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National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST SUN DEC 17 2017

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

16-17 In 1908...heavy snowfall totaled 7.9 inches in downtown
        Denver where north winds were sustained to 20 mph on
        the 17th.  Temperatures were in the teens and 20`s.
      In 1939...low temperatures of 49 degrees on the 16th and
        43 degrees on the 17th were record high minimums for
        the dates.  High temperatures of 65 on the 16th and 72
        on the 17th were not records.
      In 1980...chinook winds blew through the night in Boulder with
        a peak reported gust to 75 mph.  Northwest winds gusted to
        30 mph at Stapleton International Airport on the 17th.
        The strong chinook winds warmed temperatures to record
        daily highs of 70 degrees on the 16th and 73 degrees on
        the 17th.
17    In 2000...high winds gusting from 60 to 74 mph howled across
        the northeast plains of Colorado.  In Parker where winds
        gusted to 60 mph...a 20-foot by 40-foot piece of roof was
        ripped from a building.  West winds gusted to 53 mph at
        Denver International Airport.  This was the highest wind
        gust of the month at the airport.  An intense...but very
        localized wind gust to 112 mph was measured near
        Georgetown Lake in the foothills west of Denver.
17-24 In 1924...a prolonged cold spell occurred after mild
        temperatures during the first half of the month.  Most
        low temperatures dipped below zero with the coldest
        reading of 15 degrees below zero occurring on the 24th.
        The high temperature of only 5 degrees on the 18th was
        a record low maximum for the date.

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