WFO Denver/Boulder

...March 2 in Metro Denver weather history...
1-2 In 1969, heavy snowfall totaled 7.0 inches at Stapleton International Airport where north-northwest winds gusted to 18 mph. In 1988, 3 to 6 inches of snow fell over metro Denver. Snowfall totaled 3.2 inches at Stapleton International Airport where north winds gusted to 32 mph. In 2003, localized heavy snow developed in the foothills of Jefferson County. Storm totals included: 12.5 inches near Conifer, 11 inches in the foothills southwest of Boulder, and 10 inches near Genesee. Only 0.9 inch of snow fell at the site of the former Stapleton International Airport. 2 In 1904, west winds sustained to 52 mph with gusts to 60 mph warmed the temperature to a high of 68 degrees. Snowfall was 0.4 inch in the evening. In 2008, a storm system brought heavy snow to portions of the Front Range Foothills; as well as localized blizzard conditions to areas along the Palmer Divide. In the foothills of Jefferson and Park Counties storm totals included: 16 inches at Genesee, 14 inches, 4 miles south of Evergreen; 13 inches, 3 miles southeast of Pinecliffe; 12 inches, 5 miles west-southwest of Conifer; 10 inches at Evergreen and 5 miles west of Littleton. Along the Palmer Divide, south and southeast of Denver, the combination of gusty northerly winds and snow caused localized blizzards. Storm totals included: 7 inches, 2 miles east of Castle Rock; 6 inches, 4 miles east of Parker and 2 miles northwest of Elizabeth; and 5 inches near Castle Pines. The wind, gusting to 35 mph, stirred up snow drifts from 1 to 3 feet in depth. Northeast winds gusted up to 49 mph at Denver International Airport; and 2.0 inches of snow was observed at the former Stapleton International Airport. 2-3 In 1901, strong northwest winds raked the city for 2 days. On the 2nd, winds were sustained to 55 mph with gusts to 62 mph. The chinook winds warmed the temperature to a high of 72 degrees, a record maximum for the date. On the 3rd, winds were sustained to 61 mph with gusts as high as 65 mph. The high temperature was 59 degrees. In 1964, heavy snowfall of 6.3 inches was measured at Stapleton International Airport. East winds gusted to only 20 mph behind a cold front. In 1978, 5.0 inches of snowfall were measured at Stapleton International Airport where northeast winds gusted to 24 mph on the 2nd. The passage of a cold Canadian front kept temperatures only in the teens and 20's on the 2nd after a high temperature of 33 degrees shortly after midnight. The temperature, after a morning low of 3 degrees below zero, climbed to only 14 degrees on the 3rd, setting a record low maximum for the date. 2-4 In 1963, heavy wet snow was accompanied by strong gusty winds across metro Denver. Snowfall totaled 11.6 inches at Stapleton Airport where north winds gusting to 44 mph caused much blowing and drifting snow. Hazardous driving conditions resulted in many traffic accidents. In 1976, snowfall totaled 8.0 inches at Stapleton International Airport where, on the 4th, northeast winds gusted to 31 mph reducing the visibility to as low as 1/4 mile. Maximum snow depth on the ground was 7 inches. Nine inches of snow were measured in Boulder.

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