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Statement as of 2:59 AM MST on February 27, 2015


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

22-29 in 1960... heavy snowfall of 6.1 inches at Stapleton Airport on
        the 22nd and 23rd marked the beginning of a protracted cold
        spell which lasted until the end of the month. The cloudy...
        cold weather was accompanied by occasional light snow or
        flurries and fog. New record low temperatures for the dates
        were set on the 24th thru the 29th with the lowest
        temperature of 11 degrees below zero on the 28th. The
        seven consecutive days of low temperatures of zero or below
        had been exceeded in duration only 4 times previously. New
        low maximum temperatures for the dates were set on the 23rd...
        24th... and the 26th thru the 29th with the lowest maximum
        temperature of 8 degrees recorded on the 26th.
26-27 in 1893... heavy snowfall totaled 7.9 inches in downtown
        Denver. Most of the snow... 6.7 inches... fell on the 27th.
        Northeast winds were sustained to 18 mph with gusts to
        30 mph behind an apparent cold front.
      In 1939... heavy snowfall of 8.1 inches was the heaviest of
        the month in downtown Denver. North winds sustained to
        21 mph on the 26th and to 28 mph on the 27th caused much
        drifting. The greatest snow depth on the ground was 7.8
        inches at noon on the 27th.
      In 1987... a snowstorm dropped 4 to 8 inches of snow across
        Metro Denver... causing flight delays at Stapleton
        International Airport where snowfall totaled 3.8 inches
        and north winds gusted to 24 mph. Both I-70 and I-25
        were closed for a time to the east and south of Denver.
27 in 1896... northwest winds were sustained to 46 mph with
        gusts to 58 mph.
      In 1902... northwest winds were sustained to 50 mph with
        gusts as high as 60 mph. The high temperature was
        44 degrees.
      In 1918... a Post-frontal heavy snow storm developed over
        downtown Denver. Snowfall totaled 8.4 inches and
        north winds were sustained to 30 mph with a maximum
        velocity to 32 mph.
      In 1963... west winds gusted to 55 mph at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1974... a wind gust to 99 mph was recorded in Boulder.
        West winds gusted to 43 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport.
      In 2009... a strong wind gusts blew a trailer in the path of
        two vehicles along State Highway 36... between Boulder and
        Lyons. The two vehiles were in the northbound Lane when
        a wind gust blew a fifth-wheel trailer into their path...
        as it approached from the opposite Lane. The trailer
        left the Road surface... and collided with the top left
        side of the first car; causing extensive damage. A Van
        following the first vehicle then struck the trailer.
        The driver of the Van suffered facial injuries.
27-28 in 1918... heavy snowfall totaled 9.6 inches in downtown
        Denver. Most of the snow... 8.4 inches... fell on the 27th.
      In 1931... a major winter storm dumped 12.0 inches of heavy
        snowfall over downtown Denver. This is the greatest 24
        hour snowfall ever recorded during the month of February.
        North winds gusted to 18 mph on the 28th.
      In 2006... a warm spell resulted in 3 temperature records.
        The high temperature of 73 degrees on the 27th equaled
        the record high for the date. High temperature of 77
        degrees on the 28th was a record high for the date
        and equaled the all time record high temperature for
        February first set on February 4... 1890.


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