DENVER WEATHER SUMMARY FOR 2003...NEW
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER COLORADO
144 AM MST THU JAN 01 2004

           ...DENVER'S WEATHER SUMMARY FOR 2003...

2003 FINISHED WITH AN ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURE AND WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.  NEITHER CATEGORY QUALIFIED FOR ANY OF THE TOP TEN STATUS
CATEGORIES.  THE YEAR FINISHED WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 50.7 DEGREES
WHICH IS 0.6 ABOVE NORMAL. PRECIPITATION FINISHED BELOW NORMAL IN BOTH
RAIN AND SNOW CATEGORIES.  ANNUAL RAINFALL TOTALED 13.92 INCHES WHICH IS
1.89 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR HALF THE SEASON SO
FAR (JULY-DECEMBER) TALLIED ONLY 7.4 INCHES WHICH IS 18.2 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL.  FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR (JAN-DEC) THE NUMBER WAS A LITTLE BETTER
WITH A TOTAL OF 60.5 INCHES WHICH IS STILL 1.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF
61.7 INCHES. THERE WERE 15 MORE THUNDERSTORMS THAN NORMAL...14 MORE DENSE
FOG DAYS THAN NORMAL AND 2 PERCENT LESS SUNSHINE THAT THE NORM.  FOUR DAYS
RECORDED HAIL...ALL SMALL HAIL AND THERE WAS 1 FUNNEL CLOUD (NOT REACHING
THE GROUND) RECORDED NEAR THE DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE PEAK WIND
SPEED DURING THE YEAR WAS 59 MPH FROM A NORTH WESTERLY DIRECTION.

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...DENVER WEATHER STATISTICS FOR 2003... ----------TEMPERATURE--------- PCPN SNOW HEATING COOLING AVG AVG MONTH MONTH EXTREMES FALL DEGREE DEGREE MAX MIN AVG NORM HIGH LOW DAYS DAYS JAN 51.7 22.0 36.9 29.2 68 10 0.03 T 865 0 JAN FEB 38.6 16.5 27.6 33.2 69 -7 0.47 7.5 1041 0 FEB MAR 51.8 28.1 40.0 39.6 75 7 3.05 35.2 768 0 MAR APR 63.5 37.3 50.4 47.6 80 22 2.22 3.4 430 0 APR MAY 70.1 44.9 57.5 57.2 94 31 1.91 7.0 260 36 MAY JUN 74.3 49.9 62.1 67.6 88 40 3.95 0.0 107 28 JUN JUL 93.0 60.8 76.9 73.4 101 52 0.54 0.0 0 376 JUL AUG 88.6 58.8 73.7 71.7 98 48 1.24 0.0 10 289 AUG SEP 74.4 44.2 59.3 62.4 87 29 0.26 0.0 192 29 SEP OCT 70.6 39.6 55.1 51.0 86 23 0.08 0.0 302 13 OCT NOV 48.9 23.5 36.2 37.5 69 -3 0.05 2.9 858 0 NOV DEC 46.6 18.6 32.6 30.3 63 5 0.12 4.5 1001 0 DEC ANN 64.3 37.0 50.7 50.1 101 -7 13.92 7.4 5834 771 ANN ***NOTE: BOTH SNOWFALL AND HEATING DEGREE DAYS ARE TOTALED ON A SEASONAL BASIS (JUL 1 TO JUN 30)...NOT ON A YEARLY BASIS (JAN 1 TO DEC 31). ***NOTE: SNOWFALL AND SUNSHINE DATA MEASURED BY COOP OBSERVERS AT THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. AVERAGE HIGH FOR THE YEAR 64.3 NORMAL 64.2 DEPARTURE PLUS 0.1 AVERAGE LOW FOR THE YEAR 37.0 NORMAL 35.8 DEPARTURE PLUS 1.2 AVERAGE 2003 TEMPERATURE 50.7 NORMAL 50.1 DEPARTURE PLUS 0.6 HIGHEST TEMPERATURE 101 ON JUL 16TH LOWEST TEMPERATURE -7 ON FEB 7TH DAYS WITH MAX 90 OR ABOVE 44 NORMAL 33 DEPARTURE PLUS 11 DAYS WITH MAX 32 OR BELOW 15 NORMAL 22 DEPARTURE PLUS -7 DAYS WITH MIN 32 OR BELOW 161 NORMAL 156 DEPARTURE PLUS -26 DAYS WITH MIN 0 OR BELOW 5 NORMAL 9 DEPARTURE MINUS -4 TEMPERATURE RECORDS.... NUMBER OF DAILY MAXIMUMS TIED OR ESTABLISHED......... 9 NUMBER OF DAILY MINIMUMS TIED OR ESTABLISHED......... 1 NUMBER OF DAILY LOW MAXIMUMS TIED OR ESTABLISHED..... 0 NUMBER OF DAILY HIGH MINIMUMS TIED OR ESTABLISHED.... 4 COOLING DEGREE DAYS.... YEARLY TOTAL.... 771 NORMAL.... 696 DEPARTURE PLUS 75 HEATING DEGREE DAYS.... **SEE NOTE ABOVE FOR DATES** JUL 2000 - JUN 2001 TOTAL 6438 NORMAL 6363 DEPARTURE PLUS 75 JUL 2001 - JUN 2002 TOTAL 5934 NORMAL 6128 DEPARTURE MINUS 194 JUL 2002 - JUN 2003 TOTAL 6022 NORMAL 6128 DEPARTURE MINUS 106 JUL 2003 - DEC 2003 TOTAL 2366 NORMAL 2486 DEPARTURE MINUS 120 LAST FREEZE OF THE SPRING... 05/11/03 05/24/02 05/21/01 05/13/00 FIRST FREEZE OF THE FALL.... 09/14/03 10/04/02 10/05/01 09/22/00 LAST SNOW OF THE SPRING..... 05/10/03 05/25/02 05/21/01 05/18/00 FIRST SNOW OF THE FALL...... 11/06/03 10/24/02 10/05/01 09/24/00 FIRST 90 DEGREE DAY......... 05/29/03 05/30/02 06/10/01 05/29/00 LAST 90 DEGREE DAY.......... 08/27/03 09/07/02 09/04/01 09/17/00 PRECIPITATION (IN INCHES).... YEARLY TOTAL............ 13.92 NORMAL 15.81 DEPARTURE MINUS 1.89 DAYS WITH .01 OR GREATER 73 NORMAL 89 DEPARTURE MINUS -16 GREATEST IN 24 HOURS.... 2.45 ON JUN 18-19 SNOWFALL (IN INCHES).... **SEE NOTE ABOVE FOR DATES** **NOTE: SNOWFALL IS MEASURED AT THE COOPERATIVE WEATHER SITE NEAR THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN DENVER COUNTY. JAN 2002 - DEC 2002...... 30.8 NORMAL 61.7 DEPARTURE MINUS 30.9 GREATEST IN 24 HOURS..... 6.5 MAR 1-2 2002 GREATEST DEPTH........... 5 MAR 23 2002 JUL 2002 - DEC 2002...... 8.7 NORMAL 25.6 DEPARTURE MINUS 16.9 GREATEST IN 24 HOURS..... 2.2 OCT 29-30 2002 GREATEST DEPTH........... 2 OCT 30 31 2002 JUL 2002 - JUN 2003...... 60.5 NORMAL 61.7 DEPARTURE MINUS 1.2 GREATEST IN 24 HOURS..... GREATEST DEPTH........... JUL 2003 - DEC 2003...... 7.4 NORMAL 25.6 DEPARTURE MINUS 18.2 GREATEST IN 24 HOURS..... 3.9 3.9 ON THE 8TH-9TH GREATEST DEPTH........... 4 ON THE 8TH AND 9TH WINDS (IN MILES PER HOUR).... AVERAGE SPEED......... 9.9 NORMAL 8.6 DEPARTURE PLUS 1.3 PEAK GUST............. 59 ON APR 15 PEAK GUST DIRECTION... (330 - NORTHWEST) SEA LEVEL PRESSURE (IN INCHES OF MERCURY).... HIGHEST.................... 30.62 ON DEC 5 LOWEST..................... 29.16 ON OCT 29 MISCELLANEOUS WEATHER.... DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS......... 57 NORMAL 42 DEPARTURE PLUS 15 DAYS WITH HEAVY FOG............. 24 NORMAL 10 DEPARTURE PLUS 14 PERCENT OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE ... 67 NORMAL 69 DEPARTURE MINUS 2 DAYS WITH HAIL.................. 4 NORMAL N/A DAYS WITH TORNADO/FUNNEL CLOUD... 1 NORMAL N/A BENTON

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