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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO  
259 AM MST MON NOV 28 2022  
   
..TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
25-28 IN 1952...THE AVERAGE COLDEST 4-DAY PERIOD IN NOVEMBER IN THE  
PREVIOUS 81 YEARS OF RECORD OCCURRED. MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES  
OF 19...15...21...AND 25 DEGREES WERE RECORDED. MINIMUM  
TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW ZERO EACH DAY WITH READINGS OF  
7 BELOW...6 BELOW...5 BELOW...AND 6 BELOW.  
25-29 IN 1985...DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS 1/8 MILE  
OCCURRED ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL  
AIRPORT. THE FOG WAS AT TIMES ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHT SNOW...  
LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE...OR ICE CRYSTALS. FOG OCCURRED ALL  
DAY ON BOTH THE 26TH AND 29TH.  
28 IN 1884...A WINDSTORM DURING THE AFTERNOON PRODUCED NORTHWEST  
SUSTAINED WINDS TO 46 MPH. TWO WOODEN SLATS WERE BLOWN  
OUT OF THE WEATHER INSTRUMENT SHELTER...AND NEARLY ALL OF  
THE SLATS ON THE NORTH AND WEST SIDES WERE LOOSENED.  
IN 1898...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 50 MPH WITH  
GUSTS AS HIGH AS 80 MPH.  
IN 1902...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS  
TO 48 MPH. THE STRONG APPARENT BORA WINDS WARMED THE  
TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF ONLY 40 DEGREES.  
IN 1904...NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 44 MPH WITH GUSTS TO  
58 MPH WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 58 DEGREES.  
IN 1927...STRONG WEST WINDS OCCURRED IN BOULDER...CAUSING  
WIDESPREAD MINOR DAMAGE. A WIND GUST TO 65 MPH WAS  
RECORDED AT VALMONT EAST OF BOULDER. THE WEST WINDS  
POSSIBLY PRODUCED A CYCLONIC TWIST.  
IN 1928...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN  
DENVER.  
IN 1957...A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT PRODUCED NORTH-NORTHEAST WIND  
GUSTS TO 54 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT. LIGHT SNOW FOLLOWING  
THE FRONT TOTALED ONLY 0.2 INCH.  
IN 1970...STRONG CHINOOK WINDS REACHED 77 MPH IN DOWNTOWN  
BOULDER.  
IN 1978...WIND GUSTS 60 TO 90 MPH WERE REPORTED IN AND NEAR  
THE FOOTHILLS.  
IN 1984...HIGH WINDS OF 60 TO 80 MPH OCCURRED ALONG THE FRONT  
RANGE EASTERN FOOTHILLS. IN BOULDER...THE HIGH WINDS BLEW  
THE ROOF OFF A SERVICE STATION. SEVERAL TREES WERE FELLED...  
DAMAGING SOME CARS. AN ELDERLY WOMAN WAS INJURED WHEN SHE  
WAS KNOCKED DOWN BY A WIND GUST AND BLOWN 20 FEET INTO SOME  
BUSHES. NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 36 MPH AT STAPLETON  
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
IN 1994...WINDS GUSTED TO 72 MPH IN BOULDER. NO DAMAGE WAS  
REPORTED. NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 35 MPH AT STAPLETON  
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
28-29 IN 1908...HEAVY SNOWFALL OVERNIGHT AND FOR MOST OF THE DAY  
ON THE 29TH TOTALED 12.5 INCHES. PRECIPITATION WAS  
1.09 INCHES. NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 26 MPH  
ON THE 29TH.  
IN 1928...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 15.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON  
DOWNTOWN DENVER. NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 18 MPH  
WITH GUSTS TO 19 MPH ON THE 28TH.  
IN 1992...AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS METRO  
DENVER...BUT LEFT ONLY A DUSTING OF SNOW. SNOWFALL TOTALED  
ONLY 1.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE  
NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 25 MPH. OTHER SNOW AMOUNTS INCLUDED:  
8 INCHES AT CONIFER...6 INCHES AT LAKE ELDORA...3 INCHES AT  
ROLLINSVILLE AND IN SOUTHEAST DENVER.  
IN 1997...A STORM SYSTEM TRACKING ACROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO  
PRODUCED STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST UPSLOPE FLOW AGAINST  
THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE FRONT RANGE AND PALMER RIDGE.  
SNOWFALL TOTALS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY INCLUDED: 14 INCHES  
NEAR DECKERS; 12 INCHES AT CASTLE ROCK AND SEDALIA; 10  
INCHES NEAR CONIFER...11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MORRISON...AND  
AT BUFFALO CREEK. ELSEWHERE...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WERE LESS.  
SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 0.7 INCH AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER  
STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 27TH AND 28TH.  
IN 2004...HEAVY SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS AND ACROSS METRO  
DENVER. IN THE FOOTHILLS...SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED: 13  
INCHES AT ROXBOROUGH STATE PARK AND ELDORADO SPRINGS...  
11.5 INCHES NEAR CONIFER...11.0 INCHES NEAR NEDERLAND...AND  
10 INCHES NEAR INDIAN HILLS. ACROSS METRO DENVER SNOWFALL  
TOTALED 14 INCHES NEAR SEDALIA...9 INCHES NEAR LOUISVILLE...  
8 INCHES AT RALSTON RESERVOIR...AND 5.1 INCHES IN THE  
STAPLETON AREA OF DENVER. NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 28  
MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 28TH.  
IN 2006...A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM BROUGH HEAVY SNOW TO  
THE MOUNTAINS AND TO THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS WHERE SNOWFALL  
RANGED FROM 8 TO 18 INCHES. SOME OF THE MORE IMPRESSIVE  
SNOW TOTALS INCLUDED: 18 INCHES AT GENESEE...17.5 INCHES  
NEAR BOULDER...17 INCHES AT ASPEN SPRINGS...16.5 INCHES 10  
MILES NORTHWEST OF GOLDEN...15 INCHES AT ELDORADO SPRINGS...  
14.5 INCHES IN IDAHO SPRINGS AND NEAR JAMESTOWN...12 INCHES  
IN GRANT AND NEAR INDIAN HILLS...11.5 INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK...  
11 INCHES AT GROSS RESERVOIR AND ELDORA...AND 10.5 INCHES  
IN CONIFER. ACROSS METRO DENVER...STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL  
GENERALLY RANGED FROM 5 TO 9 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST  
AMOUNTS NEAR THE FOOTHILLS IN BOULDER AND JEFFERSON  
COUNTIES. THE MOST IMPRESSIVE TOTALS INCLUDED: 15.5  
INCHES AT KEN CARYL...12 INCHES IN BOULDER...7.5 INCHES NEAR  
MORRISON...AND 7 INCHES NEAR BOTH CHATFIELD AND RALSTON  
RESERVOIRS. SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 4.2 INCHES IN THE DENVER  
STAPLETON AREA. NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED TO 31 MPH AT DENVER  
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 28TH.  
28-30 IN 1991...A WINTER STORM DUMPED HEAVY SNOW IN THE FOOTHILLS  
AND NEAR THE PALMER DIVIDE WITH 10 INCHES RECORDED AT  
CONIFER AND GOLDEN GATE CANYON...12 INCHES IN MORRISON...  
6 INCHES AT CASTLE ROCK AND PARKER. ONLY 3.4 INCHES OF  
SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH  
WINDS GUSTING TO 35 MPH ON THE 29TH...PRODUCED SOME BLOWING  
SNOW. SOME LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE ALSO FELL ON THE 28TH  
AND 29TH.  
 

 
 
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