Yet another batch of light to moderate rain showers organizing over east Central Park...southern Jefferson and southwest Douglas counties is expected to track northeast over central and eastern sections of the Denver Metro area between 11:30 PM and 12:30 am. Rainfall rates up to one tenth of an inch per hour can be expected. However at the central of this shower complex...rates up to one-quarter inch per hour will be possible. Motorists should anticipate standing water on roadways and the risk of hydroplaning. Otherwise the few remaining light rain showers over northern portions of the Metro area will continue to weaken as they track northeast away from the area.
Forecast for North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County
There are currently no warnings or advisories for this location.
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Statement as of 6:45 PM MDT on April 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 internati
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