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Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on September 16, 2014
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
15-17 in 2000... unusually hot weather for so late in the season
occurred when temperatures climbed into the 90's setting
daily record maximum temperatures on each of the 3 days.
The high temperature was 92 degrees on the 15th and 95
degrees on both the 16th and 17th.
15-19 in 1906... rain on 5 consecutive days totaled 1.61 inches.
A thunderstorm occurred on the 17th. High temperatures
ranged from 48 degrees on the 16th to 65 degrees on the
15th. Low temperatures were in the lower to mid 40's.
16 in 1874... a blast of west winds caused minor injuries during
working hours in Boulder. In Denver... the winds veered
suddenly from the southwest to the northwest around noon
and increased to a maximum sustained speed of 49 mph
behind an apparent cold front. The winds remained strong
and backed to the west for the remainder of the afternoon.
In 2000... the record high temperature of 95 degrees at Denver
International Airport established or equaled 3 different
record extremes: the high temperature broke the previous
record high for the day of 92 degrees set over a century
ago in 1895; it marked the warmest that it has been so
late in september; it also marked the 60th day during the
warm season that the temperature had reached 90 degrees or
more... equaling the record first set on September 29... 1994.
In 2006... strong bora winds behind a Pacific cold front
raked the eastern slopes of the mountains and Metro
Denver during the afternoon. Northwest winds were
sustained to 40 mph with gusts as high as 54 mph at
Denver International Airport.
In 2007... a severe thunderstorm produced a peak wind gust
of 67 mph... about one mile east of Bennett. At Denver
International Airport... a peak wind gust of 48 mph was
16-19 in 1971... a record breaking early fall snow storm caused
extensive damage to trees and utility lines. The heavy wet
snow occurred with little wind... but caused record breaking
cold temperatures for so early in the season. Snowfall
totaled 15.6 inches at Stapleton International Airport
with most of the snowfall... 12.0 inches... occurring on the
17th. This was the heaviest first snow of the season.
The maximum snow depth on the ground was 13 inches.
Record low temperatures were set on three consecutive days:
31 degrees on the 17th... 23 degrees on the 18th... and 20
degrees on the 19th... which was also a new all-time record
minimum for the month at that time. Record low maximum
temperatures were set on 4 consecutive days: 48 degrees
on the 16th... 35 degrees on the 17th... 40 degrees on the 18th...
and 42 degrees on the 19th.
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