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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
645 PM MST SAT DEC 6 2014

...THIS WEEK IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

2-17  IN 1939...MORE THAN 2 WEEKS OF UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER
        MADE THE MONTH THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD.  SEVEN DAILY
        TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET...INCLUDING THE ALL TIME
        RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF 79 DEGREES ON
        THE 5TH.  DAYTIME HIGHS WERE BALMY WITH 14 DAYS IN THE
        60`S AND 70`S.  LOW TEMPERATURES DIPPED TO FREEZING OR
        BELOW ON ONLY 5 DAYS.  THE PERIOD WAS DRY WITH ONLY A
        TRACE OF SNOW ON THE 12TH.
3-15  IN 1972...A PROTRACTED COLD SPELL HELD AN ICY GRIP ON METRO
        DENVER WHEN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES NEVER REACHED ABOVE
        FREEZING FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM THE 3RD THROUGH
        THE 12TH AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW ZERO ON
        ELEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE 15TH.
        DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET WITH 15 DEGREES
        BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH...17 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 6TH...
        AND 18 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 10TH.  DAILY RECORD LOW
        MAXIMUM READINGS WERE SET WITH 3 DEGREES ON THE 6TH AND
        6 DEGREES ON THE 9TH.  THE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WERE
        CAUSED BY 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW COVER AND A CANADIAN AIR
        MASS.
5-7   IN 1978...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED HEAVY SNOW ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...SNOWFALL TOTALED 8.5
        INCHES...NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 46 MPH...AND TEMPERATURES
        PLUNGED FROM A HIGH OF 49 DEGREES ON THE 5TH TO A LOW OF
        ONLY 6 DEGREES ON THE 6TH.  MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 6 DEGREES
        ON THE 7TH WAS A NEW DAILY RECORD LOW MAXIMUM READING.  MOST
        OF THE SNOW...6.7 INCHES...FELL ON THE 5TH.
5-8   IN 1983...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS EACH
        DAY.  WIND GUSTS TO 63 MPH WERE REGISTERED IN GOLDEN GATE
        CANYON ON THE EVENING OF THE 5TH.  ON THE EVENING OF THE
        6TH...WINDS KNOCKED DOWN TREES...SNAPPED POWER LINES...AND BLEW
        OUT WINDOWS ACROSS METRO DENVER.  GUSTS WERE CLOCKED TO 102
        MPH IN SOUTHWEST METRO DENVER...WHILE WIND GUSTS TO 38 MPH
        WERE RECORDED AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  ON THE
        7TH...WINDS OVERTURNED A TRACTOR TRAILER NEAR CASTLE ROCK.
        AFTER MIDNIGHT ON THE 8TH...GUSTS TO 97 MPH WERE REPORTED IN
        SOUTHEAST BOULDER.  WIND SPEEDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WERE
        REPORTED IN OTHER PARTS OF METRO DENVER.
6-7   IN 1953...HIGH WINDS BUFFETED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  WIND
        GUSTS TO 80 MPH OCCURRED ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN.  IN DENVER
        WINDS GUSTED TO 65 MPH.  DAMAGE IN BOULDER TOTALED 15
        HUNDRED DOLLARS.
7     IN 1897...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 53 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        66 MPH.  THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A
        HIGH OF 62 DEGREES...THE WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH.
      IN 1957...A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT PRODUCED A DUST STORM AS IT
        MOVED SOUTH ACROSS METRO DENVER.  WEST-NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS
        TO 59 MPH WERE RECORDED AT STAPLETON AIRPORT WHERE THE
        SURFACE VISIBILITY WAS BRIEFLY REDUCED TO 1/2 MILE IN
        BLOWING DUST.  LIGHT SNOWFALL OF ONLY 0.8 INCH FOLLOWED
        THE PASSAGE OF A SECONDARY CANADIAN COLD FRONT.
      IN 1958...THE WORST WIND STORM IN SEVERAL YEARS CAUSED 10
        THOUSAND DOLLARS DAMAGE IN BOULDER WHERE WIND GUSTS WERE
        ESTIMATED TO 75 MPH.
      IN 1977 WINDS UP TO 115 MPH WERE REPORTED IN THE BOULDER
        AREA WHERE ONE HOUSE WAS UNROOFED AND ANOTHER DAMAGED.
        ONE WOMAN WAS KNOCKED DOWN BY THE WIND AND INJURED.
        SEVERAL FAMILIES WERE EVACUATED FROM HOMES IN BOULDER.
        DAMAGE TO TRAILERS AND MOTOR VEHICLES WAS WIDESPREAD.
        WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 54 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE
        TO A HIGH OF 64 DEGREES.
      IN 1987...STRONG WINDS BUFFETED THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS.
        A PEAK GUST TO 93 MPH WAS RECORDED AT THE NATIONAL CENTER
        FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH IN BOULDER.  NEARBY...A METAL SHED
        WAS BLOWN OVER A FENCE INTO A TREE TWO HOUSES AWAY.  WIND
        GUSTS OF 70 TO 80 MPH WERE COMMON IN BOULDER.
      IN 1988...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS METRO DENVER AND
        CAUSED TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK CONDITIONS ON AREA HIGHWAYS.  THE
        3.9 INCHES OF SNOW AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CAUSED
        TWO-HOUR FLIGHT DELAYS.  NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 25 MPH.
      IN 2005...A BRIEF COLD SNAP RESULTED IN RECORD BREAKING
        TEMPERATURES.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
        WAS A RECORD MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
        ONLY 3 DEGREES WAS A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.  THE
        COLD TEMPERATURES WERE ACCOMPANIED BY 1.4 INCHES OF LIGHT
        SNOW THAT WAS MEASURED AT DENVER STAPLETON OVERNIGHT ON THE
        6TH AND 7TH.
7-9   IN 1919...AN APPARENT ARCTIC COLD FRONT BROUGHT EXTREME COLD
        AND LIGHT SNOW TO THE CITY.  SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 2.5
        INCHES ON THE 7TH AND 8TH.  TEMPERATURES DIPPED TO LOWS
        OF 14 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 8TH AND TO 20 DEGREES BELOW
        ZERO ON THE 9TH.  BOTH READINGS WERE DAILY RECORD MINIMUMS.
        HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE ONLY 4 DEGREES ON THE 8TH AND 7
        DEGREES ON THE 9TH.
      IN 1923...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 13.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THE APPARENT POST-FRONTAL SNOWFALL
        STARTED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OF THE 7TH AND CONTINUED
        THROUGH THE EVENING OF THE 9TH.  TEMPERATURES DIPPED FROM A
        HIGH OF 66 DEGREES ON THE 7TH WITH WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO
        35 MPH TO A LOW OF ONLY 14 DEGREES ON THE 9TH...WITH NORTH
        WINDS SUSTAINED TO 25 MPH.
8     IN 1880...SEVERE WINDS BUFFETED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS...CAUSING
        SOME DAMAGE IN BOULDER.
      IN 1987...HIGH WINDS DAMAGED A CHIMNEY AND ROOF OF A HOUSE
        NEAR BERGEN PARK IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER.  GUSTS
        WERE ESTIMATED TO 70 MPH.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        33 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
8-9   IN 1943...4.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS
        WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH.  NORTH WINDS
        WERE SUSTAINED TO 26 MPH ON THE 8TH.
      IN 2003...SNOWFALL TOTALED 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        SNOWFALL WAS HEAVIER IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS WITH
        8.0 INCHES MEASURED IN BOULDER AND 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
        SEDALIA.  SNOWFALL WAS 3.9 INCHES AT THE SITE OF THE
        FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  MOST OF THE SNOW
        FELL ON THE 8TH...AS THE SNOW ENDED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
        NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 29 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
      IN 2008...AN UPSLOPE SNOWSTORM PRODUCED HEAVY SNOW IN AND NEAR
        THE FOOTHILLS OF BOULDER...JEFFERSON AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES...
        AND ALONG THE PALMER DIVIDE SOUTH OF DENVER.  STORM TOTALS
        IN THE FOOTHILLS RANGED FROM 8 TO 15 INCHES.  IN BOULDER
        AND IN AREAS WEST AND SOUTH OF DENVER...STORM TOTALS RANGED
        FROM 6 TO 13 INCHES.  THE SNOWFALL MEASUREMENT AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 3.9 INCHES.
8-10 IN 1985 A SLOW MOVING STORM DUMPED 10 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW
        OVER THE NORTHEAST PLAINS...CLOSING SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES
        IN MANY AREAS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE NORTH OF DENVER.  AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...SNOWFALL TOTALED 9.9 INCHES
        WITH A MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH OF 7 INCHES ON THE GROUND.  NORTH
        WINDS GUSTED TO 24 MPH.  THE SNOW CAUSED LONG AIR TRAFFIC
        DELAYS AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 9TH.
      IN 1997...PERSISTENT LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL COMBINED
        WITH STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS TO PRODUCE MUCH
        BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS METRO DENVER.  THE
        HARDEST HIT AREAS WERE SOUTH OF DENVER WHERE NORTH WINDS
        AT SPEEDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH CAUSED NEAR
        WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.  THE STRONG WINDS PRODUCED DRIFTS
        2 TO 4 FEET DEEP AND DROPPED WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES
        WELL BELOW ZERO.  SECTIONS OF BOTH I-25 AND I-70 AND OTHER
        ROADS WERE CLOSED AS TRAVEL BECAME IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO
        BLOWING SNOW.  NUMEROUS TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED AND
        A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE WERE STRANDED DURING THE SNOWSTORM.
        SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  22 INCHES AT CONIFER...13 INCHES
        AT CASTLE ROCK...12 INCHES AT PARKER...AND 8 INCHES IN
        SOUTHEAST AURORA.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.5 INCHES AT THE
        SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
        NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 36 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT ON THE 10TH.
8-12  IN 1932...THE SECOND LONGEST SUB-ZERO PERIOD ON RECORD IN
        DENVER OCCURRED.  THE TEMPERATURE FELL BELOW ZERO SHORTLY
        AFTER 1:00 PM ON THE 8TH AND REMAINED BELOW ZERO FOR 92
        HOURS UNTIL 9:00 AM ON THE 12TH.  THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
        RECORDED DURING THIS PERIOD WAS 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON
        BOTH THE 9TH AND 11TH.  THAT TEMPERATURE ON THE 11TH WAS
        A RECORD LOW FOR THE DATE.  HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 4 ON THE
        8TH...5 BELOW ZERO ON THE 9TH...1 BELOW ZERO ON THE 10TH...
        AND 6 BELOW ZERO ON THE 11TH WERE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM
        TEMPERATURES FOR THOSE DATES.  LIGHT NORTH WINDS AT 5 TO
        10 MPH WERE ACCOMPANIED BY OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW...WHICH
        TOTALED ONLY 2.2 INCHES.
9     IN 1898...THE VERY COLD AIR MASS THAT SETTLED OVER THE
        CITY BEHIND AN APPARENT COLD FRONT ON THE 7TH PLUNGED
        TEMPERATURES TO A LOW OF 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.  THE
        HIGH TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO ONLY 5 DEGREES.
      IN 1910...CHINOOK WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 46 MPH WARMED
        THE TEMPERATURE TO 60 DEGREES...THE WARMEST READING
        OF THE MONTH THAT YEAR.
      IN 1919...THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO 20 DEGREES
        BELOW ZERO IN DOWNTOWN DENVER...SETTING A RECORD LOW
        FOR THE DATE.
      IN 1984...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH A GUST
        TO 69 MPH RECORDED AT GOLDEN GATE CANYON WEST OF DENVER.
        WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 36 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1992...HIGH WINDS WERE RECORDED OVER MOST OF THE DAY IN THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS.  WIND GUSTS TO 95 MPH WERE MEASURED
        IN THE TABLE MESA AREA OF BOULDER.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 43 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1993...A WEATHER OBSERVER IN BOULDER RECORDED A WIND GUST
        TO 73 MPH.  NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 37 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1998...METRO DENVER AND AREAS IN THE FOOTHILLS RECEIVED
        THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IN MORE THAN A MONTH.
        THE UPSLOPE SNOW EVENT DEPOSITED UP TO 17 INCHES IN THE
        FOOTHILLS WITH GENERALLY 4 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS METRO
        DENVER WEST OF I-25.  SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED 17 INCHES
        AT CRESCENT PARK AND 16 INCHES IN NEARBY COAL CREEK CANYON.
        OTHER SNOW AMOUNTS INCLUDED:  16 INCHES AT TINY TOWN; 14
        INCHES AT CHIEF HOSA...EVERGREEN...AND GENESEE; 13 INCHES IN
        CONIFER; 12 INCHES AT NEDERLAND; 11 INCHES IN ELDORADO
        CANYON; 9 INCHES JUST WEST OF BOULDER; 8 INCHES IN BOULDER;
        AND 7 INCHES IN BROOMFIELD AND GOLDEN.  ONLY 3.6 INCHES OF
        SNOW FELL AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.  NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 26 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
9-13  IN 1961...COLD ARCTIC AIR PRODUCED A PROTRACTED COLD PERIOD.
        THE TEMPERATURE PLUNGED TO 16 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE
        10TH...ESTABLISHING A NEW RECORD FOR THE DATE AND THE
        COLDEST READING SINCE 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON FEBRUARY 1...
        1951.  LOW TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW ZERO ON 5 CONSECUTIVE
        DAYS WITH 9 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 9TH...16 BELOW ON THE
        10TH...10 BELOW ON THE 11TH...AND 12 BELOW ON BOTH THE 12TH
        AND 13TH.  HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED ONLY 3 DEGREES ON THE
        10TH AND 6 DEGREES ON THE 11TH.
10    IN 1953...SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.8 INCHES AT STAPLETON AIRPORT
        WHERE NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED AT SPEEDS TO 47 MPH
        AND GUSTED TO 60 MPH BEHIND A COLD FRONT.
      IN 1969...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IN
        DOWNTOWN BOULDER CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE.  NORTHWEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 39 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1980...WINDS TO 60 MPH WHISTLED THROUGH BOULDER.
      IN 1987...STRONG WINDS IN THE FOOTHILLS SPREAD OVER NORTHERN
        PORTIONS OF METRO DENVER.  WIND GUSTS OF 60 TO 75 MPH WERE
        COMMON IN BOULDER AND SOUTHWESTERN WELD COUNTIES.  HOWEVER...
        THE HIGHEST REPORTED WIND GUST...94 MPH...OCCURRED NEAR
        ROLLINSVILLE.  A NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 36 MPH WAS RECORDED
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
10-11 IN 1933...DOWNSLOPE WINDS PRODUCED WARM TEMPERATURES...RESULTING
        IN RECORD HIGH MINIMUMS OF 46 DEGREES ON THE 10TH AND 44
        DEGREES ON THE 11TH.  HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 66 DEGREES ON THE
        10TH AND 62 DEGREES ON THE 11TH WERE NOT RECORDS.  SOUTHWEST
        WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 16 MPH ON THE 10TH.
      IN 1939...HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 70 DEGREES ON THE 10TH AND 74
        DEGREES ON THE 11TH WERE RECORD MAXIMUMS FOR THE DATES.
        THE LOW TEMPERATURES OF 39 DEGREES ON THE 10TH AND 41
        DEGREES ON THE 11TH WERE NOT RECORDS.
      IN 1948...HIGH WINDS IN BOULDER AND LOUISVILLE CAUSED 1750
        DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH WERE
        REPORTED AT VALMONT AND BOULDER AIRPORT.  CHINOOK WIND
        GUSTS TO 60 MPH BRIEFLY REDUCED THE VISIBILITY TO 1/4 MILE
        IN BLOWING DUST AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1989...THE SEASON`S GREATEST SNOWFALL TO DATE HIT METRO
        DENVER WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.  FLIGHT DELAYS AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REACHED 2 HOURS.  MULTIPLE
        WRECKS SNARLED TRAFFIC ON I-25 BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE
        CITY.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.0 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 25 MPH
        ON THE 10TH.
11    IN 1938...SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.7 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 21 MPH WITH AN EXTREME
        VELOCITY TO 22 MPH.
      IN 1967...WIND GUSTS TO 58 MPH IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER CAUSED
        MINOR DAMAGE.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 47 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1980...WINDS TO 60 MPH WERE REPORTED IN BOULDER.  NORTHWEST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 23 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
        THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED TEMPERATURES TO A HIGH OF 67
        DEGREES.
      IN 1994...STRONG GUSTY WINDS OCCURRED ALONG THE FRONT RANGE
        EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  A WIND GUST TO 67 MPH WAS RECORDED IN
        BOULDER WITH A GUST TO 58 MPH MEASURED AT JEFFERSON COUNTY
        AIRPORT NEAR BROOMFIELD.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
        NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
11-12 IN 1903...A SHARP COLD FRONT ON THE 11TH PLUNGED TEMPERATURES
        FROM A HIGH OF 59 DEGREES TO A LOW OF 15 DEGREES...PRODUCED
        NORTHEAST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH ALONG WITH GUSTS AS
        HIGH AS 60 MPH...AND PRODUCED 1.3 INCHES OF SNOW OVERNIGHT.
        THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 12TH WAS ONLY 25 DEGREES.
      IN 1968...STRONG WINDS BUFFETED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS AND
        PLAINS AND CAUSED LIGHT...BUT WIDESPREAD PROPERTY DAMAGE.
        WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 75 MPH WERE REPORTED.  WEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 52 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
11-13 IN 1940...5.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        THIS WAS THE ONLY SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH.  TEMPERATURES
        WERE QUITE COLD ON THE 13TH WITH A HIGH OF 6 DEGREES AND
        A LOW OF 2 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
      IN 1984...UP TO 6 INCHES OF NEW SNOW FELL OVER METRO DENVER...
        HAMPERING FLIGHT OPERATIONS AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.8 INCHES AND EAST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 25 MPH ON THE 11TH.
12    IN 1937...A THUNDERSTORM...RARE IN DECEMBER...PRODUCED 0.09
        INCH OF RAIN IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT.
      IN 1973...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED ACROSS ALL OF METRO DENVER
        WITH THE FOOTHILLS AREA BEING HIT THE HARDEST.  A WIND GUST
        TO 120 MPH WAS RECORDED IN BOULDER WHERE DAMAGE TO
        RESIDENCES...MOBILE HOMES...FENCES...AND BUILDINGS TOTALED 100
        THOUSAND DOLLARS.  A NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 66 MPH OCCURRED
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1988...STRONG WINDS WERE RECORDED IN BOULDER.  PEAK WIND
        GUSTS REACHED 70 MPH AT TABLE MESA AND 61 MPH IN EAST
        BOULDER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
12-13 IN 1916...SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.7 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 27 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        28 MPH ON THE 12TH.
      IN 1992...AN UPSLOPE SNOWSTORM WHITENED METRO DENVER.  WHILE
        SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 4.1 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT...7 INCHES OF NEW SNOW FELL IN MORRISON...WITH 12
        INCHES MEASURED IN CASTLE ROCK.  NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO
        23 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 13TH.
      IN 1995...STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO NEARLY 100 MPH WHIPPED
        ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER.  THE STRONGEST WIND
        GUSTS INCLUDED 98 MPH ATOP SQUAW MOUNTAIN AND 75 MPH AT
        THE ELDORA SKI AREA.  WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 41
        MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 13TH.
12-15 IN 1921...DOWNSLOPE CHINOOK WINDS PRODUCED WARM TEMPERATURES
        IN THE CITY...WHICH RESULTED IN 4 TEMPERATURE RECORDS.
        HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 72 DEGREES ON THE 13TH AND 68 DEGREES
        ON THE 15TH WERE RECORD MAXIMUMS FOR THE DATES.  LOW
        TEMPERATURES OF 47 DEGREES ON BOTH THE 12TH AND 13TH WERE
        RECORD HIGH MINIMUMS FOR THE DATES.  WEST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 38 MPH ON THE 12TH AND TO 25 MPH ON THE
        13TH.
13    IN 1955...STRONG WINDS RAKED THE FOOTHILLS.  A WIND GUST TO 72
        MPH WAS RECORDED AT ROCKY FLATS NORTHWEST OF DENVER.  SOME
        DAMAGE OCCURRED IN BOULDER.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED
        TO SPEEDS OF 23 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1988...HIGH WINDS AGAIN OCCURRED IN BOULDER WHERE WINDS
        WERE CLOCKED TO 66 MPH.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 43 MPH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
13-14 IN 1902...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.4 INCHES IN THE CITY
        OVERNIGHT.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 18 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 20 MPH ON THE 13TH.
      IN 1925...HEAVY APPARENT POST-FRONTAL SNOWFALL TOTALED
        7.8 INCHES ACROSS DOWNTOWN DENVER.  NORTHWEST WINDS
        WERE SUSTAINED TO 34 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 42 ON THE 13TH...
        AND NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 33 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        38 MPH ON THE 14TH.
      IN 1951...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.9 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1987...A SNOWSTORM DROPPED 2 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ALONG THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS.  EIGHT TO 12 INCHES FELL JUST SOUTH
        OF DENVER.  ICY STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CONTRIBUTED TO MANY
        TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ACROSS METRO DENVER AND FLIGHTS WERE
        DELAYED AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE 2.7
        INCHES OF SNOW FELL AND NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 17 MPH.
      IN 1991...HIGH WINDS PUMMELED METRO DENVER.  WIND GUSTS TO 93
        MPH WERE RECORDED AT ROLLINSVILLE.  WIND SPEEDS ACROSS METRO
        DENVER WERE GENERALLY 35 TO 50 MPH.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 48 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 13TH.

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