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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED AUG 16 2017

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

16    In 1902...a thunderstorm produced west winds sustained to
        48 mph with gusts to 60 mph...but only a trace of rain.
      In 1952...a thunderstorm wind gust to 50 mph was recorded at
        Stapleton Airport.
      In 1960...lightning struck a warehouse in central Denver...
        causing 8 thousand dollars in damage to the building and
        stored electrical equipment.
      In 1975...large hail...1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches in diameter...fell
        about 4 miles north of Castle Rock.  Hail caused some minor
        damage in Aurora.  A funnel cloud was reported 25 miles
        east of Denver near Bennett.
      In 1981...a tornado touched down briefly in open country just
        to the east of Aurora.  No damage was reported.
      In 1982...a thunderstorm wind gust to 61 mph was recorded at
        Buckley Field in Aurora.  At the same time almost an inch
        of rain flooded and closed streets in south Aurora.  A
        women was hit by lightning just north of Denver.  A house
        in the area was also struck.
      In 1985...a thunderstorm produced strong wind gusts over
        southern metro Denver.  One strong wind gust hit Cherry
        Creek Reservoir...capsizing a boat and drowning a man.  The
        wind gusts...clocked as high as 50 mph...also downed a few
      In 1989...1 3/4 inch diameter hail fell at Intercanyon in
        the foothills of Jefferson County.
      In 1990...lightning caused minor damage to a south Aurora
        home.  No injuries were reported.
      In 1994...strong thunderstorm winds caused damage in southern
        Weld County near Hudson and Fort Lupton.  Two mobile homes
        were destroyed and a few lost their roofs.  Up to 20 downed
        power poles and the destruction of two 115 thousand-volt
        towers caused widespread power outages.  Thunderstorm gust
        front winds from the north gusted to 48 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 2000...lightning ripped most of the roof from a home in
        southeast Aurora.  The bolt sparked a fire which destroyed
        the residence.  Damage was estimated at 250 thousand
      In 2002...the temperature climbed to a maximum of 100 degrees
        setting a new record high for the date.
      In 2003...a teenager was injured when he was struck by
        lightning while camping at Herman Lake...13 miles northwest
        of Georgetown.  The boy was knocked unconscious and suffered
        minor injuries.
16-19 In 1979...heavy thunderstorm rains on each of 4 consecutive
        days dumped a total of 2.62 inches of rain on Stapleton
        International Airport.  The heaviest rain...1.05 inches...
        on the 19th was accompanied by 1/4 inch diameter hail.

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