Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 180959
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST FRI NOV 18 2016
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
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.
16-18 In 1921...heavy snowfall totaled 6.5 inches over downtown
Denver. This was the only measurable snow of the month.
East winds were sustained to 14 mph on the 17th.
17-18 In 1869...the heaviest wind storm in 5 or 6 years raked the
eastern foothills including Boulder...Denver...Georgetown...
and Golden. Some hundreds of dollars in damage occurred
18 In 1872...fresh west winds contributed to the relative
humidity dipping to zero at 2:43 PM. The maximum
temperature was 54 degrees.
In 1907...heavy snowfall totaled 6.0 inches over downtown
Denver. Snow fell all day. North winds were sustained
to 19 mph.
In 1915...northwest winds were sustained to 42 mph with
gusts as high as 48 mph. It was windy most of the day.
In 1996...high winds struck the foothills west of Denver.
Wind gusts ranged from 70 to 75 mph. A few power lines
were downed...but no major outages were reported.
In 1998...strong downslope winds developed during the
morning. Wind gusts reached a peak of 72 mph at
Jefferson County Airport near Broomfield. West winds
gusted to 41 mph at Denver International Airport.
In 1999...high winds developed in and near the Front Range
foothills. The strong winds downed power lines...which
sparked several small brush fires. In Broomfield...
scaffolding was damaged at the Wadsworth Recreation
Center...while flying rocks broke several windows at a
local bank building. Peak wind gusts included: 91 mph
atop Blue Mountain near Wondervu...88 mph atop the Gamow
Tower on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder...
83 mph at Jefferson County Airport...81 mph at the
National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab above
Boulder...and 80 mph at Wondervu. West-northwest winds
gusted to 48 mph at Denver International Airport.
18-19 In 1975...snowfall totaled only 5.5 inches and north winds
gusted to 35 mph causing some blowing snow at Stapleton
International Airport...while a major blizzard struck
In 1985...4 to 7 inches of snow fell across metro Denver.
Snowfall totaled 4.4 inches at Stapleton International
Airport where north winds gusted to 23 mph.
In 1991...another strong winter storm produced heavy snow
over metro Denver. Snowfall totaled 9.5 inches at
Stapleton International Airport with 9 inches at Parker...
and 8 inches in southeast Denver...Morrison...and Wheat
Ridge. This second storm brought the 5 day (15th-19th)
snowfall total at Stapleton International Airport to
21.1 inches. The greatest depth of snow on the ground
was 13 inches on the morning of the 19th. The adverse
effects of the two storms were diminished by the lack
of significant winds.
18-20 In 1930...a major storm dumped a total of 13.6 inches of
snowfall over downtown Denver. Most of the snow...9.4
inches...fell on the 19th when north winds were sustained
to 23 mph. This was the only measurable snow of the
month. Temperatures hovered in the 20`s and lower 30`s.
In 1956...an intense winter storm dumped 12.8 inches of
snowfall on metro Denver. Strong north-northeast winds
gusting to 33 mph at Stapleton Airport frequently reduced
the visibility to 1/2 mile in snow and blowing snow on the
19th. Most of the snowfall...10.7 inches...occurred on the