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Statement as of 2:59 AM MST on March 02, 2015


... Today in Metro Denver weather history...

1-2 in 1969... heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where north-northwest winds
        gusted to 18 mph.
      In 1988... 3 to 6 inches of snow fell over Metro Denver.
        Snowfall totaled 3.2 inches at Stapleton International
        Airport where north winds gusted to 32 mph.
      In 2003... localized heavy snow developed in the foothills
        of Jefferson County. Storm totals included: 12.5 inches
        near Conifer... 11 inches in the foothills southwest of
        Boulder... and 10 inches near Genesee. Only 0.9 inch of
        snow fell at the site of the former Stapleton
        International Airport.
2 in 1904... west winds sustained to 52 mph with gusts to
        60 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 68 degrees.
        Snowfall was 0.4 inch in the evening.
      In 2008... a storm system brought heavy snow to portions of
        the Front Range foothills; as well as localized blizzard
        conditions to areas along the Palmer Divide. In the
        foothills of Jefferson and park counties storm totals
        included: 16 inches at Genesee... 14 inches... 4 miles south
        of evergreen; 13 inches... 3 miles southeast of pinecliffe;
        12 inches... 5 miles west-southwest of conifer; 10 inches
        at Evergreen and 5 miles west of Littleton.
        Along the Palmer Divide... south and southeast of Denver...
        the combination of gusty northerly winds and snow caused
        localized blizzards. Storm totals included: 7 inches...
        2 miles east of Castle rock; 6 inches... 4 miles east of
        Parker and 2 miles northwest of elizabeth; and 5 inches
        near Castle pines. The wind... gusting to 35 mph... stirred
        up snow drifts from 1 to 3 feet in depth. Northeast winds
        gusted up to 49 mph at Denver international airport; and
        2.0 inches of snow was observed at the former Stapleton
        International Airport.
2-3 in 1901... strong northwest winds raked the city for 2 days.
        On the 2nd... winds were sustained to 55 mph with gusts to
        62 mph. The Chinook winds warmed the temperature to a
        high of 72 degrees... a record maximum for the date. On
        the 3rd... winds were sustained to 61 mph with gusts as
        high as 65 mph. The high temperature was 59 degrees.
      In 1964... heavy snowfall of 6.3 inches was measured at
        Stapleton International Airport. East winds gusted to
        only 20 mph behind a cold front.
      In 1978... 5.0 inches of snowfall were measured at Stapleton
        International Airport where northeast winds gusted to 24
        mph on the 2nd. The passage of a cold Canadian front kept
        temperatures only in the teens and 20's on the 2nd after
        a high temperature of 33 degrees shortly after midnight.
        The temperature... after a morning low of 3 degrees below
        zero... climbed to only 14 degrees on the 3rd... setting
        a record low maximum for the date.
2-4 in 1963... heavy wet snow was accompanied by strong gusty winds
        across Metro Denver. Snowfall totaled 11.6 inches at
        Stapleton Airport where north winds gusting to 44 mph
        caused much blowing and drifting snow. Hazardous driving
        conditions resulted in many traffic accidents.
      In 1976... snowfall totaled 8.0 inches at Stapleton
        International Airport where... on the 4th... northeast winds
        gusted to 31 mph reducing the visibility to as low as 1/4
        mile. Maximum snow depth on the ground was 7 inches. Nine
        inches of snow were measured in Boulder.


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