 degrees on the 8th to a low of only 13
degrees on the 9th...after the passage of a vigorous cold
front with northeast winds gusting to 32 mph. The
temperature climbed to only 19 degrees on the 10th...setting
a record low maximum for the date. Snowfall totaled 7.3
inches at Stapleton International Airport with most of the
snow...7.1 inches...falling on the 9th.