Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 130959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST MON FEB 13 2017
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
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
11-13 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.
12-13 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
13 In 1886...northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph during
the early morning hours...but winds were strong and gusty
In 1918...west winds were sustained to 42 mph with a measured
extreme velocity to 44 mph. The strong chinook winds
warmed the temperature to a high of 58 degrees.
In 1988...high winds raked metro Denver. Boulder reported a
wind gust to 67 mph with 63 mph at Lakewood and 49 mph at
Stapleton International Airport. The strong winds toppled
a tree onto a car in Aurora. Northwest winds gusting to
49 mph at Stapleton International Airport warmed the
temperature to a high of 64 degrees.
In 2010...a peak wind gust to 89 mph was recorded in Boulder.
North winds gusted to 28 mph at Denver International
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.