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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT SAT AUG 2 2014

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

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.
2     IN 1878...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES IN
        DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1911...AN APPARENT DRY MICROBURST PRODUCED SUSTAINED
        WEST WINDS TO 42 MPH.
      IN 1972...ONE WORKMAN WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED WHEN
        A STRONG GUST OF WIND DESTROYED A PARTIALLY COMPLETED
        APARTMENT BUILDING IN SOUTH DENVER.  HAIL TO 1 3/4 INCH
        DIAMETER FELL IN GOLDEN.
      IN 1973...HAIL TO 3/4 INCH DIAMETER WAS REPORTED IN BOULDER.
      IN 1986...A MAJOR OUTBREAK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED
        ALONG THE FRONT RANGE.  THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED
        EXPLOSIVELY.  SOME PLACES WERE HIT BY LARGE HAIL TWICE.
        TWO INCH DIAMETER HAIL BROKE CAR WINDOWS ON I-25 WEST OF
        BRIGHTON...AND UP TO 1 1/4 INCH HAIL BROKE WINDOWS IN
        THORNTON.  BASEBALL SIZE HAIL DAMAGED SEVERAL PLANES NEAR
        WATKINS.  FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE SIGHTED AROUND AURORA.  HAIL
        OVER 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER COVERED THE GROUND 3 TO 4 INCHES
        DEEP AT HUDSON NORTHEAST OF DENVER.  MOST OF THE HAIL FELL
        NORTH OF METRO DENVER...BUT 3/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL WAS
        MEASURED AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  TOTAL DAMAGE
        FROM THE HAIL STORMS THIS DAY WAS ESTIMATED AT OVER
        10 MILLION DOLLARS.
      IN 1991...LATE AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED HEAVY RAIN
        ACROSS METRO DENVER.  TWO FEET OF WATER COVERED PARTS OF
        I-25 IN SOUTHEAST DENVER...WHILE ONE FOOT OF WATER COVERED
        PARTS OF U.S. HIGHWAY 285 IN ENGLEWOOD.  THUNDERSTORM
        RAINFALL TOTALED 0.50 INCH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.
      IN 2001...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL...
        EITHER WASHED OUT OR DAMAGED SEVERAL COUNTY ROADS IN THE
        WATKINS AND BENNETT AREAS.  A SMALL TORNADO (F0) TOUCHED
        DOWN NEAR BENNETT...BUT DID NO DAMAGE.  HAIL AS LARGE AS
        1 3/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER FELL NEAR WATKINS.  ONE INCH
        DIAMETER HAIL WAS MEASURED NEAR HUDSON AND KEENESBURG.
      IN 2008...STRONG WINDS BLEW SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN DENVER...
        DAMAGING HOMES AND DOWNING POWER LINES.  A PEAK WIND GUST
        OF 67 MPH OCCURRED AT CENTENNIEL AIRPORT...WITH GUSTS TO 60
        MPH ESTIMATED IN DENVER.  A PEAK WIND GUST OF 37 MPH WAS
        MEASURED AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  AN ELDERLY MAN
        WAS KILLED WHEN A WIND DAMAGED TREE BROKE FREE AND CRUSHED
        HIM WHILE HE ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE IT.  THE DOWNED POWER
        LINES CAUSED OUTAGES TO ABOUT 500 XCEL ENERGY CUSTOMERS.
2-3   IN 1876...GRASSHOPPERS WERE IN GREAT ABUNDANCE IN THE CITY
        AND CAUSED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO GARDENS AND TO CROPS
        IN THE SURROUNDING FARMS AND RANCHES.
      IN 1951...HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS RUMBLED ACROSS METRO DENVER
        THROUGH THE NIGHT.  HEAVY RAIN TOTALED 3.45 INCHES AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.  THIS WAS THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
        PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST
        IN DENVER.
      IN 2007...HEAVY RAIN CAUSED LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING NEAR
        FT. LUPTON.  UP TO 8 INCHES OF WATER WAS REPORTED ACROSS
        COUNTY ROAD 18.  IN ADDITION...SEVERAL OTHER COUNTY ROADS
        IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA WERE WASHED OUT.

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