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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO  
259 AM MDT SUN SEP 23 2018  
   
..TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
23 IN 1873...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS BLOWING ALMOST A GALE  
SPREAD CLOUDS OF DUST AND SAND INTO THE CITY DURING THE  
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. FROM THE ROOF OF THE WEATHER  
OBSERVER'S BUILDING...HOUSES A FEW HUNDRED YARDS AWAY WERE  
NOT VISIBLE AND NOT EVEN THE SKY COULD BE SEEN THROUGH THE  
CLOUDS OF SAND. THE WIND REACHED SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 35  
MPH...BUT ONLY 28 MPH WAS REGISTERED FOR ANY ONE HOUR.  
IN 1977...WIND GUSTS FROM 50 TO 80 MPH WERE REPORTED ALONG THE  
FOOTHILLS. A NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 53 MPH WAS RECORDED AT  
STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
23-24 IN 2000...THE FIRST SNOWSTORM OF THE SEASON BROUGHT HEAVY  
SNOW TO AREAS IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS. WHILE THE  
HEAVIEST SNOW FELL NORTH OF METRO DENVER...6 INCHES WERE  
MEASURED IN BOULDER...4 INCHES AT BOTH CASTLE ROCK AND  
MORRISON...BUT ONLY 0.2 INCH AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER  
STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE MOST OF THE  
PRECIPITATION FELL AS RAIN. AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL  
AIRPORT WHERE DRIZZLE AND RAIN FELL ON THE 23RD...  
SNOWFALL DURING THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 24TH WAS  
ESTIMATED AT 2.1 INCHES DUE TO MELTING. THE FOOTHILLS  
WEST OF DENVER RECEIVED MORE SNOW WITH 10 INCHES MEASURED  
AT CONIFER...9 INCHES 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MORRISON...  
8 INCHES ATOP CROW HILL...7 INCHES AT CHIEF HOSA...AND  
5 INCHES AT RALSTON RESERVOIR.  
 

 
 
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