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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 7:50 PM MST on November 21, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EST on November 24, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 PM Saturday to 5 PM MST
Monday...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow... which is in effect from
5 PM Saturday to 5 PM MST Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no
longer in effect.

* Timing... snow will develop late Saturday afternoon and quickly
become widespread by early evening. Snow... heavy at times...
will likely continue through Sunday and Monday.

* Snow accumulations... possible storm totals of 8 to 18 inches
with locally higher amounts up to two feet.

* Wind/visibility... west to northwest winds 20 to 35 mph with
gusts in excess of 50 mph above timberline. Visibilities may
drop to less than one quarter mile during periods of heavier
falling and/or blowing snow.

* Impacts... hazardous and slow winter travel conditions will
likely develop across the Colorado high country late Saturday
afternoon and evening... and then remain in place through
Monday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:59 AM MST on November 22, 2014


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

21-22 in 1905... a trace of snow fell on both days in downtown
        Denver. This was the only snow of the month... ranking
        the month along with other novembers... the 2nd least
        snowiest on record.
      In 1999... the first significant snowfall of the season struck
        Metro Denver. Snowfall totals included: 16 inches near
        bailey; 13 inches near evergreen; 12 inches at north Turkey
        Creek... Genesee... near Morrison... and near sedalia; 11 inches
        near Conifer and in evergreen; 10 inches in louisville;
        9 inches in Brighton... Broomfield... and denver; and 8 inches
        at Arvada... Castle Rock... and Eldorado Springs. Snowfall
        totaled 8.4 inches at the site of the former Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 2003... heavy snow fell in and near the foothills of Boulder
        County. Snowfall totaled 10.5 inches in Eldorado Springs.
        Across the city... snowfall was lighter with 2.8 inches
        measured at the site of the former Stapleton International
        Airport on the 22nd. North winds gusted to 32 mph at Denver
        International Airport on the 22nd.
21-23 in 1918... Post-frontal snowfall totaled 5.9 inches in downtown
        Denver. Most of the snow... 5.3 inches... fell on the 22nd.
        North winds were sustained to 20 mph on the 21st.
      In 1931... a major storm dumped a total of 13.2 inches of
        snowfall over downtown Denver. Most of the snow... 11.4
        inches... fell on the 21st. A very cold air mass settled
        over the city after the heavy snow on the 21st. After a
        low temperature of zero... the temperature climbed to a high
        of only 5 degrees on the 22nd... a record low maximum for the
        date.
21-25 in 1952... snowfall of 6.2 inches was measured at Stapleton
        Airport where northeast winds gusted to 17 mph on the
        21st.
22 in 1977... 101 mph winds were measured in southwest Boulder.
        The side of a garage was blown down. West winds gusted
        to only 33 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1981... high winds occurred in the foothills. A peak gust
        to 75 mph was reported at Wondervu. West winds gusted to
        23 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1988... a wind gust to 88 mph was measured at Rollinsville.
      In 1990... strong west to northwest winds... on the coat tails
        of a mountain snow storm the day before... lashed out at
        portions of the eastern foothills with 60 to 95 mph wind
        gusts. The strong winds spread over all of Metro Denver.
        A west wind gust to 49 mph was recorded at Stapleton
        International Airport.
22-23 in 1953... strong winds raked Boulder causing 18 thousand
        dollars in damage. Wind gusts to 80 mph were recorded at
        Valmont and estimated to 80 mph at the Boulder Airport.


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