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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO  
259 AM MST THU FEB 21 2019  
   
..TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
19-21 IN 1971...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 9.0 INCHES AT STAPLETON  
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO ONLY  
16 MPH. MOST OF THE SNOW OCCURRED ON THE 19TH AND 20TH.  
THE 24 HOUR SNOWFALL OF 8.2 INCHES WAS THE GREATEST IN  
FEBRUARY SINCE 1953.  
20-21 IN 1997...HEAVY SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS. SNOWFALL TOTALS  
INCLUDED: 16 INCHES AT ELDORA SKI AREA; 15 INCHES AT SOUTH  
TURKEY CREEK; 14 INCHES AT CONIFER AND MORRISON; AND 11  
INCHES AT BLACKHAWK...EVERGREEN...AND INTERCANYON. ONLY  
1.0 INCH OF SNOW FELL AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON  
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 32 MPH  
AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 20TH.  
IN 2014...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS OF  
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES. PEAK WIND REPORTS INCLUDED:  
93 MPH NEAR GOLD HILL; 89 MPH AT NCAR MESA LAB; 83 MPH AT  
THE NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER; 76 MPH...IN BOULDER...4  
MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF NEDERLAND AND THE JUNCTION OF  
COLORADO HIGHWAYS 72 AND 93; AND 75 MPH AT LYONS. SCATTERED  
ELECTRICAL OUTAGES WERE REPORTED IN BOULDER...DENVER AND  
LITTLETON...WHICH AFFECTED 3400 XCEL ENERGY CUSTOMERS. AT  
DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...A PEAK WIND OF 50 MPH WAS  
OBSERVED FROM THE WEST ON THE 21ST.  
21 IN 1901...NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 43 MPH WITH GUSTS  
TO 46 MPH WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 55 DEGREES.  
IN 1935...STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 30 MPH  
WITH GUSTS TO 34 MPH PRODUCED CONSIDERABLE BLOWING DUST.  
THE CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 60  
DEGREES.  
IN 1967...WEST WINDS GUSTING TO 53 MPH PRODUCED SOME BLOWING  
DUST AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. WINDS WERE STRONG  
AND GUSTY ALL DAY.  
IN 1988...HIGH WINDS WERE REPORTED ALONG THE FOOTHILLS WITH  
90 MPH IN EAST BOULDER WHERE THE WINDS KNOCKED OUT A FEW  
STREET AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS. THE STRONG WINDS WHIPPED A  
GRASS AND TIMBER FIRE IN BOULDER CANYON. THE FIRE  
THREATENED SOME HOMES FOR A TIME...BUT WAS EXTINGUISHED  
BEFORE CAUSING ANY SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY DAMAGE. WEST  
WINDS GUSTING TO 35 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  
WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 63 DEGREES.  
IN 2017...STRONG WINDS KNOCKED A HUGE TREE ONTO A HOUSE IN  
LOVELAND. NO ONE WAS INJURED AFTER THE TREE FELL INTO THE  
HOUSE...WHICH INCLUDED A 10-WEEK-OLD BABY. THE HOUSE  
SUFFERED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND THE FAMILY WAS DISPLACED.  
21-22 IN 1909...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 12.9 INCHES OF HEAVY SNOWFALL  
OVER THE CITY. NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 37 MPH ON THE  
22ND. TEMPERATURES DURING THE STORM HOVERED IN THE 20'S.  
 

 
 
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