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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST TUE NOV 14 2017

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

11-14 In 1970...heavy snowfall totaled 7.2 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where northeast winds gusted
        to 22 mph on the 12th and 14th.  Most of the snow...
        4.2 inches...fell on the 12th.
12-15 In 1909...light snowfall totaled 6.7 inches in downtown
        Denver over the 4 days.  This was the first measurable
        snowfall of the season.  Northeast winds were sustained
        to 15 mph on the 12th.
13-14 In 1925...heavy post-frontal snowfall totaled 6.4 inches
        overnight in downtown Denver.  Northwest winds were
        sustained to 27 mph with gusts to 29 mph on the 13th.
      In 1974...northwest winds gusted to 52 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport...warming the temperature to 60
        degrees shortly after midnight on the 13th.  A cold front
        cooled temperatures into the 20`s by late morning and
        produced snowfall of 3.7 inches.  The low temperature
        dipped to 14 degrees on the 14th.
      In 1993...an upper level low pressure system combined with a
        weak but moist upslope flow to produce heavy snow across
        metro Denver.  Snowfall amounts averaged 6 to 8 inches with
        up to 16 inches in the foothills at the Eldora Ski Area.
        Snowfall totaled 6.0 inches at Stapleton International
        Airport where north winds gusted to only 20 mph on the
        14th.  Most of the snow fell on the 14th.
      In 1994...heavy snow developed rapidly along the Front Range
        urban corridor with the heaviest snow over northwest metro
        Denver.  Sixteen to 18 inches of snow fell in Boulder...
        Lafayette...and Louisville.  This was the second heavy
        snowfall over northwest metro Denver in 10 days.  Eleven
        to 14 inches of snow were measured from Longmont southward
        into Aurora.  Snowfall totaled 12.1 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where northeast winds gusted to 29
        mph on the 13th.  Most of the snow...9.0 inches...fell on the
        14th.
      In 1997...heavy snow fell overnight in portions of Jefferson
        and Boulder counties.  About 5.5 inches of snow were
        reported in Boulder...while 4 inches were measured 12 miles
        southwest of Morrison and 6 miles southwest of Golden.
        Snowfall totaled only 1.8 inches at the site of the former
        Stapleton International Airport.  Northeast winds gusted
        to 26 mph at Denver International Airport.
14    In 1874...west winds blew at gale speeds from midnight until
        mid afternoon when the winds abated.  The maximum sustained
        velocity was 48 mph.
      In 1928...strong winds caused 3 hundred to 5 hundred dollars
        damage in Boulder.  Wind gusts to 70 mph were recorded at
        Valmont just east of Boulder.
      In 2006...an upper level jet stream combined with a high
        surface pressure gradient behind a cold front to produce
        strong winds across metro Denver.  A wind gust to 66 mph
        was recorded in Longmont.  North winds were sustained to
        38 mph with gusts to 52 mph at Denver International
        Airport where winds were strong and gusty most of the day.
14-15 In 1917...overnight rainfall was 0.03 inch.  This was the
        only measurable precipitation of the month...making it
        the 5th driest November on record.
      In 1985...3 to 6 inches of snow fell across metro Denver.
        Snowfall totaled 3.8 inches at Stapleton International
        Airport where northeast winds gusted to only 13 mph.
      In 2005...a winter storm that brought heavy snow to the
        mountains also spread heavy snow into the foothills to
        the west of Denver.  Snowfall totals included:  14 inches
        at Aspen Springs...13 inches near Pinecliffe...and 12 inches
        near Nederland.  Interstate 70 along with U.S. Highway 40
        had to be closed near Idaho Springs due to snow...poor
        visibility in blowing snow...numerous accidents...and an
        increased avalanche danger.  High winds were recorded in
        the foothills on the 14th.  Winds gusted to 89 mph at
        Georgetown and to 91 mph on Sugarloaf Mountain west of
        Boulder.  Strong microburst winds associated with a
        dissipating rain shower gusted to 61 mph at Denver
        International Airport on the 14th.
      In 2009...a storm system produced heavy snow over parts of
        Front Range Foothills...Urban Corridor and Palmer Divide.
        Storms totals in the Front Range Foothills included:
        13.5 inches...6 miles southwest of Evergreen and near
        Genesee; 13 inches...3 miles northwest of Idledale; 12
        inches...3 miles north of Conifer and near Kittredge; 11
        inches...12 miles southwest of Boulder and 3 miles
        southeast of Indian Hills and at Strontia Springs Dam;
        10 inches near Bailey...Bergen Park and Crow Hill; 9.5
        inches near Blackhawk and 4 miles east-northeast of
        Nederland. Across the Urban Corridor and Palmer Divide
        storm totals included: 12 inches at Highlands Ranch...11
        inches...5 miles south-southwest of Arapahoe Park and
        Louviers; 10 inches...4 miles south of Denver; 9 inches
        near Englewood...Lakewood...and Wheat Ridge; 8 inches at
        Aurora and 3 miles south-southwest of Castle Pines; 7.5
        inches...3 miles southeast of Denver; with 7 inches 2
        miles north-northeast of Commerce City.  At Denver
        International Airport...7.3 inches of snowfall was
        observed.
14-18 In 1964...the first measurable snowfall of the season
        totaled 6.0 inches at Stapleton International Airport
        where northeast winds gusted to 32 mph on the 14th.
        Most of the snow...4.2 inches...fell on the 14th.  This
        was the only measurable snow of the month.

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