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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT MON AUG 21 2017

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

19-30 In 1875...grasshoppers appeared in great numbers at 10:00 AM
        on the 19th.  Thousands landed on the ground.  The streets
        were literally covered with them.  Swarms of grasshoppers
        were seen on each day.  All gardens in the city were
        devastated...and in the countryside the grasshoppers were
        very destructive to ripened grain.  On the 30th the
        grasshoppers were so numerous as to almost darken the sun.
21    In 1876...heavy thunderstorm rain and hail struck the city.
        Hail stones as large as partridge eggs accumulated to a
        depth of 1 1/2 feet over eastern portions of the city.
        The heavy rainfall flooded streets and gutters.  However...
        no significant damage was reported.  Rainfall totaled 0.85
        inch in central Denver.
      In 1903...a thunderstorm produced west winds sustained to
        42 mph with gusts to 48 mph.
      In 1957...heavy thunderstorm rainfall and hail over the Bear
        Creek basin flooded portions of State Highway 8 in and near
        Morrison.  There was also minor property damage in Morrison.
      In 1995...a 68-year-old woman was struck by lightning while
        standing near a tree in Brighton.
      In 2006...a severe thunderstorm produced 7/8 inch diameter
        hail in Franktown.

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