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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED JUN 29 2016

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

29    In 1874...eight different fires in mountain forests were
        visible from the city.  All of the fires were extensive...
        and the volume of smoke from each was immense.  Three of
        these fires had been burning from the 18th with varied
      In apparent dry microburst produced sustained winds
        to 45 mph.
      In 1960...a strong gust of wind blew a small foreign sedan off
        the highway near Brighton...injuring the driver.  East winds
        gusted to 40 mph at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1961...thunderstorm winds estimated as high as 40 to 50 mph
        occurred over southeast Denver.  No significant damage was
      In 1962...heavy rain and small hail caused some flooding in
        southwest Denver.
      In 1995...upslope cloudiness with rain and fog cooled
        temperatures to record levels.  Low temperature of 47
        degrees equaled the record for the date.  High temperature
        of only 54 degrees set a new record low maximum for the
        date.  Rainfall totaled 0.90 inch at Denver International
        Airport and 0.41 inch at the site of the former Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 2003...a severe thunderstorm in Parker produced hail to
        1 inch in diameter.
      In 2011...two airmen from the Colorado National Guard
        suffered minor injuries when they were struck by lightning.
        They were hit while on duty at a flight line at Buckley
        Air Force Base.  At Denver International Airport...a
        microburst produced a peak wind gust to 72 mph.
29-2  In 1990...almost a year to date after the record breaking heat
        in early July 1989...the third longest heat wave in Denver
        history started.  From June 29th through July 2nd the
        temperature reached 100 degrees or more on four consecutive
        days.  The highest reading of 102 degrees occurred on the
        29th...30th...and 1st.  Combined with the 102 degree reading
        on June 27th this would have been the longest heat wave on
        record...but the temperature climbed to only 98 degrees on
        June 28th.
29-15 In 2000...the 29th marked the beginning of a near record hot
        streak for metro Denver.  The high recorded
        at Denver International Airport...exceeded the 90 degree mark
        for 17 consecutive days from June 29th through July 15th.
        The record of 24 consecutive 90 degree or above days was
        set from July 13th through August 5th...2008.

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