Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 280859
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT FRI OCT 28 2016
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
27-28 In 1874...strong west winds in Boulder along with a
reported tornado produced 150 dollars in damage.
In 1913...a strong cold front produced sustained northeast
winds to 35 mph with gusts as high as 38 mph on the 27th.
Overnight snowfall totaled 5.8 inches. Temperatures
plunged to a low of 17 degrees on the morning of the 28th
after a high of 60 degrees on the 27th.
27-30 In 2009...a powerful early season storm brought heavy
snow to the Front Range. The combination of a deep
northeasterly upslope flow coupled with abundant moisture
and lift with the developing storm system produced an
extended period of moderate to heavy snowfall. The heavy
wet snow accumulated on trees and resulted in broken
branches and scattered electrical outages. Interstates 70
and 76 were closed east of Denver. Numerous other roads
and highways were shut down. The Red Cross set up numerous
emergency shelters for stranded travelers. The blowing
snow at Denver International Airport forced the
cancellation of hundreds of flights. Schools were also
closed. In the foothills storm totals included: 46 inches...
3 miles southeast of Pinecliffe; 42 inches...3 miles
southwest of Conifer; 34 inches...3 miles north of
Blackhawk; 30 inches at Aspen Springs and near Evergreen...
23 inches at Roxborough Park...and 20 inches...3 miles
south-southeast of Morrison. Across the Urban Corridor
storm totals included: 25 inches in Highlands Ranch;
21.5 inches near Louisville...20.5 inches in Broomfield...
20 inches at Lafayette...17.5 inches in Boulder...17 inches
in Westminster...16.5 inches in Erie; 15.5 inches in
Arvada and 5 miles west-northwest of Littleton...15 inches
in Littleton...14 inches in Englewood...13.5 inches in
Lakewood and 6 miles north of Thornton; 13.3 inches at
Denver International Airport...11 inches...4 miles south of
Denver; 10.5 inches...2 miles north of Cherry Hills Village
28 In 1917...post-frontal snowfall totaled 6.5 inches in the
city. North winds sustained to 30 mph with gusts to 33
mph caused the temperature to plunge from a high of 58
degrees to a low of 9 degrees by midnight.
In 1967...winds gusted to 65 mph in downtown Boulder...causing
minor damage. South winds gusted to 32 mph at Stapleton
In 1991...the first major snow of the season hit metro Denver
as a cold Arctic air mass moved over the area. Snowfall
amounts across northeast Colorado ranged from 3 to 10
inches with 4.4 inches of snowfall recorded at Stapleton
International Airport where north winds gusted to 22 mph.
The low temperature dipped to 13 degrees.
In 1993...high winds buffeted the Front Range foothills. A
wind gust to 83 mph was recorded atop Squaw Mountain...35
miles west of Denver...and a gust to 76 mph occurred near
Rollinsville southwest of Boulder.
28-29 In 1993...an upper level disturbance combined with a moist
upslope flow to bring heavy snow to portions of metro
Denver. Snowfall amounts ranged from 5.4 inches at
Stapleton International Airport to 14 inches in Boulder.
New snowfall totaled 8 inches at Gross Reservoir in the
foothills 5 miles southwest of Boulder. On the 28th...north
winds gusted to 30 mph at Stapleton International Airport
where the temperature climbed to only 25 degrees on the
29th...equaling the record low maximum for the date.
28-30 In 1971...a vigorous cold front plunged temperatures from a
high of 70 degrees on the 27th to record low levels on the
29th and 30th. Snowfall totaled 3.1 inches at Stapleton
International Airport where north winds gusted to 23 mph.
Some freezing drizzle also fell on the 28th. Record daily
low maximum temperatures of 32 degrees on the 28th and 25
degrees on the 29th were established along with a daily
record minimum of 13 degrees on the 30th.
28-31 In 1929...rain changed to snow on the afternoon of the 28th
and continued until midday on the 30th followed by
intermittent light snow which continued through the 31st.
Snowfall over the four days totaled 16.2 inches in the
city. Most of the snow...8.5 inches...fell on the 29th
with 6.1 inches on the 30th. Temperatures hovered in
20`s during most of the storm.