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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT WED AUG 6 2014

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

6     IN 1877...A SEVERE RAIN...HAIL...AND WIND STORM STRUCK DENVER.
        THE STORM PRODUCED A ONE MINUTE SUSTAINED WIND SPEED OF
        75 MPH.  RAINFALL TOTALED 1.00 INCH IN 25 MINUTES.  THE
        HAIL STORM DAMAGED VEGETABLE GARDENS IN THE CITY.
      IN 1954...AN UNCONFIRMED TORNADO WAS REPORTED IN WESTMINSTER.
        A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SIGHTED IN THE AREA...BUT IT WAS NOT
        CERTAIN IF IT HAD TOUCHED DOWN.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1980...THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES...SETTING A NEW
        RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE.
      IN 1982...3/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL WAS REPORTED IN NORTH DENVER.
        HEAVY RAIN CAUSED STREET FLOODING IN CENTRAL DENVER WHERE
        4 TO 5 FEET OF WATER INUNDATED I-25...CLOSING THE FREEWAY
        FOR A WHILE.  RAINFALL ACROSS METRO DENVER RANGED UP TO
        2.35 INCHES IN JUST OVER AN HOUR.  AN ESTIMATED 2000
        BASEMENTS WERE FLOODED.  ONLY 0.01 INCH OF RAIN FELL AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1991...HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLOODING AT THE JUNCTION OF I-25
        AND I-70.  DIME SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED NORTHEAST OF BOULDER
        NEAR NIWOT.
      IN 1995...MICROBURST WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 58 MPH CAUSED
        MINOR DAMAGE TO AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN BROOMFIELD.  SOME
        HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION WERE ALSO DAMAGED WHEN THE WINDS
        KNOCKED OVER 2 BY 4 WOOD BEAMS ALONG WITH SOME INSULATION
        AND ROOFING MATERIALS...WHICH BROKE A FEW WINDOWS.
        MICROBURST WINDS ALSO OVERTURNED A CAMPER NEAR BARR LAKE.
      IN 1996...HAIL RANGING IN SIZE FROM 1 TO 1 1/2 INCHES FELL
        NEAR BENNETT.
      IN 2001...3/4 INCH HAIL FELL IN THE FOOTHILLS NEAR CONIFER.
      IN 2008...A RECORD DAILY RAINFALL RECORD WAS SET AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE RECORD OF 1.29 INCHES IN 24
        HOURS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.10 INCHES SET IN
        1929.

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