Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on September 24, 2017
Expires 7:00 PM EDT on September 24, 2017
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
23-24 in 2000... the first snowstorm of the season brought heavy
snow to areas in and near the foothills. While the
heaviest snow fell north of Metro Denver... 6 inches were
measured in Boulder... 4 inches at both Castle Rock and
Morrison... but only 0.2 inch at the site of the former
Stapleton International Airport where most of the
precipitation fell as rain. At Denver International
Airport where drizzle and rain fell on the 23rd...
snowfall during the early morning of the 24th was
estimated at 2.1 inches due to melting. The foothills
west of Denver received more snow with 10 inches measured
at Conifer... 9 inches 11 miles southwest of Morrison...
8 inches atop Crow Hill... 7 inches at chief hosa... and
5 inches at Ralston Reservoir.
24 in 1901... northwest winds were sustained to 50 mph with
gusts as high as 57 mph in the city.
In 1932... thunderstorm rainfall of only 0.11 inch was the
only measurable precipitation for the month that year
in the city.
In 1986... a very strong wind storm roared across Metro
Denver. Boulder was hit hardest. Winds peaked to 131 mph
at the National center for atmospheric research. This is
thought to be the highest wind gust ever recorded in Boulder
during September. A wind gust to 118 mph was clocked on
Davidson Mesa and to 92 mph near Niwot. Gusts of 70 to 80
mph were common over all of Boulder where an estimated 70
to 90 large trees were uprooted. About a dozen of them hit
cars. Two walls of a building under construction were
toppled and solar panels were blown off a house. Traffic
lights and power lines were downed. Damage to power
equipment alone was estimated at 100 thousand dollars.
Wind gusts to 87 mph at Jefferson County Airport damaged
two planes. A woman was seriously injured in Boulder.
She suffered a fractured skull when struck by a falling
tree limb. Trees were also downed in Louisville and
Lafayette. West wind gusts to 45 mph were recorded at
Stapleton International Airport.