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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT MON OCT 6 2014

...TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

6     IN 1900...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH
        GUSTS AS HIGH AS 50 MPH IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1903...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 50 MPH.  THE STRONG WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE
        TO A HIGH OF 71 DEGREES IN THE CITY.  THE LOW READING
        WAS ONLY 46 DEGREES.
      IN 1910...LIGHT SMOKE FROM FOREST FIRES DRIFTED OVER THE
        CITY.
      IN 1976...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT BROUGHT LIGHT SNOW OVER
        THE FOOTHILLS ABOVE 6 THOUSAND FEET.  TRAFFIC WAS
        SNARLED AT MANY LOCATIONS.  ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW
        FELL AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE
        RAINFALL TOTALED 0.20 INCH AND NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 41 MPH.
      IN 1991...THE BRILLIANT ORANGE SUNSET WAS APPARENTLY THE
        RESULT OF AN EXTENSIVE VOLCANIC SMOKE LAYER IN THE UPPER
        ATMOSPHERE.
      IN 1994...STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS DEVELOPED IN THE
        FOOTHILLS ABOVE 9500 FEET.  A WIND GUST TO 78 MPH WAS
        RECORDED ATOP SQUAW MOUNTAIN WEST OF DENVER AND TO
        72 MPH AT WARD NORTHWEST OF BOULDER.  NORTHWEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 35 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2011...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPED IN AND AROUND THE DENVER
        AREA AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM. AT THE
        NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER...PEAK WIND GUSTS RANGED
        FROM 79 TO 92 MPH DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
        ACROSS METRO DENVER...THE STRONG WINDS TOPPLED A FEW
        TREES AND DAMAGED PATIO FURNITURE. THE WIND CAUSED A
        FEW FLIGHT DELAYS AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DUE
        TO A PARTIAL GROUND STOPPAGE OF INCOMING FLIGHTS. PEAK
        WIND REPORTS ALSO INCLUDED: 66 MPH AT CEDAR POINT...63
        MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...60 MPH AT BUCKLEY
        AIR FORCE BASE; 59 MPH AT HIGHLANDS RANCH; 58 MPH AT
        DEER TRAIL AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN METRO AIRPORT IN
        BROOMFIELD; 55 MPH AT BENNETT...CENTENNIEL AIRPORT AND
        CITY PARK IN DENVER.

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