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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT FRI AUG 15 2014

...TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

15    IN 1899...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED SOUTHWEST SUSTAINED WINDS
        TO 43 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 46 MPH.
      IN 1972...A PILOT REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD BRIEFLY TOUCHING
        THE GROUND IN OPEN FIELDS...17 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1980...THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTED TO 55 MPH IN BOULDER.
      IN 1982...BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS ESTIMATED AS HIGH AS 70
        MPH OCCURRED IN THE CONIFER-EVERGREEN AREA.  NO DAMAGE WAS
        REPORTED.
      IN 1990...LIGHTNING TRIGGERED A SMALL ATTIC FIRE IN A HOUSE
        NEAR SEDALIA...20 MILES SOUTH OF DENVER.  A FURIOUS
        LIGHTNING STORM CAUSED WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ACROSS
        SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF METRO DENVER.  ONE LIGHTNING BOLT
        KNOCKED OUT AN ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION...CAUSING A 90-MINUTE
        BLACKOUT IN SOUTHEAST DENVER AFFECTING NEARLY 10 THOUSAND
        HOMES AND BUSINESSES.
      IN 2007...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL...UP TO 2
        INCHES IN DIAMETER...NEAR LARKSPUR.   EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO
        VEHICLES IN THE AREA WAS REPORTED.  IN PARKER...LIGHTNING
        STRUCK A RESIDENCE.  THE ENSUING FIRE DAMAGED THE ATTIC
        AND TOP FLOOR; CAUSING $100000 IN PROPERTY DAMAGE.
      IN 2008...AT LEAST THREE HOMES WERE HIT BY LIGHTNING DURING
        THE EARLY MORNING HOURS IN ARAPAHOE COUNTY.  LIGHTNING
        ALSO STRUCK TWO HOMES IN CASTLE ROCK...DAMAGING THE ROOFS.

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