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National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
645 PM MST SAT JAN 14 2017

...This week in metro Denver weather history...

13-16 In 1888...a cold air mass settled over the city and caused
        temperatures to plunge well below zero on four consecutive
        days...but only one temperature record was set.  Minimum
        temperatures dipped to 4 degrees below zero on the 13th...
        19 degrees below zero on the 14th...20 degrees below zero
        on the 15th...and 11 degrees below zero on the 16th.  The
        maximum temperature of only 4 degrees below zero on the
        14th was a record low maximum for the date.  North winds
        were sustained to 30 mph on the 13th.
14-15 In 1908...heavy post-frontal snowfall totaled 6.5 inches
        overnight.  North winds were sustained to 32 mph.  The
        temperature dropped 41 degrees in 24 hours from a reading
        of 48 degrees at 8:00 PM on the 14th to only 7 degrees at
        8:00 PM on the 15th.
      In 1950...strong winds occurred in Boulder and Louisville.
        Winds in excess of 60 mph were recorded at Valmont.  Minor
        damage was reported.  Southwest winds gusted to 50 mph
        at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1959...a total of 5.5 inches of snow fell at Stapleton
        Airport.
      In 1992...snow spread from the mountains across metro Denver.
        The heaviest snow was across the northern portion of the
        area where 7 inches fell at Thornton.  At Stapleton
        International Airport...only 3.4 inches of snowfall were
        recorded and northeast winds gusting to 37 mph caused
        some blowing snow on the 14th.
      In 1999...high winds howled across metro Denver.  In Commerce
        City...strong winds toppled 3 utility poles resulting in a
        power outage to 600 homes.  High wind reports included:
        108 mph at Wondervu...80 mph at the Hiwan Golf Course in
        Evergreen...76 mph at Aspen Springs...75 mph at the Jefferson
        County Airport near Broomfield...74 mph in Boulder...and 70
        mph at Georgetown.  West to northwest winds gusted to 48
        mph...the highest wind gust of the month...and warmed the
        temperature to a high of 60 degrees at Denver International
        Airport on the 15th.
14-21 In 1930...a protracted cold spell occurred when low temperatures
        plunged below zero on 8 consecutive days.  The coldest low
        temperatures of 20 degrees below zero on the 17th and 19
        degrees below zero on the 16th were record minimums for
        the dates.  High temperatures during the period ranged from
        18 on the 18th to zero on the 20th.  Two degrees on the
        15th was a record low maximum temperature for the date.
15    In 1875...the wind backed from the southwest to the northeast
        before noon.  The temperature fell 48 degrees in one hour...
        from a high of 52 degrees to only 4 degrees between
        11:30 AM and 12:30 PM...as cold Arctic air surged back over
        the city.
      In 1888...the low temperature dipped to 20 degrees below
        zero.
      In 1906...southwest winds were sustained to 44 mph.
      In 1921...south winds were sustained to 44 mph with gusts to
        48 mph.  The winds warmed the temperature to a high of
        63 degrees.  The low temperature of only 47 degrees was a
        record high minimum for the date.
      In 1943...strong chinook winds struck the Front Range
        foothills.  Wind gusts to 96 mph were recorded at Valmont
        in east Boulder...with 90 mph measured at Boulder Airport.
        Some damage occurred.
      In 1976...strong chinook winds with peak gusts of 70 to 80 mph
        were recorded along the foothills.  Northwest winds gusted
        to 46 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1982...a vigorous cold front plunged temperatures 22
        degrees in an hour from 39 to 17 degrees.  Strong northeast
        winds at 30 mph with gusts to 46 mph...along with some snow
        flurries...reduced the visibility to 1 mile in blowing dust
        at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1987...heavy snow hit metro Denver.  Snowfall totaled 10.3
        inches at Stapleton International Airport...but amounts
        across the area ranged from 3 inches in southeast Aurora
        to 18 inches in the western and southwestern suburbs.  Only
        an inch of snow was measured at Castle Rock.  A half foot to
        a foot of snow fell in the foothills west of Denver and
        Boulder.  Some schools were closed due to the storm.
        Temperatures hovered in the teens most of the day at
        Stapleton International Airport where north winds gusted
        to 30 mph.
      In 1988...high winds were clocked in Boulder with a gust to 70
        mph recorded at Table Mesa.
      In 1998...strong winds developed in and near the Front Range
        foothills.  Winds gusted to 71 mph at Jefferson County
        Airport near Broomfield.  South-southwest winds gusted to
        only 25 mph at Denver International Airport.
15-16 In 1967...a major windstorm struck Boulder.  The storm was
        described at the time as the worst single windstorm in the
        history of Boulder in terms of damage.  Winds reached 125
        mph at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and at
        Boulder airport.  Winds gusted to 84 mph downtown.  Damage
        totaled a half million dollars in Boulder where some minor
        injuries were reported.  At the Boulder Municipal Airport...
        14 light airplanes were severely damaged.  The second floor
        of a warehouse was blown down...damaging two nearby moving
        vans.  A mobile home was blown over south of Boulder...
        injuring one woman.  The roof of a department store was
        blown in.  There was widespread damage to houses...autos...
        and power lines from wind and flying debris.  Strong winds
        also occurred in Denver and Golden...but damage was only
        minor.  At Stapleton International Airport...west winds
        gusted to 43 mph on the 15th and to 45 mph on the 16th.
      In 1981...heavy snow of 6 to 10 inches accumulated across
        metro Denver.  Snowfall totaled only 1.8 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where east winds gusted to 21 mph on
        the 15th.
      In 1991...a Pacific storm system moved across metro Denver.
        Snowfall totaled 3 to 7 inches with 3 inches in Aurora...
        Denver...and Castle Rock...4 inches in Arvada...and 7 inches
        at South Platte Station just southwest of Denver.
        Snowfall totaled only 2.9 inches at Stapleton International
        Airport where north winds gusted to 21 mph on the 16th.
      In 2001...heavy snow fell across the Front Range foothills
        and urban corridor.  The combination of careless driving
        and snowpacked highways resulted in 3 multi-vehicle
        accidents involving 30 vehicles...along I-25 in Douglas
        County.  Eleven people were injured and one was killed.
        Snow amounts included:  11 inches in Evergreen; 10 inches
        at Eldorado Springs and Genesee; 8 inches at Broomfield...
        Ken Caryl Ranch...and Thornton; and 5 to 7 inches in
        Arvada...Bailey...Crow Hill...Gross Reservoir...Lakewood...
        Louisville...Westminster...and near Loveland.  Snowfall
        totaled 2.7 inches at the site of the former Stapleton
        International Airport.
15-23 In 1962...a protracted cold spell kept metro Denver in the
        deep freeze for more than a week.  From the 15th thru the
        23rd...low temperatures were zero or below for 9 consecutive
        days...but a daily record low was set only on the 22nd when
        the temperature dipped to 14 degrees below zero.  A record
        low maximum for the date was also set on the 22nd when the
        temperature climbed to only 11 degrees.  The coldest high
        temperature was 3 degrees above zero on the 21st...which did
        not break the record.  The protracted cold was broken for
        only a few hours on the afternoon of the 20th when chinook
        winds warmed the temperature to a high of 38 degrees before
        another surge of cold Arctic air plunged temperatures
        back into the deep freeze that evening.  The severe cold
        caused much damage to water systems.  A woman was frozen to
        death at Morrison.  There were other deaths attributable to
        the weather...including traffic deaths and heart attacks
        from overexertion.
16    In 1911...a trace of rain fell...a rare event in January.
      In 1935...rainfall was 0.01 inch during the afternoon...a
        rare event in January.
      In 1989...wind gusts to 80 mph were reported in southwest
        Boulder.  Winds reached 100 mph at Rollinsville in the
        foothills southwest of Boulder.  In Golden...the wind blew
        a 25-foot trailer through a fence and flipped it over.
        West winds gusted to 37 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport where the chinook winds warmed the temperature
        to a high of 49 degrees.
16-17 In 1886...a brief cold spell resulted in two temperature
        records.  High temperatures of zero degrees on the 16th
        and 2 degrees below zero on the 17th were both record
        low maximums for the dates.  Low temperatures of
        8 degrees below zero on the 16th and 16 degrees below
        zero on the 17th were not records.
      In 1930...temperatures plunging well below zero resulted
        in two records.  Low temperatures of 19 degrees below
        zero on the 16th and 20 degrees below zero on the 17th
        were record low temperatures for the dates.  High
        temperatures were 4 degrees on the 16th and 15 degrees
        on the 17th.  Light snowfall totaled 4.0 inches.  North
        winds were sustained to 18 mph on the 16th.
      In 1964...high winds struck the eastern foothills.  Gale
        velocity winds were recorded in Boulder with gusts to 83
        mph measured at Rocky Flats.  Several airplanes were
        damaged at the Jefferson County Airport in Broomfield.
        Roofs...walls...and parts of buildings were blown away at
        various locations.  Power poles and trees were blown over.
16-18 In 1943...light snowfall totaled 3.2 inches over the 3 days.
        This was the only measurable snow of the month.  North
        winds were sustained to 20 mph on the 16th.
      In 2011...very strong winds associated with an upper level
        jetstream over Colorado produced blizzard conditions in
        the mountains above timberline.  Peak wind gusts
        included:  99 mph atop Loveland Pass...94 mph...2 miles
        southwest of Mary Jane...80 mph atop Berthoud Pass and
        79 mph atop Niwot Ridge.  Storm totals in the ski areas
        west of Denver ranged from 8 to 14 inches.
17    In 1872...light snow fell during the morning and continued
        into the afternoon until 3:30 PM.  The sky commenced to
        clear a little before 2:00 PM...but snow fell thickly for
        at least half an hour even though the sky was perfectly
        clear overhead.  Melted snow totaled 0.33 inches.
      In 1888...northwest winds were sustained to 46 mph in the city.
      In 1905...intermittent rain...unusual in January...occurred
        during the day.  The rain changed to snow during the late
        evening...but ended before midnight.  Snowfall was 2.0 inches.
        Precipitation totaled 0.62 inch.  The temperature ranged
        from a high of 44 degrees to a low of 32 degrees.
      In 1950...wind gusts to 62 mph caused some blowing dust at
        Stapleton Airport.
      In 1982...one of the worst wind storms in many years hit the
        Front Range foothills.  The strongest winds occurred in
        Boulder where at 2:30 AM a wind gust to 147 mph was recorded
        at the National Center for Atmospheric Research...on the mesa
        in southwest Boulder.  At this location 20 wind gusts over
        120 mph were clocked between 1:00 AM and 9:00 AM.  An
        estimated 40 percent of all buildings in Boulder received
        at least minor wind damage.  About 50 homes were damaged
        enough to be uninhabitable.  At least 15 homes in the Table
        Mesa area of Boulder lost roofs.  Twenty small airplanes
        were destroyed at the Boulder airport.  Utility poles were
        snapped in two...and about one-seventh of the buildings in
        the area were without power.  Insured damage totaled 20
        million dollars making the wind storm the most costly
        on record in Colorado at the time.
      In 1989...high winds were recorded along the eastern foothills
        with gusts to 90 mph recorded at Rollinsville.  North of
        Denver on I-25...the wind injured two men when their tractor
        trailer was blown off the road and rolled.  West winds
        gusted to 48 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1990...an intense but localized snow storm caught many
        people by surprise when it dumped 3 to 6 inches of snow
        during a 3-hour period across portions of Boulder County.
        The storm swath approximately 20 to 30 miles wide stretched
        northeast from Boulder to just east of Longmont.  Only
        light snow fell over the remainder of metro Denver with
        0.2 inch of snowfall measured at Stapleton International
        Airport where northeast winds gusted to 30 mph.
      In 1998...strong winds in the foothills spread over the plains
        mainly north of metro Denver.  Winds gusted to 75 mph at
        Golden Gate Canyon.  West winds gusted to 34 mph at Denver
        International Airport.
17-18 In 1974...rare overnight January rainfall totaled 0.12 inch
        on the 17th and 0.26 inch on the 18th when it was
        briefly mixed with snow.
      In 2012...Damaging winds developed in and near the Front Range.
        In Boulder...the high winds knocked down several trees...power
        poles and electrical lines. Some of the fallen trees damaged
        homes and automobiles. A semi-trailer was blown on its side
        along State Highway 93 near Marshall. Peak wind gusts
        included: 104 mph in south Boulder; 98 mph...3 miles
        southwest of Pinecliffe; 95 mph...2 miles northwest of Rocky
        Flats; 92 mph...at State Highway 93 near Marshall; 87 mph at
        Berthoud Pass and in Boulder Canyon; 80 mph...5 miles west-
        northwest of Boulder; 83 mph at NCAR Mesa Lab; 78 mph...8
        miles northeast of Four Corners; 79 mph at the National Wind
        Technology Center; 76 mph at Wondervu; 75 mph atop Loveland
        Pass and the NCAR Foothills Lab in Boulder; 74 mph at Blue
        Mountain...Boulder Municipal Airport...1 mile northwest of
        Lyons; 73 mph...4 miles east-northeast of Nederland; 72 mph
        at the Junction of State Highways 72 and 93; 62 mph in
        Superior; and 61 mph at Erie Municipal Airport. A peak wind
        gust of 38 mph from the northwest was observed at Denver
        International Airport.
18    In 1874...light rain...rare in January...changed to snow
        which totaled 3 inches.
      In 1959...strong gusty winds caused damage to buildings...
        airplanes...trees...and a radio tower in Boulder...
        Broomfield...Denver...and Longmont.  A wind gust to 70 mph
        was recorded in Longmont.  In Boulder...the top of a radio
        tower was toppled and signs...trees...and trailer houses were
        blown over.  In southwest Denver...a mother and child were
        injured when their car was struck by a sign that had blown
        loose in the wind.  Minor damage to buildings and power
        lines was reported in the area.  Northwest winds gusted
        to 38 mph at Stapleton Airport.  Post-frontal east
        northeast winds gusted to 40 mph.
      In 1961...northeast winds gusted to 29 mph and snowfall
        totaled only 0.1 inch at Stapleton Airport...but 2 to 7
        inches of snow fell in the foothills west of Denver.
      In 1975...a strong cold front roared through metro Denver
        producing north wind gusts to 52 mph and briefly reducing
        the visibility at Stapleton International Airport to less
        than 5/8 mile in blowing dust.  The windstorm caused
        considerable damage to utility lines...homes...fences...
        commercial buildings...autos...and schools.  Heaviest
        damage was near the foothills where winds hit 80 mph
        at Boulder and at Rocky Flats northwest of Denver.
        The cold front caused temperatures to drop 13 degrees
        in one hour.  Temperatures fell from a maximum of 61
        degrees in the early afternoon to a minimum of 31 degrees
        before midnight.
      In 1984...the coldest morning of the new year produced
        record breaking temperatures with a low of 19 degrees
        below zero for the date at Denver.  Many other cities
        also reported record cold.
      In 1985...highs winds occurred in the foothills with gusts
        reported to 60 mph at Evergreen.  Northwest winds gusted
        to 38 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1986...wind gusts to 60 mph were reported in Boulder.
        West winds gusted to 31 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport.
      In 1999...damaging downslope winds caused problems in the
        foothills.  In Eldora...the roof was blown off an A-frame
        house.  Peak wind gusts included:  100 mph at Central
        City...84 mph at Wondervu...77 mph atop Blue Mountain...
        75 mph in Golden Gate Canyon...72 mph at the Rocky Flats
        Environmental Test Facility...and 70 mph at the National
        Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory near
        Boulder.  West winds gusted to 36 mph and warmed
        the temperature to a high of 63 degrees...the highest
        reading of the month at Denver International Airport.
      In 2006...high winds occurred in northern Jefferson and
        southern Boulder counties.  A peak wind gust to 81 mph
        was recorded near Superior along with a gust to 80 mph
        near Boulder.  Five teenagers started a grassfire near
        Plainview atop Rocky Flats.  The high winds coupled
        with very dry conditions allowed the fire to quickly
        spread...forcing the evacuation of dozens of residents
        and the closure of State Highways 93 and 72.  The fire
        consumed 2700 acres and destroyed two outbuildings.  No
        homes were damaged and no one was injured by the blaze.
        West winds gusted to 30 mph at Denver International
        Airport.
18-19 In 1980...a slow moving storm deposited 4 to 10 inches of
        snow across metro Denver with the greatest amounts in the
        foothills.  Flights were delayed 30 to 40 minutes at
        Stapleton International Airport where snowfall totaled
        5.5 inches and north winds gusted to 22 mph.
      In 1988...a blizzard produced strong winds and heavy snow
        across eastern Colorado.  Ten-foot drifts were common and
        many roads were closed including I-70...I-76...and I-25.
        In the Denver area...4.0 inches of snow fell at Stapleton
        International Airport where north winds gusting to 40 mph
        reduced the visibility to 1/2 mile at times.
18-20 In 1958...snowfall totaled 6.9 inches at Stapleton Airport
        where east-northeast winds gusted to 26 mph on the 18th.
18-24 In 2005...a week of mid-winter unseasonably warm weather
        pushed high temperatures into the 60`s or more on all
        but one day.  During the period...the highest temperature
        of 70 degrees on the 20th was a new record maximum for
        the date.  Low temperatures remained above freezing on
        4 of the days.
19    In 1883...the low temperature dropped to 20 degrees below
        zero...and the high temperature of only 9 degrees below
        zero was the record low maximum for January...which
        was equaled on January 11...1963.
      In 1887...west winds sustained to 48 mph warmed the
        temperature in the city to a high of 67 degrees...which
        was the highest temperature of the month that year.
      In 1890...northwest winds were sustained to 42 mph with
        gusts to 45 mph in the city.
      In 1903...northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with an
        extreme velocity of 44 mph.
      In 1911...west chinook winds sustained to 42 mph warmed
        the temperature to a high of 66 degrees.
      In 1916...sleet (grains of ice) fell for 15 minutes.  This
        is a rare occurrence in Denver.
      In 1990...7 to 10 inches of snow fell across metro Denver.
        Strong winds...drifting snow...and poor visibility caused
        the closure of I-70 from Denver east to the Kansas border.
        However...at Stapleton International Airport north winds
        gusted to only 17 mph.  Several schools and businesses
        were forced to close.  Weather-related delays of up to
        90 minutes hampered aircraft operations at Stapleton
        International Airport where snowfall from the storm
        totaled 7.5 inches.
      In 2002...high winds occurred over portions of the northern
        mountains and eastern foothills.  Wind reports included:
        74 mph at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
        atop the mesa in Boulder and 71 mph at the Eldora Ski
        Resort west of Boulder.
      In 2003...a wind gust to 75 mph was recorded at the
        National Wind Technology Center atop Rocky Flats
        to the northwest of Denver.  West winds gusted to
        36 mph at Denver International Airport.
19-20 In 1935...snowfall of only 0.8 inch during the evening of
        the 19th was the only measurable snowfall of the month.
        The light snow developed behind an Arctic cold front as
        temperatures plunged to a low of 13 degrees below zero
        on the 20th.  High temperature of only 2 degrees on the
        20th was a record low maximum for the date.  Northeast
        winds were sustained to 16 mph on the 19th.
      In 1986...chinook winds gusting to 39 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport provided record breaking warmth.
        The warmest temperature of the month...68 degrees on the
        19th...was also a record high for the date.  The low
        temperature of 41 degrees on the 20th equaled the record
        high minimum for the date.
      In 1991...a strong cold front moved south across metro Denver.
        Upslope conditions produced 3 to 6 inches of snow along the
        Front Range with 5 inches in Westminster and 4 inches in
        Thornton.  Snowfall measured 4.9 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where north winds gusted to 31 mph.
20    In 1894...northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with
        gusts to 45 mph in the city.
      In 1911...west chinook winds sustained to 46 mph warmed the
        temperature to a high of 62 degrees.
      In 1975...a warm chinook wind produced a west wind gust to
        53 mph at Stapleton International Airport.  Winds were
        much stronger near the foothills...where 80 mph winds in
        Boulder caused damage to homes...buildings...power lines...
        and autos.
      In 1986...high winds buffeted the foothills from Denver north.
        The strongest reported wind was 72 mph in Fort Collins.  A
        wind gust to 39 mph was reported at Stapleton International
        Airport in Denver.
      In 1996...high winds developed for a short time in the
        Front Range foothills in the wake of a weak upper level
        disturbance.  Wondervu recorded a peak wind gust to 90 mph...
        while winds gusted to 84 mph atop Squaw Mountain near
        Idaho Springs.  West winds gusted to only 29 mph at
        Denver International Airport.
      In 2011...a snowboarder and his dog were killed when he
        triggered an avalanche in the backcountry northeast of
        Berthoud Pass.
20-21 In 1973...a major storm produced 7.5 inches of snowfall at
        Stapleton International Airport where north winds gusted
        to 32 mph causing some blowing snow.
      In 2002...high winds developed over portions of the northern
        mountains and Front Range foothills.  Several trees were
        blown down in Gilpin County along State Highways 119 and
        46.  Wind gust reports included:  90 mph 11 miles north
        of Central City...83 mph near Fritz Peak...76 mph at Aspen
        Springs...and 80 mph at Nederland.  West winds gusted to
        only 39 mph at Denver International Airport on the 20th.
20-22 In 1937...a second incursion of cold Arctic in less than two
        weeks kept temperatures in the deep freeze for three days...
        even though only one temperature record was set during the
        period.  Temperatures were below zero for an estimated 53
        consecutive hours.  The below zero period would have
        been longer had the temperatures on the 20th not climbed
        to a high of 1 degree after a low of 8 degrees below zero.
        On the 21st...the high temperature of 1 degree below zero
        was a record low maximum for the date.  Low readings on
        both the 21st and 22nd were 9 degrees below zero.
      In 1971...high winds raked Boulder.  Wind gusts to 77 mph were
        recorded at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
        Winds gusted to 83 mph in south Boulder and to 68 mph in
        downtown Boulder.  Minor personal injuries occurred...and
        reported damage to structures totaled 15 thousand dollars.
        On the 21st...northwest winds gusted to 44 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.  The chinook winds warmed the
        temperature to a high of 69 degrees on the 20th...which
        equaled the record for the date.
      In 1993...sporadic high winds along the east slopes of the
        Front Range during the early morning hours of the 20th
        moved onto the foothills and plains by the 22nd.  Wind
        gusts of 55 to 65 mph were common.  Some significant wind
        reports included 82 mph at Rollinsville and atop Squaw
        Mountain west of Denver...and 75 mph on Rocky Flats.  At
        Stapleton International Airport...west winds gusted to 35
        mph on the 20th...44 mph on the 21st...and 55 mph on the
        22nd.
21    In 1897...west winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts to
        45 mph.  The warm chinook winds produced a high temperature
        of 51 degrees and a low temperature of 36 degrees.
      In 1943...strong west winds gusted to 92 mph at Boulder
        Airport.  Strong winds were common along the foothills.
        Some damage occurred.
      In 1950...wind gusts to 50 mph produced some blowing dust at
        Stapleton Airport.
      In 1997...high winds along the Front Range foothills caused
        an empty 18-wheeler to overturn on I-70 near the Morrison
        and C-470 exits.  The truck landed on top of a passenger
        car traveling beside it.  The drivers received only minor
        injuries.  West-northwest winds gusted to 36 mph at Denver
        International Airport.
      In 2007...two storm systems...one moving to the south and east
        of the region...and the other brushing from the west...
        contributed to heavy snow along the Front Range Foothills...
        Urban Corridor and adjacent plains.  The heaviest snow fell
        south and east of Denver where a blizzard developed during
        the late morning and early afternoon hours.  In and near the
        Front Range Foothills and Palmer Divide...storm totals ranged
        from 6 to 15 inches.  Very strong winds produced extensive
        blowing and drifting snow along I-70...from just east of
        Denver to near Limon.  Sustained winds from 30 to 45 mph
        were measured with peak gusts to 60 mph.  As a result...snow
        drifts 2 to 4 feet in depth made some roads impassable with
        whiteout conditions reported.  North winds gusted to 40 mph
        at Denver International Airport.  Snowfall totaled 6.1
        inches at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.
21-22 In 1972...wind gusts to 74 mph were recorded at the National
        Bureau of Standards in Boulder...while in downtown Boulder
        wind gusts to 56 mph were measured.  The strong winds
        overturned a plane at the Arapahoe County Airport.  A
        motorcyclist died of injuries when he was blown off a
        Boulder County road.  Northwest winds gusted to 39 mph
        at Stapleton International Airport on the 21st.
      In 1999...heavy snow developed across portions of metro
        Denver and in the foothills.  Snowfall totals included:
        8 inches in Golden Gate Canyon...Intercanyon...Rollinsville...
        and Parker; 7 inches at Aspen Springs...Gross Reservoir...
        Pine Junction...and 5 miles south of Sedalia; 6 inches at
        Highlands Ranch; and 5 inches at Eaglecrest...Eldorado
        Springs...and Louisville.  Snowfall totaled 2.6 inches at
        the site of the former Stapleton International Airport.
        On the 21st...north-northwest winds gusted to 31 mph at
        Denver International Airport.

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