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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT FRI JUL 18 2014

...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
        2008.
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.   IRONICALLY...NO 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.
16-18 IN 1997...AN 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.
18    IN 1874...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 90 DEGREES OR MORE FOR THE
        18TH CONSECUTIVE DAY...SETTING A RECORD.  THE RECORD WAS
        EQUALED FROM JULY 6TH THROUGH THE 23RD IN 1901.
      IN 1902...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO
        45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 48 MPH ALONG WITH RAIN AND HAIL.
        TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 0.53 INCH.
      IN 1911...A SHOWER PRODUCED NORTH WINDS SUSTAINED TO 44 MPH.
      IN 1958...1 1/2 INCH DIAMETER HAIL FELL 9 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST
        OF STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1981...A THUNDERSTORM BOMBED EVERGREEN WITH ABOUT 2 INCHES
        OF RAIN IN 45 MINUTES.  A HEAVY HAILSTORM LEFT 5 TO 7 INCHES
        OF HAIL ON THE GROUND IN SOME PLACES AND STOPPED THE COLORADO
        OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT AT HIWAN.
      IN 1985...OVER 2 INCHES OF RAIN DOUSED THE SOUTHWEST SUBURBS
        OF DENVER.  STREET FLOODING OCCURRED IN THE MONTBELLO AREA
        OF NORTHEAST DENVER.
      IN 1992...NICKEL SIZE HAIL FELL ACROSS CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY
        NEAR CASTLE ROCK AND SEDALIA.  ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL FELL
        IN CASTLE ROCK.
      IN 1993...THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTED TO 60 MPH AT STRASBURG
        EAST OF DENVER.
      IN 2004...HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL CAUSED FLOODING OVER
        PARTS OF THE VIRGINIA CANYON ROAD NEAR IDAHO SPRINGS.
        SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE ROADWAY WERE WASHED OUT.  THE
        ROAD WAS CLOSED TEMPORARILY FOR REPAIRS.
18-19 IN 2003...HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS CAUSED FLASH
        FLOODING ACROSS SOUTHERN METRO DENVER.  AUTOMATED RAIN
        GAGES MEASURED 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN IN LESS THAN AN
        HOUR.  THE HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSED MANY INTERSECTIONS AND
        UNDERPASSES TO FLOOD...STRANDING MOTORISTS.  SECTIONS OF
        I-25 AND I-225 WERE CLOSED DUE TO THE HIGH WATER.
18-2  IN 1987...A STREAK OF 16 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 90 DEGREES
        RANKED 4TH ON THE LIST OF HOT STREAKS.  THE RECORD OF
        24 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE SUMMER OF
        2008.

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