Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 140959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST TUE FEB 14 2017
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
13-14 In 1895...a cold air mass settled over the city. High
temperatures of only 4 degrees on the 13th and 8 degrees
on the 14th were record low maximum temperatures for each
day. Low temperatures were 6 degrees below zero on the
13th and 5 degrees below zero on the 14th...but were not
records. Light snow totaled only 0.4 inch. Winds were
In 1960...snowfall totaled 6.1 inches and north-northwest
winds gusted to 39 mph at Stapleton Airport.
In 1967...high winds were widespread along the foothills where
wind gusts of 60 to 90 mph were common. A wind gust to 108
mph was measured at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research in Boulder. Sustained winds of 50 to 55 mph with
gusts as high as 70 mph were recorded in downtown Boulder.
An estimated 3 thousand dollars in damage occurred to
mobile homes in Boulder. Power lines were downed over a
wide area. At Stapleton International Airport...west winds
gusted to 32 mph on the 13th and southwest winds gusted to
48 mph on the 14th.
In 1972...winds gusted to 67 mph at the National Bureau of
Standards in Boulder. Wind gusts to 49 mph were measured
in downtown Boulder. West winds gusted to 26 mph at
Stapleton International Airport.
In 2001...heavy snow fell across metro Denver and in the
foothills. Snowfall totals included: 8 inches at
Evergreen; 7 inches atop Crow Hill and in Lakewood;
6 inches in Denver...Doubleheader...Eldorado Springs...
Morrison...and Pine Junction. Snowfall totaled 4.8 inches
at the site of the former Stapleton International Airport.
Northeast winds gusted to 33 mph at Denver International
Airport on the 13th.
14 In 1918...southwest winds were sustained to 41 mph with a
measured extreme velocity to 46 mph.
In 1987...metro Denver received only 3 to 4 inches of snow...
but the foothills west of Boulder received up to 11 inches
of snow. Snowfall totaled 4.2 inches at Stapleton
International Airport where north winds gusted to 31 mph.
In 1988...winds gusted to 81 mph at Echo Lake.
In 2002...high winds developed in the Front Range foothills
during the early morning hours. Winds gusted to 84 mph...
11 miles north of Central City. West winds gusted to
43 mph at Denver International Airport.
14-15 In 1960...heavy snowfall totaled 6.1 inches at Stapleton
In 1965...5.4 inches of snow fell at Stapleton International
Airport behind a cold front. North-northeast winds gusted
to 32 mph. Winds were strong and gusty all day and caused
considerable blowing snow...contributing to hazardous
driving conditions mainly to the east of Denver.
In 1984...a snow and wind storm howled across eastern Colorado
closing I-70 east of Denver. This was the second blizzard
in less than 4 days. Only 0.5 inch of new snow fell at
Stapleton International Airport...but north winds gusted
to 51 mph.