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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT MON MAY 11 2015

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

10-11 IN 1918...POST-FRONTAL SNOWFALL TOTALED 4.7 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN
        DENVER.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 19 MPH ON THE 10TH.
      IN 1923...WINDS WERE STRONG AND GUSTY ON BOTH DAYS.  NORTHWEST
        WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 44 MPH ON THE
        10TH.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 39 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        46 MPH BEHIND AN APPARENT COLD FRONT ON THE 11TH.
10-12 IN 2011...A SPRING SNOWSTORM BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW TO THE FRONT
        RANGE FOOTHILLS AND PALMER DIVIDE. STORM TOTALS INCLUDED:
        18 INCHES...4 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PINECLIFFE; 16 INCHES
        IN COAL CREEK CANYON; 15 INCHES...4 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF
        ELDORADO SPRINGS; 13 INCHES AT GOLD HILL...12 INCHES...4
        MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF CONIFER AND 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF
        ELIZABETH; 11.5 INCHES...6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF EVERGREEN AND
        4 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF NEDERLAND; 11 INCHES...3 MILES
        EAST OF JAMESTOWN AND 10.5 INCHES...3 MILES EAST OF
        FRANKTOWN AND 3 MILES SOUTH OF GOLDEN AND 10 INCHES...10
        MILES NORTH OF ELIZABETH. AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
        1 INCH OF SNOWFALL WAS OBSERVED.
11    IN 1879...AN APPARENT COLD FRONT DURING THE AFTERNOON PRODUCED
        SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH AND GREAT CLOUDS OF
        BLOWING DUST.  THE DUST FILLED THE AIR UNTIL THE THUNDERSTORM
        RAIN BEGAN...WHICH PRODUCED 1.46 INCHES OF RAINFALL.  THE RAIN
        ENDED DURING THE EVENING.
      IN 1900...SOUTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 46 MPH.
      IN 1958...A MICROBURST CAUSED A BRIEF WIND GUST TO 55 MPH AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1963...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 48 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.  WINDS MAY HAVE BEEN STRONGER OVER WEST DENVER
        WHERE SOME BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED.
      IN 1998...LARGE HAIL FELL OVER SOUTH METRO DENVER.  HAIL
        AS LARGE AS 1 1/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER WAS MEASURED IN
        PARKER WITH 1 INCH HAIL RECORDED IN LITTLETON AND 4 MILES
        SOUTH OF LAKEWOOD IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.  HAIL TO 3/4 INCH
        DIAMETER WAS MEASURED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY...11 MILES WEST-
        NORTHWEST OF PARKER.
11-12 IN 2014...A STRONG STORM SYSTEM MOVED FROM SOUTHWEST COLORADO
        AND PRODUCED HEAVY SNOW IN AND NEAR THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS
        AND METRO DENVER.  THE SNOW WAS HEAVIEST IN THE FOOTHILLS
        WHERE UP TO 2 1/2 FEET OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED. IN THE FOOTHILLS...
        STORM TOTALS INCLUDED: 30 INCHES NEAR PINECLIFFE; 29 INCHES...
        8 MILES NORTHEAST OF FOUR CORNERS; 28 INCHES NEAR PINGREE
        PARK; 27 INCHES NEAR ALLENSPARK; 20.5 INCHES NEAR IDAHO
        SPRINGS; 19.5 INCHES AT GOLD HILL; 19 INCHES NEAR GENESEE; 18
        INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK; 17 INCHES AT ASPEN SPRINGS; 16.5 INCHES
        NEAR WARD; 13.5 INCHES AT BERGEN PARK; WITH 11 INCHES AT
        EVERGREEN.  ALONG URBAN CORRIDOR AND PALMER DIVIDE...STORM
        TOTALS INCLUDED: 10.5 INCHES AT ELDORADO SPRINGS; 10 INCHES AT
        KEN CARYL; 9 INCHES AT SUPERIOR; 8 INCHES NEAR MORRISON; 7.5
        INCHES IN BROOMFIELD AND HIGHLANDS RANCH; 7 INCHES IN DENVER...
        NEAR FRANKTOWN...GOLDEN...LAKEWOOD AND HIGHLANDS RANCH; 6
        INCHES...5 MILES NORTHEAST OF WESTMINSTER...7 MILES SOUTH OF
        LYONS AND NEAR PARKER; WITH 5.5 INCHES AT AURORA. AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...1.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS OBSERVED...
        ALONG WITH 0.9 INCHES OF WATER.

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