WFO Denver/Boulder

...November 22 in Metro Denver weather history...
21-22 In 1905, a trace of snow fell on both days in downtown Denver. This was the only snow of the month, ranking the month along with other Novembers, the 2nd least snowiest on record. In 1999, the first significant snowfall of the season struck metro Denver. Snowfall totals included: 16 inches near Bailey; 13 inches near Evergreen; 12 inches at North Turkey Creek, Genesee, near Morrison, and near Sedalia; 11 inches near Conifer and in Evergreen; 10 inches in Louisville; 9 inches in Brighton, Broomfield, and Denver; and 8 inches at Arvada, Castle Rock, and Eldorado Springs. Snowfall totaled 8.4 inches at the site of the former Stapleton International Airport. In 2003, heavy snow fell in and near the foothills of Boulder County. Snowfall totaled 10.5 inches in Eldorado Springs. Across the city, snowfall was lighter with 2.8 inches measured at the site of the former Stapleton International Airport on the 22nd. North winds gusted to 32 mph at Denver International Airport on the 22nd. 21-23 In 1918, post-frontal snowfall totaled 5.9 inches in downtown Denver. Most of the snow, 5.3 inches, fell on the 22nd. North winds were sustained to 20 mph on the 21st. In 1931, a major storm dumped a total of 13.2 inches of snowfall over downtown Denver. Most of the snow, 11.4 inches, fell on the 21st. A very cold air mass settled over the city after the heavy snow on the 21st. After a low temperature of zero, the temperature climbed to a high of only 5 degrees on the 22nd, a record low maximum for the date. 21-25 In 1952, snowfall of 6.2 inches was measured at Stapleton Airport where northeast winds gusted to 17 mph on the 21st. 22 In 1977, 101 mph winds were measured in southwest Boulder. The side of a garage was blown down. West winds gusted to only 33 mph at Stapleton International Airport. In 1981, high winds occurred in the foothills. A peak gust to 75 mph was reported at Wondervu. West winds gusted to 23 mph at Stapleton International Airport. In 1988, a wind gust to 88 mph was measured at Rollinsville. In 1990, strong west to northwest winds, on the coat tails of a mountain snow storm the day before, lashed out at portions of the eastern foothills with 60 to 95 mph wind gusts. The strong winds spread over all of metro Denver. A west wind gust to 49 mph was recorded at Stapleton International Airport. 22-23 In 1953, strong winds raked Boulder causing 18 thousand dollars in damage. Wind gusts to 80 mph were recorded at Valmont and estimated to 80 mph at the Boulder airport.

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