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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT SAT JUN 24 2017

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

22-26 In 2012...the maximum temperature exceeded 100 degrees for
        five consecutive days.  Two of the high temperatures on
        the 25th and 26th peaked at 105 degrees...which set the
        all time record for the month of June and tied the all
        time maximum temperature for Denver.
24    In 1873...there was a great deal of smoke from a fire in the
        mountains to the southwest of the city during the late
      In 1875...smoke from forest fires in the mountains to the
        southwest could plainly be seen from the city.
      In 1958...a strong cold front produced a north wind gust to
        55 mph at Stapleton Airport where blowing dust briefly
        reduced the visibility to 1 mile.
      In inch diameter hail pelted west Denver.  A half
        inch of rain drenched the suburb of Englewood in 10 minutes.
        Hail piled up to 5 inches deep...snarling rush hour traffic
        and damaging some stores in a shopping center when the roof
        started leaking.
      In 1988...lightning destroyed the chimney of a house near
        Evergreen.  Another bolt demolished a radio transmitter in
        the area.
      In ball size hail cut a swath 2 1/2 miles wide
        through open country 14 miles southwest of Bennett.  The
        storm also dropped 1.75 inches of rain on the area.  Hail
        to 3/4 inch in diameter damaged the car of a storm chaser
        just south of Bennett.
      In 1996...a funnel cloud was sighted near Hudson where hail
        up to 1 3/4 inch diameter fell.  Lightning struck a home
        in Littleton...which sparked a small fire on the roof.
        Thunderstorm wind gusts to 64 mph were recorded in Castle
      In 2005...severe thunderstorms produced large hail across
        metro Denver.  Hail as large as 1 inch in diameter fell
        near Castle Rock and Thornton.  Hail to 3/4 inch was
        measured near Northglenn and Fort Lupton.
      In 2006...severe thunderstorms raked metro Denver.  Hail as
        large as 2 1/2 inches in diameter shattered automobile
        windshields in and near Boulder.  Hail to 1 3/4 inches
        pounded areas in and near Lakewood and Morrison.  Hail to
        1 inch was measured in Wheat Ridge along with 7/8 inch
        hail in Arvada.  Severe thunderstorm wind gusts estimated
        to 69 mph snapped power lines for a distance of one quarter
        mile near Castle Rock.  Severe thunderstorm winds were
        measured to 60 mph in Sedalia.  Hail as large as 1 inch
        in diameter fell near Evergreen and Castle Rock.  Hail to
        3/4 inch in diameter was reported in Louviers and near
      In 2014...damaging hail...from 1 to 2 inches in diameter...
        caused extensive damage to homes and automobiles over parts
        of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties including areas in and
        near:  Aurora-Cherry Creek...Buckley Air Force Base...Denver
        International Airport and Parker.  Officially...0.06 inches
        of rain fell at Denver International Airport...with a peak
        wind gust of 33 mph from the southeast.

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