Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Statement as of 2:59 am MST on November 30, 2015
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...

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.
29-30 in 2008... a storm system produced locally heavy bands of snow
        across Douglas... Elbert and eastern Jefferson counties.
        Northerly winds gusting to 50 mph caused snow drifts
        to pile up to 2 feet in depth. Storm totals included: 12
        inches just southwest of Kassler... 11.5 inches... 6.5 miles
        southwest of Castle rock; 11 inches... 8.4 miles southeast of
        Aurora and 9 miles west of littleton; 10 inches at Louviers...
        8 inches... 2 miles west-southwest of Highlands Ranch and 5
        miles south-southeast of Sedalia... and 7.5 inches... 14 miles
        west-southwest of Agate and at Castle pines. At Denver
        International Airport... 2 inches of snow was observed.
        North winds gusted to 46 mph on the 30th.
30 in 1899... west winds were sustained to 45 mph with gusts as
        high as 48 mph.
      In 1903... west winds sustained to 44 mph with gusts to
        54 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 57 degrees.
      In 1981... strong winds blasted the foothills. In Wondervu...
        winds were clocked to 81 mph with many other locations
        in the foothills reporting over 60 mph. Northwest winds
        gusted to 28 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1986... the worst snow storm of the season dumped from 5.0
        inches of snow at Stapleton International Airport to 14
        inches over the higher southwestern suburbs. On the Sunday
        after Thanksgiving... one of the busiest travel days of the
        year at Stapleton International Airport... two of the four
        runways were closed and flights were delayed up to four
        hours. Near-blizzard conditions prevailed on the plains
        east of Denver... closing both I-70 and I-76 for a time.
        North wind gusts to 36 mph were recorded at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 2000... strong winds raked Metro Denver. In Thornton... a
        construction worker was critically injured when the
        scaffolding on which he was standing collapsed... throwing
        him 25 feet to the ground. West winds gusted to 54 mph
        at Denver International Airport.
30-1 in 1929... heavy snow blanketed the city. Snowfall totaled
        9.8 inches downtown. North winds were sustained to 32
        mph with gusts to 37 mph on the 30th.
     In 1970... high winds blasted Boulder and the eastern plains.
        In Boulder... a wind gust to 112 mph was recorded at the
        National center for atmospheric research with a gust to
        96 mph at the National Bureau of standards. In downtown
        Boulder... wind gusts reached 76 mph. At Stapleton
        International Airport... winds gusted to 47 mph. The high
        winds caused widespread light to moderate property damage
        across most of Metro Denver. Roofs... signs... trees... power
        lines... and other property were damaged. Blowing dust
        reduced visibility to near zero over most of eastern
        Colorado. Several Mobile homes... campers... and semi-
        trailers were blown off the highways north of Denver.
      In 1985... an intrusion of cold Arctic air into Metro Denver
        resulted in setting 3 temperature records. The temperature
        climbed to only 17 degrees on the 30th... setting a record low
        maximum for the date. On the 1st... the temperature plunged
        to 6 degrees below zero... setting a record low for the date...
        and warmed to only 7 degrees... setting a record low maximum
        for the date.
30-2 in 1975... very strong Chinook winds up to 100 mph caused
        damage to homes... aircraft... aircraft hangars... Mobile homes...
        cars... and power lines along the eastern foothills. Strong
        northwest winds gusted to 39 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport on both the 30th and the 1st.