Updated: 3:45 am MST on February 06, 2016
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 19. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Partly cloudy. Highs around 40. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.
Mostly clear. Highs 47 to 55. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
30-7 in 1985... a cold front on the 29th produced a protracted cold
spell as Arctic air remained entrenched across Metro Denver.
While the only daily temperature record set was a low
maximum reading of 2 degrees on February 3rd... minimum
temperatures plunged well below zero on 9 consecutive days.
The coldest readings were 15 degrees below zero on January
31st and 14 degrees below zero on February 5th.
31-8 in 1963... warm weather that began with the strong Chinook
winds on the 31st and 1st continued through the 8th.
Maximum temperatures through the period ranged from 52
degrees on the 2nd to 76 degrees on the 5th... which was
a new record high for that date.
31-12 in 1899... a protracted cold spell lasted almost two weeks.
Low temperatures plunged below zero on all days but
February 9th with a reading of 6 degrees. The coldest
low temperature of 22 degrees below zero on February 6th
was a record low for the date. Low temperatures of 20
degrees below zero occurred on both February 11th and 12th...
but only the 11th remains as the record minimum for the
date. High temperature of only 5 degrees below zero on
February 11th was a record low maximum for the date. High
temperatures climbed to only zero degrees on both February
2nd and 3rd... but were not records. Intermittent light snow
or flurries fell during the period. The most snowfall... 2.0
inches... occurred on February 2nd.
1-6 in 1989... one of the century's worst doses of winter weather
ravaged the entire state. Bitterly frigid weather moved
into Metro Denver on the 1st as snow buried many sections
of the state. In Metro Denver where 3 to 6 inches of snow
fell... blowing snow and resultant poor visibilities caused
a 46-car pile-up on I-25 in the middle of the city on the
4th. During the period... 2 to 3 hour delays were common at
Stapleton International Airport where snowfall from the
storm totaled 4.3 inches and northeast winds gusted to 30
mph on the 1st. Intense cold accompanied the storm.
Temperatures in Denver stayed below zero continuously for
the best part of 3 days (3rd... 4th... 5th)... for a total of 69
hours. This is the fourth longest sub-zero period on
record. Wind chill temperatures reached 50 degrees below
zero. The Mercury dipped to 24 degrees below zero on the
5th... setting a record for the date. This was the city's
coldest temperature in over 26 years. Low temperatures
dipped below zero on 8 consecutive days (2nd-9th). High
temperature of 9 degrees below zero on the 4th was a record
low maximum for the date... as was the high of 5 degrees on
the 5th. Extensive damage occurred when pipes and water
lines froze and broke. Thousands of cars failed to start.
On the 3rd... a 57-year-Old Woman died of hypothermia in an
Arvada park. Eighteen High School students were treated
for hypothermia after a 2-hour ride through Jefferson
County in an unheated bus. At least 2 cases of frostbite
were reported; there were undoubtedly many more.
1-9 in 1883... a protracted cold period occurred when low
temperatures dipped below zero for 9 consecutive days.
Low temperatures ranged from 22 degrees below zero on
the 4th to 2 degrees below zero on the 1st and 6th. High
temperatures ranged from 10 below zero on the 3rd to
23 on the 9th. Several temperature records were set
that still stand today. Record lows of 18 below and
22 below zero occurred on the 3rd and 4th. Record low
maximum readings of 2 below and 10 below zero occurred on
the 2nd and 3rd. The high of only 10 below zero on the
3rd is the coldest maximum temperature ever recorded in
4-6 in 1986... 10 inches of snow fell in Boulder... in the foothill
town of Wondervu southwest of Boulder... and at Evergreen
west of Denver. Snowfall totaled 2.4 inches at Stapleton
International Airport... where north winds gusted to 20 mph
on the 6th.
5-6 in 2003... heavy snow fell in the foothills. Snowfall totals
included: 17 inches at genesee; 16 inches at lookout
mountain; 11 inches at chief hosa near Indian HIlls... and
7 miles southwest of boulder; 10.5 inches atop Gold hill;
and 10 inches at intercanyon and near Conifer. Only 2.2
inches of snowfall were measured in the city at the site
of the former Stapleton International Airport.
5-11 in 1978... the 5th marked the start of a record 7 consecutive
days of dense fog at Stapleton International Airport. The
heavy fog reduced the visibility to 1/4 mile or less for a
period of time on each of these days. Light snow and/or
freezing drizzle occurred on most days. Fog reducing
visibility to less than 7 miles was recorded at Stapleton
International Airport on 11 consecutive days through the
15th. During the period 5-14... the cold thick fog deposited
heavy rime ice up to 5 inches thick on power lines and poles
over a wide area of eastern Colorado... causing a major
electrical power outage disaster.
6 in 1899... the temperature dipped to a low of 22 degrees below
6-7 in 1929... 5.0 inches of snow fell in downtown Denver behind
a Canadian cold front. Temperatures plunged... but no records
were set. Low readings dipped to 3 degrees below zero on
the 6th and 9 degrees below zero on the 7th. Highs climbed
to 5 degrees on the 6th and to only 1 degree below zero on
In 1933... Post-frontal light snowfall totaled 3.0 inches over
downtown Denver. Northeast winds were sustained to 28 mph
with gusts to 32 mph on the 6th. The very cold air mass
plunged temperatures from a high of 60 degrees on the 5th
to lows of 10 degrees below zero on the 6th and 16 degrees
below on the 7th. High temperature of only 4 degrees below
zero on the 7th was a record low maximum for the date.
6-10 in 1933... 3:00 PM on the 6th marked the start of a protracted
cold period through 8:00 am on the 10th when the temperature
was below zero for 86 out of 88 hours. The cold period was
interrupted on the 8th at 9:00 am when the temperature was
1 degree above zero and at 10:00 am when the temperature was
8 degrees above zero. Four temperature records were set.
High temperatures of 4 degrees below zero on the 7th... 8
degrees on the 8th... and 5 degrees below zero on the 9th were
record low maximums for those dates. The only record low
temperature record was 14 degrees below zero on the 10th.
The lowest temperature reached during the period was 16
degrees below zero on both the 7th and 8th... which were not
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Location: Eastern Akron, CO, Akron, CO
Updated: 6:21 AM MST
|Temperature: 20.9 °F||Dew Point: 6 °F||Humidity: 53%||Wind: WSW at 7.6 mph||Pressure: 30.46 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 12 °F||Graphs|
Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO
Updated: 6:07 AM MST
|Temperature: 13.3 °F||Dew Point: 7 °F||Humidity: 76%||Wind: WSW at 4.7 mph||Pressure: 30.21 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 6 °F||Graphs|
Location: APRSWXNET, Yuma, CO
Updated: 5:51 AM MST
|Temperature: 12 °F||Dew Point: 5 °F||Humidity: 73%||Wind: West at 9 mph||Pressure: 30.06 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 Short term...(today and tonight) issued at 215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 A short wave upper ridge will pass over the state during the day today bringing warmer temperatures and mostly clear skies. With the remaining snow cover...limited the warming even though 700 mb temperatures increase by almost 10 degrees c over yesterday. Plains should still see readings in the 40s if not 50s near the foothills. A deepening surface trough over the eastern plains will increase winds over the high terrain...with gusts to 50 miles per hour over the northern mountains and foothills. A small amount of moisture in the northwest flow aloft may bring isolated areas of light snow to the northern mountains as well in the afternoon...with little to now accumulation. The next trough pushes down over the northern Great Plains with a 130 knots jet dropping on the backside along the northern rockies. This jet will push over northeastern Colorado tonight increasing winds over the high terrain with gusts of 65 to 70 miles per hour possible...especially near the Wyoming border. Any light snowfall over the northern mountains will be decreasing...with again little to no accumulation expected. Minimum temperatures will be moderated overnight due to the winds. Readings should be all above zero in the mountains...and in the 20s to near 30 over the plains. Long term...(sunday through friday) issued at 215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 Brisk northwest flow aloft will be over northern Colorado on sun into Sun night. Cross-sections show rather minimal moisture however there still could be a slight chance of light snow over the mountains winds will be strong at times as component along speeds are in the 45-50 knots range Sun morning. Appears lack of mountain wave will keep the highest winds mainly above 9000 feet. At lower elevations gusty winds will also occur over portions of the plains especially near the Wyoming-NE border area. Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour will certainly be possible from late morning through the afternoon hours. As for highs readings will be mainly in the middle 30s to around 40 over northestern Colorado. On Monday northwest flow aloft will begin to weaken as a strong trough develops over the eastern US. Cross-sections show very little moisture in the flow so will maintain a dry forecast. Winds will still be gusty at times over the higher terrain and across portions of the plains near the Wyoming-NE border area however speeds will not be as strong as Sunday. As for highs 850-700 mb temperatures rise from 5 to 6 degrees c on Monday however lingering snow cover may keep readings in the upper 30s to lower 40s in most places over northestern Colorado except closer to the foothills where highs could reach the middle to upper 40s. By Tuesday the flow aloft will still be northwesterly and then become more west-northwest on Wednesday. Once again outside of some higher level moisture affecting the area it looks dry both days. 850-700 mb temperatures rise another 4-5 degrees c on Tuesday and then a few more degrees on Wednesday. Lingering snow cover over the plains will have some affect on highs both days but will raise them into the lower to middle 50s by Wednesday with near 60 possible around Denver. For Thursday and Friday west-northwest flow aloft will remain over the area with only some higher level moisture moving across. Thus outside of some clouds it will be dry both days. A weak cool fnt may affect northestern Colorado on Thursday with highs slighly lower in the upper 40s to middle 50s. && Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Saturday night) issued at 215 am MST Sat Feb 6 2016 VFR through the period...south/southwesterly winds will turn more westerly this afternoon before returning to S/SW. Expect gusty westerly winds to 20 kts at kbjc. && Bou watches/warnings/advisories... none. && $$ Short term...kriederman long term...rpk aviation...kriederman