South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 2:59 am MDT on March 14, 2014
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
9-19 in 1906... an extended cold and blustery period occurred with
light snow totaling 14.4 inches over 11 consecutive days.
The greatest amount of snow on a single day was 4.0 inches
on the 15th. Only a trace of snow fell on the 12th and 17th.
High temperatures were below freezing for the entire period.
The coldest were 14 degrees on the 16th and 18 degrees on the
17th. Both readings were record low maximums for the dates.
Low temperatures were mostly in the single digits. The
coldest were 2 degrees below zero on the 16th and 5 degrees
below zero on the 19th. Northeast winds were sustained to
22 mph on the 9th. North winds were sustained to 36 mph on
the 10th... 32 mph on the 13th... and 22 mph on the 15th.
12-16 in 1880... a protracted cold spell resulted in 8 temperature
records being set. Record low temperatures for the date
were set when the temperature dipped to 10 degrees below
zero on the 13th and 14th... 8 degrees below zero on the
12th and 15th... and 4 degrees below zero on the 16th.
Daily record low maximum temperatures were set with 11
degrees on the 12th... 12 degrees on the 13th... and 19 degrees
on the 15th.
13-14 in 1996... a storm system moving across northern Colorado
dumped heavy snow in the mountains and foothills and
across Metro Denver where snowfall ranged from 5 to 10
inches. A foot of new snow was measured at Nederland
with 11 inches at Conifer. Snowfall totaled 8.0 inches
at the site of the former Stapleton International
Airport. Northeast winds gusted to 30 mph at Denver
International Airport on the 13th.
13-15 in 1906... snowfall totaled 8.0 inches over downtown Denver.
14 in 1873... a brisk west wind blew a perfect gale during the
afternoon and evening.
In 1898... northwest winds were sustained to 52 mph with gusts
to 62 mph.
In 1899... west bora winds were sustained to 50 mph with
gusts to 60 mph.
In 1902... west winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts to
In 1913... strong winds all day behind a cold front made
for a blustery cold day as the high temperature climbed
to only 25 degrees after a low of 19 degrees. Northeast
winds were sustained to 51 mph with gusts as high as 60
mph. Only a trace of snow fell.
In 1920... west winds sustained to 43 mph with gusts to 50
mph warmed the temperature to a high of 67 degrees.
In 1923... heavy snowfall of 8.5 inches fell in downtown
Denver. North winds were sustained to 25 mph.
In 1947... heavy snowfall totaled 5.8 inches in downtown
Denver. Northeast winds were sustained to 17 mph.
In 1971... a wind gust to 51 mph was recorded at the National
Bureau of standards in Boulder.
In 1989... a strong Pacific cold front produced west wind gusts
to 59 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
In 2002... heavy snow developed in the foothills of Boulder
County with 9 inches measured near Jamestown and 7 inches
near Nederland. Snowfall totaled only 2.9 inches at the
site of the former Stapleton International Airport. East
winds gusted to 29 mph at Denver International Airport.
14-16 in 1908... a warm spell resulted in daily record high minimum
temperatures on 3 consecutive days: 54 degrees on the
14th... 52 degrees on the 15th... and 56 degrees on the 16th...
also the all-time record high minimum for the month of
March. High temperatures ranged from 65 degrees on the
14th to 72 degrees on the 16th.
In 1983... a heavy wet snowstorm buried Metro Denver with the
foothills receiving the most. Conifer recorded 34 inches
of snow with 4 feet measured at Coal Creek Canyon in the
foothills northwest of Denver. The storm left 6 to 10
inches of snow across Metro Denver. Boulder received 12 to
18 inches. Flight operations at Stapleton International
Airport were limited to one runway for a time. Some roads
and schools were closed... and power outages occurred when
wet snow downed lines. Snowfall on the 15th and 16th
totaled 7.2 inches at Stapleton International Airport
where north winds gusted to 30 mph. Maximum snow depth
on the ground was only 6 inches due to melting.