Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 110859
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED MAY 11 2016
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
10-11 In 1918...post-frontal snowfall totaled 4.7 inches in downtown
Denver. Northwest winds gusted to 19 mph on the 10th.
In 1923...winds were strong and gusty on both days. Northwest
winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts to 44 mph on the
10th. North winds were sustained to 39 mph with gusts to
46 mph behind an apparent cold front on the 11th.
10-12 In 2011...a spring snowstorm brought heavy snow to the Front
Range Foothills and Palmer Divide. Storm totals included:
18 inches...4 miles south-southeast of Pinecliffe; 16 inches
in Coal Creek Canyon; 15 inches...4 miles west-southwest of
Eldorado Springs; 13 inches at Gold Hill...12 inches...4
miles west-southwest of Conifer and 4 miles northwest of
Elizabeth; 11.5 inches...6 miles southwest of Evergreen and
4 miles east-northeast of Nederland; 11 inches...3 miles
east of Jamestown and 10.5 inches...3 miles east of
Franktown and 3 miles south of Golden and 10 inches...10
miles north of Elizabeth. At Denver International Airport...
1 inch of snowfall was observed.
11 In 1879...an apparent cold front during the afternoon produced
sustained north winds as high as 60 mph and great clouds of
blowing dust. The dust filled the air until the thunderstorm
rain began...which produced 1.46 inches of rainfall. The rain
ended during the evening.
In 1900...southwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts
to 46 mph.
In 1958...a microburst caused a brief wind gust to 55 mph at
In 1963...south-southwest winds gusted to 48 mph at Stapleton
Airport. Winds may have been stronger over west Denver
where some buildings were damaged.
In 1998...large hail fell over south metro Denver. Hail
as large as 1 1/4 inches in diameter was measured in
Parker with 1 inch hail recorded in Littleton and 4 miles
south of Lakewood in Jefferson County. Hail to 3/4 inch
diameter was measured in Douglas County...11 miles west-
northwest of Parker.
11-12 In 2014...A strong storm system moved from southwest Colorado
and produced heavy snow in and near the Front Range Foothills
and metro Denver. The snow was heaviest in the foothills
where up to 2 1/2 feet of snow was observed. In the foothills...
storm totals included: 30 inches near Pinecliffe; 29 inches...
8 miles northeast of Four Corners; 28 inches near Pingree
Park; 27 inches near Allenspark; 20.5 inches near Idaho
Springs; 19.5 inches at Gold Hill; 19 inches near Genesee; 18
inches near Blackhawk; 17 inches at Aspen Springs; 16.5 inches
near Ward; 13.5 inches at Bergen Park; with 11 inches at
Evergreen. Along Urban Corridor and Palmer Divide...storm
totals included: 10.5 inches at Eldorado Springs; 10 inches at
Ken Caryl; 9 inches at Superior; 8 inches near Morrison; 7.5
inches in Broomfield and Highlands Ranch; 7 inches in Denver...
near Franktown...Golden...Lakewood and Highlands Ranch; 6
inches...5 miles northeast of Westminster...7 miles south of
Lyons and near Parker; with 5.5 inches at Aurora. At Denver
International Airport...1.1 inches of snowfall was observed...
along with 0.9 inches of water.