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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT SUN JUL 16 2017

...Today in metro Denver weather history...

7-25  In 1934...a streak of 15 consecutive days of 90 degrees
        ranked 5th on the list of hot streaks.  The record of
        24 consecutive days was established in the summer of
13-5  In 2008...a streak of 24 consecutive days of 90 degrees
        shattered the previous record of 18 consecutive days
        established in 1901 and 1874. new single
        day record high temperatures were set in the month of July.
        In August however...a record of 104 degrees was set on the
        1st...and another record of 103 degrees was set on the 2nd.
        In addition...a record low min of 70 degrees was set on
        August 2nd.
15-16 In 2006...a brief mid July hot spell resulted in two 100
        plus degree high temperatures and two daily maximum
        temperature records.  The high temperature climbed to
        101 degrees on the 15th and 103 degrees on the 16th
        at Denver International Airport.
16    In 1911...thunderstorm winds were sustained to 44 mph from the
      In 1959...a thunderstorm produced 3/8 inch diameter hail and
        a wind gust to 60 mph at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1972...two tornadoes were sighted by the public to the
        southeast of Aurora.  No damage was reported.
      In 1978...a thunderstorm wind gust to 52 mph was recorded at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1980...a severe thunderstorm ripped through metro Denver...
        producing torrential rain...large hail...and strong winds.  In
        Aurora...winds gusted to 65 mph with hail up to 1 1/2 inches
        in diameter and half an inch of rain in just 10 minutes.
        Stapleton International Airport was closed for an hour.
        Large hail also fell in southeast Denver...Lakewood...Parker...
        and Castle Rock.  Up to 1 1/2 inches of rain fell in just 40
        minutes.  Heavy rains in Wheat Ridge flooded a shopping
        center...breaking windows and doors...while causing 100
        thousand dollars in damage.  Some roofs and windows were
        damaged throughout metro Denver.  At Stapleton International
        Airport where west winds gusted to 49 mph...1/4 inch hail
        and 0.77 inch of rain fell.
      In 1983...severe thunderstorms dumped large hail over much of
        metro Denver.  Hail to 3/4 inch in diameter fell in Littleton
        and Northglenn...with 3/4 to 1 inch hail in Arvada...1 to 1 1/2
        inch hail in extreme northwest Denver...1 3/4 inch hail in
        Lakewood...1 1/2 inch hail in south Arvada and just northeast
        of Aurora...and 1 5/8 inch hail on Green Mountain.
      In 1994...spotters reported a brief tornado touchdown in an
        open field just north of Fort Lupton.  No damage or injuries
        were reported.
      In 2000...very moist and unstable weather conditions...along
        with low level upslope flow during the late afternoon and
        evening...combined to produce heavy thunderstorm rainfall...
        which caused urban and small stream flooding across metro
        Denver.  Rainfall amounts generally ranged from 1 to 3 inches
        with the heaviest rainfall occurring during the evening hours.
        Two miles east of White Ranch in northern Jefferson County...
        an automated rain gage measured 3.86 inches of rain.  Since
        the rain fell in a relatively open flood damage
        was reported. Greenwood Village near the
        intersection of Peoria and Belleview...the streets were
        closed for several hours with as much as 2 feet of standing
        water covering the roadways.  Two campers near Mt. Evans
        were injured by lightning and stranded overnight by the
        inclement weather.  Both received minor injuries.
      In 2003...the high temperature of 101 degrees was a record
        maximum temperature for the date.
      In 2004...locally heavy rainfall of unknown amount caused
        parts of the Virginia Canyon Road near Idaho Springs to
        wash out.  The road had to be closed temporarily.
      In 2005...the temperature climbed to a high of 102 degrees
        at Denver International Airport.  This was a new record
        maximum temperature for the date at the time.
16-18 In extended hot spell resulted in 3 temperature
        records being set.  The maximum temperature reached 98
        degrees on each of the days...setting records on the 16th
        and 18th.  The low temperature of 71 degrees on the 17th
        was a record high minimum for the date.  The high
        temperature reached 100 degrees on the 17th at the site
        of the former Stapleton International Airport.

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