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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 4:46 AM MDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 29, 2017


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday evening through
Saturday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm
Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday
afternoon.

* Timing... snow will develop by Friday evening and may be heavy at
times Friday night into Saturday morning. Snow will decrease
Saturday afternoon.

* Snow accumulations... up to 1 foot possible.

* Wind/visibility... northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Visibility may
be reduced to a quarter mile in heavy snow.

* Impacts... roads will likely become snow and slush covered with
the onset of heavier snow Friday evening. Hazardous travel
conditions are expected to last into Saturday. Wet snow may also
accumulate on already leafed out trees, resulting in broken tree
limbs and scattered power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
the latest forecasts.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on April 27, 2017


... Today in Metro Denver weather history...

25-27 in 1877... snow ended around 7:00 am on the morning of the 27th...
        after falling continuously for 48 hours and totaling an
        estimated 13 inches in the city. The storm... likely
        accompanied by strong winds... caused trains to be delayed
        for 2 to 3 days. One or two roofs of small buildings were
        crushed by the weight of the snow... and many tree branches
        were broken in the city. There were a number of reports of
        livestock losses. One Stockman lost 17 horses and several
        cattle from the snow and cold. Precipitation totaled
        1.30 inches from the storm.
26-27 in 1906... rain changed to heavy snow overnight and totaled
        7.0 inches over downtown Denver. North winds were
        sustained to 16 mph on both days. Precipitation totaled
        2.16 inches.
      In 1932... the temperature remained below freezing for more
        than 30 consecutive hours. For about 4 of those hours
        the temperature hovered around 24 to 25 degrees. At this
        time some early Cherry trees were in bloom and apple and
        Lilac blossoms were beginning to open. The leaves of
        many plants were partly unfurled and vegetation in general
        was correspondingly advanced due to the warm weather from
        the 11th to the 22nd. However... there was little apparent
        injury to foliage and blossoms... but some of the early
        Cherry and apple blossoms were injured. Rain changed to
        snow on the 26th and continued intermittently through the
        27th. Snowfall totaled only 2.0 inches and northeast winds
        gusted to 22 mph on the 26th.
      In 1964... strong winds caused damage to buildings... trees... and
        power lines. Sustained winds of 37 mph with gusts of 50 to
        60 mph were recorded in Metro Denver. West-northwest winds
        gusted to 44 mph at Stapleton International Airport on the
        26th.
27 in 1955... west winds at 43 mph with gusts as high as 55 mph
        were recorded at Stapleton Airport where blowing dust
        briefly reduced the visibility to 3/8 mile.
      In 1966... a northwest wind gust to 51 mph was recorded at
        Stapleton International Airport.
27-28 in 1919... rainfall totaled 2.03 inches for the two days...
        along with a trace of snowfall. Northwest winds were
        sustained to 24 mph with gusts to 26 mph on the 27th.
      In 1975... high winds gusting to 85 mph severely damaged a
        Mobile home in Boulder and caused other minor damage.
        West winds gusted to 46 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport on the 28th.
      In 1996... heavy snow fell over portions of the Front Range
        foothills west of Denver. Snowfall amounts ranged from
        4 to 7 inches. Only 0.3 inch of snow fell at the site of
        the former Stapleton International Airport. North winds
        gusted to 41 mph at Denver International Airport on the
        27th.



259 am MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

... Today in Metro Denver weather history...

25-27 in 1877... snow ended around 7:00 am on the morning of the 27th...
        after falling continuously for 48 hours and totaling an
        estimated 13 inches in the city. The storm... likely
        accompanied by strong winds... caused trains to be delayed
        for 2 to 3 days. One or two roofs of small buildings were
        crushed by the weight of the snow... and many tree branches
        were broken in the city. There were a number of reports of
        livestock losses. One Stockman lost 17 horses and several
        cattle from the snow and cold. Precipitation totaled
        1.30 inches from the storm.
26-27 in 1906... rain changed to heavy snow overnight and totaled
        7.0 inches over downtown Denver. North winds were
        sustained to 16 mph on both days. Precipitation totaled
        2.16 inches.
      In 1932... the temperature remained below freezing for more
        than 30 consecutive hours. For about 4 of those hours
        the temperature hovered around 24 to 25 degrees. At this
        time some early Cherry trees were in bloom and apple and
        Lilac blossoms were beginning to open. The leaves of
        many plants were partly unfurled and vegetation in general
        was correspondingly advanced due to the warm weather from
        the 11th to the 22nd. However... there was little apparent
        injury to foliage and blossoms... but some of the early
        Cherry and apple blossoms were injured. Rain changed to
        snow on the 26th and continued intermittently through the
        27th. Snowfall totaled only 2.0 inches and northeast winds
        gusted to 22 mph on the 26th.
      In 1964... strong winds caused damage to buildings... trees... and
        power lines. Sustained winds of 37 mph with gusts of 50 to
        60 mph were recorded in Metro Denver. West-northwest winds
        gusted to 44 mph at Stapleton International Airport on the
        26th.
27 in 1955... west winds at 43 mph with gusts as high as 55 mph
        were recorded at Stapleton Airport where blowing dust
        briefly reduced the visibility to 3/8 mile.
      In 1966... a northwest wind gust to 51 mph was recorded at
        Stapleton International Airport.
27-28 in 1919... rainfall totaled 2.03 inches for the two days...
        along with a trace of snowfall. Northwest winds were
        sustained to 24 mph with gusts to 26 mph on the 27th.
      In 1975... high winds gusting to 85 mph severely damaged a
        Mobile home in Boulder and caused other minor damage.
        West winds gusted to 46 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport on the 28th.
      In 1996... heavy snow fell over portions of the Front Range
        foothills west of Denver. Snowfall amounts ranged from
        4 to 7 inches. Only 0.3 inch of snow fell at the site of
        the former Stapleton International Airport. North winds
        gusted to 41 mph at Denver International Airport on the
        27th.


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