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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED MAR 15 2017

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

9-19  In 1906...an extended cold and blustery period occurred with
        light snow totaling 14.4 inches over 11 consecutive days.
        The greatest amount of snow on a single day was 4.0 inches
        on the 15th.  Only a trace of snow fell on the 12th and 17th.
        High temperatures were below freezing for the entire period.
        The coldest were 14 degrees on the 16th and 18 degrees on the
        17th.  Both readings were record low maximums for the dates.
        Low temperatures were mostly in the single digits.  The
        coldest were 2 degrees below zero on the 16th and 5 degrees
        below zero on the 19th.  Northeast winds were sustained to
        22 mph on the 9th.  North winds were sustained to 36 mph on
        the 10th...32 mph on the 13th...and 22 mph on the 15th.
12-16 In 1880...a protracted cold spell resulted in 8 temperature
        records being set.  Record low temperatures for the date
        were set when the temperature dipped to 10 degrees below
        zero on the 13th and 14th...8 degrees below zero on the
        12th and 15th...and 4 degrees below zero on the 16th.
        Daily record low maximum temperatures were set with 11
        degrees on the 12th...12 degrees on the 13th...and 19 degrees
        on the 15th.
13-15 In 1906...snowfall totaled 8.0 inches over downtown Denver.
14-16 In 1908...a warm spell resulted in daily record high minimum
        temperatures on 3 consecutive days:  54 degrees on the
        14th...52 degrees on the 15th...and 56 degrees on the 16th...
        also the all-time record high minimum for the month of
        March.  High temperatures ranged from 65 degrees on the
        14th to 72 degrees on the 16th.
      In 1983...a heavy wet snowstorm buried metro Denver with the
        foothills receiving the most.  Conifer recorded 34 inches
        of snow with 4 feet measured at Coal Creek Canyon in the
        foothills northwest of Denver.  The storm left 6 to 10
        inches of snow across metro Denver.  Boulder received 12 to
        18 inches.  Flight operations at Stapleton International
        Airport were limited to one runway for a time.  Some roads
        and schools were closed...and power outages occurred when
        wet snow downed lines.  Snowfall on the 15th and 16th
        totaled 7.2 inches at Stapleton International Airport
        where north winds gusted to 30 mph.  Maximum snow depth
        on the ground was only 6 inches due to melting.
15    In 1902...northwest winds were sustained to 54 mph with gusts
        as high as 60 mph.
      In 1920...southwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts
        to 48 mph.  The strong but cold downslope winds warmed the
        high temperature to only 35 degrees.
      In 1935...strong winds howled across Boulder.  At Valmont a
        wind gust to 60 mph was recorded.  No damage was reported.
      In 2006...strong winds ranging from 60 to 75 mph were reported
        in and near the foothills of Boulder County.  In Longmont...
        two trees toppled by the strong winds damaged a car.  Winds
        gusted to 75 mph at the National Center for Atmospheric
        Research Mesa Laboratory in Boulder.  West winds gusted to
        52 mph at Denver International Airport.
15-16 In 2000...heavy upslope snowfall occurred in and near the
        Front Range foothills and over the Palmer Divide to the
        south of metro Denver.  Snowfall totals from the storm
        included:  17 inches at Idaho Springs; 16 inches at
        Aspen Springs; 12 inches in Boulder; 11 inches at Bailey...
        Chief Hosa...Coal Creek Canyon...Eldorado Springs...Evergreen...
        and near Morrison; 10 inches at Intercanyon...Ken Caryl
        Ranch...and near Nederland; 9 inches near Sedalia and in
        Wheat Ridge; and 8 inches in Arvada.  Snowfall totaled 5.4
        inches at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.  Northeast winds gusted to 28 mph at Denver
        International Airport on the 15th.

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