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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
645 PM MST SAT JAN 17 2015

...THIS WEEK IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

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.
15-23 IN 1962...A PROTRACTED COLD SPELL KEPT METRO DENVER IN THE
        DEEP FREEZE FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.  FROM THE 15TH THRU THE
        23RD...LOW TEMPERATURES WERE ZERO OR BELOW FOR 9 CONSECUTIVE
        DAYS...BUT A DAILY RECORD LOW WAS SET ONLY ON THE 22ND WHEN
        THE TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO 14 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.  A RECORD
        LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE WAS ALSO SET ON THE 22ND WHEN THE
        TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO ONLY 11 DEGREES.  THE COLDEST HIGH
        TEMPERATURE WAS 3 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO ON THE 21ST...WHICH DID
        NOT BREAK THE RECORD.  THE PROTRACTED COLD WAS BROKEN FOR
        ONLY A FEW HOURS ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 20TH WHEN CHINOOK
        WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 38 DEGREES BEFORE
        ANOTHER SURGE OF COLD ARCTIC AIR PLUNGED TEMPERATURES
        BACK INTO THE DEEP FREEZE THAT EVENING.  THE SEVERE COLD
        CAUSED MUCH DAMAGE TO WATER SYSTEMS.  A WOMAN WAS FROZEN TO
        DEATH AT MORRISON.  THERE WERE OTHER DEATHS ATTRIBUTABLE TO
        THE WEATHER...INCLUDING TRAFFIC DEATHS AND HEART ATTACKS
        FROM OVEREXERTION.
16-18 IN 1943...LIGHT SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.2 INCHES OVER THE 3 DAYS.
        THIS WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH.  NORTH
        WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 20 MPH ON THE 16TH.
      IN 2011...VERY STRONG WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL
        JETSTREAM OVER COLORADO PRODUCED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN
        THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE TIMBERLINE.  PEAK WIND GUSTS
        INCLUDED:  99 MPH ATOP LOVELAND PASS...94 MPH...2 MILES
        SOUTHWEST OF MARY JANE...80 MPH ATOP BERTHOUD PASS AND
        79 MPH ATOP NIWOT RIDGE.  STORM TOTALS IN THE SKI AREAS
        WEST OF DENVER RANGED FROM 8 TO 14 INCHES.
17-18 IN 1974...RARE OVERNIGHT JANUARY RAINFALL TOTALED 0.12 INCH
        ON THE 17TH AND 0.26 INCH ON THE 18TH WHEN IT WAS
        BRIEFLY MIXED WITH SNOW.
      IN 2012...DAMAGING WINDS DEVELOPED IN AND NEAR THE FRONT RANGE.
        IN BOULDER...THE HIGH WINDS KNOCKED DOWN SEVERAL TREES...POWER
        POLES AND ELECTRICAL LINES. SOME OF THE FALLEN TREES DAMAGED
        HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES. A SEMI-TRAILER WAS BLOWN ON ITS SIDE
        ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 93 NEAR MARSHALL. PEAK WIND GUSTS
        INCLUDED: 104 MPH IN SOUTH BOULDER; 98 MPH...3 MILES
        SOUTHWEST OF PINECLIFFE; 95 MPH...2 MILES NORTHWEST OF ROCKY
        FLATS; 92 MPH...AT STATE HIGHWAY 93 NEAR MARSHALL; 87 MPH AT
        BERTHOUD PASS AND IN BOULDER CANYON; 80 MPH...5 MILES WEST-
        NORTHWEST OF BOULDER; 83 MPH AT NCAR MESA LAB; 78 MPH...8
        MILES NORTHEAST OF FOUR CORNERS; 79 MPH AT THE NATIONAL WIND
        TECHNOLOGY CENTER; 76 MPH AT WONDERVU; 75 MPH ATOP LOVELAND
        PASS AND THE NCAR FOOTHILLS LAB IN BOULDER; 74 MPH AT BLUE
        MOUNTAIN...BOULDER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...1 MILE NORTHWEST OF
        LYONS; 73 MPH...4 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF NEDERLAND; 72 MPH
        AT THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 72 AND 93; 62 MPH IN
        SUPERIOR; AND 61 MPH AT ERIE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. A PEAK WIND
        GUST OF 38 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST WAS OBSERVED AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
18    IN 1874...LIGHT RAIN...RARE IN JANUARY...CHANGED TO SNOW
        WHICH TOTALED 3 INCHES.
      IN 1959...STRONG GUSTY WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS...
        AIRPLANES...TREES...AND A RADIO TOWER IN BOULDER...
        BROOMFIELD...DENVER...AND LONGMONT.  A WIND GUST TO 70 MPH
        WAS RECORDED IN LONGMONT.  IN BOULDER...THE TOP OF A RADIO
        TOWER WAS TOPPLED AND SIGNS...TREES...AND TRAILER HOUSES WERE
        BLOWN OVER.  IN SOUTHWEST DENVER...A MOTHER AND CHILD WERE
        INJURED WHEN THEIR CAR WAS STRUCK BY A SIGN THAT HAD BLOWN
        LOOSE IN THE WIND.  MINOR DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AND POWER
        LINES WAS REPORTED IN THE AREA.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 38 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.  POST-FRONTAL EAST
        NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 40 MPH.
      IN 1961...NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 29 MPH AND SNOWFALL
        TOTALED ONLY 0.1 INCH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT...BUT 2 TO 7
        INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER.
      IN 1975...A STRONG COLD FRONT ROARED THROUGH METRO DENVER
        PRODUCING NORTH WIND GUSTS TO 52 MPH AND BRIEFLY REDUCING
        THE VISIBILITY AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO LESS
        THAN 5/8 MILE IN BLOWING DUST.  THE WINDSTORM CAUSED
        CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO UTILITY LINES...HOMES...FENCES...
        COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS...AUTOS...AND SCHOOLS.  HEAVIEST
        DAMAGE WAS NEAR THE FOOTHILLS WHERE WINDS HIT 80 MPH
        AT BOULDER AND AT ROCKY FLATS NORTHWEST OF DENVER.
        THE COLD FRONT CAUSED TEMPERATURES TO DROP 13 DEGREES
        IN ONE HOUR.  TEMPERATURES FELL FROM A MAXIMUM OF 61
        DEGREES IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON TO A MINIMUM OF 31 DEGREES
        BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
      IN 1984...THE COLDEST MORNING OF THE NEW YEAR PRODUCED
        RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURES WITH A LOW OF 19 DEGREES
        BELOW ZERO FOR THE DATE AT DENVER.  MANY OTHER CITIES
        ALSO REPORTED RECORD COLD.
      IN 1985...HIGHS WINDS OCCURRED IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH GUSTS
        REPORTED TO 60 MPH AT EVERGREEN.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 38 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1986...WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH WERE REPORTED IN BOULDER.
        WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1999...DAMAGING DOWNSLOPE WINDS CAUSED PROBLEMS IN THE
        FOOTHILLS.  IN ELDORA...THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF AN A-FRAME
        HOUSE.  PEAK WIND GUSTS INCLUDED:  100 MPH AT CENTRAL
        CITY...84 MPH AT WONDERVU...77 MPH ATOP BLUE MOUNTAIN...
        75 MPH IN GOLDEN GATE CANYON...72 MPH AT THE ROCKY FLATS
        ENVIRONMENTAL TEST FACILITY...AND 70 MPH AT THE NATIONAL
        CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH MESA LABORATORY NEAR
        BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 36 MPH AND WARMED
        THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 63 DEGREES...THE HIGHEST
        READING OF THE MONTH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2006...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED IN NORTHERN JEFFERSON AND
        SOUTHERN BOULDER COUNTIES.  A PEAK WIND GUST TO 81 MPH
        WAS RECORDED NEAR SUPERIOR ALONG WITH A GUST TO 80 MPH
        NEAR BOULDER.  FIVE TEENAGERS STARTED A GRASSFIRE NEAR
        PLAINVIEW ATOP ROCKY FLATS.  THE HIGH WINDS COUPLED
        WITH VERY DRY CONDITIONS ALLOWED THE FIRE TO QUICKLY
        SPREAD...FORCING THE EVACUATION OF DOZENS OF RESIDENTS
        AND THE CLOSURE OF STATE HIGHWAYS 93 AND 72.  THE FIRE
        CONSUMED 2700 ACRES AND DESTROYED TWO OUTBUILDINGS.  NO
        HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND NO ONE WAS INJURED BY THE BLAZE.
        WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 30 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
18-19 IN 1980...A SLOW MOVING STORM DEPOSITED 4 TO 10 INCHES OF
        SNOW ACROSS METRO DENVER WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS IN THE
        FOOTHILLS.  FLIGHTS WERE DELAYED 30 TO 40 MINUTES AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE SNOWFALL TOTALED
        5.5 INCHES AND NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 22 MPH.
      IN 1988...A BLIZZARD PRODUCED STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY SNOW
        ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO.  TEN-FOOT DRIFTS WERE COMMON AND
        MANY ROADS WERE CLOSED INCLUDING I-70...I-76...AND I-25.
        IN THE DENVER AREA...4.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH
        REDUCED THE VISIBILITY TO 1/2 MILE AT TIMES.
18-20 IN 1958...SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.9 INCHES AT STAPLETON AIRPORT
        WHERE EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 26 MPH ON THE 18TH.
18-24 IN 2005...A WEEK OF MID-WINTER UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER
        PUSHED HIGH TEMPERATURES INTO THE 60`S OR MORE ON ALL
        BUT ONE DAY.  DURING THE PERIOD...THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
        OF 70 DEGREES ON THE 20TH WAS A NEW RECORD MAXIMUM FOR
        THE DATE.  LOW TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOVE FREEZING ON
        4 OF THE DAYS.
19    IN 1883...THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 20 DEGREES BELOW
        ZERO...AND THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 9 DEGREES BELOW
        ZERO WAS THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR JANUARY...WHICH
        WAS EQUALED ON JANUARY 11...1963.
      IN 1887...WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 48 MPH WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE IN THE CITY TO A HIGH OF 67 DEGREES...WHICH
        WAS THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH THAT YEAR.
      IN 1890...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1903...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH AN
        EXTREME VELOCITY OF 44 MPH.
      IN 1911...WEST CHINOOK WINDS SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WARMED
        THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 66 DEGREES.
      IN 1916...SLEET (GRAINS OF ICE) FELL FOR 15 MINUTES.  THIS
        IS A RARE OCCURRENCE IN DENVER.
      IN 1990...7 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        STRONG WINDS...DRIFTING SNOW...AND POOR VISIBILITY CAUSED
        THE CLOSURE OF I-70 FROM DENVER EAST TO THE KANSAS BORDER.
        HOWEVER...AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NORTH WINDS
        GUSTED TO ONLY 17 MPH.  SEVERAL SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES
        WERE FORCED TO CLOSE.  WEATHER-RELATED DELAYS OF UP TO
        90 MINUTES HAMPERED AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE SNOWFALL FROM THE STORM
        TOTALED 7.5 INCHES.
      IN 2002...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN
        MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  WIND REPORTS INCLUDED:
        74 MPH AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH
        ATOP THE MESA IN BOULDER AND 71 MPH AT THE ELDORA SKI
        RESORT WEST OF BOULDER.
      IN 2003...A WIND GUST TO 75 MPH WAS RECORDED AT THE
        NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER ATOP ROCKY FLATS
        TO THE NORTHWEST OF DENVER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        36 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
19-20 IN 1935...SNOWFALL OF ONLY 0.8 INCH DURING THE EVENING OF
        THE 19TH WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH.
        THE LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPED BEHIND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT AS
        TEMPERATURES PLUNGED TO A LOW OF 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
        ON THE 20TH.  HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 2 DEGREES ON THE
        20TH WAS A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.  NORTHEAST
        WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 16 MPH ON THE 19TH.
      IN 1986...CHINOOK WINDS GUSTING TO 39 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PROVIDED RECORD BREAKING WARMTH.
        THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...68 DEGREES ON THE
        19TH...WAS ALSO A RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE.  THE LOW
        TEMPERATURE OF 41 DEGREES ON THE 20TH EQUALED THE RECORD
        HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.
      IN 1991...A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTH ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        UPSLOPE CONDITIONS PRODUCED 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ALONG THE
        FRONT RANGE WITH 5 INCHES IN WESTMINSTER AND 4 INCHES IN
        THORNTON.  SNOWFALL MEASURED 4.9 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH.
20    IN 1894...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1911...WEST CHINOOK WINDS SUSTAINED TO 46 MPH WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 62 DEGREES.
      IN 1975...A WARM CHINOOK WIND PRODUCED A WEST WIND GUST TO
        53 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  WINDS WERE
        MUCH STRONGER NEAR THE FOOTHILLS...WHERE 80 MPH WINDS IN
        BOULDER CAUSED DAMAGE TO HOMES...BUILDINGS...POWER LINES...
        AND AUTOS.
      IN 1986...HIGH WINDS BUFFETED THE FOOTHILLS FROM DENVER NORTH.
        THE STRONGEST REPORTED WIND WAS 72 MPH IN FORT COLLINS.  A
        WIND GUST TO 39 MPH WAS REPORTED AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT IN DENVER.
      IN 1996...HIGH WINDS DEVELOPED FOR A SHORT TIME IN THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS IN THE WAKE OF A WEAK UPPER LEVEL
        DISTURBANCE.  WONDERVU RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST TO 90 MPH...
        WHILE WINDS GUSTED TO 84 MPH ATOP SQUAW MOUNTAIN NEAR
        IDAHO SPRINGS.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO ONLY 29 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2011...A SNOWBOARDER AND HIS DOG WERE KILLED WHEN HE
        TRIGGERED AN AVALANCHE IN THE BACKCOUNTRY NORTHEAST OF
        BERTHOUD PASS.
20-21 IN 1973...A MAJOR STORM PRODUCED 7.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED
        TO 32 MPH CAUSING SOME BLOWING SNOW.
      IN 2002...HIGH WINDS DEVELOPED OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN
        MOUNTAINS AND FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS.  SEVERAL TREES WERE
        BLOWN DOWN IN GILPIN COUNTY ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS 119 AND
        46.  WIND GUST REPORTS INCLUDED:  90 MPH 11 MILES NORTH
        OF CENTRAL CITY...83 MPH NEAR FRITZ PEAK...76 MPH AT ASPEN
        SPRINGS...AND 80 MPH AT NEDERLAND.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        ONLY 39 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 20TH.
20-22 IN 1937...A SECOND INCURSION OF COLD ARCTIC IN LESS THAN TWO
        WEEKS KEPT TEMPERATURES IN THE DEEP FREEZE FOR THREE DAYS...
        EVEN THOUGH ONLY ONE TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET DURING THE
        PERIOD.  TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW ZERO FOR AN ESTIMATED 53
        CONSECUTIVE HOURS.  THE BELOW ZERO PERIOD WOULD HAVE
        BEEN LONGER HAD THE TEMPERATURES ON THE 20TH NOT CLIMBED
        TO A HIGH OF 1 DEGREE AFTER A LOW OF 8 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
        ON THE 21ST...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 1 DEGREE BELOW ZERO
        WAS A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.  LOW READINGS ON
        BOTH THE 21ST AND 22ND WERE 9 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
      IN 1971...HIGH WINDS RAKED BOULDER.  WIND GUSTS TO 77 MPH WERE
        RECORDED AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH.
        WINDS GUSTED TO 83 MPH IN SOUTH BOULDER AND TO 68 MPH IN
        DOWNTOWN BOULDER.  MINOR PERSONAL INJURIES OCCURRED...AND
        REPORTED DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES TOTALED 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
        ON THE 21ST...NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 44 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 69 DEGREES ON THE 20TH...WHICH
        EQUALED THE RECORD FOR THE DATE.
      IN 1993...SPORADIC HIGH WINDS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
        FRONT RANGE DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 20TH
        MOVED ONTO THE FOOTHILLS AND PLAINS BY THE 22ND.  WIND
        GUSTS OF 55 TO 65 MPH WERE COMMON.  SOME SIGNIFICANT WIND
        REPORTS INCLUDED 82 MPH AT ROLLINSVILLE AND ATOP SQUAW
        MOUNTAIN WEST OF DENVER...AND 75 MPH ON ROCKY FLATS.  AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 35
        MPH ON THE 20TH...44 MPH ON THE 21ST...AND 55 MPH ON THE
        22ND.
21    IN 1897...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        45 MPH.  THE WARM CHINOOK WINDS PRODUCED A HIGH TEMPERATURE
        OF 51 DEGREES AND A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 36 DEGREES.
      IN 1943...STRONG WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 92 MPH AT BOULDER
        AIRPORT.  STRONG WINDS WERE COMMON ALONG THE FOOTHILLS.
        SOME DAMAGE OCCURRED.
      IN 1950...WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH PRODUCED SOME BLOWING DUST AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1997...HIGH WINDS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS CAUSED
        AN EMPTY 18-WHEELER TO OVERTURN ON I-70 NEAR THE MORRISON
        AND C-470 EXITS.  THE TRUCK LANDED ON TOP OF A PASSENGER
        CAR TRAVELING BESIDE IT.  THE DRIVERS RECEIVED ONLY MINOR
        INJURIES.  WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 36 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2007...TWO STORM SYSTEMS...ONE MOVING TO THE SOUTH AND EAST
        OF THE REGION...AND THE OTHER BRUSHING FROM THE WEST...
        CONTRIBUTED TO HEAVY SNOW ALONG THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...
        URBAN CORRIDOR AND ADJACENT PLAINS.  THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL
        SOUTH AND EAST OF DENVER WHERE A BLIZZARD DEVELOPED DURING
        THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.  IN AND NEAR THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND PALMER DIVIDE...STORM TOTALS RANGED
        FROM 6 TO 15 INCHES.  VERY STRONG WINDS PRODUCED EXTENSIVE
        BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG I-70...FROM JUST EAST OF
        DENVER TO NEAR LIMON.  SUSTAINED WINDS FROM 30 TO 45 MPH
        WERE MEASURED WITH PEAK GUSTS TO 60 MPH.  AS A RESULT...SNOW
        DRIFTS 2 TO 4 FEET IN DEPTH MADE SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE WITH
        WHITEOUT CONDITIONS REPORTED.  NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 40 MPH
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.1
        INCHES AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
21-22 IN 1972...WIND GUSTS TO 74 MPH WERE RECORDED AT THE NATIONAL
        BUREAU OF STANDARDS IN BOULDER...WHILE IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER
        WIND GUSTS TO 56 MPH WERE MEASURED.  THE STRONG WINDS
        OVERTURNED A PLANE AT THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY AIRPORT.  A
        MOTORCYCLIST DIED OF INJURIES WHEN HE WAS BLOWN OFF A
        BOULDER COUNTY ROAD.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 39 MPH
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 21ST.
      IN 1999...HEAVY SNOW DEVELOPED ACROSS PORTIONS OF METRO
        DENVER AND IN THE FOOTHILLS.  SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:
        8 INCHES IN GOLDEN GATE CANYON...INTERCANYON...ROLLINSVILLE...
        AND PARKER; 7 INCHES AT ASPEN SPRINGS...GROSS RESERVOIR...
        PINE JUNCTION...AND 5 MILES SOUTH OF SEDALIA; 6 INCHES AT
        HIGHLANDS RANCH; AND 5 INCHES AT EAGLECREST...ELDORADO
        SPRINGS...AND LOUISVILLE.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.6 INCHES AT
        THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
        ON THE 21ST...NORTH-NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
22    IN 1899...A COLD FRONT PRODUCED NORTHEAST SUSTAINED WINDS
        TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1951...A HEAVY WINDSTORM STRUCK BOULDER.  MINOR DAMAGE WAS
        REPORTED.  STRONG POST-FRONTAL EAST WINDS GUSTED TO 45 MPH
        AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1990...STRONG WINDS OF 50 TO 90 MPH BUFFETED THE FOOTHILLS.
        NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        37 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1992...STRONG WINDS RAKED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS WITH A WIND
        GUST TO 58 MPH RECORDED AT ROCKY FLATS JUST NORTHWEST OF
        DENVER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO ONLY 25 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2003...ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW FELL AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS ALONG WITH A TRACE
        OF SNOW ON THE 1ST WAS THE ONLY SNOW OF THE MONTH...WHICH
        EQUALED THE RECORD FOR THE LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY FIRST
        SET IN 1934.
22-23 IN 1982...WIND GUSTS UP TO 101 MPH WERE CLOCKED AT WONDERVU.
        WIND GUSTS OF 60 TO 80 MPH WERE COMMON ALONG THE FRONT
        RANGE FOOTHILLS FROM BOULDER NORTH.
22-26 IN 1948...THE LONGEST PERIOD OF SNOWFALL ON RECORD (92 HOURS
        AND 3 MINUTES) OCCURRED IN DOWNTOWN DENVER WHERE A TOTAL OF
        13.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.  AT STAPLETON AIRPORT...19.0 INCHES
        OF SNOW FELL...MAKING IT THE HEAVIEST SNOW IN JANUARY AND THE
        5TH HEAVIEST SNOW OF RECORD AT THAT TIME.  NORTH WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO A VELOCITY OF 23 MPH ON THE 25TH...BUT GENERALLY
        THE WINDS WERE LIGHT THROUGHOUT THE STORM.  THE SNOW
        DISRUPTED TRAFFIC...BUT STREET CLEARING WAS BEGUN SOON AFTER
        IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE SNOW WOULD BE HEAVY.  OVER THE
        5 DAYS...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM A HIGH OF 48 DEGREES ON
        THE 22ND TO A LOW OF 1 DEGREE ON THE 26TH.  MOST READINGS
        WERE IN THE TEENS AND 20`S DURING THE STORM.
23    IN 1872...A BRISK NORTHERLY WIND SET IN ABOUT NOON...BLEW
        ALMOST A GALE ABOUT 6:00 PM...AND CONTINUED BRISK UNTIL
        NIGHT.  A LIGHT SNOW COMMENCED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON
        AND CONTINUED ALL NIGHT.
      IN 1886...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH IN THE CITY
        AROUND SUNRISE.  A COLD WAVE ACCOMPANIED THE STRONG WINDS.
      IN 1897...A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT PRODUCED NORTHEAST WINDS
        SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.  TEMPERATURES
        PLUNGED FROM A HIGH OF 59 DEGREES TO A LOW OF 11 DEGREES
        IN THE EVENING.  THE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES PERSISTED
        THROUGH THE 28TH.
      IN 1934...THE DATE MARKED THE LAST DAY OF THE LONGEST PERIOD
        OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION IN THE
        CITY.  THE 52 DAY PERIOD BEGAN ON DECEMBER 3...1933.
      IN 1988...ONE OF THE STRONGEST WINDSTORMS IN SEVERAL YEARS
        POUNDED THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS FROM COLORADO SPRINGS
        NORTH TO THE WYOMING BORDER.  THE HIGHEST WIND GUST AT
        LOWER ELEVATIONS WAS 105 MPH RECORDED AT TABLE MESA IN
        BOULDER.  OTHER SECTIONS OF BOULDER RECORDED WIND GUSTS OF
        80 TO 90 MPH.  IN BOULDER...THE HIGH WINDS BROKE WINDOWS AND
        DAMAGED POWER LINES AND TRANSFORMERS.  POWER OUTAGES WERE
        WIDESPREAD AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS WERE DOWNED.  THE WINDS BLEW
        DOWN A PARTIALLY CONSTRUCTED VIADUCT IN EAST BOULDER.  NINE
        UNANCHORED CONCRETE GIRDERS...EACH WEIGHING 45 TONS...WERE
        BLOWN OFF THEIR SUPPORTS.  CARS WERE BLOWN OFF I-70 NEAR
        MORRISON...AND A TRACTOR TRAILER AND A MOBILE HOME WERE
        KNOCKED OVER.  IN LAKEWOOD...AN ELECTRIC COMPANY CREWMAN WAS
        BURNED WHILE REPLACING A POWER LINE.  WIND GUSTS TO 92 MPH
        WERE CLOCKED AT JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPORT IN BROOMFIELD
        BEFORE THE SITE ANEMOMETER WAS BLOWN DOWN BY THE WIND.
        THE STRONG WINDS SPREAD OVER ALL THE METRO AREA WITH A
        NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 52 MPH RECORDED AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1992...HIGH WINDS BUFFETED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  A WIND
        GUST TO 63 MPH WAS RECORDED AT ROCKY FLATS NORTHWEST OF
        DENVER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 40 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2002...LOW LEVEL UPSLOPE FLOW COMBINED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL
        JET STREAM CREATED BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW OVER PORTIONS OF
        THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND METRO DENVER.  THE AREAS
        HARDEST HIT WERE THE FOOTHILLS OF JEFFERSON AND DOUGLAS
        COUNTIES AND THE I-25 CORRIDOR FROM THE SOUTHERN SUBURBS
        OF DENVER TO AROUND CASTLE ROCK.  SNOW TOTALS INCLUDED:
        9 INCHES AT INTERCANYON...ROXBOROUGH STATE PARK...AND NEAR
        SEDALIA; 8.5 INCHES ATOP CROW HILL AND NEAR TINY TOWN;
        8 INCHES AT KEN CARYL AND NEAR CASTLE ROCK; 7 INCHES IN
        LAKEWOOD; 6.5 INCHES AT LITTLETON; AND 6 INCHES IN CASTLE
        ROCK.  ONLY 3.6 INCHES OF SNOW WERE MEASURED AT THE SITE
        OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
23-24 IN 1921...HEAVY SNOWFALL IN DOWNTOWN DENVER TOTALED 8.0
        INCHES OVERNIGHT.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        22 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH ON THE 24TH.
24    IN 1887...WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 44 MPH WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 56 DEGREES IN THE CITY.
      IN 1890...NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 48 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        60 MPH WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 63 DEGREES.
      IN 1900...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 44 MPH WITH AN
        EXTREME VELOCITY OF 46 MPH.  THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED
        THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 57 DEGREES.
      IN 1934...A TRACE OF SNOWFALL RESULTED IN PRECIPITATION
        OF 0.01 INCH IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS WAS THE ONLY
        MEASURABLE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH...MAKING
        THE MONTH ONE OF THE DRIEST JANUARY`S ON RECORD.
      IN 1956...WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 51 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.  STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS PERSISTED THROUGHOUT THE
        DAY.
      IN 1972...A WEST WIND GUST TO 92 MPH WAS RECORDED IN BOULDER
        AT THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS...WHILE IN DOWNTOWN
        BOULDER A WIND GUST TO ONLY 66 MPH WAS MEASURED.  IN
        DENVER...A CAR WAS DEMOLISHED WHEN THE WIND BLEW A TRAFFIC
        LIGHT POLE ONTO IT...AND A WOODEN WALL AT A CONSTRUCTION
        SITE WAS BLOWN OVER DAMAGING TWO CARS.  NORTHWEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 55 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1982...STRONG WINDS WERE AGAIN REPORTED ALONG THE EASTERN
        FOOTHILLS.  WHILE THE MOST DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE FORT
        COLLINS AREA...BOULDER DID NOT ENTIRELY ESCAPE.  NINE
        PLANES WERE DAMAGED AT THE BOULDER AIRPORT ALONG WITH
        4 MOBILE HOMES AND MANY CARS IN THE BOULDER AREA.  A
        SCHOOL IN CENTRAL CITY WAS DAMAGED.  A WATER TANK IN
        PARKER COLLAPSED.  THE STRONGEST WIND GUST RECORDED WAS
        140 MPH AT WONDERVU.  WIND GUSTS REACHED 92 MPH IN BOULDER.
        NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 61 MPH WERE RECORDED AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1992...FOR THE THIRD DAY...HIGH WINDS RAKED THE EASTERN
        FOOTHILLS.  WINDS GUSTED TO 105 MPH AT THE NATIONAL CENTER
        FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH IN BOULDER.  SEVERAL TRACTOR
        TRAILERS WERE OVERTURNED ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 93...BETWEEN
        BOULDER AND GOLDEN.  TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND SIGNS WERE KNOCKED
        DOWN IN BOULDER.  OTHER WIND REPORTS INCLUDED:  86 MPH AT
        ROCKY FLATS...100 MPH ON FRITZ PEAK NEAR ROLLINSVILLE...AND
        93 MPH IN NORTH BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 37 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
24-25 IN 1916...A TRACE OF LIGHT RAIN...RARE IN DENVER FOR JANUARY...
        OCCURRED ON BOTH DAYS.
      IN 1946...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED IN BOULDER AND ALONG THE
        FOOTHILLS TO THE NORTH.  A WIND GUST TO 72 MPH WAS RECORDED
        AT VALMONT.
      IN 1947...STRONG WINDS WERE MEASURED IN BOULDER.  HOURLY WIND
        GUSTS AVERAGED 72 MPH AT VALMONT EAST OF BOULDER.
      IN 1950...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.1 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT AND 6.8 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
24-26 IN 1970...A WIND GUST TO 122 MPH WAS RECORDED AT THE NATIONAL
        CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH IN BOULDER ON THE 24TH.
        WINDS ALSO GUSTED TO 109 MPH AT NCAR ON THE 26TH.  MOST
        WINDS WERE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH IN BOULDER.
        DAMAGE...IN MOST CASES...WAS FROM BROKEN WINDOWS AND TREE
        LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES.  A ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A
        HOUSE IN ELDORADO SPRINGS SOUTH OF BOULDER.  A BUILDING
        UNDER CONSTRUCTION WAS DAMAGED IN BOULDER.  REPORTED
        DAMAGE TOTALED 25 HUNDRED DOLLARS IN BOULDER.  NORTHWEST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 47 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        ON THE 24TH.  IN DENVER...THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A RECORD HIGH OF 68 DEGREES ON THE 24TH.

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