Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning...then a slight chance of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
There are currently no warnings or advisories for this location.
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Statement as of 2:59 am MDT on October 21, 2014
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
18-23 in 2003... an extended warm spell resulted in 5 new temperature records. The high temperature of 84 degrees on the 18th equaled the record high for the date. High temperatures of 86 degrees on the 19th... 83 degrees on the 21st... and 84 degrees on the 22nd were record highs for the dates. Low temperature of 49 degrees on the 23rd was a record high minimum for the date. Low temperatures during the period were in the 40's and lower 50's. 19-23 in 1906... heavy snowfall totaled 22.7 inches in the city over the 5 days. Rain changed to snow on the evening of the 19th... and snow continued through the late afternoon of the 23rd. The heaviest amount of snowfall... 16.0 inches... fell from 8:00 PM on the 20th to 8:00 PM on the 22nd. The most snow on the ground was 13.3 inches on the evening of the 23rd. This was the first snow of the season and the only snow of the month. Winds during the storm were from the north at sustained speeds of 20 to 30 mph each day. Temperatures during the storm were generally in the 20's. 20-21 in 2007... a storm system brought heavy snow to the southern Denver suburbs as well as the Palmer Divide south of Denver. Storm totals included: 7.5 inches near Castle Rock... Lone Tree and Greenwood Village... with 6.5 inches at Elizabeth. Snow drifts up to 2 feet deep were observed 6 miles south-southwest of Elizabeth. In the Denver Stapleton area... 2.0 inches of snow was observed. In 2009... heavy snow developed along the Palmer Divide south and southeast of Denver as a storm system tracked across southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Storm totals included: 15 inches... 15 miles north of Elizabeth... 9 inches... 5 miles south-southwest of Arapahoe park; 8 inches in Highlands Ranch... 5 miles south- southeast of sedalia; 6.5 inches... 8 miles southwest of Bennett and 6 inches in Parker. At Denver international... only 1.5 inches of snowfall was observed. 20-22 in 1936... 5.5 inches of snow fell over downtown Denver. Most of the snow... 4.5 inches... fell on the 20th. 21 in 1920... the rare event of snow from a thunderstorm occurred in the city during the evening. Brilliant flashes of lightning and loud peals of thunder were first noted at 7:35 PM. Light rain began falling at 8:30 PM... and light moist snow began falling a few minutes later. Some soft hail was also seen falling with the rain and snow... but both melted almost as fast as they fell. The hail only continued for a few minutes... and the rain and snow ceased about 9:40 PM. The snowfall was the first to occur in Denver this season. The amount of precipitation at the station measured only 0.01 inch... but heavier amounts were reported from other parts of the city. Snowfall was only a trace. 21-22 in 1978... heavy rain on the 21st changed to snow by daybreak on the 22nd and continued the rest of the day. This was the first measurable snowfall of the season... but totaled only 1.7 inches at Stapleton International Airport where east winds gusted to 29 mph. While only a trace of snow covered the ground... precipitation totaled 1.27 inches.
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