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Statement as of 2:59 AM MST on November 28, 2014


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

25-28 in 1952... the average coldest 4-day period in November in the
        previous 81 years of record occurred. Maximum temperatures
        of 19... 15... 21... and 25 degrees were recorded. Minimum
        temperatures were below zero each day with readings of
        7 below... 6 below... 5 below... and 6 below.
25-29 in 1985... dense fog with visibilities as low as 1/8 mile
        occurred on five consecutive days at Stapleton International
        Airport. The fog was at times accompanied by light snow...
        light freezing drizzle... or ice crystals. Fog occurred all
        day on both the 26th and 29th.
28 in 1884... a windstorm during the afternoon produced northwest
        sustained winds to 46 mph. Two wooden slats were blown
        out of the weather instrument shelter... and nearly all of
        the slats on the north and west sides were loosened.
      In 1898... northwest winds were sustained to 50 mph with
        gusts as high as 80 mph.
      In 1902... northwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts
        to 48 mph. The strong apparent bora winds warmed the
        temperature to a high of only 40 degrees.
      In 1904... northwest winds sustained to 44 mph with gusts to
        58 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 58 degrees.
      In 1927... strong west winds occurred in Boulder... causing
        widespread minor damage. A wind gust to 65 mph was
        recorded at Valmont east of Boulder. The west winds
        possibly produced a cyclonic Twist.
      In 1928... heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches over downtown
        Denver.
      In 1957... a vigorous cold front produced north-northeast wind
        gusts to 54 mph at Stapleton Airport. Light snow following
        the front totaled only 0.2 inch.
      In 1970... strong Chinook winds reached 77 mph in downtown
        Boulder.
      In 1978... wind gusts 60 to 90 mph were reported in and near
        the foothills.
      In 1984... high winds of 60 to 80 mph occurred along the Front
        Range eastern foothills. In Boulder... the high winds blew
        the roof off a service station. Several trees were felled...
        damaging some cars. An elderly woman was injured when she
        was knocked down by a wind gust and blown 20 feet into some
        bushes. Northwest winds gusted to 36 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1994... winds gusted to 72 mph in Boulder. No damage was
        reported. Northwest winds gusted to 35 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
28-29 in 1908... heavy snowfall overnight and for most of the day
        on the 29th totaled 12.5 inches. Precipitation was
        1.09 inches. Northwest winds were sustained to 26 mph
        on the 29th.
      In 1928... a major storm dumped 15.5 inches of snowfall on
        downtown Denver. North winds were sustained to 18 mph
        with gusts to 19 mph on the 28th.
      In 1992... an upper level storm system moved across Metro
        Denver... but left only a dusting of snow. Snowfall totaled
        only 1.6 inches at Stapleton International Airport where
        north winds gusted to 25 mph. Other snow amounts included:
        8 inches at Conifer... 6 inches at Lake Eldora... 3 inches at
        Rollinsville and in southeast Denver.
      In 1997... a storm system tracking across northern New Mexico
        produced strong north to northeast upslope flow against
        the eastern slopes of the Front Range and Palmer Ridge.
        Snowfall totals in Jefferson County included: 14 inches
        near deckers; 12 inches at Castle Rock and sedalia; 10
        inches near Conifer... 11 miles southwest of Morrison... and
        at Buffalo Creek. Elsewhere... snow accumulations were less.
        Snowfall totaled only 0.7 inch at the site of the former
        Stapleton International Airport on the 27th and 28th.
      In 2004... heavy snow fell in the foothills and across Metro
        Denver. In the foothills... snowfall totals included: 13
        inches at Roxborough State Park and Eldorado Springs...
        11.5 inches near Conifer... 11.0 inches near Nederland... and
        10 inches near Indian HIlls. Across Metro Denver snowfall
        totaled 14 inches near Sedalia... 9 inches near Louisville...
        8 inches at Ralston Reservoir... and 5.1 inches in the
        Stapleton area of Denver. Northeast winds gusted to 28
        mph at Denver International Airport on the 28th.
      In 2006... a slow moving storm system brough heavy snow to
        the mountains and to the eastern foothills where snowfall
        ranged from 8 to 18 inches. Some of the more impressive
        snow totals included: 18 inches at Genesee... 17.5 inches
        near Boulder... 17 inches at Aspen Springs... 16.5 inches 10
        miles northwest of Golden... 15 inches at Eldorado Springs...
        14.5 inches in Idaho Springs and near Jamestown... 12 inches
        in Grant and near Indian HIlls... 11.5 inches near Blackhawk...
        11 inches at Gross Reservoir and Eldora... and 10.5 inches
        in Conifer. Across Metro Denver... storm total snowfall
        generally ranged from 5 to 9 inches with the heaviest
        amounts near the foothills in Boulder and Jefferson
        counties. The most impressive totals included: 15.5
        inches at ken caryl... 12 inches in Boulder... 7.5 inches near
        Morrison... and 7 inches near both Chatfield and Ralston
        reservoirs. Snowfall totaled only 4.2 inches in the Denver
        Stapleton area. Northeast winds gusted to 31 mph at Denver
        International Airport on the 28th.
28-30 in 1991... a winter storm dumped heavy snow in the foothills
        and near the Palmer Divide with 10 inches recorded at
        Conifer and Golden Gate Canyon... 12 inches in Morrison...
        6 inches at Castle Rock and Parker. Only 3.4 inches of
        snow fell at Stapleton International Airport where north
        winds gusting to 35 mph on the 29th... produced some blowing
        snow. Some light freezing drizzle also fell on the 28th
        and 29th.


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