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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED AUG 9 2017

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

8-10  In 1979...heavy thunderstorm rains on each of three
        consecutive days dumped a total of 2.22 inches of rain
        at Stapleton International Airport.  The heaviest rain...
        0.95 inches...fell on the 9th.  Small hail to 1/8 inch
        diameter fell on the 8th.
8-13  In 1875...clouds of grasshoppers were seen flying through
        the air on the prevailing winds during each day.
9     In 1900...a thunderstorm produced west winds sustained to
        47 mph with gusts to 55 mph...but only 0.01 inch of rain.
      In 1902...a thunderstorm produced no rain and north winds
        sustained to 52 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
      In 1934...heavy cloudbursts in the foothills near Kittredge
        and at the head of Mount Vernon Creek caused flash flooding
        on both Bear Creek and Mount Vernon Creek at Morrison...
        which resulted in 6 deaths and much property damage.
        The highway in Mount Vernon Canyon was destroyed by the
        flood waters.
      In 1981...3/4 inch hail fell at Kittredge near Evergreen in
        Jefferson County.
      In 1987...3/4 inch hail fell in Boulder and 9 miles northwest
        of Castle Rock.
      In 1995...lightning struck a 16-year-old counselor in the
        back of the head while he and a friend were standing under
        a tree at the Singing River Ranch...7 miles west of
        Evergreen.  He stopped breathing...but his friend was able
        to summon help and they were able to revive him.  He was
        hospitalized for a few days and released.
      In 1998...brief...weak tornadoes (F0) were sighted near
        Bennett and Roggen.  No damage was reported.  Hail as
        large as 1 inch diameter fell in Franktown with
        3/4 inch diameter hail measured near Castle Rock.
        Thunderstorm winds gusted to 61 mph near Roggen.
9-10  In 2006...mid and high cloudiness overnight on both days
        resulted in two temperature records.  The low temperature
        of 71 degrees on the 9th was a record high minimum for
        the date.  The low temperature of 68 degrees on the 10th
        equaled the record high minimum for the date first set
        in 1936.

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