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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MST MON MAR 1 2021

...Today in metro Denver weather history...

28-1  In 1875...6 inches of snow fell from 3:15 PM on the 28th to
        1:00 AM on the 1st.  Precipitation for the two days was
        0.50 inch.
29-1  In 1896...snowfall totaled 5.5 inches in the city.  Northeast
        winds gusted to 24 mph.
      In 1948...snowfall totaled 5.9 inches in downtown Denver.
        North winds were sustained to 15 mph.
1     In 1904...west winds were sustained to 42 mph with gusts as
        high as 58 mph.  The chinook winds warmed the temperature
        to a high of 67 degrees.
      In 1906...snowfall was heavy and totaled 7.5 inches over
        downtown Denver.  Northeast winds were sustained to
        37 mph.
      In 1940...snowfall was heavy and totaled 7.7 inches in
        downtown Denver.
      In 1943...6.0 inches of snow fell over downtown Denver.
        North winds were sustained to 19 mph.
      In 1956...west-northwest wind gusts to 52 mph were recorded
        at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1961...a wind gust to 65 mph was recorded at the Colorado
        Building in downtown Boulder.  The high winds caused some
        minor damage.  Northwest winds gusted to 43 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1974...a wind gust to 77 mph was recorded in Boulder.
        Southwest winds gusted to 37 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 2002...upslope conditions caused heavy snow to develop in
        and near the eastern foothills.  Snow totals included 14
        inches at Eldorado Springs and near Genesee; 13 inches
        atop Lookout Mountain; 12 inches in Coal Creek Canyon; 10
        inches in Nederland and just east of Boulder; 9 inches in
        Boulder and Morrison; and 8 inches at Broomfield...Erie...
        Golden...Louisville...and Littleton.  Snowfall totaled 6.5
        inches at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport.  Northeast winds gusted to 31 mph at Denver
        International Airport.
      In 2014...a localized band of heavy snow over downtown Denver
        produced around one inch in less than 30 minutes and
        contributed to a chain of accidents in the northbound lanes
        of Interstate 25...between Logan Street and University Blvd.
        The combination of excessive speed and very poor driving
        conditions led the chain reaction; it involved 104 vehicles
        and resulted in one death along with 30 injuries. The
        interstate was closed for approximately 5 hours.  At Denver
        International Airport...1 inch of snow was observed.
1-2   In 1969...heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where north-northwest winds
        gusted to 18 mph.
      In 1988...3 to 6 inches of snow fell over metro Denver.
        Snowfall totaled 3.2 inches at Stapleton International
        Airport where north winds gusted to 32 mph.
      In 2003...localized heavy snow developed in the foothills
        of Jefferson County.  Storm totals included:  12.5 inches
        near Conifer...11 inches in the foothills southwest of
        Boulder...and 10 inches near Genesee.  Only 0.9 inch of
        snow fell at the site of the former Stapleton
        International Airport.

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