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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MST WED FEB 25 2015

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

22-29 IN 1960...HEAVY SNOWFALL OF 6.1 INCHES AT STAPLETON AIRPORT ON
        THE 22ND AND 23RD MARKED THE BEGINNING OF A PROTRACTED COLD
        SPELL WHICH LASTED UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.  THE CLOUDY...
        COLD WEATHER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW OR
        FLURRIES AND FOG.  NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATES
        WERE SET ON THE 24TH THRU THE 29TH WITH THE LOWEST
        TEMPERATURE OF 11 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 28TH.  THE
        SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF LOW TEMPERATURES OF ZERO OR BELOW
        HAD BEEN EXCEEDED IN DURATION ONLY 4 TIMES PREVIOUSLY.  NEW
        LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR THE DATES WERE SET ON THE 23RD...
        24TH...AND THE 26TH THRU THE 29TH WITH THE LOWEST MAXIMUM
        TEMPERATURE OF 8 DEGREES RECORDED ON THE 26TH.
23-25 IN 1912...A SEVERE WINTER STORM DUMPED 14.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL
        OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  SNOW FELL CONTINUOUSLY FROM 9:40 AM
        ON THE 23RD UNTIL 9:15 PM ON THE 25TH WITH MOST OF THE SNOW...
        9.2 INCHES...ON THE 24TH.  TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE
        20`S.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 20 MPH ON THE 24TH.
25    IN 1887...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 47 MPH.
      IN 1904...THE LOW TEMPERATURE COOLED TO ONLY 49 DEGREES...THE
        ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY.
      IN 1957...NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 49 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1998...A BORA WIND STORM DEVELOPED IN THE FRONT RANGE
        FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS AS WINDS GUSTED BETWEEN 60
        AND 75 MPH.  PEAK WIND GUSTS DURING THE STORM INCLUDED:
        75 MPH ATOP BLUE MOUNTAIN NEAR WONDERVU...60 MPH IN SOUTH
        BOULDER AND AT JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR BROOMFIELD.
        WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 32 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2000...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS.
        WINDS GUSTED TO 84 MPH AT THE ROCKY FLATS ENVIRONMENTAL
        TEST FACILITY SOUTH OF BOULDER AND TO 71 MPH ATOP NIWOT
        RIDGE IN THE MOUNTAINS WEST OF BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO ONLY 36 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
25-26 IN 1971...A WIND GUST TO 100 MPH WAS RECORDED IN BOULDER AT
        THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH.  THE COLD
        WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 53 MPH IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER.  NO DAMAGE
        WAS REPORTED.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH ON THE
        25TH AND TO 38 MPH ON THE 26TH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1984...A HEAVY SNOW STORM LEFT 1 TO 2 FEET OF NEW SNOW IN
        THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER.  I-70 WAS CLOSED...STRANDING
        SKIERS RETURNING FROM THE MOUNTAINS.  MOST HAD TO SPEND
        SEVERAL HOURS IN IDAHO SPRINGS.  THE SNOW SPREAD OVER METRO
        DENVER WITH 9 INCHES AT LITTLETON...CASTLE ROCK...AND BOULDER
        AND UP TO 5 INCHES IN AURORA AND DENVER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED
        ONLY 3.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE
        NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH.

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