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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

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

15-17 IN 2000...UNUSUALLY HOT WEATHER FOR SO LATE IN THE SEASON
        OCCURRED WHEN TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE 90`S SETTING
        DAILY RECORD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES ON EACH OF THE 3 DAYS.
        THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 92 DEGREES ON THE 15TH AND 95
        DEGREES ON BOTH THE 16TH AND 17TH.
15-19 IN 1906...RAIN ON 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS TOTALED 1.61 INCHES.
        A THUNDERSTORM OCCURRED ON THE 17TH.  HIGH TEMPERATURES
        RANGED FROM 48 DEGREES ON THE 16TH TO 65 DEGREES ON THE
        15TH.  LOW TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOWER TO MID 40`S.
16    IN 1874...A BLAST OF WEST WINDS CAUSED MINOR INJURIES DURING
        WORKING HOURS IN BOULDER.  IN DENVER...THE WINDS VEERED
        SUDDENLY FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE NORTHWEST AROUND NOON
        AND INCREASED TO A MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SPEED OF 49 MPH
        BEHIND AN APPARENT COLD FRONT.  THE WINDS REMAINED STRONG
        AND BACKED TO THE WEST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON.
      IN 2000...THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ESTABLISHED OR EQUALED 3 DIFFERENT
        RECORD EXTREMES:  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE BROKE THE PREVIOUS
        RECORD HIGH FOR THE DAY OF 92 DEGREES SET OVER A CENTURY
        AGO IN 1895; IT MARKED THE WARMEST THAT IT HAS BEEN SO
        LATE IN SEPTEMBER; IT ALSO MARKED THE 60TH DAY DURING THE
        WARM SEASON THAT THE TEMPERATURE HAD REACHED 90 DEGREES OR
        MORE...EQUALING THE RECORD FIRST SET ON SEPTEMBER 29...1994.
      IN 2006...STRONG BORA WINDS BEHIND A PACIFIC COLD FRONT
        RAKED THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS AND METRO
        DENVER DURING THE AFTERNOON.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 54 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2007...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A PEAK WIND GUST
        OF 67 MPH...ABOUT ONE MILE EAST OF BENNETT.  AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...A PEAK WIND GUST OF 48 MPH WAS
        OBSERVED.
16-19 IN 1971...A RECORD BREAKING EARLY FALL SNOW STORM CAUSED
        EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO TREES AND UTILITY LINES.  THE HEAVY WET
        SNOW OCCURRED WITH LITTLE WIND...BUT CAUSED RECORD BREAKING
        COLD TEMPERATURES FOR SO EARLY IN THE SEASON.  SNOWFALL
        TOTALED 15.6 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
        WITH MOST OF THE SNOWFALL...12.0 INCHES...OCCURRING ON THE
        17TH.  THIS WAS THE HEAVIEST FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON.
        THE MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND WAS 13 INCHES.
        RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS:
        31 DEGREES ON THE 17TH...23 DEGREES ON THE 18TH...AND 20
        DEGREES ON THE 19TH...WHICH WAS ALSO A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD
        MINIMUM FOR THE MONTH AT THAT TIME.  RECORD LOW MAXIMUM
        TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON 4 CONSECUTIVE DAYS:  48 DEGREES
        ON THE 16TH...35 DEGREES ON THE 17TH...40 DEGREES ON THE 18TH...
        AND 42 DEGREES ON THE 19TH.

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