Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 120959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST SUN FEB 12 2017
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
10-12 In 1958...heavy snow fell across metro Denver. At Stapleton
Airport...where northeast winds gusted to 22 mph...6.7 inches
of snowfall were measured.
In 1995...cold Arctic air brought heavy snow to the foothills
and western Denver suburbs. Golden measured 15 inches of
snow with 14 inches in south Boulder. Locations in the
foothills recorded between 10 and 15 inches of snow. Only
6.1 inches of snow fell at Stapleton International Airport
where north winds gusted to 30 mph on the 10th.
10-13 In 1905...an extremely cold Arctic air mass moved over the city
behind a cold front on the 10th and persisted through the
morning of the 13th. North winds were sustained to 25 mph
behind the front on the 10th dropping the temperature to a
low of 2 degrees below zero...which was also the high reading
on the 11th. Light snowfall totaled 3.0 inches overnight
of the 10th into the 11th. The low temperature plunged to
19 degrees below zero on the 11th. Records were set on the
12th and 13th. The high temperature of only zero degrees on
the 12th was a record low maximum for the date. The low
readings of 21 degrees below zero on the 12th and 14 degrees
below zero on the 13th were record minimum temperatures for
11-12 In 1899...the temperature plunged to lows of 20 degrees below
zero on both days.
In 1900...northwest winds sustained to 52 mph with gusts to
60 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 58 degrees on
the 11th. An apparent cold front overnight produced 3.7
inches of snow and northeast winds gusting to 30 mph.
The high temperature on the 12th was only 26 degrees.
In 1994...moist upslope winds and an upper level storm system
produced heavy snow over western portions of metro Denver.
Snowfall amounts totaled 10 inches in Golden and 8 inches
at Strontia Springs Reservoir 15 miles southwest of Denver
in the South Platte Canyon. Snowfall at Stapleton
International Airport totaled only 3.6 inches...but north
winds gusting to 35 mph on the 11th produced occasional
visibilities as low as 1/4 mile in heavy snowfall and
11-13 In 1903...west to northwest chinook winds gusting to 34 mph
warmed the temperature to a high of 50 degrees on the 11th...
before temperatures rapidly plunged to a low of 14 degrees
behind a cold front. Light snow fell through the 13th and
totaled 4.2 inches in the city...while temperatures ranged
from a high of 14 degrees on the 12th to a low of 5 degrees
below zero on the 13th.
12 In 1874...5 inches of snow fell in downtown Denver. Melted
snow resulted in 0.31 inch of precipitation.
In 1875...forest fires burned very brightly in the foothills
to the west of Denver.
12-13 In 1915...heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches over downtown
Denver. Northwest winds were sustained to 24 mph on the
In 1951...heavy snowfall totaled 8.1 inches at Stapleton
Airport where northeast winds gusted to 28 mph on the 12th.
In 1968...snowfall totaled 5.6 inches at Stapleton
International Airport where northeast winds gusted to
26 mph. Snow fell all day on the 12th and into the morning
hours of the 13th.
In 1997...heavy snow fell in the foothills southwest of
Denver. Conifer...Evergreen...Morrison...and North Turkey
Creek received 6 to 8 inches of new snow overnight.
Only 0.2 inch of snow fell at the site of the former
Stapleton International Airport. North-northeast winds
gusted to 23 mph at Denver International Airport on the