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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MST TUE NOV 25 2014

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

21-25 IN 1952...SNOWFALL OF 6.2 INCHES WAS MEASURED AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 17 MPH ON THE
        21ST.
24-25 IN 1908...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN
        DENVER OVERNIGHT.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 15 MPH.
      IN 1930 STRONG WINDS RAKED THE FRONT RANGE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.
        WINDS GUSTED TO 40 MPH AT VALMONT JUST EAST OF BOULDER
        WHERE MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED.
      IN 1970...STRONG CHINOOK WINDS WARMED BOULDER.  AT THE
        NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH IN BOULDER...WIND
        GUSTS REACHED 97 MPH...WHILE IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER WINDS PEAKED
        TO 69 MPH.  SOME MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED.  NORTHWEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 39 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...AND THE
        HIGH TEMPERATURE WARMED TO 76 DEGREES ON THE 25TH...SETTING A
        NEW RECORD MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.
25    IN 1877...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 50 MPH.
      IN 1902...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 48 MPH.  THE STRONG APPARENT BORA WINDS WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF ONLY 45 DEGREES.
      IN 1943...SNOWFALL OF 4.0 INCHES WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW
        OF THE MONTH.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 17 MPH.
      IN 1958...STRONG PRE-FRONTAL CHINOOK WINDS STRUCK BOULDER AND
        THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  A WIND GUST TO 100 MPH WAS RECORDED
        NORTHWEST OF DENVER.  A GUST TO 88 MPH OCCURRED AT ROCKY
        FLATS SOUTH OF BOULDER.  THE WINDSTORM CAUSED CONSIDERABLE
        STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO RESIDENTIAL SECTIONS OF NORTH METRO
        DENVER.
      IN 1959...STRONG WINDS RAKED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS INCLUDING
        BOULDER AND ELDORADO SPRINGS.  WIND GUSTS TO 100 MPH WERE
        ESTIMATED AT THE MATTERHORN RESTAURANT LOCATED ATOP ROCKY
        FLATS SOUTH OF BOULDER.
      IN 1993...A WIND GUST TO 99 MPH WAS RECORDED ATOP SQUAW
        MOUNTAIN NEAR IDAHO SPRINGS.
      IN 1998...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPED OVER PORTIONS OF THE FRONT
        RANGE FOOTHILLS FOR A BRIEF TIME FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE
        OF A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE.  A WIND GUST TO 71 MPH
        WAS MEASURED ATOP BLUE MOUNTAIN NEAR COAL CREEK CANYON.
      IN 1999...STRONG CHINOOK WINDS DEVELOPED IN AND NEAR THE
        FOOTHILLS.  PEAK WIND REPORTS INCLUDED 100 MPH AT THE
        ELDORA SKI RESORT AND 77 MPH AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
        ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH MESA LAB ABOVE BOULDER.  WEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 38 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2010...HIGH WINDS DEVELOPED IN THE FOOTHILLS OF BOULDER
        COUNTY. A GUST TO 75 MPH OCCURRED 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF
        BOULDER WITH A GUST TO 72 MPH AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
        ATMOSPHERICE RESEARCH MESA LAB ABOVE BOULDER.  WEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 24 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
25-26 IN 1887...SNOWFALL TOTALED 2.9 INCHES IN THE CITY.  THIS WAS
        THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH.  NORTHEAST WINDS
        WERE SUSTAINED TO 18 MPH ON THE 26TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
        DIPPED TO 12 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
      IN 1959...A SHARP COLD FRONT PRODUCED A NORTHWEST WIND GUST
        TO 51 MPH...FOLLOWED BY SNOW AND FALLING TEMPERATURES FROM
        A HIGH OF 60 DEGREES TO A LOW OF 23 DEGREES AT MIDNIGHT
        ON THE 25TH.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 4.4 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT BEFORE ENDING EARLY ON THE 26TH.
      IN 1972...WINDS GUSTED TO 104 MPH AT THE ROCKY FLATS PLANT
        SOUTH OF BOULDER.  GUSTS TO 70 MPH WERE RECORDED AT THE
        NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS IN BOULDER...WHILE IN DOWNTOWN
        BOULDER WINDS PEAKED TO 68 MPH.  SOME DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
        NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 47 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT ON THE 26TH.
      IN 1984...BLOWING SNOW CLOSED I-70 EAST OF DENVER...STRANDING
        OVER A THOUSAND TRAVELERS IN LIMON.  DENVER RECEIVED ONLY
        2.3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.  NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1999...STRONG CHINOOK WINDS REDEVELOPED OVERNIGHT IN AND
        NEAR THE FOOTHILLS.  PEAK WIND GUSTS INCLUDED 72 MPH ATOP
        BLUE MOUNTAIN NEAR WONDERVU AND AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
        ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH MESA LAB ABOVE BOULDER.
25-27 IN 1978...HEAVY SNOWFALL OF 6.0 INCHES WAS MEASURED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED
        TO 20 MPH.  MOST OF THE SNOW...4.8 INCHES...FELL ON THE 25TH.
        THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOW MEASURED ON THE GROUND WAS
        5 INCHES DUE TO SETTLING AND MELTING.
25-28 IN 1952...THE AVERAGE COLDEST 4-DAY PERIOD IN NOVEMBER IN THE
        PREVIOUS 81 YEARS OF RECORD OCCURRED.  MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES
        OF 19...15...21...AND 25 DEGREES WERE RECORDED.  MINIMUM
        TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW ZERO EACH DAY WITH READINGS OF
        7 BELOW...6 BELOW...5 BELOW...AND 6 BELOW.
25-29 IN 1985...DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS 1/8 MILE
        OCCURRED ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.  THE FOG WAS AT TIMES ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHT SNOW...
        LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE...OR ICE CRYSTALS.  FOG OCCURRED ALL
        DAY ON BOTH THE 26TH AND 29TH.

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