Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 130859
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT MON MAR 13 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.
12-13 In 2005...a winter storm brought heavy snow to the eastern
foothills and western metro Denver overnight. Storm total
snowfall included: 15 inches in Jamestown...13 inches near
Blackhawk...11 inches in the foothills southwest of Boulder
and near Nederland...10.5 inches at Gross Reservoir...9.5
inches at Eldorado Springs...9 inches at Roxborough Park...
8.5 inches near Longmont...8 inches in Boulder...7.5 inches
at Centennial...7 inches in Louisville...3.3 inches at Denver
Stapleton. At Denver International Airport...west winds
gusted to 46 mph on the 12th before the passage of the
cold front and north winds gusted 31 mph on the 13th.
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 In 1973...northwest winds gusted to 51 mph at Stapleton
International Airport. The strong winds were accompanied
by virga and a very light snow shower.
In 1990...4 to 9 inches of snow fell across metro Denver
with 8 to 16 inches in the foothills. Morrison reported 9
inches; Evergreen...11 inches; and Aspen Springs...14 inches
from the storm. Blowing snow and reduced visibilities
caused 2-hour delays at Stapleton International Airport
where only 5.1 inches of snow fell and north winds gusted
to 21 mph.
13-14 In 1996...a storm system moving across northern Colorado
dumped heavy snow in the mountains and foothills and
across metro Denver where snowfall ranged from 5 to 10
inches. A foot of new snow was measured at Nederland
with 11 inches at Conifer. Snowfall totaled 8.0 inches
at the site of the former Stapleton International
Airport. Northeast winds gusted to 30 mph at Denver
International Airport on the 13th.
13-15 In 1906...snowfall totaled 8.0 inches over downtown Denver.