Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
NOUS45 KBOU 090145
PNSBOU
COZ030>051-092300-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
645 PM MST SAT NOV 8 2014

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

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
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1958...STRONG WINDS CAUSED SOME DAMAGE IN BOULDER.  WEST-
        NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 40 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT ON
        THE 8TH.
      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
        CITY.
      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.
9     IN 1939...A TRACE OF SNOW FELL OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS
        SNOW...ALONG WITH A TRACE OF SNOW ON THE 2ND...WAS THE ONLY
        SNOW OF THE MONTH...RANKING IT...ALONG WITH OTHER MONTHS...THE
        SECOND LEAST SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.  PRECIPITATION OF
        0.01 INCH WAS THE ONLY PRECIPITATION OF THE MONTH...MAKING
        THIS THE SECOND DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
      IN 1944...THE FIRST KILLING FROST OF THE SEASON OCCURRED IN
        THE CITY WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO 35 DEGREES.
        THIS IS THE LATEST DATE FOR A KILLING FROST EVER RECORDED
        IN DENVER.
      IN 1946...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.7 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN
        DENVER.  THIS WAS THE SECOND HEAVY SNOWFALL IN LESS THAN
        A WEEK.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 26 MPH.
      IN 1995...STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS GUSTED BETWEEN 50 AND 57 MPH
        AT ERIE AND BOULDER.  WEST WIND GUSTS TO 44 MPH WERE
        RECORDED AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
10    IN 1897...WEST CHINOOK WINDS SUSTAINED TO 51 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 60 MPH WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 64 DEGREES.
      IN 1915...SOUTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 41 MPH WITH GUSTS
        AS HIGH AS 44 MPH.
      IN 1955...STRONG WINDS RAKED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  A WIND
        GUST TO 80 MPH WAS RECORDED ATOP ROCKY FLATS SOUTH OF
        BOULDER WHERE SOME DAMAGE OCCURRED.
      IN 1995...SNOWFALL TOTALED 6 TO 9 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS
        WEST OF DENVER...WHILE ONLY 2.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL
        AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
        NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1998...STRONG BORA WINDS GUSTING FROM 70 TO 92 MPH COUPLED
        WITH BLOWING SNOW CREATED WHITEOUT AND SLICK BLACK ICE
        CONDITIONS AT THE BASE OF THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER.
        STATE HIGHWAY 93 BETWEEN GOLDEN AND BOULDER AND C-470...
        NEAR THE MORRISON INTERCHANGE WERE CLOSED FOR SEVERAL
        HOURS DUE TO MULTIPLE CAR ACCIDENTS.  DOZENS OF MOTORISTS
        WERE STRANDED UNTIL WEATHER CONDITIONS IMPROVED.  A SMALL
        MOTOR HOME WAS A TOTAL LOSS WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE AFTER
        BEING BLOWN ON ITS SIDE BY STRONG CROSSWINDS.  A MAN WAS
        INJURED WHEN HE WAS BLOWN OFF A VEHICLE WHILE ATTEMPTING
        TO RESCUE THE OCCUPANTS.  WIND GUSTS INCLUDED:  92 MPH ATOP
        BLUE MOUNTAIN NEAR COAL CREEK CANYON...83 MPH ATOP FRITZ
        PEAK NEAR ROLLINSVILLE...AND 77 MPH AT JEFFERSON COUNTY
        AIRPORT NEAR BROOMFIELD.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 36 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2000...FREEZING DRIZZLE WAS WIDESPREAD ACROSS NORTHEASTERN
        COLORADO WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS NEAR THE FOOTHILLS IN
        THE EVENING.  THE FREEZING DRIZZLE MADE MANY HIGHWAYS ICY
        AND SLICK...WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC
        ACCIDENTS.  SOME HIGHWAYS ACROSS METRO DENVER WERE CLOSED
        AT TIMES...INCLUDING PORTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAY 119 BETWEEN
        BOULDER AND LONGMONT AND U.S. 36 BETWEEN WESTMINSTER AND
        BOULDER.  STATE HIGHWAY 93 BETWEEN BOULDER AND GOLDEN ATOP
        ROCKY FLATS BECAME NEARLY IMPASSABLE DUE TO A COATING OF
        ICE BY LATE EVENING.
10-11 IN 1911...A STRONG COLD FRONT PRODUCED SNOW AND A COLD WAVE.
        THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED 68 DEGREES FROM A HIGH OF 66 DEGREES
        AT 12:40 PM ON THE 10TH TO A LOW OF 2 DEGREES BELOW ZERO AT
        7:15 AM ON THE 11TH.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 23 DEGREES AT
        MIDNIGHT ON THE 10TH WAS ALSO THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
        11TH.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 51 MPH.  SNOWFALL WAS ONLY 2.5 INCHES.
      IN 1982...UP TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN
        BETWEEN DENVER AND COLORADO SPRINGS.  WINDS GUSTED TO 50
        MPH ALONG THE FOOTHILLS.  RAINFALL TOTALED 0.27 INCH
        WITH ONLY 0.1 INCH OF SNOW ON THE 11TH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 39 MPH.
        DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS ZERO PERSISTED ALL DAY
        ON THE 10TH.
11    IN 1901...A TRACE OF RAIN FELL IN THE MORNING...AND A TRACE OF
        SNOW FELL IN THE AFTERNOON.  THIS WAS THE ONLY SNOWFALL AND
        PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH...RANKING IT THE DRIEST NOVEMBER
        ON RECORD...ALONG WITH NOVEMBER OF 1899 AND 1949.  THE MONTH
        ALSO RANKS AS THE SECOND LEAST SNOWIEST NOVEMBER...ALONG WITH
        NOVEMBERS IN OTHER YEARS.
      IN 1903...NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        56 MPH WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 56 DEGREES.
      IN 1912...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW...WHICH BECAME HEAVY...AND TOTALED
        6.5 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  PRECIPITATION WAS 1.02
        INCHES...THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED
        IN NOVEMBER.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 27 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 29 MPH.
      IN 1919...LIGHT SNOW FELL FROM AN APPARENT CLEAR SKY DURING THE
        EARLY AFTERNOON.  THE FIRST SNOW WAS OBSERVED AT ABOUT 12:40
        PM AND CONTINUED AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOUDS COULD BE
        SEEN FORMING...FOLLOWED BY THE SKY BECOMING TOTALLY CLOUDY.
        DURING THIS TIME THE TEMPERATURE FELL FROM 50 DEGREES AT
        NOON TO ONLY 18 DEGREES AT 100 PM AND PLUNGED TO 6 DEGREES
        AT 5:45 PM.  A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 2 DEGREES WAS RECORDED
        OVERNIGHT.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 33 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 36 MPH BETWEEN NOON AND 1:00 PM BEHIND AN APPARENT
        ARCTIC COLD FRONT.  SNOWFALL WAS ONLY 0.1 INCH.
      IN 1949...NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 50 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
        A TRACE OF RAIN FELL.  ANOTHER TRACE OF RAIN ON THE 15TH WAS
        THE ONLY PRECIPITATION OF THE MONTH...MAKING THE MONTH ONE OF
        THE DRIEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD AND THE LEAST SNOWIEST WITH
        NO SNOW.  THIS WAS THE FIRST NOVEMBER SINCE 1882 WITHOUT
        SNOW.
      IN 1959...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS STRUCK BOULDER AND THE
        FOOTHILLS CAUSING SOME DAMAGE.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        37 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1995...STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS GUSTING TO 84 MPH BLEW OUT
        A FEW CAR WINDOWS IN BOULDER COUNTY.  WINDS GUSTED TO
        69 MPH AT GOLDEN...LAKEWOOD...AND TABLE MESA IN BOULDER.
        WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 43 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2000...HEAVY SNOW OCCURRED IN THE FOOTHILLS SOUTHWEST
        OF DENVER AND OVER MONUMENT RIDGE SOUTH OF DENVER.
        SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  6.5 INCHES NEAR PARKER...
        6 INCHES NEAR BERGEN PARK...5 INCHES AT GENESEE AND
        NEAR SEDALIA...AND 4 INCHES AT COAL CREEK CANYON AND
        ST. MARY`S GLACIER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 1.6 INCHES AT
        THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2003...STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS DEVELOPED ALONG THE FRONT
        RANGE.  PEAK WIND REPORTS INCLUDED 91 MPH ATOP BLUE
        MOUNTAIN NEAR WONDERVU AND 75 MPH IN BOULDER.
        DAMAGING WINDS DOWNED POWER LINES IN BOULDER COUNTY.
        NORTH OF GOLDEN...A SEMI-TRUCK WAS BLOWN OVER BY THE
        WINDS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 72 AND 93
        ATOP ROCKY FLATS.  AT THE SAME LOCATION...BLOWING ROCKS
        SHATTERED SEVERAL CAR WINDOWS AT AN RTD PARK AND RIDE.
        WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 40 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
11-12 IN 1922...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 14.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL
        OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND
        WAS 10.5 INCHES AT 6:00 PM ON THE 12TH.  NORTH WINDS
        WERE SUSTAINED TO 21 MPH ON THE 11TH.  TEMPERATURES
        WERE GENERALLY IN THE TEENS AND 20`S.
      IN 1964...STRONG WINDS IN BOULDER CAUSED POWER OUTAGES AND
        MINOR DAMAGE.  WINDS GUSTED TO 42 MPH IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER.
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        36 MPH ON THE 11TH AND 35 MPH ON THE 12TH.
      IN 1976...SNOW AND FREEZING DRIZZLE CAUSED ICING ON BRIDGES...
        OVERPASSES AND SOME MAIN ROADS.  THE ELEVATED PORTION OF
        I-70 WAS CLOSED FOR A TIME DURING THE AFTERNOON OF THE
        11TH.  SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 0.8 INCH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 20 MPH ON THE 11TH.
      IN 1989...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A MAXIMUM OF 76 DEGREES
        ON BOTH DAYS...SETTING NEW RECORD HIGHS FOR EACH DAY.
      IN 1995...HURRICANE FORCE DOWNSLOPE WINDS WHIPPED ACROSS THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS OVERNIGHT.  THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
        ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH IN BOULDER REGISTERED A PEAK WIND
        GUST TO 124 MPH WITH SEVERAL MORE WIND GUSTS OVER 100 MPH.
        UTILITY POLES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED...LEAVING SEVERAL
        HUNDRED HOMES IN BOULDER WITHOUT POWER.  WINDOWS WERE BLOWN
        OUT OF CARS IN BOULDER.  OTHER REPORTS OF STRONG WIND GUSTS
        INCLUDED:  108 MPH ATOP SQUAW MOUNTAIN WEST OF DENVER...104
        MPH AT TABLE MESA IN BOULDER...99 MPH AT GOLDEN GATE CANYON...
        85 MPH AT THE ROCKY FLATS ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SITE...
        69 MPH AT JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR BROOMFIELD...AND
        62 MPH IN LAKEWOOD.  WEST-NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH
        WERE RECORDED AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 12TH.
11-14 IN 1970...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.2 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 22 MPH ON THE 12TH AND 14TH.  MOST OF THE SNOW...
        4.2 INCHES...FELL ON THE 12TH.
12    IN 1894...NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 48 MPH BEHIND AN APPARENT DRY COLD FRONT.
      IN 1903...WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        45 MPH WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 57 DEGREES.
        A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED.
      IN 1922...HEAVY SNOWFALL OF 8.5 INCHES WAS MEASURED OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1974...STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO OVER 80 MPH CAUSED LOCAL
        DAMAGE TO HOUSES AND PROPERTY ALONG THE FOOTHILLS FROM
        DENVER NORTH.  AUTOMOBILES...HOMES...AND POWER LINES
        SUFFERED DAMAGE IN BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 41 MPH
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
12-13 IN 1961...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.  EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO ONLY 20 MPH.
      IN 2011...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS...UP TO 115 MPH...DOWNED TREES
        IN AND POWER LINES ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS AND
        FOOTHILLS. SCATTERED OUTAGES WERE REPORTED IN GILPIN
        COUNTY.  IN BOULDER...A WOMAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES WHEN
        SHE WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD BY A FALLING TREE LIMB. THREE
        WOMEN NEAR GEORGETOWN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES WHEN THEY
        WERE PELTED BY GLASS SHARDS AFTER A BARRAGE OF WIND DRIVEN
        ROCKS AND DIRT SHATTERED THEIR WINDSHIELD. PEAK WIND GUSTS
        INCLUDED: 109 MPH...6 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF BERTHOUD
        PASS; 101 MPH ATOP KENOSHA PASS...100 MPH...2 MILES SOUTH-
        SOUTHWEST OF LOVELAND PASS; 99 MPH...7 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST
        OF BERTHOUD; 92 MPH AT BLACKHAWK; 90 MPH...3 MILES SOUTH-
        SOUTHWEST OF BOULDER; 87 MPH...2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF
        ASPEN SPRINGS AND AT PICKLE GULCH; 84 MPH AT LOVELAND PASS
        AND LYONS; 82 MPH AT THE NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER;
        80 MPH AT DUMONT AND 78 MPH NEAR ROLLINSVILLE AND WARD.
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        52 MPH ON THE 12TH.
12-15 IN 1909...LIGHT SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.7 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN
        DENVER OVER THE 4 DAYS.  THIS WAS THE FIRST MEASURABLE
        SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED
        TO 15 MPH ON THE 12TH.
13    IN 1951...NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH WERE RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1983...WINDS GUSTED TO AROUND 60 MPH IN AND NEAR THE
        FOOTHILLS.  THERE WERE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES AND A FEW
        BROKEN WINDOWS ACROSS METRO DENVER.  THE STRONG WINDS DID
        10 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO AWNINGS AT THE BROWN PALACE
        HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 46 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
13-14 IN 1925...HEAVY POST-FRONTAL SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.4 INCHES
        OVERNIGHT IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 27 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 29 MPH ON THE 13TH.
      IN 1974...NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 52 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WARMING THE TEMPERATURE TO 60
        DEGREES SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT ON THE 13TH.  A COLD FRONT
        COOLED TEMPERATURES INTO THE 20`S BY LATE MORNING AND
        PRODUCED SNOWFALL OF 3.7 INCHES.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE
        DIPPED TO 14 DEGREES ON THE 14TH.
      IN 1993...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM COMBINED WITH A
        WEAK BUT MOIST UPSLOPE FLOW TO PRODUCE HEAVY SNOW ACROSS
        METRO DENVER.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AVERAGED 6 TO 8 INCHES WITH
        UP TO 16 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS AT THE ELDORA SKI AREA.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.0 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO ONLY 20 MPH ON THE
        14TH.  MOST OF THE SNOW FELL ON THE 14TH.
      IN 1994...HEAVY SNOW DEVELOPED RAPIDLY ALONG THE FRONT RANGE
        URBAN CORRIDOR WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW OVER NORTHWEST METRO
        DENVER.  SIXTEEN TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN BOULDER...
        LAFAYETTE...AND LOUISVILLE.  THIS WAS THE SECOND HEAVY
        SNOWFALL OVER NORTHWEST METRO DENVER IN 10 DAYS.  ELEVEN
        TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW WERE MEASURED FROM LONGMONT SOUTHWARD
        INTO AURORA.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 12.1 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 29
        MPH ON THE 13TH.  MOST OF THE SNOW...9.0 INCHES...FELL ON THE
        14TH.
      IN 1997...HEAVY SNOW FELL OVERNIGHT IN PORTIONS OF JEFFERSON
        AND BOULDER COUNTIES.  ABOUT 5.5 INCHES OF SNOW WERE
        REPORTED IN BOULDER...WHILE 4 INCHES WERE MEASURED 12 MILES
        SOUTHWEST OF MORRISON AND 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GOLDEN.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 1.8 INCHES AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 26 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
14    IN 1874...WEST WINDS BLEW AT GALE SPEEDS FROM MIDNIGHT UNTIL
        MID AFTERNOON WHEN THE WINDS ABATED.  THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
        VELOCITY WAS 48 MPH.
      IN 1928...STRONG WINDS CAUSED 3 HUNDRED TO 5 HUNDRED DOLLARS
        DAMAGE IN BOULDER.  WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH WERE RECORDED AT
        VALMONT JUST EAST OF BOULDER.
      IN 2006...AN UPPER LEVEL JET STREAM COMBINED WITH A HIGH
        SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT BEHIND A COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE
        STRONG WINDS ACROSS METRO DENVER.  A WIND GUST TO 66 MPH
        WAS RECORDED IN LONGMONT.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        38 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 52 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE WINDS WERE STRONG AND GUSTY MOST OF THE DAY.
14-15 IN 1917...OVERNIGHT RAINFALL WAS 0.03 INCH.  THIS WAS THE
        ONLY MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OF THE MONTH...MAKING IT
        THE 5TH DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
      IN 1985...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.8 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO ONLY 13 MPH.
      IN 2005...A WINTER STORM THAT BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW TO THE
        MOUNTAINS ALSO SPREAD HEAVY SNOW INTO THE FOOTHILLS TO
        THE WEST OF DENVER.  SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  14 INCHES
        AT ASPEN SPRINGS...13 INCHES NEAR PINECLIFFE...AND 12 INCHES
        NEAR NEDERLAND.  INTERSTATE 70 ALONG WITH U.S. HIGHWAY 40
        HAD TO BE CLOSED NEAR IDAHO SPRINGS DUE TO SNOW...POOR
        VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW...NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS...AND AN
        INCREASED AVALANCHE DANGER.  HIGH WINDS WERE RECORDED IN
        THE FOOTHILLS ON THE 14TH.  WINDS GUSTED TO 89 MPH AT
        GEORGETOWN AND TO 91 MPH ON SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN WEST OF
        BOULDER.  STRONG MICROBURST WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH A
        DISSIPATING RAIN SHOWER GUSTED TO 61 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 14TH.
      IN 2009...A STORM SYSTEM PRODUCED HEAVY SNOW OVER PARTS OF
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...URBAN CORRIDOR AND PALMER DIVIDE.
        STORMS TOTALS IN THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS INCLUDED:
        13.5 INCHES...6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF EVERGREEN AND NEAR
        GENESEE; 13 INCHES...3 MILES NORTHWEST OF IDLEDALE; 12
        INCHES...3 MILES NORTH OF CONIFER AND NEAR KITTREDGE; 11
        INCHES...12 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BOULDER AND 3 MILES
        SOUTHEAST OF INDIAN HILLS AND AT STRONTIA SPRINGS DAM;
        10 INCHES NEAR BAILEY...BERGEN PARK AND CROW HILL; 9.5
        INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK AND 4 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
        NEDERLAND. ACROSS THE URBAN CORRIDOR AND PALMER DIVIDE
        STORM TOTALS INCLUDED: 12 INCHES AT HIGHLANDS RANCH...11
        INCHES...5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ARAPAHOE PARK AND
        LOUVIERS; 10 INCHES...4 MILES SOUTH OF DENVER; 9 INCHES
        NEAR ENGLEWOOD...LAKEWOOD...AND WHEAT RIDGE; 8 INCHES AT
        AURORA AND 3 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CASTLE PINES; 7.5
        INCHES...3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF DENVER; WITH 7 INCHES 2
        MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF COMMERCE CITY.  AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...7.3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS
        OBSERVED.
14-18 IN 1964...THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON
        TOTALED 6.0 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 32 MPH ON THE 14TH.
        MOST OF THE SNOW...4.2 INCHES...FELL ON THE 14TH.  THIS
        WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH.
15    IN 1902...4.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        THIS WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH.
        NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 20 MPH.
      IN 1906...STRONG WINDS HOWLED AND ROARED ACROSS BOULDER...
        CAUSING SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  THE STRONG
        WINDS CAUSED ONE FATALITY AND MINOR INJURIES TO OTHERS.
        WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 46 MPH IN DOWNTOWN DENVER
        WHERE THE STRONG CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO
        A HIGH OF 74 DEGREES.
      IN 1944...THE LOW TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO 32 DEGREES.  THIS
        IS THE LATEST DATE OF THE FIRST FREEZE IN DENVER.
      IN 1949...A TRACE OF RAIN FELL.  ANOTHER TRACE OF RAIN ON THE
        11TH WAS THE ONLY PRECIPITATION OF THE MONTH...MAKING THE
        MONTH ONE OF THE DRIEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD AND THE LEAST
        SNOWIEST WITH NO SNOW.  THIS WAS THE FIRST NOVEMBER SINCE
        1882 WITHOUT SNOW.
      IN 1960...STRONG WINDS CAUSED 2 THOUSAND DOLLARS DAMAGE TO A
        NEW SCHOOL BUILDING IN BOULDER WHERE WIND GUSTS WERE
        ESTIMATED TO 70 MPH.  WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH WERE RECORDED IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  DAMAGE OCCURRED TO UTILITY LINES...SIGNS...
        AND TREES.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 44 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1986...STRONG CHINOOK WINDS HOWLED OVER THE FRONT RANGE
        FOOTHILLS.  THE HIGHEST WIND GUST...81 MPH...WAS RECORDED AT
        TABLE MESA IN BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1987...THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON WAS ALSO A
        MAJOR SNOWSTORM.  THE SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS TO
        CLOSE I-70 EAST OF DENVER AND I-25 TO COLORADO SPRINGS.
        SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGED FROM 6 TO 9 INCHES ACROSS METRO
        DENVER WITH 10 TO 20 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS.  AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...6.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AND NORTH
        WINDS GUSTED TO 47 MPH REDUCING THE VISIBILITY TO AS LOW
        AS 1/8 MILE IN HEAVY SNOW.  STRONG NORTH WINDS AT 20 TO 30
        MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND TEMPERATURES HOVERING
        AROUND 30 DEGREES PLUNGED WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES TO
        5 BELOW ZERO.
      IN 1988...THE SEASON`S FIRST SNOW STORM HIT METRO DENVER.
        THE STORM DUMPED 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW...WHICH CAUSED
        NUMEROUS TRAFFIC SNARLS AND ACCIDENTS.  NORTH WIND GUSTS
        TO 43 MPH CAUSED SOME BLOWING SNOW.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.5
        INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS THE
        LATEST FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON.  NO TRACES OF SNOW
        HAD OCCURRED EARLIER IN THE SEASON.
      IN 2010...THE COMBINATION OF LIGHT SNOW...WIND...BLACK ICE AND
        CARELESS DRIVING RESULTED IN A 34-VEHICLE CRASH ALONG
        INTERSTATE 25 NORTH OF MONUMENT.  FIVE TRACTOR-TRAILERS WERE
        INVOLVED IN THE PILEUP.  ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO FATALITIES...
        18 PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED AND TAKEN TO NEARBY
        HOSPITALS.  THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF I-25 WERE CLOSED FOR
        SEVERAL HOURS...SNARLING THE TRAFFIC BETWEEN DENVER AND
        COLORADO SPRINGS.
15-16 IN 1894...WINDS BEHIND AN APPARENT STRONG COLD FRONT WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH ON THE 15TH.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.6 INCHES IN THE CITY.  TEMPERATURES
        PLUNGED FROM A HIGH OF 72 DEGREES ON THE 15TH TO A LOW
        OF ONLY 5 DEGREES ON THE 16TH.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
        ON THE 16TH WAS 24 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED SHORTLY
        AFTER MIDNIGHT.
      IN 1996...AROUND A FOOT OF NEW SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS
        WEST OF DENVER WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES AT LOWER ELEVATIONS
        ACROSS METRO DENVER.  SOME OF THE SNOWFALL TOTALS
        INCLUDED:  15 INCHES AT GEORGETOWN...12 INCHES AT IDAHO
        SPRINGS...10 INCHES AT CHIEF HOSA...AND 9 INCHES IN COAL
        CREEK CANYON.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.9 INCHES AT THE SITE
        OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NORTHEAST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 23 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON
        THE 16TH.
15-17 IN 1991...A STRONG WINTER STORM DUMPED HEAVY SNOW OVER METRO
        DENVER.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TOTALED 15 INCHES AT CASTLE ROCK
        AND CONIFER...14 INCHES AT MORRISON AND PARKER...12 INCHES IN
        SOUTHEAST AURORA...AND 11.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.  WINDS WERE LIGHT WITH THE STORM.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.