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Statement as of 4:23 PM MDT on October 25, 2014
... Record high temperature set at Denver co...
a record high temperature of 80 degrees tied at Denver co today at
324 PM. This ties the old record of 80 set in 2007.
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Statement as of 6:45 PM MDT on October 25, 2014
... This week in Metro Denver weather history...
26 in 2010... very strong winds during the day knocked down power
lines in parts of Boulder. The downed electrical lines
sparked a small brush fire near Columbine Elementary
School. Strong wind gusts also damaged the tennis bubble
at the millenium harvest house. In Northglenn. A tree was
knocked down and caused minor damage to a mini-Van parked
nearby. Peak wind gusts included: 70 mph at Berthoud... 67
mph at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield...
63 mph at the Rocky Flats National wind technology center
and 59 mph at the ncar Mesa laboratory... 3 miles southwest
of Boulder. West winds gusted to 43 mph at Denver
In 2011... a powerful early season storm brought heavy snow
to the Front Range and adjacent plains. The heavy... wet
snow caused extensive downed large branches and in some
cases... entire trees. Massive power outages occurred from
Fort Collins and Greeley south to Denver and the
surrounding Metro area. Most of the trees still had their
leaves... which helped to catch snow and down trees under
the weight of the moisture laden snow. Nearly two hundred
thousand utility customers along the Front Range were
without heat and electricity for several hours. The Red
Cross opened four temporary shelters overnight until the
power could be restored. The outages also forced the
closure of the Boulder criminal Justice center the
following day. The fallen trees and branches also caused
extensive property damage to roofs and automobiles. In
the Front Range mountains and foothills... storm totals
included 19.8 inches... 3 miles west of jamestown; 18
inches... 5 miles west of copper; 13 inches... 3 miles north
of Blackhawk and 3 miles south of Evergreen... 4 miles
east-northeast of Nederland and lake eldora; 12 inches
at Berthoud snotel. Across the urban corridor storm
totals included: 11.5 inches in boulder; 9.5 inches at
the National Weather Service in boulder; 9 inches... 1 mile
southwest of westminster; 8.5 inches in Broomfield...
Denver International Airport... Frederick and louisville;
8 inches in Aurora... 7 inches in watkins; with 6 inches
25-26 in 1996... 4 to 6 inches of snow fell in the foothills west of
Denver. Only 1.5 inches of snowfall were measured at the
site of the former Stapleton International Airport on the
26th. This was the only measurable snow of the month at
the site. The snowfall produced icy and snowpacked
highways... which resulted in a 50-to 60-car pileup on I-25
south of Metro Denver. West winds gusted to 33 mph at
Denver International Airport.
In 2006... a winter storm brought heavy snowfall to Metro
Denver and the eastern foothills. Total snowfall ranged
from 12 to 22 inches over the higher terrain and 6 to 12
inches across Metro Denver. Northerly winds at sustained
speeds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 47 mph at
Denver International Airport whipped the snow into drifts
3 to 4 feet deep. Many tree limbs snapped under the weight
of the heavy... wet snow which also downed power lines...
leaving thousands of residents without power. Storm total
snowfall included: 25 inches near Aspen Springs... Conifer...
and evergreen; 23.5 inches near rollinsville; 23 inches in
Idaho springs; 22.5 inches near blackhawk; 21.5 inches near
bailey; 19 inches near Bergen park; 18 inches near Aspen
Springs... Genesee... and jamestown; 17 inches southwest of
boulder; 16 inches in evergreen; and 15 inches near
Georgetown and Perry Park. Snowfall totaled 5.3 inches
in the Denver Stapleton area. At Denver international
aiport... rain... including a thunderstorm... changed to snow
on the evening of the 25th after a high temperature of
In 2010... a storm system brought heavy snow to the mountains
west of Denver. Storm totals included: 24 inches at the
eisenhower Tunnel... 18 inches at Loveland ski area; with
16 inches at Arapahoe basin.
25-27 in 1897... a major storm dumped 13.5 inches of snowfall over
downtown Denver. Rain changed to snow during the evening
of the 25th and continued through mid-morning of the 27th.
Most of the snow... 12.0 inches... fell on the 26th when north
winds were sustained to 36 mph and gusts were as high as 46
mph. Temperatures during the storm were in the 20's and
lower 30's. Precipitation (rain and melted snow) totaled
26 in 1995... winds gusting from 100 to near 110 mph pounded the
foothills northwest of Denver. At Nederland winds gusted
to 100 mph and to 70 mph in Coal Creek Canyon. Atop
Squaw Mountain west of Denver wind gusts to 108 mph were
recorded. The strong winds downed some trees and caused
power outages. West-northwest winds gusted to 47 mph at
Denver International Airport.
26-27 in 1971... strong winds raked Boulder. At the National Bureau
of standards wind gusts to 62 mph were recorded... while in
downtown Boulder winds peaked to 48 mph. At Stapleton
International Airport... northwest winds gusted to 38 mph on
the 26th and north winds gusted to 36 mph on the 27th.
In 1976... the first measurable snow of the season turned into
a major storm. Traffic was halted for several hours on
highways to the west of Denver where 8 to 12 inches of
snow fell in the foothills. Snowfall totaled 7.2 inches
at Stapleton International Airport where north winds
gusted to 30 mph. Most of the snow... 6.3 inches... fell
all day on the 26th. The greatest snow depth on the
ground was 5 inches on the morning of the 27th.
27 in 1980... the first snowfall of the season totaled only
1.5 inches with 0.10 inch of moisture at Stapleton
International Airport where the maximum snow depth on
the ground was only 1 inch due to melting. This was the
only measurable precipitation of the month... making it the
driest October since 1962 when only 0.03 inch of
precipitation was measured.
In 1994... wind gusts to 70 mph were recorded atop Squaw
Mountain... 5 miles south of Idaho Springs... and at
Rollinsville in the foothills southwest of Boulder.
Northwest winds gusted to 28 mph at Stapleton
27-28 in 1874... strong west winds in Boulder along with a
reported tornado produced 150 dollars in damage.
In 1913... a strong cold front produced sustained northeast
winds to 35 mph with gusts as high as 38 mph on the 27th.
Overnight snowfall totaled 5.8 inches. Temperatures
plunged to a low of 17 degrees on the morning of the 28th
after a high of 60 degrees on the 27th.
27-30 in 2009... a powerful early season storm brought heavy
snow to the Front Range. The combination of a deep
northeasterly upslope flow coupled with abundant moisture
and lift with the developing storm system produced an
extended period of moderate to heavy snowfall. The heavy
wet snow accumulated on trees and resulted in broken
branches and scattered electrical outages. Interstates 70
and 76 were closed east of Denver. Numerous other roads
and highways were shut down. The Red Cross set up numerous
emergency shelters for stranded travelers. The blowing
snow at Denver International Airport forced the
cancellation of hundreds of flights. Schools were also
closed. In the foothills storm totals included: 46 inches...
3 miles southeast of pinecliffe; 42 inches... 3 miles
southwest of conifer; 34 inches... 3 miles north of
blackhawk; 30 inches at Aspen Springs and near Evergreen...
23 inches at Roxborough Park... and 20 inches... 3 miles
south-southeast of Morrison. Across the urban corridor
storm totals included: 25 inches in Highlands ranch;
21.5 inches near Louisville... 20.5 inches in Broomfield...
20 inches at Lafayette... 17.5 inches in Boulder... 17 inches
in Westminster... 16.5 inches in erie; 15.5 inches in
Arvada and 5 miles west-northwest of Littleton... 15 inches
in Littleton... 14 inches in Englewood... 13.5 inches in
Lakewood and 6 miles north of thornton; 13.3 inches at
Denver International Airport... 11 inches... 4 miles south of
denver; 10.5 inches... 2 miles north of Cherry Hills Village
28 in 1917... Post-frontal snowfall totaled 6.5 inches in the
city. North winds sustained to 30 mph with gusts to 33
mph caused the temperature to plunge from a high of 58
degrees to a low of 9 degrees by midnight.
In 1967... winds gusted to 65 mph in downtown Boulder... causing
minor damage. South winds gusted to 32 mph at Stapleton
In 1991... the first major snow of the season hit Metro Denver
as a cold Arctic air mass moved over the area. Snowfall
amounts across northeast Colorado ranged from 3 to 10
inches with 4.4 inches of snowfall recorded at Stapleton
International Airport where north winds gusted to 22 mph.
The low temperature dipped to 13 degrees.
In 1993... high winds buffeted the Front Range foothills. A
wind gust to 83 mph was recorded atop Squaw Mountain... 35
miles west of Denver... and a gust to 76 mph occurred near
Rollinsville southwest of Boulder.
28-29 in 1993... an upper level disturbance combined with a moist
upslope flow to bring heavy snow to portions of Metro
Denver. Snowfall amounts ranged from 5.4 inches at
Stapleton International Airport to 14 inches in Boulder.
New snowfall totaled 8 inches at Gross Reservoir in the
foothills 5 miles southwest of Boulder. On the 28th... north
winds gusted to 30 mph at Stapleton International Airport
where the temperature climbed to only 25 degrees on the
29th... equaling the record low maximum for the date.
28-30 in 1971... a vigorous cold front plunged temperatures from a
high of 70 degrees on the 27th to record low levels on the
29th and 30th. Snowfall totaled 3.1 inches at Stapleton
International Airport where north winds gusted to 23 mph.
Some freezing drizzle also fell on the 28th. Record daily
low maximum temperatures of 32 degrees on the 28th and 25
degrees on the 29th were established along with a daily
record minimum of 13 degrees on the 30th.
28-31 in 1929... rain changed to snow on the afternoon of the 28th
and continued until midday on the 30th followed by
intermittent light snow which continued through the 31st.
Snowfall over the four days totaled 16.2 inches in the
city. Most of the snow... 8.5 inches... fell on the 29th
with 6.1 inches on the 30th. Temperatures hovered in
20's during most of the storm.
29 in 1917... the all-time lowest recorded temperature in
October... 2 degrees below zero... occurred. This is
also the earliest below zero reading of the season.
In 1939... the first measurable snow of the season totaled
5.6 inches in downtown Denver. Post-frontal northeast
winds were sustained to 28 mph.
In 1961... heavy snowfall measured 6.0 inches at Stapleton
Airport where northeast winds gusted to 30 mph.
In 1973... strong winds caused some damage to homes... stores...
and utility lines along the foothills from Metro Denver
In 1981... high winds buffeted the Front Range foothills with
gusts to 55 mph in south Boulder.
In 1996... high winds gusting from 70 to around 100 mph blasted
Metro Denver. One man was killed when a strong wind gust
overturned a pop-up Camper onto him while he was trying to
secure it. In addition... five people at the Rocky Flats
environmental test facility received minor injuries when
several windshields were blown out of their cars... spraying
glass onto the occupants. Several trees and power lines
were also downed. Two 75-foot High Pine trees were uprooted
at the Mt. Olivet cemetery in Arvada. Property damage from
the windstorm ran into the millions of dollars. The highest
recorded wind gusts included: 101 mph at Jefferson County
Airport near Broomfield... 100 mph in Golden Gate Canyon... 96
mph in Coal Creek Canyon... and 87 mph at Upper Table Mesa in
Boulder. West-northwest winds gusted to 43 mph at Denver
International Airport. Insured damage from the wind storm
totaled 5.2 million dollars... the third most costly storm of
record in Colorado at the time.
In 2003... strong Chinook winds developed in and near the Front
Range foothills. Winds gusting to 80 mph in Boulder downed
several trees and power lines... causing damage and triggering
scattered electrical outages. The combination of strong
winds... very dry fuel conditions... and downed power lines
sparked two large wildfires. The overland wildfire in
Boulder County... near Jamestown... consumed nearly 3900 acres
and destroyed 12 structures... including homes... trailers... and
out-buildings. Preliminary damage estimates for the value
of lost property was nearly one million dollars. In Douglas
County... the Cherokee ranch wildfire consumed 1200 acres and
destroyed 4 structures. The large smoke plumes from both
fires were highly visible across Metro Denver. West winds
gusted to 45 mph at Denver International Airport.
29-30 in 1905... heavy snowfall developed on the evening of the 29th
and continued through the evening of the 30th. Snowfall
totaled 11.0 inches in downtown Denver. Precipitation
was 1.02 inches. Temperatures were generally in the 20's.
In 1959... rain during most of the day on the 28th changed to
snow early on the 29th and continued through most of the
30th. Heavy snowfall totaled 7.4 inches at Stapleton
Airport. North-northeast winds gusted to 24 mph on the
30th. Some freezing drizzle also occurred on the 30th.
In 1981... 4 to 8 inches of new snow were recorded in the
foothills west of Denver. Snowfall totaled only 0.4 inch
at Stapleton International Airport where north winds gusted
to 25 mph.
29-31 in 1889... the first snowfall of the season totaled 14.0 inches
over the three days in downtown Denver. Snowfall was 8.0
inches on the 29th and 5.0 inches on the 31st. North to
northeast winds gusted to 30 mph on the 29th.
In 1950... a warm spell resulted in five daily temperature
records. Record highs of 84... 80... and 79 degrees occurred
on the 29th... 30th... and 31st... respectively. Low temperature
of 49 degrees on the 30th was the record high minimum for
In 1991... the second surge of cold Arctic air in a matter of
days plunged Metro Denver into the deep freeze. While
low temperatures remained above zero... high temperatures
were only in the 20's. Three temperature records were set:
record lows of 7 degrees on the 30th and 10 degrees on the
31st and a record low maximum of only 21 degrees on the
30th. Snowfall was light with only 1.9 inches recorded at
Stapleton International Airport where east winds gusted
to 23 mph.
In 2002... snowfall totaled 4.3 inches at the site of the former
Stapleton International Airport. North winds gusted to 32
mph on the 29th behind a cold front... which plunged
temperatures well below seasonal normals. High temperatures
of 18 degrees on the 30th and 19 degrees on the 31st were
record low maximums for each date. Low temperatures dipped
to 12 degrees on the 30th and 15 degrees on the 31st.
29-1 in 1972... heavy snowfall totaled 15.5 inches at Stapleton
International Airport. However... the heaviest snow occurred
on Halloween night when 7 inches fell on trick-or-treaters
during a short 3-hour period. I-25 was closed south of
Denver. North winds gusting to 29 mph caused some blowing
snow on the 1st. The snow started late on the 29th and
ended during the mid afternoon on the 1st. The greatest
snow depth on the ground at Stapleton International Airport
was 13 inches on the 1st.
30 in 1974... a rare thunderstorm for so late in October produced
hail to 3/8 inch in diameter and 0.10 inch of rain at
Stapleton International Airport.
In 1991... the high temperature warmed to only 21 degrees... the
all-time record low maximum for the month of October. The
same temperature also occurred on October 25... 1997.
31 in 1997... high winds buffeted the foothills and adjacent
areas of Metro Denver. West winds gusted to 70 mph in
Broomfield and to 40 mph at Denver International Airport.
The strongest winds occurred in the mountains west of
Denver and in the foothills north of Denver.
In 2001... high winds developed in the foothills. Peak wind
gusts were measured to 74 mph at the National center for
atmospheric research on The Mesa in Boulder and to 72 mph
near Rollinsville. West winds gusting as high as 53 mph
warmed the temperature to a high of 71 degrees at Denver
31-1 in 1951... 6.4 inches of snowfall were measured at Stapleton
In 1989... a Halloween storm dropped 3 to 6 inches of snow on
Metro Denver with the adjacent foothills receiving 5 to
10 inches. Snowfall totaled 4.5 inches at Stapleton
International Airport... where north winds gusted to 31 mph
on the 31st. Most of the snow fell on the evening of the
31st... but the storm left icy streets throughout Metro Denver
on the morning of the 1st... making it a "spooky" commute for
In 2004... heavy snow fell in and near the foothills of Jefferson
and Douglas counties. Storm total snowfall included: 14.5
inches in Aspen Park... 10 inches at Roxborough State Park and
and near Sedalia... 8 inches near Bergen Park... and 7 inches in
Highlands Ranch. Snowfall totaled only 3.2 inches in the
Denver Stapleton area. Post-frontal northeast winds gusted
to 41 mph at Denver International Airport.
1 in 1896... northwest Chinook winds sustained to 40 mph with
gusts to 46 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 60
degrees in the city.
In 1973... wind gusts to 92 mph were recorded in Boulder.
West winds gusted to 41 mph at Stapleton International
Airport where the Chinook winds warmed the temperature
to a high of 70 degrees.
In 1989... a 39-year-old Lakewood man in a motorized
wheelchair was found dead of exposure early in the
morning after an overnight snowfall dumped 3 to 6
inches of snow across Metro Denver.
1-2 in 1892... snowfall totaled 5.0 inches in downtown Denver.
This was the only snow of the month.
In 1956... heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches at Stapleton
Airport. The storm was accompanied by much blowing and
drifting snow. North winds gusted to 47 mph
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