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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

2-3   IN 1901...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS RAKED THE CITY FOR 2 DAYS.
        ON THE 2ND...WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        62 MPH.  THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A
        HIGH OF 72 DEGREES...A RECORD MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.  ON
        THE 3RD...WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 61 MPH WITH GUSTS AS
        HIGH AS 65 MPH.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 59 DEGREES.
      IN 1964...HEAVY SNOWFALL OF 6.3 INCHES WAS MEASURED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  EAST WINDS GUSTED TO
        ONLY 20 MPH BEHIND A COLD FRONT.
      IN 1978...5.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WERE MEASURED AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 24
        MPH ON THE 2ND.  THE PASSAGE OF A COLD CANADIAN FRONT KEPT
        TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE TEENS AND 20`S ON THE 2ND AFTER
        A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
        THE TEMPERATURE...AFTER A MORNING LOW OF 3 DEGREES BELOW
        ZERO...CLIMBED TO ONLY 14 DEGREES ON THE 3RD...SETTING
        A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.
2-4   IN 1963...HEAVY WET SNOW WAS ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG GUSTY WINDS
        ACROSS METRO DENVER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 11.6 INCHES AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 44 MPH
        CAUSED MUCH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  HAZARDOUS DRIVING
        CONDITIONS RESULTED IN MANY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.
      IN 1976...SNOWFALL TOTALED 8.0 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE...ON THE 4TH...NORTHEAST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 31 MPH REDUCING THE VISIBILITY TO AS LOW AS 1/4
        MILE.  MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND WAS 7 INCHES.  NINE
        INCHES OF SNOW WERE MEASURED IN BOULDER.
3     IN 1875...SIX INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN GEORGETOWN.
      IN 1895...NORTHWEST BORA WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 58 MPH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1966...COLD NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 90 MPH
        OCCURRED ACROSS METRO DENVER.  BOTH CARS AND TRUCKS
        WERE BLOWN OFF AN ICY HIGHWAY JUST EAST OF DENVER
        WHERE SOME HIGHWAYS WERE CLOSED BY EITHER BLOWING DUST OR
        BLOWING SNOW.  A NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 43 MPH WAS RECORDED
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE STRONG WINDS
        CAUSED LIMITED MINOR DAMAGE.
      IN 1972...WINDS GUSTED TO 55 MPH IN BOULDER CAUSING NO
        REPORTED DAMAGE.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 49 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1985...SNOW STRUCK METRO DENVER.  HEAVIEST HIT WAS BOULDER
        WHERE 6 TO 8 INCHES WERE MEASURED.  ICY ROADS CAUSED THE
        CLOSURE OF I-25 NORTH AND SOUTH OF DENVER DUE TO TRAFFIC
        ACCIDENTS.  THE SNOW ALSO CAUSED LONG DELAYS AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 2.6
        INCHES.
      IN 1997...WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 52 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
3-4   IN 1932...A DUST STORM OCCURRED ON THE 3RD DURING THE LATE
        AFTERNOON.  NORTH WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 38 MPH BEHIND
        A COLD FRONT KICKED UP MUCH BLOWING DUST.  LIGHT SNOW
        DEVELOPED DURING THE EVENING AND CONTINUED THROUGH THE
        EARLY MORNING OF THE 4TH.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.7 INCHES.
      IN 1934...STRONG WINDS RAKED BOULDER.  A WIND GUST TO 62 MPH
        WAS RECORDED AT VALMONT JUST EAST OF BOULDER.  THE STRONG
        WINDS CAUSED HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OF DAMAGE IN BOULDER.
      IN 1981...THE MOST VIGOROUS SNOW STORM OF THE SEASON STRUCK
        THE STATE...CLOSING MANY SCHOOLS AND MOST HIGHWAYS
        CONNECTING DENVER...COLORADO SPRINGS...AND LIMON.  NORTH
        WINDS GUSTING TO 43 MPH WHIPPED NEARLY 10 INCHES OF SNOW
        IN DENVER INTO 3-FOOT DRIFTS AND SNARLED TRAFFIC ON THE
        MORNING OF THE THE 4TH.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 9.8 INCHES AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1989...A STORM DUMPED 2 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS METRO
        DENVER.  THE SNOW CAUSED 2-HOUR AIR TRAFFIC DELAYS AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE 3.0 INCHES OF SNOW
        FELL AND NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 23 MPH ON THE 3RD.  THERE
        WERE MANY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ACROSS METRO DENVER.  I-70 WAS
        CLOSED EAST OF DENVER FOR A TIME ON THE 3RD.
      IN 1991...HIGH WINDS RAKED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  WIND GUSTS
        OF 60 TO 90 MPH WERE COMMON WITH 119 MPH RECORDED AT
        WONDERVU SOUTHWEST OF BOULDER...106 MPH ON SHANAHAN RIDGE
        AND 92 MPH AT TABLE MESA...BOTH IN SOUTHWEST BOULDER.
        SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED AND TRAFFIC SIGNS AND LIGHTS
        BLOWN OVER.  FLYING DEBRIS CAUSED DAMAGE TO HOMES...
        BUILDINGS...AND CARS.  IN BOULDER...A STOP SIGN WAS BLOWN
        ONTO A CAR.  THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES.  SOUTHWEST
        WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 48 MPH BRIEFLY REDUCED THE
        PREVAILING VISIBILITY TO AS LOW AS 1/16TH MILE IN BLOWING
        DUST AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 4TH.
3-5   IN 1961...SNOWFALL TOTALED 8.3 INCHES AT STAPLETON AIRPORT
        OVER THE 3-DAY PERIOD WITH MOST OF THE SNOW...4.4 INCHES...
        FALLING ON THE 3RD.  WINDS WERE GENERALLY LIGHT GUSTING TO
        ONLY 23 MPH.

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