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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
645 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

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

17-19 IN 1908...A MOIST...HEAVY...WET SNOWFALL TOTALED 13.0 INCHES IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER OVER THE 3 DAYS.  RAIN FROM EARLY MORNING
        ON THE 17TH CHANGED TO SNOW BY LATE AFTERNOON AND CONTINUED
        THROUGH THE LATE MORNING OF THE 19TH.  DUE TO TEMPERATURES
        IN THE 30`S AND MELTING...THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS
        ONLY 5.0 INCHES AT 6:00 PM ON THE 18TH.  NORTHWEST TO
        NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED BETWEEN 12 AND 20 MPH DURING
        THE STORM.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.82 INCHES.
18-23 IN 2003...AN EXTENDED WARM SPELL RESULTED IN 5 NEW TEMPERATURE
        RECORDS.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
        EQUALED THE RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE.  HIGH TEMPERATURES
        OF 86 DEGREES ON THE 19TH...83 DEGREES ON THE 21ST...AND 84
        DEGREES ON THE 22ND WERE RECORD HIGHS FOR THE DATES.  LOW
        TEMPERATURE OF 49 DEGREES ON THE 23RD WAS A RECORD HIGH
        MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.  LOW TEMPERATURES DURING THE PERIOD
        WERE IN THE 40`S AND LOWER 50`S.
19    IN 1887...NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WERE RECORDED
        IN THE CITY.
      IN 1982...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL OVER NORTHWEST METRO
        DENVER...INCLUDING BOULDER.  ONLY 1.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL
        WERE RECORDED AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE
        NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 35 MPH.  THIS WAS THE FIRST
        MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON.
19-20 IN 1990...AN EARLY WINTER STORM DUMPED HEAVY SNOW ACROSS
        METRO DENVER.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES
        IN THE FOOTHILLS ABOVE 6500 FEET ELEVATION...4 TO 7 INCHES
        IN THE CASTLE ROCK AREA...AND 2 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS MOST OF
        METRO DENVER AND BOULDER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 3.6 INCHES AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTHWEST WINDS
        GUSTING TO 48 MPH KICKED UP SOME BLOWING DUST SHORTLY
        AFTER A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE ON THE 19TH.  HOWEVER...
        TEMPERATURES WERE WARM ENOUGH TO KEEP MOST ROADWAYS WET
        AND SLUSHY AT LOWER ELEVATIONS.
19-23 IN 1906...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 22.7 INCHES IN THE CITY OVER
        THE 5 DAYS.  RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW ON THE EVENING OF THE
        19TH...AND SNOW CONTINUED THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON OF THE
        23RD.  THE HEAVIEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL...16.0 INCHES...FELL
        FROM 8:00 PM ON THE 20TH TO 8:00 PM ON THE 22ND.  THE MOST
        SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 13.3 INCHES ON THE EVENING OF THE
        23RD.  THIS WAS THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON AND THE ONLY
        SNOW OF THE MONTH.  WINDS DURING THE STORM WERE FROM THE
        NORTH AT SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH EACH DAY.
        TEMPERATURES DURING THE STORM WERE GENERALLY IN THE 20`S.
20    IN 1878...BETWEEN 3:00 PM AND 4:00 PM WIND SPEEDS AVERAGED
        48 MPH WITH A MAXIMUM 1 MINUTE SUSTAINED VELOCITY TO 96
        MPH AT BOTH 3:27 PM AND 3:48 PM IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS
        IS THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND SPEED EVER RECORDED IN THE
        CITY.
      IN 1986...A RARE LATE OCTOBER THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED 3/4 INCH
        DIAMETER HAIL AT CENTENNIAL AIRPORT.  HAIL PILED UP 2 1/2
        INCHES DEEP...CAUSING SOME STREET FLOODING IN SOUTH METRO
        DENVER.
20-21 IN 2007...A STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW TO THE SOUTHERN
        DENVER SUBURBS AS WELL AS THE PALMER DIVIDE SOUTH OF
        DENVER.  STORM TOTALS INCLUDED:  7.5 INCHES NEAR CASTLE
        ROCK...LONE TREE AND GREENWOOD VILLAGE...WITH 6.5 INCHES AT
        ELIZABETH.  SNOW DRIFTS UP TO 2 FEET DEEP WERE OBSERVED 6
        MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ELIZABETH.  IN THE DENVER
        STAPLETON AREA...2.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED.
      IN 2009...HEAVY SNOW DEVELOPED ALONG THE PALMER DIVIDE
        SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF DENVER AS A STORM SYSTEM TRACKED
        ACROSS SOUTHERN COLORADO AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO.
        STORM TOTALS INCLUDED: 15 INCHES...15 MILES NORTH OF
        ELIZABETH...9 INCHES...5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ARAPAHOE
        PARK; 8 INCHES IN HIGHLANDS RANCH...5 MILES SOUTH-
        SOUTHEAST OF SEDALIA; 6.5 INCHES...8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
        BENNETT AND 6 INCHES IN PARKER. AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL...
        ONLY 1.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS OBSERVED.
20-22 IN 1936...5.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        MOST OF THE SNOW...4.5 INCHES...FELL ON THE 20TH.
21    IN 1920...THE RARE EVENT OF SNOW FROM A THUNDERSTORM
        OCCURRED IN THE CITY DURING THE EVENING.  BRILLIANT
        FLASHES OF LIGHTNING AND LOUD PEALS OF THUNDER WERE
        FIRST NOTED AT 7:35 PM.  LIGHT RAIN BEGAN FALLING AT
        8:30 PM...AND LIGHT MOIST SNOW BEGAN FALLING A FEW
        MINUTES LATER.  SOME SOFT HAIL WAS ALSO SEEN FALLING
        WITH THE RAIN AND SNOW...BUT BOTH MELTED ALMOST AS
        FAST AS THEY FELL.  THE HAIL ONLY CONTINUED FOR A FEW
        MINUTES...AND THE RAIN AND SNOW CEASED ABOUT 9:40 PM.
        THE SNOWFALL WAS THE FIRST TO OCCUR IN DENVER THIS
        SEASON.  THE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AT THE STATION
        MEASURED ONLY 0.01 INCH...BUT HEAVIER AMOUNTS WERE
        REPORTED FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY.  SNOWFALL WAS
        ONLY A TRACE.
21-22 IN 1978...HEAVY RAIN ON THE 21ST CHANGED TO SNOW BY DAYBREAK
        ON THE 22ND AND CONTINUED THE REST OF THE DAY.  THIS WAS
        THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON...BUT TOTALED
        ONLY 1.7 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE
        EAST WINDS GUSTED TO 29 MPH.  WHILE ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW
        COVERED THE GROUND...PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.27 INCHES.
22    IN 1878...WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH.
      IN 1887...THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON OCCURRED...
        ENDING THE LONGEST SNOW-FREE PERIOD IN DENVER...232 DAYS...
        SINCE THE LAST SNOW ON MARCH 5TH.
      IN 1947...THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON TOTALED ONLY 1.6
        INCHES.  POST-FRONTAL NORTH WINDS CAUSED TEMPERATURES
        TO PLUNGE FROM A HIGH OF 60 DEGREES AT MIDNIGHT TO A
        LOW OF ONLY 30 DEGREES 24 HOURS LATER.  THIS WAS THE
        ONLY SNOW OF THE MONTH.
      IN 1985...HIGH WINDS GUSTING FROM 60 TO 80 MPH BUFFETED THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS.  THE STRONGEST REPORTED WIND GUST
        WAS 89 MPH IN EASTERN BOULDER.  A TREEHOUSE EAST OF BOULDER
        WAS SET ON FIRE BY A DOWNED POWER LINE.  TWO PEOPLE IN
        BOULDER WERE INJURED.  A WOMAN BROKE HER ARM WHEN THE
        STRONG WINDS KNOCKED HER TO THE GROUND.  A CARPENTER IN THE
        CITY SUFFERED A SEVERELY CUT HAND WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO
        REPAIR A ROOF THAT WAS BEING TORN FROM A BUILDING.  AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 41 MPH.
      IN 2001...WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 54 MPH
        WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 70 DEGREES AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
22-23 IN 1914...POST-FRONTAL RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW.  PRECIPITATION
        TOTALED 2.72 INCHES...MOST OF WHICH WAS IN THE FORM OF
        MOIST SNOW WHICH MELTED AS IT FELL IN THE BUSINESS
        SECTION OF THE CITY.  ABOUT 3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED
        ON LAWNS IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS ON THE MORNING OF THE
        24TH.  OFFICIAL SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 0.4 INCH DOWNTOWN...
        BUT AN ESTIMATED 8.0 INCHES OF SNOW MELTED AS IT FELL.
        NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 29 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 30 MPH ON BOTH DAYS.
      IN 1975...A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS METRO DENVER
        FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTING TO 52 MPH
        PRODUCED BILLOWS OF BLOWING DUST AND PLUNGED THE
        TEMPERATURE 21 DEGREES IN AN HOUR.  THE SURFACE
        VISIBILITY WAS REDUCED TO 1/4 MILE IN BLOWING DUST AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE TEMPERATURE COOLED
        FROM A DAILY RECORD HIGH OF 81 DEGREES TO A LOW OF 38
        DEGREES BY DAY`S END.  THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON
        TOTALED 2.7 INCHES ON THE 23RD.  THIS WAS THE ONLY
        MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1995...HEAVY SNOW FELL ON THE PALMER RIDGE SOUTH OF DENVER
        AND IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER WHERE SNOW AMOUNTS
        RANGED FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES.  SEDALIA...SOUTH OF DENVER...
        RECEIVED 8 INCHES OF SNOW.  WINDS STRENGTHENED ON THE
        PLAINS AND PRODUCED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...REDUCING SURFACE
        VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN 1/4 MILE.  I-70 WAS CLOSED
        FROM JUST EAST OF DENVER AT GUN CLUB ROAD TO THE KANSAS
        BORDER.  TEN INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT STRASBURG EAST OF
        DENVER WHERE NORTH WINDS AT SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 35 TO
        45 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH PRODUCED 2 TO 4 FOOT
        DRIFTS.  SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 2.2 INCHES AT THE SITE OF
        THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NORTH WINDS
        GUSTED TO 51 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
23    IN 1876...SKIES WERE FAIR...BUT WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        48 MPH.
      IN 1942...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 10.2 INCHES OF SNOW OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  POST-FRONTAL NORTHEAST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO ONLY 13 MPH.
      IN 1955...THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON AND THE ONLY
        MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH DUMPED 4.1 INCHES OF SNOW
        ON STAPLETON AIRPORT.  THIS WAS THE SINGLE HEAVIEST
        OCTOBER SNOWFALL IN 13 YEARS SINCE 1942.  THE STORM
        ALSO BROUGHT THE FIRST SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OF THE
        SEASON WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO A LOW OF 25 DEGREES.
      IN 1956...SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 53 MPH AND PRODUCED SOME
        BLOWING DUST AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1967...A NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 51 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER...
        WINDS WERE SUSTAINED AT 20 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF
        40 MPH.
      IN 1981...STRONG WINDS OCCURRED IN THE FOOTHILLS.  WIND GUSTS
        TO 70 MPH WERE REPORTED AT WONDERVU.
23-24 IN 1887...THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON TOTALED
        3.1 INCHES.  NORTH WINDS TO 20 MPH WERE RECORDED ON THE
        23RD.  THIS WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH.
      IN 1932...POST-FRONTAL SNOWFALL FROM THE LATE EVENING OF THE
        23RD CONTINUED THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON OF THE 24TH AND
        TOTALED 6.2 INCHES.  SOUTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 25
        MPH WITH GUSTS TO 26 MPH ON THE 23RD.  TEMPERATURES COOLED
        FROM A HIGH OF 68 DEGREES ON THE 23RD TO A LOW OF 25
        DEGREES ON THE 24TH...THE COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH THAT
        YEAR.  MANY TREES THAT HAD NOT SHED THEIR LEAVES BECAME
        HEAVILY LADEN BY THE WET SNOW.  MANY BRANCHES WERE BROKEN...
        AND A FEW TREES TOPPLED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW.  THE
        LANDSCAPE BECAME ONE OF RARE BEAUTY.
24    IN 1956...SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 56 MPH AND PRODUCED SOME
        BLOWING DUST AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.  A COLD FRONT PRODUCED
        A THUNDERSTORM WITH 1/8 INCH HAIL.  RAIN LATER CHANGED TO
        SNOW.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED ONLY 0.11 INCH AND SNOWFALL
        ONLY 0.3 INCH.
      IN 1973...STRONG WINDS RAKED THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS...CAUSING
        DAMAGE IN BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES.  THE HEAVIEST
        DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE BOULDER AREA WHERE 20 TO 25 MOBILE
        HOMES WERE HIT...SOME POWER AND TELEPHONE LINES WERE BLOWN
        DOWN...AND A STORE WAS DAMAGED.  A WIND GUST TO 76 MPH WAS
        RECORDED IN BOULDER AT THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS.
        NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 46 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
24-25 IN 1921...RAINFALL TOTALED 0.35 INCH OVERNIGHT BEHIND AN
        APPARENT COLD FRONT.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH
        WITH GUSTS TO 46 MPH ON THE 25TH.  TEMPERATURES PLUNGED
        FROM A HIGH OF 73 DEGREES ON THE 24TH TO A LOW OF 39
        DEGREES ON THE 25TH.
      IN 1923...RAIN OVERNIGHT CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE MORNING.
        THE HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATED TO 12.0 INCHES BEFORE ENDING
        ON THE MORNING OF THE 25TH.  POST-FRONTAL NORTH WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 22 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 23 MPH ON THE 24TH.
      IN 1997...ONE OF THE WORST AND DEADLIEST BLIZZARDS OF THE
        DECADE DEVELOPED OVER EASTERN COLORADO AS DEEP EAST TO
        NORTHEAST FLOW ASSOCIATED WITH A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL LOW
        PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE FOUR CORNERS...COMBINED WITH A
        STRONG ARCTIC AIR MASS OVER THE CENTRAL GREAT PLAINS.
        SNOWFALL TOTALS ACROSS METRO DENVER RANGED FROM 14 TO 31
        INCHES.  THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OCCURRED IN THE FOOTHILLS
        WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF DENVER WHERE 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW
        WERE MEASURED.  SUSTAINED WINDS TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AS
        HIGH AS 60 MPH PRODUCED ZERO VISIBILITIES AND EXTREMELY
        COLD WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES FROM 25 BELOW TO 40 BELOW
        ZERO.  WINDS WHIPPED THE SNOW INTO DRIFTS 4 TO 10 FEET
        DEEP.  SEVERAL MAJOR AND INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS WERE CLOSED
        AS TRAVEL BECAME IMPOSSIBLE.  RED CROSS SHELTERS WERE SET
        UP FOR HUNDREDS OF TRAVELERS WHO BECAME STRANDED WHEN
        THEY HAD TO ABANDON THEIR VEHICLES.  FOUR PEOPLE DIED IN
        NORTHEASTERN COLORADO AS A RESULT OF THE BLIZZARD.  NONE OF
        THE DEATHS WERE IN METRO DENVER.  AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT...4 THOUSAND TRAVELERS WERE STRANDED WHEN THE AIRPORT
        WAS FORCED TO SHUT DOWN.  AT LEAST 120 CARS WERE ABANDONED
        ALONG PENA BLVD....THE ONLY ARTERIAL LEADING INTO AND OUT
        OF DIA.  THE BLIZZARD COST AIR CARRIERS AT LEAST 20 MILLION
        DOLLARS.  THOUSANDS OF CATTLE DIED IN THE STORM OVER
        NORTHEASTERN COLORADO...RESULTING IN LOSSES TOTALING 1.5
        MILLION DOLLARS.  SOME OF THE MORE IMPRESSIVE SNOWFALL
        TOTALS INCLUDED:  51 INCHES AT COAL CREEK CANYON; 48
        INCHES AT SILVER SPRUCE RANCH...NEAR WARD; 42 INCHES AT
        INTERCANYON...IN THE FOOTHILLS SOUTHWEST OF DENVER; 37 INCHES
        AT SEDALIA; 35 INCHES AT ASPEN SPRINGS AND CONIFER IN THE
        FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER; 31 INCHES AT ELDORADO SPRINGS...
        SOUTHEAST AURORA...AND ENGLEWOOD; AND 30 INCHES ON TABLE MESA
        IN BOULDER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 21.9 INCHES AT THE SITE OF
        THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...SETTING A NEW
        24-HOUR SNOWFALL RECORD OF 19.1 INCHES FOR THE MONTH.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 14 INCHES AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 39 MPH ON THE 24TH.
        HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 21 DEGREES ON THE 25TH EQUALED
        THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE FIRST SET IN 1873.
        LOW TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 3 DEGREES ON THE 26TH SET A NEW
        RECORD MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.
25    IN 1925...A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT PRODUCED NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED
        TO 42 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 52 MPH.  POST-FRONTAL SNOWFALL WAS
        ONLY 0.4 INCH DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
      IN 1959...NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 55 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1997...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WARMED TO ONLY 21 DEGREES...THE
        RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH.  THE SAME TEMPERATURE
        ALSO OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 30...1991.
25-26 IN 1996...4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF
        DENVER.  ONLY 1.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WERE MEASURED AT THE
        SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE
        26TH.  THIS WAS THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH AT
        THE SITE.  THE SNOWFALL PRODUCED ICY AND SNOWPACKED
        HIGHWAYS...WHICH RESULTED IN A 50-TO 60-CAR PILEUP ON I-25
        SOUTH OF METRO DENVER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 33 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2006...A WINTER STORM BROUGHT HEAVY SNOWFALL TO METRO
        DENVER AND THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  TOTAL SNOWFALL RANGED
        FROM 12 TO 22 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND 6 TO 12
        INCHES ACROSS METRO DENVER.  NORTHERLY WINDS AT SUSTAINED
        SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 47 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHIPPED THE SNOW INTO DRIFTS
        3 TO 4 FEET DEEP.  MANY TREE LIMBS SNAPPED UNDER THE WEIGHT
        OF THE HEAVY...WET SNOW WHICH ALSO DOWNED POWER LINES...
        LEAVING THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS WITHOUT POWER.  STORM TOTAL
        SNOWFALL INCLUDED:  25 INCHES NEAR ASPEN SPRINGS...CONIFER...
        AND EVERGREEN; 23.5 INCHES NEAR ROLLINSVILLE; 23 INCHES IN
        IDAHO SPRINGS; 22.5 INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK; 21.5 INCHES NEAR
        BAILEY; 19 INCHES NEAR BERGEN PARK; 18 INCHES NEAR ASPEN
        SPRINGS...GENESEE...AND JAMESTOWN; 17 INCHES SOUTHWEST OF
        BOULDER; 16 INCHES IN EVERGREEN; AND 15 INCHES NEAR
        GEORGETOWN AND PERRY PARK.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.3 INCHES
        IN THE DENVER STAPLETON AREA.  AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIPORT...RAIN...INCLUDING A THUNDERSTORM...CHANGED TO SNOW
        ON THE EVENING OF THE 25TH AFTER A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
        70 DEGREES.
      IN 2010...A STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS
        WEST OF DENVER.  STORM TOTALS INCLUDED: 24 INCHES AT THE
        EISENHOWER TUNNEL...18 INCHES AT LOVELAND SKI AREA; WITH
        16 INCHES AT ARAPAHOE BASIN.
25-27 IN 1897...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 13.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE EVENING
        OF THE 25TH AND CONTINUED THROUGH MID-MORNING OF THE 27TH.
        MOST OF THE SNOW...12.0 INCHES...FELL ON THE 26TH WHEN NORTH
        WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 36 MPH AND GUSTS WERE AS HIGH AS 46
        MPH.  TEMPERATURES DURING THE STORM WERE IN THE 20`S AND
        LOWER 30`S.  PRECIPITATION (RAIN AND MELTED SNOW) TOTALED
        1.21 INCHES.

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