... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
3-4 in 1969... the first snowfall of the season totaled 16.0 inches
at Stapleton International Airport. There was a thunder
snow shower on the evening of the 3rd... but otherwise little
wind with the storm. The greatest snow depth on the ground
was 8 inches due to melting. Heavy wet snow accumulated on
trees... which were still in full Leaf... and caused widespread
damage from broken limbs and downed utility lines.
3-5 in 1984... the remnants of Pacific Hurricane Polo produced
heavy rain over northeastern Colorado. Most locations
received between 1.00 to 2.50 inches of rain... but 3.45
inches fell in Littleton. Rainfall totaled 1.73 inches
at Stapleton International Airport... where north winds
gusted to 24 mph.
4 in 1912... sustained south winds to 55 mph with gusts to
60 mph raised the temperature to a high of 83 degrees...
the warmest temperature of the month that year.
In 1924... west winds were sustained to 46 mph with gusts
to 50 mph in the city. The apparent bora winds cooled
the temperature to a high of 57 degrees from a high of
70 degrees on the 3rd.
In 2004... several small tornadoes touched down near Brighton...
Barr Lake... and Hudson in Adams and southern Weld counties.
Most of these caused no damage. However... a small tornado
5 miles southeast of Brighton caused extensive damage to a
recreational vehicle and severely damaged a barn. The barn
was torn from its foundation... and the roof was thrown 100
feet. Four llamas in the barn were injured when it
4-5 in 1997... unusually warm weather resulted in two temperature
records. High temperature of 87 degrees on the 4th exceeded
the old record set in 1922 by one degree. High temperature
of 86 degrees on the 5th equaled the record set in 1990 and
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