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Statement as of 2:59 am MST on November 24, 2014
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
21-25 in 1952... snowfall of 6.2 inches was measured at Stapleton Airport where northeast winds gusted to 17 mph on the 21st. 23-24 in 1992... a pre-Thanksgiving blizzard belted Metro Denver. Gusty north to northeast winds at 30 to 40 mph caused near-whiteout conditions as visibilities were often below 1/4 mile. The strong winds drove snow into drifts of more than 4 feet. Hundreds of Holiday travelers were stranded when airlines canceled flights at Stapleton International Airport where snowfall totaled 7.6 inches and north winds gusted to 37 mph. Blizzard conditions began around mid- morning on the 23rd and ended by mid-afternoon... but heavy snow fell through the night. Snowfall totaled: 12 inches at Conifer... Morrison... and wheat ridge; 19 inches at littleton; 16 inches at Castle rock; 9 inches in brighton; 8 inches in aurora; and 6 inches in Parker. In 1993... a moist upper level disturbance dumped heavy snow over most of Colorado. Snowfall amounts averaged 5 to 8 inches across Metro Denver. Snowfall totaled 4.6 inches at Stapleton International Airport where northeast winds gusted to only 20 mph on the 23rd. The very cold air mass caused the temperature to dip to a record low of 8 degrees below zero on the 24th. The temperature that day climbed to only 9 degrees... also setting a record low maximum for the date. 24 in 1915... Chinook winds from the southwest sustained to 40 mph with gusts to 46 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 61 degrees. It was windy most of the day. In 1949... the low temperature dipped to 56 degrees... the all-time record highest minimum temperature ever recorded during the month of November. In 1960... violent wind gusts caused some damage in Boulder. West winds gusted to only 22 mph at Stapleton Airport. In 1980... a snow storm brought 3 to 6 inches of snow across Metro Denver. At Stapleton International Airport... only 2.1 inches of snow fell. In 1989... high winds were recorded in Boulder with a gust to 64 mph. West winds gusted to only 24 mph at Stapleton International Airport. 24-25 in 1908... heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches over downtown Denver overnight. North winds were sustained to 15 mph. In 1930 strong winds raked the Front Range eastern foothills. Winds gusted to 40 mph at Valmont just east of Boulder where minor damage occurred. In 1970... strong Chinook winds warmed Boulder. At the National center for atmospheric research in Boulder... wind gusts reached 97 mph... while in downtown Boulder winds peaked to 69 mph. Some minor damage occurred. Northwest winds gusted to 39 mph at Stapleton International Airport... and the high temperature warmed to 76 degrees on the 25th... setting a new record maximum for the date.
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