Updated: 3:00 AM MDT on October 24, 2014
Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.
Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon.
Clear. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.
Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.
Clear. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
23-24 in 1887... the first measurable snowfall of the season totaled
3.1 inches. North winds to 20 mph were recorded on the
23rd. This was the only measurable snow of the month.
In 1932... Post-frontal snowfall from the late evening of the
23rd continued through the late afternoon of the 24th and
totaled 6.2 inches. Southeast winds were sustained to 25
mph with gusts to 26 mph on the 23rd. Temperatures cooled
from a high of 68 degrees on the 23rd to a low of 25
degrees on the 24th... the coldest reading of the month that
year. Many trees that had not shed their leaves became
heavily laden by the wet snow. Many branches were broken...
and a few trees toppled under the weight of the snow. The
landscape became one of rare beauty.
24 in 1956... southwest winds gusted to 56 mph and produced some
blowing dust at Stapleton Airport. A cold front produced
a thunderstorm with 1/8 inch hail. Rain later changed to
snow. Precipitation totaled only 0.11 inch and snowfall
only 0.3 inch.
In 1973... strong winds raked the eastern foothills... causing
damage in Boulder and Jefferson counties. The heaviest
damage occurred in the Boulder area where 20 to 25 Mobile
homes were hit... some power and telephone lines were blown
down... and a store was damaged. A wind gust to 76 mph was
recorded in Boulder at the National Bureau of standards.
Northwest winds gusted to 46 mph at Stapleton International
24-25 in 1921... rainfall totaled 0.35 inch overnight behind an
apparent cold front. North winds were sustained to 40 mph
with gusts to 46 mph on the 25th. Temperatures plunged
from a high of 73 degrees on the 24th to a low of 39
degrees on the 25th.
In 1923... rain overnight changed to snow during the morning.
The heavy snowfall accumulated to 12.0 inches before ending
on the morning of the 25th. Post-frontal north winds were
sustained to 22 mph with gusts to 23 mph on the 24th.
In 1997... one of the worst and deadliest blizzards of the
decade developed over eastern Colorado as deep east to
northeast flow associated with a vigorous upper level low
pressure system over The Four Corners... combined with a
strong Arctic air mass over the central Great Plains.
Snowfall totals across Metro Denver ranged from 14 to 31
inches. The heaviest snowfall occurred in the foothills
west and southwest of Denver where 2 to 4 feet of snow
were measured. Sustained winds to 40 mph with gusts as
high as 60 mph produced zero visibilities and extremely
cold wind chill temperatures from 25 below to 40 below
zero. Winds whipped the snow into drifts 4 to 10 feet
deep. Several major and Interstate highways were closed
as travel became impossible. Red Cross shelters were set
up for hundreds of travelers who became stranded when
they had to abandon their vehicles. Four people died in
northeastern Colorado as a result of the blizzard. None of
the deaths were in Metro Denver. At Denver International
Airport... 4 thousand travelers were stranded when the Airport
was forced to shut down. At least 120 cars were abandoned
along pena Blvd... .the only arterial leading into and out
of dia. The blizzard cost air carriers at least 20 million
dollars. Thousands of cattle died in the storm over
northeastern Colorado... resulting in losses totaling 1.5
million dollars. Some of the more impressive snowfall
totals included: 51 inches at Coal Creek canyon; 48
inches at Silver Spruce ranch... near ward; 42 inches at
intercanyon... in the foothills southwest of denver; 37 inches
at sedalia; 35 inches at Aspen Springs and Conifer in the
foothills west of denver; 31 inches at Eldorado Springs...
southeast Aurora... and englewood; and 30 inches on Table Mesa
in Boulder. Snowfall totaled 21.9 inches at the site of
the former Stapleton International Airport... setting a new
24-hour snowfall record of 19.1 inches for the month.
Snowfall totaled only 14 inches at Denver International
Airport where north winds gusted to 39 mph on the 24th.
High temperature of only 21 degrees on the 25th equaled
the record low maximum for the date first set in 1873.
Low temperature of only 3 degrees on the 26th set a new
record minimum for the date.
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Location: Northern Washington County, Akron, CO
Updated: 5:51 AM MDT
|Temperature: 50.2 °F||Dew Point: 35 °F||Humidity: 56%||Wind: NNW at 2.2 mph||Pressure: 30.03 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Graphs|
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado 411 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 ..addition to 4th paragraph... Short term...(today through tonight ) issued at 343 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 Quite a bit of wave clouds and gusty winds along the Front Range and adjacent plains early this morning which has kept overnight temperatures very mild with readings still in the 60s to around 70 at the base of the foothills. Given latest satellite and water vapor imagery appears to be a back edge of the moisture over central Utah and this should diminish the cloudiness later this morning. This will lead to mostly sunny skies during the afternoon. Simulated satellite imagery also showing wave cloud dissipation by 18z. High pressure ridge aloft will continue to build over Colorado with continued warming temperatures. 700mb temperatures expected to rise at least to +10 to +12c which will get temperatures into the lower 80s over the plains. Record temperature for Denver today is 80 degrees...so looks like we might break a record. This is still cooler than latest MOS guidance which has been running 2-5 degrees too warm. Long term...(saturday through thursday) issued at 323 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 In for another unseasonably warm day Saturday. 586 decameter heights over northeast Colorado on Saturday. The resident airmass also quite dry and stable with the passing upper ridge. By afternoon 700 mb temperature up around 12c and with the deeply mixed boundary layer should again see maximum temperatures in the 80-85 degree range on the plains with the warmer readings up against the foothills thanks to downsloping/southwesterly winds. May see more records broken. Record high at Denver for the date is 80f. Saturday night the 500mb ridge axis shifts east of the state placing the region under strengthening southwesterly flow aloft. Models show a weak middle-level pertabation being carried along by this flow. Pressure falls on the plains leading to a tight Cross Mountain pressure gradient will team up with this height fall anomaly and the formation of a Lee Slope Mountain wave to produce gusty west-southwesterly winds on the mountain ridges and east aspect of the Front Range late Sat night through Sunday morning. Could see peak gusts in the 40-50 miles per hour range in these areas. Temperatures expected to start quite mild on Sunday esply along the Front Range due to these Chinook winds. However through the day 700-500mb temperatures begin to creep downward in advance of an upper trough swings across the Great Basin. 00z and 06z model runs show the bulk of moisture and energy with this trough tracking farther north across Montana and Wyoming. Still passage of the trough Sunday night/Monday morning should end up producing snowfall and gusty winds in the high country...and isolated to scattered rain showers at lower elevations. Snow level expected to start out around 10 thousand feet Sunday evening and then lower to around 8 thousand feet by Monday afternoon. If showers still around Monday evening...could see a dusting of snow on the Palmer Divide and in the lower foothills. Snow totals in the high country during the 36-hour period ending 00z/Tuesday generally in the 1-3 inch range with upwards of 5 inches above timberline. While rain amounts at lower elevations will be under a tenth of an inch. Skies are expected to clear from north to south overnight. By Tuesday morning temperatures just about everywhere will fall below the freezing mark. Good bet this will end this year/S long growing season. Time to think about blowing out outdoor sprinkler systems. Tuesday through Thursday...flow aloft turns northwesterly with the trough racing east and with an upper ridge rebuilding over the Great Basin. Do not see any big warming rest of the week as weak weather disturbances embedded in the flow keep middle-levels cool. One of these ripples may bring a bit of snow to higher elevations in the northern mountains on Wednesday. Lower elevations will remain dry for the remainder of the week. && Aviation...(for the tafs through 12z Saturday morning) issued at 343 am MDT Friday Oct 24 2014 Wave cloud will dissipate between 16z-18z over local terminals. Expect gusty west winds to continue at bjc until 16z before wave breaks down. Weaker winds at apa/den with typical drainage from the south. By afternoon...winds expected to shift more southeast and east by late in the day. && Bou watches/warnings/advisories... none. && $$ Short term...entrekin long term...Baker aviation...entrekin