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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT SAT OCT 1 2016

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

30-1  In 1959...heavy snowfall totaled 5.9 inches at Stapleton
        Airport.  Winds were light.
1     In 1892...the highest temperature ever recorded in October...
        90 degrees...occurred.  This is also the latest 90 degree
        reading of the season.
      In 1898...southwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with
        gusts to 49 mph in the city.
      In 1927...a trace of snow was the only snow of the month...
        ranking the year...amongst several other years...the
        second least snowiest on record.
      In 1971...a wind gust to 90 mph was recorded at Buckley
        Field in Aurora.  The severe winds caused damage in
        northeast metro Denver.  A brick wall of a bowling alley
        was blown down...the roof was blown off a garage...and some
        business signs were damaged.  A man in the bowling alley
        was injured by flying glass.  Northwest winds gusted to
        43 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1994...unusually strong thunderstorms for so late in the
        season pummeled metro Denver with large hail.  The largest
        hail...2 inches in diameter...fell at Buckley Field.  Hail
        1 3/4 inches in diameter fell 7 miles northeast of Boulder
        and at Niwot.  Hail 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter fell in
        Boulder...Arvada...Wheat Ridge...Edgewater...Capitol Hill and
        northwest Denver...Bennett...and Strasburg.  Hail of unknown
        size damaged a Boeing 737 aircraft and injured both pilots
        at Stapleton International Airport when the windshield was
        broken out on takeoff.  Half inch diameter hail fell at
        Stapleton International Airport where northwest winds
        gusted to 40 mph and rainfall totaled 0.82 inch.
      In 2009...strong downslope winds near the foothills produced
        a peak wind gust to 84 mph at the National Wind Technology
        Center near Rocky Flats.
      In 2014...severe thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 60 mph
        across parts of Arapahoe and Denver Counties.  The intense
        wind gusts downed trees and power lines which caused a
        power outage near the Denver Technology Center.  At Denver
        International Airport...a peak wind gust to 37 mph was
        measured from the northwest.

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