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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

...Today in metro Denver weather history...

18-24 In 2005...a week of mid-winter unseasonably warm weather
        pushed high temperatures into the 60`s or more on all
        but one day.  During the period...the highest temperature
        of 70 degrees on the 20th was a new record maximum for
        the date.  Low temperatures remained above freezing on
        4 of the days.
22-26 In 1948...the longest period of snowfall on record (92 hours
        and 3 minutes) occurred in downtown Denver where a total of
        13.6 inches of snow fell.  At Stapleton Airport...19.0 inches
        of snow fell...making it the heaviest snow in January and the
        5th heaviest snow of record at that time.  North winds were
        sustained to a velocity of 23 mph on the 25th...but generally
        the winds were light throughout the storm.  The snow
        disrupted traffic...but street clearing was begun soon after
        it became apparent that the snow would be heavy.  Over the
        5 days...temperatures ranged from a high of 48 degrees on
        the 22nd to a low of 1 degree on the 26th.  Most readings
        were in the teens and 20`s during the storm.
23-24 In 1921...heavy snowfall in downtown Denver totaled 8.0
        inches overnight.  Northwest winds were sustained to
        22 mph with gusts to 25 mph on the 24th.
24    In 1887...west winds sustained to 44 mph warmed the
        temperature to a high of 56 degrees in the city.
      In 1890...northwest winds sustained to 48 mph with gusts to
        60 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 63 degrees.
      In 1900...west winds were sustained to 44 mph with an
        extreme velocity of 46 mph.  The chinook winds warmed
        the temperature to a high of 57 degrees.
      In 1934...a trace of snowfall resulted in precipitation
        of 0.01 inch in downtown Denver.  This was the only
        measurable amount of precipitation for the month...making
        the month one of the driest January`s on record.
      In 1956...west-northwest winds gusted to 51 mph at Stapleton
        Airport.  Strong and gusty winds persisted throughout the
      In 1972...a west wind gust to 92 mph was recorded in Boulder
        at the National Bureau of Standards...while in downtown
        Boulder a wind gust to only 66 mph was measured.  In
        Denver...a car was demolished when the wind blew a traffic
        light pole onto it...and a wooden wall at a construction
        site was blown over damaging two cars.  Northwest winds
        gusted to 55 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1982...strong winds were again reported along the eastern
        foothills.  While the most damage occurred in the Fort
        Collins area...Boulder did not entirely escape.  Nine
        planes were damaged at the Boulder airport along with
        4 mobile homes and many cars in the Boulder area.  A
        school in Central City was damaged.  A water tank in
        Parker collapsed.  The strongest wind gust recorded was
        140 mph at Wondervu.  Wind gusts reached 92 mph in Boulder.
        Northwest wind gusts to 61 mph were recorded at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1992...for the third day...high winds raked the eastern
        foothills.  Winds gusted to 105 mph at the National Center
        for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.  Several tractor
        trailers were overturned along State Highway 93...between
        Boulder and Golden.  Traffic lights and signs were knocked
        down in Boulder.  Other wind reports included:  86 mph at
        Rocky Flats...100 mph on Fritz Peak near Rollinsville...and
        93 mph in north Boulder.  West winds gusted to 37 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.
24-25 In 1916...a trace of light rain...rare in Denver for January...
        occurred on both days.
      In 1946...high winds occurred in Boulder and along the
        foothills to the north.  A wind gust to 72 mph was recorded
        at Valmont.
      In 1947...strong winds were measured in Boulder.  Hourly wind
        gusts averaged 72 mph at Valmont east of Boulder.
      In 1950...heavy snowfall totaled 7.1 inches at Stapleton
        Airport and 6.8 inches in downtown Denver.
24-26 In 1970...a wind gust to 122 mph was recorded at the National
        Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder on the 24th.
        Winds also gusted to 109 mph at NCAR on the 26th.  Most
        winds were estimated between 60 and 70 mph in Boulder. most cases...was from broken windows and tree
        limbs and downed power lines.  A roof was blown off a
        house in Eldorado Springs south of Boulder.  A building
        under construction was damaged in Boulder.  Reported
        damage totaled 25 hundred dollars in Boulder.  Northwest
        winds gusted to 47 mph at Stapleton International Airport
        on the 24th.  In Denver...the chinook winds warmed the
        temperature to a record high of 68 degrees on the 24th.

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