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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

...TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

19-21 IN 1984...A LARGE SNOWSTORM BURIED MOST OF COLORADO UNDER A
        THICK MANTLE OF WET SNOW.  TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS RANGED FROM
        10 TO 20 INCHES ACROSS METRO DENVER AND A WHOPPING 20 TO
        40 INCHES IN THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.  THE SNOW CLOSED ROADS
        AND DAMAGED ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS...CAUSING NUMEROUS POWER
        OUTAGES.  NEARLY 14 INCHES (13.6) OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND
        WIND CLOSED ALL BUT ONE RUNWAY...RESULTING IN THE CANCELLATION
        OF MANY FLIGHTS.  BOTH I-70 AND I-76 WERE CLOSED TO THE EAST
        OF DENVER.
19-22 IN 1933...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 16.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER WHEN RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE EARLY
        MORNING OF THE 20TH AND CONTINUED THROUGH MIDDAY OF THE
        22ND.  MOST OF THE SNOW FELL ON THE 21ST.  DUE TO MELTING...
        THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 10.5 INCHES AT 6:00 PM ON THE
        21ST.  BEFORE THE SNOW STARTED...A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE
        EVENING OF THE 19TH PRODUCED NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED TO 35 MPH
        WITH GUSTS TO 37 MPH.  THE STRONG WINDS DEPOSITED A THIN
        LAYER OF DUST ON THE CITY.  NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 31 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ON THE 20TH AND TO
        29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 32 MPH ON THE 21ST.
20-22 IN 1957...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS RAKED
        METRO DENVER EACH DAY.  THE STRONGEST WIND GUST OF 55 MPH
        OCCURRED ON THE 21ST WHEN BLOWING DUST BRIEFLY REDUCED THE
        VISIBILITY TO 3/4 MILE AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
20-23 IN 1989...UNUSUALLY WARM WEATHER RESULTED IN SEVERAL DAILY
        TEMPERATURE RECORDS BEING BROKEN IN DENVER.  THE HIGH
        TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES ON THE 21ST EXCEEDED THE RECORD
        MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH AT THAT TIME.  DAILY RECORD HIGH
        TEMPERATURES WERE EITHER EXCEEDED OR EQUALED WITH 83
        DEGREES ON THE 20TH...88 DEGREES ON THE 22ND...AND 85
        DEGREES ON THE 23RD.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGREES
        ON THE 22ND EQUALED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.
21    IN 1885...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE EARLY MORNING AND
        WAS THE HEAVIEST SNOW OF THE SEASON.  TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS
        ESTIMATED AT 8.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER...BUT THE
        SNOW MELTED RAPIDLY ON THE GROUND AS IT FELL.  HOWEVER...
        THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW...AS WELL AS NORTHWEST WINDS
        SUSTAINED TO 29 MPH DOWNED TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WIRES.
        SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES OF TREES WERE ALSO BROKEN BY THE
        WEIGHT OF THE SNOW.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.01 INCHES
        FROM THE STORM.
      IN 1887...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 47 MPH.
      IN 1932...THE TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO A LOW OF ONLY 60 DEGREES...
        THE ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE MONTH.
      IN 1988...A SMALL TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY NATIONAL WEATHER
        SERVICE EMPLOYEES ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF THORNTON.  IT
        WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES.  NO DAMAGE WAS
        REPORTED.  LATER...LIGHTNING STRUCK TWO 14-YEAR-OLD GIRLS ON
        A SOFTBALL FIELD IN WESTMINSTER.  ONE WAS KILLED...WHILE THE
        OTHER SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 44 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEHIND A
        COLD FRONT.
      IN 2010...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL...STRONG
        WINDS AND A TORNADO ACROSS PARTS OF ADAMS...ARAPAHOE...
        ELBERT...AND WELD COUNTIES.  THE HAIL...UP TO 1.50 INCHES
        IN DIAMETER...CAME DOWN SO HEAVY ALONG PARTS OF I-70
        AND I-76 THAT SNOWPLOWS HAD TO BE CALLED OUT TO REMOVE
        IT.  NUMEROUS VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED BY HAIL.  IN WELD
        COUNTY...VERY HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL ACCOMPANIED
        THUNDERSTORM WINDS UP TO 75 MPH.  HAIL UP TO 1.50 INCHES
        WAS REPORTED NEAR BENNETT; 1.25 INCHES...5.3 MILES EAST
        OF ENGLEWOOD; 1.0 INCH SIZE HAIL NEAR BUCKLEY FIELD; WITH
        0.88 INCH SIZE HAIL NEAR BOULDER. A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED
        DOWN BRIEFLY IN ELBERT COUNTY...ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
        DEER TRAIL...BUT DID NO DAMAGE. SEVERAL MINOR ACCIDENTS
        WERE REPORTED WITH SNOWPACKED AND SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS
        ALONG WITH VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. MINOR STREET FLOODING
        WAS REPORTED IN SOUTHEAST AURORA.  DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT RECORDED 0.30 INCHES OF RAINFALL.  ALSO...A PEAK
        WIND GUST TO 36 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST WAS OBSERVED AT
        THE AIRPORT.
21-22 IN 1910...NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH BEHIND A COLD
        FRONT.  RAINFALL TOTALED 0.63 INCH.
      IN 1923...SNOWFALL OF 2.0 INCHES IN THE CITY WAS THE ONLY
        SNOW OF THE MONTH AND THE LAST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE
        SEASON.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 25 MPH ON
        THE 21ST.
      IN 1952...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.  THE STORM WAS ACCOMPANIED BY NORTH WINDS GUSTING
        TO 33 MPH.
      IN 2001...THE SECOND MAJOR SNOW STORM IN 11 DAYS MOVED INTO
        METRO DENVER WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING AGAIN
        ACROSS THE PLAINS TO THE NORTHEAST OF DENVER.  SNOWFALL
        AMOUNTS RANGED UP TO 9 INCHES IN METRO DENVER WITH UP TO
        23 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED
        AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 36 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHICH WAS AGAIN SHUT DOWN FOR NEARLY
        AN HOUR BY POWER OUTAGES ON THE 22ND.  THE OUTAGES AFFECTED
        LIGHTING IN THE CONCOURSES...TRAIN OPERATIONS...DE-ICING AND
        REFUELING OPERATIONS...FLIGHT INFORMATION DISPLAYS...AND
        SECURITY SCREENINGS.  NAVIGATIONAL AIDS WERE ALSO AFFECTED...
        RESULTING IN THE CANCELLATION OF 58 ARRIVING AND DEPARTING
        FLIGHTS WHICH STRANDED ABOUT 5000 PASSENGERS.  ACROSS METRO
        DENVER STORM TOTALS INCLUDED:  9 INCHES AT ELDORADO SPRINGS;
        7 INCHES IN BOULDER; 6 INCHES AT KEN CARYL...NORTHGLENN AND
        NEAR SEDALIA; AND 5 INCHES IN ARVADA AND MORRISON.  ONLY
        1.7 INCHES OF SNOW WERE MEASURED AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  IN THE FOOTHILLS SNOW
        TOTALS INCLUDED:  23 INCHES NEAR FRITZ PEAK SOUTH OF
        ROLLINSVILLE...17 INCHES NEAR JAMESTOWN...16 INCHES NEAR
        BLACKHAWK...14 INCHES IN COAL CREEK CANYON...13 INCHES AT
        IDAHO SPRINGS AND NEAR NEDERLAND...11 INCHES AT ASPEN
        SPRINGS...AND 10 INCHES NEAR BERGEN PARK.
21-23 IN 1999...A SPRING SNOWSTORM DUMPED HEAVY SNOWFALL OVER METRO
        DENVER AND IN THE FOOTHILLS.  NEARLY 3 FEET OF SNOW FELL
        IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH OVER A FOOT IN THE CITY.  THE HEAVY
        WET SNOW DOWNED POWER LINES IN DOUGLAS AND ELBERT COUNTIES.
        SCATTERED OUTAGES WERE REPORTED AT PARKER...FRANKTOWN...
        SEDALIA...AND CASTLE ROCK.  SOME RESIDENTS WERE WITHOUT
        ELECTRICITY FOR AS LONG AS 20 HOURS.  THE INCLEMENT WEATHER
        WAS BLAMED...AT LEAST IN PART...FOR SEVERAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
        ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR BETWEEN DENVER AND CASTLE ROCK.
        SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  32 INCHES AT IDAHO SPRINGS; 31
        INCHES ON CROWHILL; 29 INCHES NEAR EVERGREEN; 26 INCHES AT
        CHIEF HOSA AND COAL CREEK CANYON; 25 INCHES AT BAILEY; 24
        INCHES AT FLOYD HILL; 23 INCHES AT CONIFER...GENESEE...GOLDEN
        GATE CANYON...NORTH TURKEY CREEK...AND PINE JUNCTION; 13
        INCHES AT BROOMFIELD AND NEAR SEDALIA;  12 INCHES IN
        BOULDER; 11 INCHES AT LOUISVILLE AND PARKER; AND 9 INCHES
        AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2004...HEAVY SNOW FELL ACROSS METRO DENVER...WHEN LOW LEVEL
        UPSLOPE CONDITIONS DEVELOPED AGAINST THE FOOTHILLS AND
        PALMER DIVIDE.  SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  18 INCHES IN THE
        FOOTHILLS SOUTHWEST OF BOULDER...17 INCHES AT INTERCANYON AND
        NEAR CONIFER...10 INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK AND PARKER...9 INCHES
        AT CASTLE ROCK AND NEAR SEDALIA...7 INCHES IN CENTENNIAL...
        LITTLETON...AND NEAR LONE TREE.  ELSEWHERE ACROSS METRO
        DENVER...SNOWFALL GENERALLY RANGED FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES.
        SNOWFALL WAS 4.7 INCHES AT DENVER STAPLETON.  NORTHWEST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 35 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        ON THE 21ST.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

...TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

18-20 IN 1966...SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES CAUSED THOUSANDS OF
        DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO FRUIT TREES ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE TEENS EACH MORNING AND
        FAILED TO REACH ABOVE FREEZING ON THE 19TH.  THE LOW
        TEMPERATURE OF 13 ON THE 20TH SET A NEW RECORD MINIMUM FOR
        THE DATE.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.7 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DURING THE PERIOD.
19-20 IN 1892...RAIN ON THE 18TH CHANGED TO SNOW ON THE 19TH AND
        TOTALED 6.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER INTO THE 20TH.
        TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 1.56 INCHES.  NORTH WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 26 MPH ON THE 19TH.
      IN 1907...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 18.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  MUCH OF THE HEAVY WET SNOW MELTED AS
        IT FELL.  THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 7.0 INCHES AT
        6:00 PM ON THE 19TH.  NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH ON THE 19TH AND TO 21 MPH ON THE
        20TH.  HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOW TO MID 30`S
        WITH LOW READINGS AROUND 20.
19-21 IN 1984...A LARGE SNOWSTORM BURIED MOST OF COLORADO UNDER A
        THICK MANTLE OF WET SNOW.  TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS RANGED FROM
        10 TO 20 INCHES ACROSS METRO DENVER AND A WHOPPING 20 TO
        40 INCHES IN THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.  THE SNOW CLOSED ROADS
        AND DAMAGED ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS...CAUSING NUMEROUS POWER
        OUTAGES.  NEARLY 14 INCHES (13.6) OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND
        WIND CLOSED ALL BUT ONE RUNWAY...RESULTING IN THE CANCELLATION
        OF MANY FLIGHTS.  BOTH I-70 AND I-76 WERE CLOSED TO THE EAST
        OF DENVER.
19-22 IN 1933...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 16.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER WHEN RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE EARLY
        MORNING OF THE 20TH AND CONTINUED THROUGH MIDDAY OF THE
        22ND.  MOST OF THE SNOW FELL ON THE 21ST.  DUE TO MELTING...
        THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 10.5 INCHES AT 6:00 PM ON THE
        21ST.  BEFORE THE SNOW STARTED...A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE
        EVENING OF THE 19TH PRODUCED NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED TO 35 MPH
        WITH GUSTS TO 37 MPH.  THE STRONG WINDS DEPOSITED A THIN
        LAYER OF DUST ON THE CITY.  NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 31 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ON THE 20TH AND TO
        29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 32 MPH ON THE 21ST.
20    IN 1874...LIGHT SNOW FELL FOR MOST OF THE DAY...BUT MELTED ALMOST
        AS FAST AS IT FELL.  THE FLAKES...AS LARGE AS 1 1/2 INCHES IN
        DIAMETER DURING THE AFTERNOON...RESEMBLED WHITE FEATHERS.
        PRECIPITATION FROM MELTED SNOW WAS ONLY 0.21 INCH IN THE
        CITY.  SNOWFALL WAS MUCH HEAVIER IN THE MOUNTAIN PARKS
        WHERE SNOW DEPTHS WERE REPORTED BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET FROM
        THE STORMS OF THE 15TH AND 20TH.  THE HEAVY SNOW RESULTED
        IN THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF CATTLE AND SHEEP.
      IN 1875...THE CITY WAS ENVELOPED IN A SEVERE WIND AND SAND
        STORM.  FOR NEARLY 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE STORM...IT COULD
        BE SEEN MOVING TOWARD THE CITY FROM THE NORTHWEST AS A BLACK
        WALL OF CLOUDS EXTENDING ONLY 10 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON.
        AT 5:30 PM...THE SAND WAS SWEEPING PAST IN SUCH CLOUDS THAT
        OBJECTS AT A DISTANCE OF ONLY 10 YARDS WERE NOT VISIBLE.
        THE STREETS WERE ENTIRELY DESERTED.  THE GREATEST VELOCITY
        OF WIND DURING THE STORM WAS 36 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST.
        THE STORM DIMINISHED BY 7:00 PM.  SWARMS OF GRASSHOPPERS WERE
        SEEN TODAY AND WERE REPORTED IN ALL PARTS OF THE TERRITORY.
      IN 1897...SOUTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 46 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 50 MPH.  THE APPARENT CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 76 DEGREES.
      IN 1905...APPARENT POST-FRONTAL NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        43 MPH.
      IN 1912...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH AN EXTREME
        VELOCITY OF 48 MPH.
      IN 1958...STRONG CHINOOK WINDS GUSTED TO 52 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1981...3/4 INCH HAIL FELL IN LAKEWOOD WITH UP TO ONE HALF
        INCH OF RAIN IN A FEW MINUTES ACROSS NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
        OF THE CITY OF DENVER.  THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL TOTALED
        0.39 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WHERE
        1/4 INCH HAIL WAS ALSO MEASURED.
      IN 1987...6 TO 12 INCHES OF HEAVY SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS.
        ONLY 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE THE USUAL FLIGHT DELAYS OCCURRED.
      IN 2005...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL ACROSS
        METRO DENVER.  HAIL AS LARGE AS 1 3/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER
        FELL AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  HAIL TO 3/4 INCH
        IN DIAMETER FELL IN AND NEAR GOLDEN AND NEAR HUDSON...
        KEENESBURG...BARR LAKE...AND BENNETT.
      IN 2013...AN AVALANCHE PUSHED A GROUP OF SIX SNOW BOARDERS
        INTO THE SHEEP CREEK GULLY OF LOVELAND PASS. THIS IS
        NEAR BUT OUTSIDE THE LOVELAND SKI AREA BOUNDARY. FIVE OF
        THE SIX MEMBERS OF THE GROUP DIED AS THEY WERE COMPLETELY
        BURIED. THE AVALANCHE IS THE DEADLIEST IN COLORADO SINCE
        1962 WHEN SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A SLIDE BURIED
        RESIDENTS AT TWIN LAKES NEAR INDEPENDENCE PASS.
20-22 IN 1957...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS RAKED
        METRO DENVER EACH DAY.  THE STRONGEST WIND GUST OF 55 MPH
        OCCURRED ON THE 21ST WHEN BLOWING DUST BRIEFLY REDUCED THE
        VISIBILITY TO 3/4 MILE AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
20-23 IN 1989...UNUSUALLY WARM WEATHER RESULTED IN SEVERAL DAILY
        TEMPERATURE RECORDS BEING BROKEN IN DENVER.  THE HIGH
        TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES ON THE 21ST EXCEEDED THE RECORD
        MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH AT THAT TIME.  DAILY RECORD HIGH
        TEMPERATURES WERE EITHER EXCEEDED OR EQUALED WITH 83
        DEGREES ON THE 20TH...88 DEGREES ON THE 22ND...AND 85
        DEGREES ON THE 23RD.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGREES
        ON THE 22ND EQUALED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
645 PM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

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

18-20 IN 1966...SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES CAUSED THOUSANDS OF
        DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO FRUIT TREES ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE TEENS EACH MORNING AND
        FAILED TO REACH ABOVE FREEZING ON THE 19TH.  THE LOW
        TEMPERATURE OF 13 ON THE 20TH SET A NEW RECORD MINIMUM FOR
        THE DATE.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.7 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DURING THE PERIOD.
19-20 IN 1892...RAIN ON THE 18TH CHANGED TO SNOW ON THE 19TH AND
        TOTALED 6.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER INTO THE 20TH.
        TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 1.56 INCHES.  NORTH WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 26 MPH ON THE 19TH.
      IN 1907...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 18.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  MUCH OF THE HEAVY WET SNOW MELTED AS
        IT FELL.  THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 7.0 INCHES AT
        6:00 PM ON THE 19TH.  NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH ON THE 19TH AND TO 21 MPH ON THE
        20TH.  HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOW TO MID 30`S
        WITH LOW READINGS AROUND 20.
19-21 IN 1984...A LARGE SNOWSTORM BURIED MOST OF COLORADO UNDER A
        THICK MANTLE OF WET SNOW.  TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS RANGED FROM
        10 TO 20 INCHES ACROSS METRO DENVER AND A WHOPPING 20 TO
        40 INCHES IN THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.  THE SNOW CLOSED ROADS
        AND DAMAGED ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS...CAUSING NUMEROUS POWER
        OUTAGES.  NEARLY 14 INCHES (13.6) OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND
        WIND CLOSED ALL BUT ONE RUNWAY...RESULTING IN THE CANCELLATION
        OF MANY FLIGHTS.  BOTH I-70 AND I-76 WERE CLOSED TO THE EAST
        OF DENVER.
19-22 IN 1933...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 16.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER WHEN RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE EARLY
        MORNING OF THE 20TH AND CONTINUED THROUGH MIDDAY OF THE
        22ND.  MOST OF THE SNOW FELL ON THE 21ST.  DUE TO MELTING...
        THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 10.5 INCHES AT 6:00 PM ON THE
        21ST.  BEFORE THE SNOW STARTED...A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE
        EVENING OF THE 19TH PRODUCED NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED TO 35 MPH
        WITH GUSTS TO 37 MPH.  THE STRONG WINDS DEPOSITED A THIN
        LAYER OF DUST ON THE CITY.  NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 31 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ON THE 20TH AND TO
        29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 32 MPH ON THE 21ST.
20    IN 1874...LIGHT SNOW FELL FOR MOST OF THE DAY...BUT MELTED ALMOST
        AS FAST AS IT FELL.  THE FLAKES...AS LARGE AS 1 1/2 INCHES IN
        DIAMETER DURING THE AFTERNOON...RESEMBLED WHITE FEATHERS.
        PRECIPITATION FROM MELTED SNOW WAS ONLY 0.21 INCH IN THE
        CITY.  SNOWFALL WAS MUCH HEAVIER IN THE MOUNTAIN PARKS
        WHERE SNOW DEPTHS WERE REPORTED BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET FROM
        THE STORMS OF THE 15TH AND 20TH.  THE HEAVY SNOW RESULTED
        IN THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF CATTLE AND SHEEP.
      IN 1875...THE CITY WAS ENVELOPED IN A SEVERE WIND AND SAND
        STORM.  FOR NEARLY 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE STORM...IT COULD
        BE SEEN MOVING TOWARD THE CITY FROM THE NORTHWEST AS A BLACK
        WALL OF CLOUDS EXTENDING ONLY 10 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON.
        AT 5:30 PM...THE SAND WAS SWEEPING PAST IN SUCH CLOUDS THAT
        OBJECTS AT A DISTANCE OF ONLY 10 YARDS WERE NOT VISIBLE.
        THE STREETS WERE ENTIRELY DESERTED.  THE GREATEST VELOCITY
        OF WIND DURING THE STORM WAS 36 MPH FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST.
        THE STORM DIMINISHED BY 7:00 PM.  SWARMS OF GRASSHOPPERS WERE
        SEEN TODAY AND WERE REPORTED IN ALL PARTS OF THE TERRITORY.
      IN 1897...SOUTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 46 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 50 MPH.  THE APPARENT CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 76 DEGREES.
      IN 1905...APPARENT POST-FRONTAL NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        43 MPH.
      IN 1912...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH AN EXTREME
        VELOCITY OF 48 MPH.
      IN 1958...STRONG CHINOOK WINDS GUSTED TO 52 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1981...3/4 INCH HAIL FELL IN LAKEWOOD WITH UP TO ONE HALF
        INCH OF RAIN IN A FEW MINUTES ACROSS NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
        OF THE CITY OF DENVER.  THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL TOTALED
        0.39 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WHERE
        1/4 INCH HAIL WAS ALSO MEASURED.
      IN 1987...6 TO 12 INCHES OF HEAVY SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS.
        ONLY 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE THE USUAL FLIGHT DELAYS OCCURRED.
      IN 2005...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL ACROSS
        METRO DENVER.  HAIL AS LARGE AS 1 3/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER
        FELL AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  HAIL TO 3/4 INCH
        IN DIAMETER FELL IN AND NEAR GOLDEN AND NEAR HUDSON...
        KEENESBURG...BARR LAKE...AND BENNETT.
      IN 2013...AN AVALANCHE PUSHED A GROUP OF SIX SNOW BOARDERS
        INTO THE SHEEP CREEK GULLY OF LOVELAND PASS. THIS IS
        NEAR BUT OUTSIDE THE LOVELAND SKI AREA BOUNDARY. FIVE OF
        THE SIX MEMBERS OF THE GROUP DIED AS THEY WERE COMPLETELY
        BURIED. THE AVALANCHE IS THE DEADLIEST IN COLORADO SINCE
        1962 WHEN SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A SLIDE BURIED
        RESIDENTS AT TWIN LAKES NEAR INDEPENDENCE PASS.
20-22 IN 1957...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS RAKED
        METRO DENVER EACH DAY.  THE STRONGEST WIND GUST OF 55 MPH
        OCCURRED ON THE 21ST WHEN BLOWING DUST BRIEFLY REDUCED THE
        VISIBILITY TO 3/4 MILE AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
20-23 IN 1989...UNUSUALLY WARM WEATHER RESULTED IN SEVERAL DAILY
        TEMPERATURE RECORDS BEING BROKEN IN DENVER.  THE HIGH
        TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES ON THE 21ST EXCEEDED THE RECORD
        MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH AT THAT TIME.  DAILY RECORD HIGH
        TEMPERATURES WERE EITHER EXCEEDED OR EQUALED WITH 83
        DEGREES ON THE 20TH...88 DEGREES ON THE 22ND...AND 85
        DEGREES ON THE 23RD.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGREES
        ON THE 22ND EQUALED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.
21    IN 1885...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE EARLY MORNING AND
        WAS THE HEAVIEST SNOW OF THE SEASON.  TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS
        ESTIMATED AT 8.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER...BUT THE
        SNOW MELTED RAPIDLY ON THE GROUND AS IT FELL.  HOWEVER...
        THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW...AS WELL AS NORTHWEST WINDS
        SUSTAINED TO 29 MPH DOWNED TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WIRES.
        SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES OF TREES WERE ALSO BROKEN BY THE
        WEIGHT OF THE SNOW.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.01 INCHES
        FROM THE STORM.
      IN 1887...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 47 MPH.
      IN 1932...THE TEMPERATURE DIPPED TO A LOW OF ONLY 60 DEGREES...
        THE ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE MONTH.
      IN 1988...A SMALL TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY NATIONAL WEATHER
        SERVICE EMPLOYEES ABOUT 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF THORNTON.  IT
        WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES.  NO DAMAGE WAS
        REPORTED.  LATER...LIGHTNING STRUCK TWO 14-YEAR-OLD GIRLS ON
        A SOFTBALL FIELD IN WESTMINSTER.  ONE WAS KILLED...WHILE THE
        OTHER SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED
        TO 44 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEHIND A
        COLD FRONT.
      IN 2010...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL...STRONG
        WINDS AND A TORNADO ACROSS PARTS OF ADAMS...ARAPAHOE...
        ELBERT...AND WELD COUNTIES.  THE HAIL...UP TO 1.50 INCHES
        IN DIAMETER...CAME DOWN SO HEAVY ALONG PARTS OF I-70
        AND I-76 THAT SNOWPLOWS HAD TO BE CALLED OUT TO REMOVE
        IT.  NUMEROUS VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED BY HAIL.  IN WELD
        COUNTY...VERY HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL ACCOMPANIED
        THUNDERSTORM WINDS UP TO 75 MPH.  HAIL UP TO 1.50 INCHES
        WAS REPORTED NEAR BENNETT; 1.25 INCHES...5.3 MILES EAST
        OF ENGLEWOOD; 1.0 INCH SIZE HAIL NEAR BUCKLEY FIELD; WITH
        0.88 INCH SIZE HAIL NEAR BOULDER. A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED
        DOWN BRIEFLY IN ELBERT COUNTY...ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
        DEER TRAIL...BUT DID NO DAMAGE. SEVERAL MINOR ACCIDENTS
        WERE REPORTED WITH SNOWPACKED AND SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS
        ALONG WITH VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. MINOR STREET FLOODING
        WAS REPORTED IN SOUTHEAST AURORA.  DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT RECORDED 0.30 INCHES OF RAINFALL.  ALSO...A PEAK
        WIND GUST TO 36 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST WAS OBSERVED AT
        THE AIRPORT.
21-22 IN 1910...NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH BEHIND A COLD
        FRONT.  RAINFALL TOTALED 0.63 INCH.
      IN 1923...SNOWFALL OF 2.0 INCHES IN THE CITY WAS THE ONLY
        SNOW OF THE MONTH AND THE LAST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE
        SEASON.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 25 MPH ON
        THE 21ST.
      IN 1952...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.  THE STORM WAS ACCOMPANIED BY NORTH WINDS GUSTING
        TO 33 MPH.
      IN 2001...THE SECOND MAJOR SNOW STORM IN 11 DAYS MOVED INTO
        METRO DENVER WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING AGAIN
        ACROSS THE PLAINS TO THE NORTHEAST OF DENVER.  SNOWFALL
        AMOUNTS RANGED UP TO 9 INCHES IN METRO DENVER WITH UP TO
        23 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED
        AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 36 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHICH WAS AGAIN SHUT DOWN FOR NEARLY
        AN HOUR BY POWER OUTAGES ON THE 22ND.  THE OUTAGES AFFECTED
        LIGHTING IN THE CONCOURSES...TRAIN OPERATIONS...DE-ICING AND
        REFUELING OPERATIONS...FLIGHT INFORMATION DISPLAYS...AND
        SECURITY SCREENINGS.  NAVIGATIONAL AIDS WERE ALSO AFFECTED...
        RESULTING IN THE CANCELLATION OF 58 ARRIVING AND DEPARTING
        FLIGHTS WHICH STRANDED ABOUT 5000 PASSENGERS.  ACROSS METRO
        DENVER STORM TOTALS INCLUDED:  9 INCHES AT ELDORADO SPRINGS;
        7 INCHES IN BOULDER; 6 INCHES AT KEN CARYL...NORTHGLENN AND
        NEAR SEDALIA; AND 5 INCHES IN ARVADA AND MORRISON.  ONLY
        1.7 INCHES OF SNOW WERE MEASURED AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  IN THE FOOTHILLS SNOW
        TOTALS INCLUDED:  23 INCHES NEAR FRITZ PEAK SOUTH OF
        ROLLINSVILLE...17 INCHES NEAR JAMESTOWN...16 INCHES NEAR
        BLACKHAWK...14 INCHES IN COAL CREEK CANYON...13 INCHES AT
        IDAHO SPRINGS AND NEAR NEDERLAND...11 INCHES AT ASPEN
        SPRINGS...AND 10 INCHES NEAR BERGEN PARK.
21-23 IN 1999...A SPRING SNOWSTORM DUMPED HEAVY SNOWFALL OVER METRO
        DENVER AND IN THE FOOTHILLS.  NEARLY 3 FEET OF SNOW FELL
        IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH OVER A FOOT IN THE CITY.  THE HEAVY
        WET SNOW DOWNED POWER LINES IN DOUGLAS AND ELBERT COUNTIES.
        SCATTERED OUTAGES WERE REPORTED AT PARKER...FRANKTOWN...
        SEDALIA...AND CASTLE ROCK.  SOME RESIDENTS WERE WITHOUT
        ELECTRICITY FOR AS LONG AS 20 HOURS.  THE INCLEMENT WEATHER
        WAS BLAMED...AT LEAST IN PART...FOR SEVERAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
        ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR BETWEEN DENVER AND CASTLE ROCK.
        SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  32 INCHES AT IDAHO SPRINGS; 31
        INCHES ON CROWHILL; 29 INCHES NEAR EVERGREEN; 26 INCHES AT
        CHIEF HOSA AND COAL CREEK CANYON; 25 INCHES AT BAILEY; 24
        INCHES AT FLOYD HILL; 23 INCHES AT CONIFER...GENESEE...GOLDEN
        GATE CANYON...NORTH TURKEY CREEK...AND PINE JUNCTION; 13
        INCHES AT BROOMFIELD AND NEAR SEDALIA;  12 INCHES IN
        BOULDER; 11 INCHES AT LOUISVILLE AND PARKER; AND 9 INCHES
        AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2004...HEAVY SNOW FELL ACROSS METRO DENVER...WHEN LOW LEVEL
        UPSLOPE CONDITIONS DEVELOPED AGAINST THE FOOTHILLS AND
        PALMER DIVIDE.  SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDED:  18 INCHES IN THE
        FOOTHILLS SOUTHWEST OF BOULDER...17 INCHES AT INTERCANYON AND
        NEAR CONIFER...10 INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK AND PARKER...9 INCHES
        AT CASTLE ROCK AND NEAR SEDALIA...7 INCHES IN CENTENNIAL...
        LITTLETON...AND NEAR LONE TREE.  ELSEWHERE ACROSS METRO
        DENVER...SNOWFALL GENERALLY RANGED FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES.
        SNOWFALL WAS 4.7 INCHES AT DENVER STAPLETON.  NORTHWEST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 35 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        ON THE 21ST.
22    IN 1896...SOUTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 39 MPH WITH GUSTS
        AS HIGH 56 MPH.  THE APPARENT CHINOOK WINDS WARMED THE
        TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 78 DEGREES.
      IN 1904...WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 48 MPH
        WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 69 DEGREES.
      IN 1925...SOUTHEAST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 46 MPH WARMED THE TEMPERATURE TO A HIGH OF 76 DEGREES.
      IN 1958...WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 48 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.
22-23 IN 1885...THE WORST SNOW STORM SINCE STATION RECORDS BEGAN IN
        1872 DUMPED A TOTAL OF 24.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON THE CITY.
        THE 23.0 INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED ON THE 22ND AND 23RD WAS
        THE GREATEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL EVER RECORDED DURING THE
        MONTH OF APRIL.  STREETS WERE IMPASSABLE...ROOFS CAVED IN...
        TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WIRES WERE DOWNED...RAILROADS WERE
        BLOCKED AND TRAINS DELAYED...AND MOST BUSINESS CAME TO A
        COMPLETE STANDSTILL.  ESTIMATED LOSSES WERE REPORTED TO
        50 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THE TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS PARTLY
        ESTIMATED DUE TO MELTING.  PRECIPITATION FROM THE STORM
        TOTALED 2.79 INCHES.
      IN 1915...POST-FRONTAL RAIN DURING THE DAY AND OVERNIGHT
        TOTALED 2.00 INCHES.  MOST OF THE RAIN FELL ON THE 22ND.
      IN 1945...6.7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS
        WAS THE THIRD MAJOR SNOW IN A LITTLE OVER 3 WEEKS...WHICH
        MADE THIS MONTH THE 4TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD.  NORTHEAST WINDS
        WERE SUSTAINED TO 25 MPH AND LIGHT HAIL FELL ON THE 22ND.
      IN 2013...A SPRING STORM BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS...
        WITH PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO PORTIONS OF THE
        FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND URBAN CORRIDOR. IN THE MOUNTAINS
        AND FOOTHILLS...STORM TOTALS INCLUDED: 18 INCHES AT NIWOT
        RIDGE SNOTEL; 16.5 INCHES NEAR WARD; 13 INCHES AT ARAPAHOE
        BASIN AND ROACH SNOTEL...12 INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK; 11.5
        INCHES NEAR NEDERLAND; 11 INCHES NEAR ALLENSPARK AND AT
        LOVELAND SKI AREA; 10 INCHES NEAR IDAHO SPRINGS AND
        PINECLIFFE; WITH 9.5 INCHES AND NEAR SILVERTHORNE. ALONG
        THE URBAN CORRIDOR STORM TOTALS INCLUDED: 7.5 INCHES NEAR
        MORRISON; 7 INCHES AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
        IN BOULDER AND NIWOT; 6.5 INCHES NEAR ARAPAHOE PARK AND
        SUPERIOR; WITH 6 INCHES AT LAFAYETTE AND LAKEWOOD.  AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...4.7 INCHES OF NEW SNOWFALL
        WAS OBSERVED.
22-24 IN 2010...A POTENT SPRING STORM BROUGHT HEAVY...WET SNOW TO
        AREAS IN AND NEAR THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND WIDESPREAD
        RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADJACENT PLAINS.  IN THE FRONT RANGE
        FOOTHILLS AND NORTH-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EAST OF THE
        CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...STORM TOTALS RANGED FROM 15 TO 30
        INCHES.  STORM TOTALS INCLUDED:  29.5 INCHES...3 MILES
        SOUTHEAST OF PINECLIFFE; 27 INCHES...8 MILES NORTHEAST
        OF FOUR CORNERS; 23 INCHES AT WILLOW CREEK; 22.5 INCHES...
        13 MILES NORTHWEST OF GOLDEN; 21 INCHES AT NEVER SUMMER;
        17 INCHES AT ELDORADO SPRINGS; 16.5 INCHES...3 MILES WEST
        OF JAMESTOWN.  DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPORTED JUST
        A TRACE OF SNOWFALL...BUT MEASURED 2.01 INCHES OF RAINFALL
        FOR THE DURATION OF THE STORM. IN ADDITION...A PEAK WIND
        GUST TO 54 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST WAS OBSERVED AT THE
        AIRPORT ON THE 23RD
 23   IN 1889...NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 48 MPH.
      IN 1913...NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 46 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 60 MPH BEHIND A DRY COLD FRONT.
      IN 1914...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED CONSIDERABLE HAIL AND 0.29
        INCH OF RAIN.  WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 48 MPH.
      IN 1942...HAIL OF UNKNOWN SIZE FELL OVER THE CITY.
      IN 1958...A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SIGHTED FOR 20 MINUTES...15 MILES
        SOUTHEAST OF STAPLETON AIRPORT.  THE FUNNEL FORMED IN
        ADVANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM AND HUNG ABOUT A THOUSAND FEET
        BELOW THE BASE OF THE CLOUD...BUT REMAINED ALOFT.  LATER IN
        THE DAY...3.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 2002...PERSISTENT DRY CONDITIONS IN THE FOOTHILLS
        CONTRIBUTED TO THE FIRST LARGE FOREST FIRE OF THE SEASON
        NEAR BAILEY.  VERY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS ALLOWED THE
        FIRE...INITIALLY STARTED BY A CARELESS SMOKER...TO GROW
        INTO A 2400-ACRE BLAZE BEFORE IT COULD BE CONTAINED.
        FORTUNATELY...NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO HOMES OR
        OTHER PROPERTY IN THE AREA.
      IN 2006...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL ACROSS
        METRO DENVER.  HAIL AS LARGE AS 1.25 INCHES IN DIAMETER
        FELL IN SOUTH DENVER WITH HAIL TO 0.88 INCH ACROSS THE
        REST OF THE CITY.  HAIL TO 1.00 INCH IN DIAMETER WAS
        REPORTED NEAR MORRISON...IN SOUTH LAKEWOOD...AND IN AURORA
        NEAR CHERRY CREEK.  HAIL TO 0.88 INCH WAS MEASURED IN
        GOLDEN WITH 0.75 INCH HAIL IN EAST LAKEWOOD.
23-24 IN 1883...SNOWFALL TOTALED 7.6 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1904...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED HAIL DURING THE LATE EVENING
        OF THE 23RD.  APPARENT POST-FRONTAL RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW
        DURING THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 24TH...BUT TOTALED ONLY 2.0
        INCHES.  PRECIPITATION CONSISTING OF RAIN...MELTED HAIL...AND
        SNOW TOTALED 0.60 INCH.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        41 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 52 MPH ON THE 24TH.
      IN 1905...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW AND TOTALED 8.0 INCHES.  MUCH
        OF THE SNOW MELTED AS IT FELL WITH ONLY 2.5 INCHES MEASURED
        ON THE GROUND.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.88 INCHES.
        NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 20 MPH ON THE 23RD.
      IN 1942...THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER REACHED FLOOD CONDITIONS IN
        THE CITY.  AS MANY AS 15 THOUSAND RESIDENTS WERE WARNED
        TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES TEMPORARILY.  TWO LIVES WERE LOST
        IN THE CITY.  FOUR BRIDGES WERE WASHED OUT BY THE FLOOD
        WATERS AND OTHER BRIDGES WERE ENDANGERED.  THE DAMAGE WAS
        GENERALLY LIMITED TO BRIDGES THAT WERE IN POOR CONDITION.
        HOWEVER...THE FLOOD WATERS DID NOT OVERFLOW THEIR CHANNEL
        BANKS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS.
      IN 1980...HEAVY RAIN BEGAN IN THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS ON THE
        NIGHT OF THE 23RD AND TURNED TO HEAVY WET SNOW ON THE 24TH.
        UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST
        OF DENVER.  AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PRECIPITATION
        TOTALED 1.58 INCHES...BUT ONLY 3.7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FROM
        THE STORM.  EAST WINDS GUSTED TO 24 MPH.
      IN 1997...LOCATIONS IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS RECEIVED THE
        GREATEST SNOW OF THE YEAR AS A WINTER-LIKE STORM SYSTEM
        MOVED INTO METRO DENVER.  EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AT SPEEDS
        OF 15 TO 35 MPH WERE COMMON WITH EVEN STRONGER GUSTS ABOVE
        9 THOUSAND FEET.  SNOW FELL AT A RATE OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN
        HOUR AS DEEP UPSLOPE COMBINED WITH A MOIST AND UNSTABLE
        AIR MASS.  THE SNOW BEGAN IN THE FOOTHILLS ABOVE 7500 FEET
        DURING THE EVENING OF THE 23RD.  BY SUNRISE THE SNOW LEVEL
        HAD DROPPED TO 5000 FEET.  THE HARDEST HIT AREAS EXTENDED
        FROM I-25 INTO THE FOOTHILLS.  SNOWFALL TOTALS IN THE
        FOOTHILLS RANGED FROM 1 1/2 TO OVER 3 1/2 FEET.  IN THE
        CITY...SNOWFALL RANGED FROM 8 TO 18 INCHES.  SOME SNOWFALL
        AMOUNTS INCLUDED:  36 INCHES AT COAL CREEK CANYON; 31 INCHES
        AT NEDERLAND AND WONDERVU; 20 TO 24 INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK...
        AT ECHO LAKE...AND NORTH TURKEY CREEK CANYON; 15 TO 19 INCHES
        AT BOULDER...CENTRAL CITY...CONIFER...EVERGREEN...GEORGETOWN...
        AND LOUISVILLE; 8 TO 14 INCHES IN ARVADA...BROOMFIELD...
        WESTMINSTER...WHEAT RIDGE...CASTLE ROCK...AND KEN CARYL RANCH.
        ONLY 2.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 24TH.  EAST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 36 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE
        24TH.
      IN 2003...A STRONG AND DEEP NORTHERLY FLOW CIRCULATING AROUND
        A CLOSED UPPER LOW PRESSURE CENTER ALLOWED HEAVY SNOW TO
        FALL IN THE MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN FOOTHILLS.  SNOWFALL
        TOTALED 14 INCHES IN IDAHO SPRINGS.  RAIN WAS MIXED WITH
        SNOW AND THUNDER ACROSS METRO DENVER.  SNOWFALL WAS ONLY
        0.9 INCH OVERNIGHT AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.34 INCHES
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WHERE NORTHWEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 55 MPH ON THE 23RD.
      IN 2007...A STORM SYSTEM INTENSIFIED OVER SOUTHEAST COLORADO...
        ALLOWING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND RAIN TO DEVELOP OVER MUCH OF
        NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST COLORADO.  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
        PRECEDED THE STORM SYSTEM ON THE 23RD...AFFECTING THE URBAN
        CORRIDOR.  NICKEL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN BOULDER AND A
        SMALL LANDSPOUT TOUCHED DOWN NEAR BYERS.  ON THE 24TH...HEAVY
        SNOW FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER AND BOULDER...WHERE
        STORM TOTALS RANGED FROM 1 TO 2 FEET.  HEAVY SNOW ALSO
        OCCURRED ALONG THE PALMER DIVIDE...WITH STORM TOTALS OF 10 TO
        16 INCHES.  ELSEWHERE...A STEADY MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL
        WAS REPORTED.  DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MEASURED 2.09
        INCHES OF RAINFALL...WHICH SHATTERED THE PREVIOUS 24-HR
        RECORD OF 1.29 INCHES FOR THE 24TH OF APRIL.  THE HEAVY WET
        SNOW CAUSED SEVERAL POWER OUTAGES.  IN SOME INSTANCES IT
        TOOK SEVERAL DAYS TO RESTORE POWER.  SEVERAL ROAD CLOSURES
        WERE REPORTED...INCLUDING INTERSTATES 25 AND 70.  A JACKNIFED
        SEMI-TRAILER BACKED UP TRAFFIC FOR NEARLY 20 MILES...ON
        SOUTHBOUND I-25...BETWEEN DENVER AND COLORADO SPRINGS.  IN
        ADDITION...A 50-TON BOULDER BLOCKED THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF
        STATE HIGHWAY 285...NEAR PARMALEE GULCH.  CREWS HAD TO USE
        EXPLOSIVES TO BREAK UP THE BOULDER AND CLEAR THE DEBRIS.
        STRANDED BUSES AND IMPASSABLE ROADWAYS ALSO FORCED SEVERAL
        SCHOOL CLOSURES.
23-25 IN 1935...HEAVY WET SNOW FELL ACROSS METRO DENVER.  THE STORM
        STARTED AS RAIN ON THE 23RD AND CHANGED TO SNOW EARLY ON THE
        MORNING OF THE 24TH.  THERE WAS CONTINUOUS PRECIPITATION FOR
        A PERIOD OF 48 HOURS.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 19.0 INCHES OVER THE
        CITY AND 20.0 INCHES AT DENVER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.  HOWEVER...
        DUE TO WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE 30`S...MUCH OF THE SNOW
        MELTED AS IT FELL AND DID NOT SERIOUSLY DISRUPT TRAFFIC.
        THE GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATION ON THE GROUND DOWNTOWN WAS
        12 INCHES...BUT IT QUICKLY MELTED.  THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED
        WIND SPEED RECORDED DURING THE STORM WAS 28 MPH FROM THE
        NORTH ON THE 23RD.  THE STORM CONTAINED 3.16 INCHES OF
        MOISTURE.
24    IN 1959...WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER
        CAUSED VERY LIMITED MINOR DAMAGE.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        38 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1986...A WIND GUST TO 60 MPH WAS CLOCKED AT GOLDEN GATE
        CANYON.
      IN 1989...1 3/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL WAS REPORTED IN LAFAYETTE.
        BOULDER AND LOUISVILLE REPORTED 3/4 INCH HAIL.
24-25 IN 1890...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW AND TOTALED 7.0 INCHES IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1931...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 9.3 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN
        DENVER.  WINDS WERE LIGHT DURING THE STORM.
      IN 1996...THE SECOND WIND STORM IN LESS THAN A WEEK DEVELOPED
        EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND SPREAD OVER METRO
        DENVER.  HIGH WINDS GUSTED FROM 60 TO 90 MPH.  SEVERAL
        POWER LINES AND POLES WERE DOWNED.  SOME OF THE STRONGER
        WIND GUSTS INCLUDED:  91 MPH ATOP SQUAW MOUNTAIN WEST OF
        DENVER...90 MPH ATOP TABLE MESA NEAR BOULDER...85 MPH IN
        GOLDEN GATE CANYON...AND 82 MPH AT WONDERVU.  NORTHWEST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 41 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        ON THE 25TH.
24-26 IN 1924...POST-FRONTAL RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW...WHICH BECAME
        HEAVY AND TOTALED 10.2 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THE
        GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 6.0 INCHES ON THE
        25TH DUE TO MELTING.  NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 38 MPH
        WITH GUSTS TO 42 MPH ON THE 24TH.
25    IN 1902...NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 48 MPH.
      IN 1908...NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH BEHIND AN
        APPARENT COLD FRONT.  SNOWFALL WAS 0.5 INCH.
      IN 1928...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW...WHICH BECAME HEAVY AND TOTALED
        7.4 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.  DUE TO MELTING...THE MAXIMUM
        SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND WAS 4.0 INCHES AT 6:00 PM.  THIS
        WAS THE LAST SNOW OF THE SEASON.  SOUTHEAST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 19 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH.
      IN 1976...A SOUTH WIND GUST TO 54 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE HIGH WINDS TOPPLED A
        70-FOOT HIGH COTTONWOOD TREE ONTO THE REAR OF HOUSE AND A
        NEIGHBORING RESIDENCE IN CENTRAL DENVER.
      IN 1989...LIGHTNING CAUSED HEAVY DAMAGE TO A RADIO TRANSMITTER
        IN PARKER...KNOCKING A DENVER AREA RADIO STATION OFF THE AIR
        FOR 3 HOURS.
      IN 1994...WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED DIME-SIZE HAIL AT THE
        INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 287 AND C470 IN JEFFERSON
        COUNTY.  MARBLE-SIZE HAIL COVERED THE GROUND NEAR GOLDEN
        TO A DEPTH OF 1 INCH.  PEA-SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED COVERING
        THE GROUND TO A DEPTH OF 3 INCHES IN ARVADA.
25-26 IN 1985...A SPRING STORM BROUGHT MUCH RAIN AND SNOW TO METRO
        DENVER.  THE FOOTHILLS WERE BURIED WITH 15 INCHES OF SNOW
        AT CONIFER AND 12 INCHES AT EVERGREEN.  AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...
        AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN FELL IN DENVER AND BOULDER.  THE
        HEAVY PRECIPITATION CAUSED BRIEF POWER OUTAGES IN THE
        DENVER AREA.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.06 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...INCLUDING ONLY 0.7 INCH OF SNOWFALL.
25-27 IN 1877...SNOW ENDED AROUND 7:00 AM ON THE MORNING OF THE 27TH...
        AFTER FALLING CONTINUOUSLY FOR 48 HOURS AND TOTALING AN
        ESTIMATED 13 INCHES IN THE CITY.  THE STORM...LIKELY
        ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG WINDS...CAUSED TRAINS TO BE DELAYED
        FOR 2 TO 3 DAYS.  ONE OR TWO ROOFS OF SMALL BUILDINGS WERE
        CRUSHED BY THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW...AND MANY TREE BRANCHES
        WERE BROKEN IN THE CITY.  THERE WERE A NUMBER OF REPORTS OF
        LIVESTOCK LOSSES.  ONE STOCKMAN LOST 17 HORSES AND SEVERAL
        CATTLE FROM THE SNOW AND COLD.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED
        1.30 INCHES FROM THE STORM.
26    IN 1965...WHILE ONLY 0.40 INCH OF RAIN FELL AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...SOME COMMUNITIES IN THE FOOTHILLS
        WEST OF DENVER REPORTED OVER 30 INCHES OF SNOW FROM THE
        STORM.
      IN 1972...A SPRING SNOW STORM ACCOMPANIED BY THUNDER DUMPED
        15.8 INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW ON METRO DENVER.  STRONG
        NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 35 MPH PRODUCED BLOWING SNOW.
        THE STORM WAS QUITE INTENSE AND GREATLY HAMPERED TRAVEL.
        HIGH WINDS CAUSED DRIFTS 10 TO 15 FEET DEEP IN SOME AREAS...
        BLOCKING ROADS AND STRANDING HUNDREDS OF MOTORISTS.  AN
        ESTIMATED 500 TO 600 PEOPLE WERE STRANDED IN THE CASTLE
        ROCK AREA.  RESCUE SERVICE WAS PROVIDED BY HEAVY ARMY
        EQUIPMENT FROM FORT CARSON.  POWER LINES WERE DOWNED...POWER
        POLES WERE TOPPLED...AND A NUMBER OF STEEL TOWERS CARRYING
        HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES WERE DOWNED.  SOME AREAS NORTHEAST
        OF DENVER WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR A WEEK.  A LARGE NUMBER OF
        CATTLE AND SHEEP WERE KILLED BY THE STORM.  THE GREATEST
        SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        WAS 12 INCHES.  WARM TEMPERATURES FOLLOWING THE STORM
        QUICKLY MELTED THE SNOW.
      IN 1995...THE THIRD MAJOR SNOW STORM OF THE MONTH DUMPED HEAVY
        SNOW IN AND NEAR THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS.  SIX TO 12
        INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW FELL IN THE WESTERN METRO SUBURBS
        WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ABOVE 6 THOUSAND FEET.  BOTH
        BOULDER AND GOLDEN MEASURED 10 INCHES OF SNOW.  ONLY 2.4
        INCHES OF SNOWFALL WERE MEASURED AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NORTH WINDS GUSTED 28 MPH
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1998...THE LAST IN A SERIES OF APRIL STORMS BLANKETED THE
        FOOTHILLS WITH HEAVY SNOW.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS INCLUDED:  17
        INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK...15 INCHES AT IDAHO SPRINGS...14
        INCHES AT GEORGETOWN...11 INCHES NEAR CONIFER AND MORRISON.
        ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW FELL AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO
        28 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
26-27 IN 1906...RAIN CHANGED TO HEAVY SNOW OVERNIGHT AND TOTALED
        7.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  NORTH WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 16 MPH ON BOTH DAYS.  PRECIPITATION TOTALED
        2.16 INCHES.
      IN 1932...THE TEMPERATURE REMAINED BELOW FREEZING FOR MORE
        THAN 30 CONSECUTIVE HOURS.  FOR ABOUT 4 OF THOSE HOURS
        THE TEMPERATURE HOVERED AROUND 24 TO 25 DEGREES.  AT THIS
        TIME SOME EARLY CHERRY TREES WERE IN BLOOM AND APPLE AND
        LILAC BLOSSOMS WERE BEGINNING TO OPEN.  THE LEAVES OF
        MANY PLANTS WERE PARTLY UNFURLED AND VEGETATION IN GENERAL
        WAS CORRESPONDINGLY ADVANCED DUE TO THE WARM WEATHER FROM
        THE 11TH TO THE 22ND.  HOWEVER...THERE WAS LITTLE APPARENT
        INJURY TO FOLIAGE AND BLOSSOMS...BUT SOME OF THE EARLY
        CHERRY AND APPLE BLOSSOMS WERE INJURED.  RAIN CHANGED TO
        SNOW ON THE 26TH AND CONTINUED INTERMITTENTLY THROUGH THE
        27TH.  SNOWFALL TOTALED ONLY 2.0 INCHES AND NORTHEAST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 22 MPH ON THE 26TH.
      IN 1964...STRONG WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS...TREES...AND
        POWER LINES.  SUSTAINED WINDS OF 37 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO
        60 MPH WERE RECORDED IN METRO DENVER.  WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 44 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE
        26TH.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
346 PM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN REVIEW...

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN COLORADO CONCLUDES TODAY. DURING
THE PAST WEEK WE HAVE PRESENTED INFORMATION AND SAFETY RULES FOR
TORNADOES...LIGHTNING...FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS...STRAIGHT-LINE
THUNDERSTORM WINDS...HAIL...AND OUR WARNING PROGRAMS.

WE WILL NOW REVIEW SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES IN OUR
EFFORT TO BUILD A WEATHER READY NATION.

BE WEATHERWISE BY STAYING INFORMED ON EXPECTED WEATHER IN YOUR
AREA. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TYPICALLY AWARE OF THE
POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER MANY HOURS OR EVEN DAYS BEFORE ANY
SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE ISSUED...PROVIDING FORECAST
PRODUCTS TO HEIGHTEN YOUR AWARENESS. A WEATHER STORY PRODUCT IS
POSTED EACH DAY ON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INTERNET PAGES AND
FACEBOOK PAGES WHICH INCLUDES A MAP AND TEXT ON POSSIBLE
HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 7 DAYS.

A HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS ALSO ISSUED DAILY WITH INFORMATION ON
POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS WEATHER DURING THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. A WATCH IS
ISSUED WHEN CONDITIONS FOR SEVERE WEATHER OR FLOODING BECOME
POSSIBLE. A WARNING IS THEN ISSUED WHEN LIFE THREATENING
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.

TORNADOES...
THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM TORNADOES IS TO HAVE A PLAN
OF ACTION. THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE IF A TORNADO APPROACHES IS
IN A BASEMENT OR SAFE ROOM WITHIN A WELL-BUILT STRUCTURE...OR IN
AN UNDERGROUND STORM SHELTER. IF NONE OF THESE OPTIONS ARE
AVAILABLE...MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR...USUALLY THIS IS A CLOSET OR BATHROOM. GET UNDER A
HEAVY PIECE OF FURNITURE OR IN A BATH TUB AND COVER YOURSELF WITH
BLANKETS. REMEMBER...THE GREATEST RISK OF INJURY FROM TORNADOES IS
FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

MODULAR HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES...EVEN THOSE TIED DOWN...OFFER LITTLE
PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES. IF A TORNADO APPROACHES...LEAVE THOSE
LOCATIONS AND SEEK SAFETY IN A NEARBY STURDY BUILDING OR STORM
SHELTER.

IF YOU ARE DRIVING IN OPEN COUNTRY AND SEE A TORNADO...IF TIME
PERMITS...THE BEST THING TO DO IS SIMPLY DRIVE AWAY FROM THE TORNADO
PATH. DO NOT TAKE SHELTER BENEATH A HIGHWAY OVERPASS. WIND SPEEDS MAY
ACTUALLY BE HIGHER IN THESE AREAS AND OFTEN BECOME COLLECTION
POINTS FOR DEBRIS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE AND CANNOT SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...CRAWL INTO A CULVERT OR LIE DOWN IN A NARROW DITCH OR
RAVINE AND COVER YOUR HEAD. BUT REMEMBER THAT THE WORST PLACE TO
BE WHEN A TORNADO THREATENS IS OUTSIDE IN THE MIDST OF FLYING
DEBRIS.

LIGHTNING AND WILDFIRES...
SINCE 1980...LIGHTNING HAS KILLED AND INJURED MORE PEOPLE IN
COLORADO THAN ANY OTHER THUNDERSTORM HAZARD. LIGHTNING ALSO CAUSES
MANY WILDFIRES.

THE BEST DEFENSE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST A LIGHTNING STRIKE IS TO
PLAN AHEAD AND AVOID BEING CAUGHT WHERE YOU MIGHT BE VULNERABLE.
CHECK WEATHER FORECASTS PRIOR TO VENTURING OUT...ESPECIALLY IF
YOU ARE HEADING INTO THE MOUNTAINS. PLAN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES EARLY
IN THE DAY BEFORE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP.

IF THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN...SEEK SHELTER IN A BUILDING OR IN AN
ENCLOSED METAL ROOF VEHICLE...MAKING SURE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE
CLOSED. NEVER SEEK SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE. DURING
THUNDERSTORMS...STAY OFF CORDED TELEPHONES...AWAY FROM ELECTRICAL
DEVICES...AND AWAY FROM PLUMBING. ALSO GET OUT OF SHOWER STALLS...
BATH TUBS...SWIMMING POOLS AND LAKES WHEN LIGHTNING IS NEARBY.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU WAIT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST
SOUND OF THUNDER BEFORE RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.  WHEN THUNDER
ROARS...GO INDOORS.

FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS...
WHEN FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE...YOU SHOULD REMAIN
ALERT AND BE READY TO QUICKLY EVACUATE TO HIGHER GROUND OR CLIMB
TO SAFETY. FLASH FLOODS OFTEN OCCUR SUDDENLY AND WITHOUT WARNING.
YOU NEED TO FOLLOW SOME BASIC FLOOD SAFETY RULES...

DO NOT CAMP OR PARK YOUR VEHICLE ALONG STREAMS AND WASHES...
PARTICULARLY DURING THREATENING CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE NEAR A
RIVER...BE AWARE OF WATER LEVELS AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER
GROUND IF RIVER LEVELS RISE. DO NOT ENTER AREAS THAT ARE ALREADY
FLOODED. IF WALKING OR FISHING ALONG A RIVER...BE AWARE THAT EROSION
FROM SWIFT RUNNING WATER CAN CAUSE RIVER BANKS TO COLLAPSE. NEVER LET
YOUR CHILDREN PLAY AROUND HIGH WATER...STORM DRAINS...VIADUCTS OR
ARROYOS.

NEARLY HALF OF ALL FLASH FLOOD FATALITIES ARE VEHICLE RELATED.
WHILE DRIVING YOUR AUTOMOBILE...LOOK OUT FOR FLOODING AT HIGHWAY
DIPS...BRIDGES AND LOW AREAS. TWO FEET OF MOVING WATER WILL
CARRY AWAY MOST AUTOMOBILES. NEVER ATTEMPT TO DRIVE ACROSS A FLOODED
ROAD. AND BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE
FLOOD DANGERS.

STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS...
STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS FROM THUNDERSTORMS...INCLUDING MICROBURSTS...CAN
BECOME QUITE STRONG...EVEN REACHING SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 100 MPH IN
EXTREME CASES. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH...HIGH WINDS CAN SUDDENLY
DEVELOP...CAUSING THINGS ON THE GROUND TO BECOME SWIFT MOVING
AIRBORNE MISSILES WITH A POTENTIAL FORCE TO INJURE OR KILL. AS WITH
ANY THUNDERSTORM...SEEK SHELTER BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVES.

HAIL...
LARGE HAIL CAN POSE A DANGER TO ANIMALS AND PEOPLE. HAIL ALSO
PRODUCES CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO CROPS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY EACH
YEAR IN COLORADO. AGAIN...GET INDOORS BEFORE THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVE.
A FALL OF SMALL HAIL CAN SUDDENLY CHANGE TO A FALL OF VERY LARGE ICE
MISSILES WHICH CAN INJURE OR KILL. MAKE EFFORTS TO PROTECT PERSONAL
PROPERTY BEFORE THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN.

WARNING NOTIFICATION...
WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN...TUNE TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS
...THE WEATHER CHANNEL...OR YOUR LOCAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
STATIONS. ALSO CHECK THE INTERNET WEB SITE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE SERVING YOUR AREA. AND IF YOU HAVE A RELATIVELY NEW
CELL PHONE YOU SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE TORNADO AND FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS ON YOUR PHONE IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA OF THE WARNING.

DURING THREATENING WEATHER DAYS...PLAN THE ACTIONS YOU WILL NEED
TO TAKE SO THAT YOU WILL BE PREPARED IF DANGEROUS WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACTUALLY DEVELOP.

NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WISHES YOU A SAFE SEVERE WEATHER
SEASON.

$$

JIM PRINGLE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAND JUNCTION CO





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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
531 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN REVIEW...

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN COLORADO CONCLUDES TODAY. DURING
THE PAST WEEK WE HAVE PRESENTED INFORMATION AND SAFETY RULES FOR
TORNADOES...LIGHTNING...FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS...STRAIGHT-LINE
THUNDERSTORM WINDS...HAIL...AND OUR WARNING PROGRAMS.

WE WILL NOW REVIEW SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES IN OUR
EFFORT TO BUILD A WEATHER READY NATION.

BE WEATHERWISE BY STAYING INFORMED ON EXPECTED WEATHER IN YOUR
AREA. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TYPICALLY AWARE OF THE
POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER MANY HOURS OR EVEN DAYS BEFORE ANY
SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE ISSUED...PROVIDING FORECAST
PRODUCTS TO HEIGHTEN YOUR AWARENESS. A WEATHER STORY PRODUCT IS
POSTED EACH DAY ON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INTERNET PAGES AND
FACEBOOK PAGES WHICH INCLUDES A MAP AND TEXT ON POSSIBLE
HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 7 DAYS.

A HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS ALSO ISSUED DAILY WITH INFORMATION ON
POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS WEATHER DURING THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. A WATCH IS
ISSUED WHEN CONDITIONS FOR SEVERE WEATHER OR FLOODING BECOME
POSSIBLE. A WARNING IS THEN ISSUED WHEN LIFE THREATENING
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.

TORNADOES...
THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM TORNADOES IS TO HAVE A PLAN
OF ACTION. THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE IF A TORNADO APPROACHES IS
IN A BASEMENT OR SAFE ROOM WITHIN A WELL-BUILT STRUCTURE...OR IN
AN UNDERGROUND STORM SHELTER. IF NONE OF THESE OPTIONS ARE
AVAILABLE...MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR...USUALLY THIS IS A CLOSET OR BATHROOM. GET UNDER A
HEAVY PIECE OF FURNITURE OR IN A BATH TUB AND COVER YOURSELF WITH
BLANKETS. REMEMBER...THE GREATEST RISK OF INJURY FROM TORNADOES IS
FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

MODULAR HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES...EVEN THOSE TIED DOWN...OFFER LITTLE
PROTECTION FROM TORNADOES. IF A TORNADO APPROACHES...LEAVE THOSE
LOCATIONS AND SEEK SAFETY IN A NEARBY STURDY BUILDING OR STORM
SHELTER.

IF YOU ARE DRIVING IN OPEN COUNTRY AND SEE A TORNADO...IF TIME
PERMITS...THE BEST THING TO DO IS SIMPLY DRIVE AWAY FROM THE TORNADO
PATH. DO NOT TAKE SHELTER BENEATH A HIGHWAY OVERPASS. WIND SPEEDS MAY
ACTUALLY BE HIGHER IN THESE AREAS AND OFTEN BECOME COLLECTION
POINTS FOR DEBRIS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE AND CANNOT SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...CRAWL INTO A CULVERT OR LIE DOWN IN A NARROW DITCH OR
RAVINE AND COVER YOUR HEAD. BUT REMEMBER THAT THE WORST PLACE TO
BE WHEN A TORNADO THREATENS IS OUTSIDE IN THE MIDST OF FLYING
DEBRIS.

LIGHTNING AND WILDFIRES...
SINCE 1980...LIGHTNING HAS KILLED AND INJURED MORE PEOPLE IN
COLORADO THAN ANY OTHER THUNDERSTORM HAZARD. LIGHTNING ALSO CAUSES
MANY WILDFIRES.

THE BEST DEFENSE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST A LIGHTNING STRIKE IS TO
PLAN AHEAD AND AVOID BEING CAUGHT WHERE YOU MIGHT BE VULNERABLE.
CHECK WEATHER FORECASTS PRIOR TO VENTURING OUT...ESPECIALLY IF
YOU ARE HEADING INTO THE MOUNTAINS. PLAN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES EARLY
IN THE DAY BEFORE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP.

IF THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN...SEEK SHELTER IN A BUILDING OR IN AN
ENCLOSED METAL ROOF VEHICLE...MAKING SURE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE
CLOSED. NEVER SEEK SHELTER UNDER AN ISOLATED TREE. DURING
THUNDERSTORMS...STAY OFF CORDED TELEPHONES...AWAY FROM ELECTRICAL
DEVICES...AND AWAY FROM PLUMBING. ALSO GET OUT OF SHOWER STALLS...
BATH TUBS...SWIMMING POOLS AND LAKES WHEN LIGHTNING IS NEARBY.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU WAIT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST
SOUND OF THUNDER BEFORE RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.  WHEN THUNDER
ROARS...GO INDOORS.

FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS...
WHEN FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE...YOU SHOULD REMAIN
ALERT AND BE READY TO QUICKLY EVACUATE TO HIGHER GROUND OR CLIMB
TO SAFETY. FLASH FLOODS OFTEN OCCUR SUDDENLY AND WITHOUT WARNING.
YOU NEED TO FOLLOW SOME BASIC FLOOD SAFETY RULES...

DO NOT CAMP OR PARK YOUR VEHICLE ALONG STREAMS AND WASHES...
PARTICULARLY DURING THREATENING CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE NEAR A
RIVER...BE AWARE OF WATER LEVELS AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER
GROUND IF RIVER LEVELS RISE. DO NOT ENTER AREAS THAT ARE ALREADY
FLOODED. IF WALKING OR FISHING ALONG A RIVER...BE AWARE THAT EROSION
FROM SWIFT RUNNING WATER CAN CAUSE RIVER BANKS TO COLLAPSE. NEVER LET
YOUR CHILDREN PLAY AROUND HIGH WATER...STORM DRAINS...VIADUCTS OR
ARROYOS.

NEARLY HALF OF ALL FLASH FLOOD FATALITIES ARE VEHICLE RELATED.
WHILE DRIVING YOUR AUTOMOBILE...LOOK OUT FOR FLOODING AT HIGHWAY
DIPS...BRIDGES AND LOW AREAS. TWO FEET OF MOVING WATER WILL
CARRY AWAY MOST AUTOMOBILES. NEVER ATTEMPT TO DRIVE ACROSS A FLOODED
ROAD. AND BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE
FLOOD DANGERS.

STRONG STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS...
STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS FROM THUNDERSTORMS...INCLUDING MICROBURSTS...CAN
BECOME QUITE STRONG...EVEN REACHING SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 100 MPH IN
EXTREME CASES. WHEN THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH...HIGH WINDS CAN SUDDENLY
DEVELOP...CAUSING THINGS ON THE GROUND TO BECOME SWIFT MOVING
AIRBORNE MISSILES WITH A POTENTIAL FORCE TO INJURE OR KILL. AS WITH
ANY THUNDERSTORM...SEEK SHELTER BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVES.

HAIL...
LARGE HAIL CAN POSE A DANGER TO ANIMALS AND PEOPLE. HAIL ALSO
PRODUCES CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO CROPS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY EACH
YEAR IN COLORADO. AGAIN...GET INDOORS BEFORE THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVE.
A FALL OF SMALL HAIL CAN SUDDENLY CHANGE TO A FALL OF VERY LARGE ICE
MISSILES WHICH CAN INJURE OR KILL. MAKE EFFORTS TO PROTECT PERSONAL
PROPERTY BEFORE THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN.

WARNING NOTIFICATION...
WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN...TUNE TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS
...THE WEATHER CHANNEL...OR YOUR LOCAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
STATIONS. ALSO CHECK THE INTERNET WEB SITE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE SERVING YOUR AREA. AND IF YOU HAVE A RELATIVELY NEW
CELL PHONE YOU SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE TORNADO AND FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS ON YOUR PHONE IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA OF THE WARNING.

DURING THREATENING WEATHER DAYS...PLAN THE ACTIONS YOU WILL NEED
TO TAKE SO THAT YOU WILL BE PREPARED IF DANGEROUS WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACTUALLY DEVELOP.

NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WISHES YOU A SAFE SEVERE WEATHER
SEASON.

$$

JIM PRINGLE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAND JUNCTION CO





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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

...TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

17-19 IN 1920...SNOW FELL ACROSS THE CITY CONTINUOUSLY FOR 57 HOURS...
        FROM THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 17TH UNTIL 11:40 AM ON THE
        19TH.  THE HEAVY WET SNOWFALL TOTALED 18.2 INCHES WITH THE
        GREATEST ACCUMULATION ON THE GROUND OF 12 INCHES.  WINDS
        DURING THE STORM WERE STRONG WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS IN
        EXCESS OF 27 MPH FOR OVER 40 CONSECUTIVE HOURS...WHICH
        CREATED NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.  THE HIGHEST RECORDED
        WIND SPEEDS WERE 44 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH FROM THE
        NORTH ON THE 17TH AND 39 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 48 MPH FROM
        THE NORTHWEST ON THE 18TH.  THE STRONG WINDS PILED THE
        SNOW INTO HIGH DRIFTS WHICH STOPPED ALL DENVER TRAFFIC.
        RAILROADS WERE BLOCKED WITH ONLY ONE TRAIN ENTERING THE
        CITY ON THE 19TH.  ALL INTERURBAN TRAINS WERE BLOCKED...AS
        WERE THE 13 TROLLEY LINES.  THUS...MANY WORKERS WERE UNABLE
        TO GET HOME AT NIGHT AND FILLED ALL OF THE DOWNTOWN HOTELS
        TO CAPACITY.  NO GROCERY OR FUEL DELIVERIES WERE POSSIBLE...
        EXCEPT MILK AND COAL TO HOSPITALS AND TO FAMILIES WITH
        BABIES.  NO LIVES WERE LOST IN THE CITY...BUT SEVERAL PEOPLE
        PERISHED IN SURROUNDING DISTRICTS.  STOCK LOSSES WERE HEAVY
        ON THE PLAINS.  TEMPERATURES DURING THE STORM WERE IN THE
        20`S.
18-19 IN 1884...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 13.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  MOST OF THE SNOW...10.0 INCHES...FELL ON
        THE 18TH.  LIGHT RAIN ON THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 18TH
        CHANGED TO HEAVY SNOW AT 8:00 AM AND BECAME LIGHT AFTER
        2:00 PM BUT CONTINUED UNTIL 4:00 AM ON THE 19TH.  THE
        SNOW MELTED NEARLY AS FAST AS IT FELL.  THERE WERE ONLY
        3 INCHES ON THE GROUND EARLY ON THE MORNING OF THE 19TH.
      IN 1941...HEAVY SNOWFALL TOTALED 8.4 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN
        DENVER.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 17 MPH.
      IN 1993...SPORADIC HIGH WINDS OCCURRED ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        SIGNIFICANT WIND GUSTS INCLUDED 97 MPH AT ROLLINSVILLE...
        80 MPH IN SOUTHWEST BOULDER...AND 55 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE STRONG WINDS SNAPPED A PINE
        TREE TOP...ABOUT 15 FEET LONG AND 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER...WHICH
        CRASHED THROUGH THE ROOF OF A CHURCH IN EVERGREEN...CAUSING
        ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH
        CAUSED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO 3 HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN
        BROOMFIELD.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 55 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1995...THE SECOND SPRING STORM OF THE MONTH DUMPED HEAVY
        SNOW IN THE FOOTHILLS.  THE UPSLOPE FLOW ALONG WITH AREAS OF
        THUNDER SNOW DROPPED 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE FOOTHILLS
        WEST OF DENVER AND BOULDER.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 4.6 INCHES AT
        THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...BUT
        MOST OF THE SNOW MELTED AS IT FELL.  EAST WINDS GUSTED TO
        29 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON THE 18TH.
18-20 IN 1966...SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES CAUSED THOUSANDS OF
        DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO FRUIT TREES ACROSS METRO DENVER.
        MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE TEENS EACH MORNING AND
        FAILED TO REACH ABOVE FREEZING ON THE 19TH.  THE LOW
        TEMPERATURE OF 13 ON THE 20TH SET A NEW RECORD MINIMUM FOR
        THE DATE.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 5.7 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DURING THE PERIOD.
19    IN 1899...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 48 MPH WITH
        GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1941...THE LAST SNOW OF THE SEASON...0.4 INCH...OCCURRED...
        MARKING THE END OF THE SHORTEST SNOW SEASON...167 DAYS.
        THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON...A TRACE...OCCURRED ON
        NOVEMBER 4...1940.
      IN 1954...STRONG GUSTY WINDS RAKED METRO DENVER FOR MOST OF
        THE DAY PRODUCING SOME BLOWING DUST.  AT MIDDAY...A SEVERE
        DUST DEVIL WAS SIGHTED IN THE WESTWOOD AREA OF SOUTHWEST
        DENVER.
      IN 1955...COLD WEST WINDS AT 52 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 69
        MPH WERE RECORDED AT STAPLETON AIRPORT WHERE BLOWING DUST
        REDUCED THE VISIBILITY TO 1/2 MILE.
      IN 1960...THE SECOND WIND STORM IN 3 DAYS PRODUCED SUSTAINED
        WEST WINDS UP TO 44 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 58 MPH AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.  WINDS WERE STRONG AND GUSTY MOST OF
        THE DAY...BUT NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1963...THE SECOND WINDY DAY IN A ROW PRODUCED WEST-
        NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 52 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1971...A TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF WELD
        COUNTY ABOUT 10 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF BRIGHTON.  THE
        STORM MOVED THROUGH A FARM YARD DAMAGING EQUIPMENT AND
        STRUCTURES.  THE STRONG TORNADIC WINDS LIFTED A STOCK TANK
        OVER 2 FENCES INTO A CORRAL 150 FEET AWAY.  LATER...A
        TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BUCKLEY
        FIELD...8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1985...HIGH WINDS OCCURRED IN THE FOOTHILLS.  WINDS GUSTED
        TO 97 MPH ATOP SQUAW MOUNTAIN IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF
        DENVER.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 37 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1987...A POWERFUL COLD FRONT PRODUCED HIGH WINDS AND
        ENGULFED METRO DENVER IN HUGE CLOUDS OF BLOWING DUST THAT
        LOWERED THE VISIBILITY TO AS LITTLE AS 100 YARDS.  THE COLD
        FRONT GENERATED WINDS AS HIGH AS 72 MPH AT BRIGHTON...67 MPH
        IN THORNTON...AND 54 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
        WINDS OF 50 TO 70 MPH WERE COMMON ALONG THE FRONT RANGE FROM
        DENVER NORTH.  THE HIGH WIND GUSTS FLIPPED A LIGHT PLANE
        TAXIING AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...SLIGHTLY
        INJURING TWO PEOPLE ON BOARD.  THE COLD FRONT DROPPED THE
        TEMPERATURE FROM A HIGH OF 80 DEGREES AT 3:00 PM TO A LOW OF
        33 DEGREES AT MIDNIGHT.  NEARLY AN INCH OF SNOW...0.8 INCH...
        FELL AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
      IN 1988...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN FORT LUPTON...FOLLOWING A
        PATH 50 TO 75 YARDS WIDE FOR 2 1/2 BLOCKS.  THE TWISTER
        DAMAGED ROOFS ON 2 SCHOOLS AND BROKE NUMEROUS WINDOWS;
        ABOUT 10 HOUSES WERE DAMAGED AND SEVERAL CARS HAD WINDOWS
        BLOWN OUT.  SEVERAL TREES WERE DOWNED.
      IN 1989...WINDS WERE CLOCKED TO 68 MPH IN WHEAT RIDGE.
        MICROBURST WINDS GUSTED TO 35 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1996...HIGH WINDS GUSTING FROM 70 TO NEAR 100 MPH DEVELOPED
        IN THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS.  NUMEROUS
        POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED AS POWER LINES AND POLES WERE
        DOWNED.  THE HIGH WINDS BLEW THE CHIMNEY OFF THE ROOF OF A
        HOUSE IN WESTMINSTER.  NUMEROUS HOMES RECEIVED MINOR SHINGLE
        DAMAGE.  SOME OF THE STRONGER WIND GUSTS INCLUDED:  98 MPH
        AT JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPORT IN BROOMFIELD...91 MPH ATOP SQUAW
        MOUNTAIN WEST OF DENVER...AND 75 MPH ATOP TABLE MESA NEAR
        BOULDER.  WEST NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 45 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2001...WESTERLY CHINOOK WINDS...GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...PREVENTED THE LOW TEMPERATURE
        FROM DROPPING BELOW 51 DEGREES...SETTING A NEW RECORD HIGH
        MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES
        WAS NOT A RECORD.
      IN 2005...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL ACROSS
        METRO DENVER.  HAIL AS LARGE AS 1 1/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER
        WAS MEASURED IN ARVADA.  HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER FELL IN
        WESTMINSTER...NORTHGLENN...AND THORNTON.  HAIL TO 7/8 INCH
        WAS REPORTED NEAR BRIGHTON...BARR LAKE...AND CASTLE ROCK.
        HAIL TO 3/4 INCH FELL IN ELIZABETH AND BROOMFIELD AND NEAR
        GOLDEN...BRIGHTON...AND FORT LUPTON.
19-20 IN 1892...RAIN ON THE 18TH CHANGED TO SNOW ON THE 19TH AND
        TOTALED 6.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER INTO THE 20TH.
        TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 1.56 INCHES.  NORTH WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 26 MPH ON THE 19TH.
      IN 1907...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 18.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.  MUCH OF THE HEAVY WET SNOW MELTED AS
        IT FELL.  THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 7.0 INCHES AT
        6:00 PM ON THE 19TH.  NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH ON THE 19TH AND TO 21 MPH ON THE
        20TH.  HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOW TO MID 30`S
        WITH LOW READINGS AROUND 20.
19-21 IN 1984...A LARGE SNOWSTORM BURIED MOST OF COLORADO UNDER A
        THICK MANTLE OF WET SNOW.  TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS RANGED FROM
        10 TO 20 INCHES ACROSS METRO DENVER AND A WHOPPING 20 TO
        40 INCHES IN THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.  THE SNOW CLOSED ROADS
        AND DAMAGED ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS...CAUSING NUMEROUS POWER
        OUTAGES.  NEARLY 14 INCHES (13.6) OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND
        WIND CLOSED ALL BUT ONE RUNWAY...RESULTING IN THE CANCELLATION
        OF MANY FLIGHTS.  BOTH I-70 AND I-76 WERE CLOSED TO THE EAST
        OF DENVER.
19-22 IN 1933...A MAJOR STORM DUMPED 16.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER
        DOWNTOWN DENVER WHEN RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW DURING THE EARLY
        MORNING OF THE 20TH AND CONTINUED THROUGH MIDDAY OF THE
        22ND.  MOST OF THE SNOW FELL ON THE 21ST.  DUE TO MELTING...
        THE MOST SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 10.5 INCHES AT 6:00 PM ON THE
        21ST.  BEFORE THE SNOW STARTED...A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE
        EVENING OF THE 19TH PRODUCED NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED TO 35 MPH
        WITH GUSTS TO 37 MPH.  THE STRONG WINDS DEPOSITED A THIN
        LAYER OF DUST ON THE CITY.  NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 31 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ON THE 20TH AND TO
        29 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 32 MPH ON THE 21ST.

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