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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT SAT OCT 28 2017

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

27-28 In 1874...strong west winds in Boulder along with a
        reported tornado produced 150 dollars in damage.
      In 1913...a strong cold front produced sustained northeast
        winds to 35 mph with gusts as high as 38 mph on the 27th.
        Overnight snowfall totaled 5.8 inches.  Temperatures
        plunged to a low of 17 degrees on the morning of the 28th
        after a high of 60 degrees on the 27th.
27-30 In 2009...a powerful early season storm brought heavy
        snow to the Front Range. The combination of a deep
        northeasterly upslope flow coupled with abundant moisture
        and lift with the developing storm system produced an
        extended period of moderate to heavy snowfall. The heavy
        wet snow accumulated on trees and resulted in broken
        branches and scattered electrical outages.  Interstates 70
        and 76 were closed east of Denver. Numerous other roads
        and highways were shut down. The Red Cross set up numerous
        emergency shelters for stranded travelers. The blowing
        snow at Denver International Airport forced the
        cancellation of hundreds of flights. Schools were also
        closed. In the foothills storm totals included: 46 inches...
        3 miles southeast of Pinecliffe; 42 inches...3 miles
        southwest of Conifer; 34 inches...3 miles north of
        Blackhawk; 30 inches at Aspen Springs and near Evergreen...
        23 inches at Roxborough Park...and 20 inches...3 miles
        south-southeast of Morrison. Across the Urban Corridor
        storm totals included: 25 inches in Highlands Ranch;
        21.5 inches near Louisville...20.5 inches in Broomfield...
        20 inches at Lafayette...17.5 inches in Boulder...17 inches
        in Westminster...16.5 inches in Erie; 15.5 inches in
        Arvada and 5 miles west-northwest of Littleton...15 inches
        in Littleton...14 inches in Englewood...13.5 inches in
        Lakewood and 6 miles north of Thornton; 13.3 inches at
        Denver International Airport...11 inches...4 miles south of
        Denver; 10.5 inches...2 miles north of Cherry Hills Village
        and Niwot.
28    In snowfall totaled 6.5 inches in the
        city.  North winds sustained to 30 mph with gusts to 33
        mph caused the temperature to plunge from a high of 58
        degrees to a low of 9 degrees by midnight.
      In 1967...winds gusted to 65 mph in downtown Boulder...causing
        minor damage.  South winds gusted to 32 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1991...the first major snow of the season hit metro Denver
        as a cold Arctic air mass moved over the area.  Snowfall
        amounts across northeast Colorado ranged from 3 to 10
        inches with 4.4 inches of snowfall recorded at Stapleton
        International Airport where north winds gusted to 22 mph.
        The low temperature dipped to 13 degrees.
      In 1993...high winds buffeted the Front Range foothills.  A
        wind gust to 83 mph was recorded atop Squaw Mountain...35
        miles west of Denver...and a gust to 76 mph occurred near
        Rollinsville southwest of Boulder.
28-29 In upper level disturbance combined with a moist
        upslope flow to bring heavy snow to portions of metro
        Denver.  Snowfall amounts ranged from 5.4 inches at
        Stapleton International Airport to 14 inches in Boulder.
        New snowfall totaled 8 inches at Gross Reservoir in the
        foothills 5 miles southwest of Boulder.  On the 28th...north
        winds gusted to 30 mph at Stapleton International Airport
        where the temperature climbed to only 25 degrees on the
        29th...equaling the record low maximum for the date.
28-30 In 1971...a vigorous cold front plunged temperatures from a
        high of 70 degrees on the 27th to record low levels on the
        29th and 30th.  Snowfall totaled 3.1 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where north winds gusted to 23 mph.
        Some freezing drizzle also fell on the 28th.  Record daily
        low maximum temperatures of 32 degrees on the 28th and 25
        degrees on the 29th were established along with a daily
        record minimum of 13 degrees on the 30th.
28-31 In 1929...rain changed to snow on the afternoon of the 28th
        and continued until midday on the 30th followed by
        intermittent light snow which continued through the 31st.
        Snowfall over the four days totaled 16.2 inches in the
        city.  Most of the snow...8.5 inches...fell on the 29th
        with 6.1 inches on the 30th.  Temperatures hovered in
        20`s during most of the storm.

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