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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT MON JUN 19 2017

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

19    In 1874...during the afternoon...large columns of smoke from
        extensive fires in the mountain forests moved over the
        city from the west and southwest.
      In 1875...while no precipitation was measured in the city...
        rainfall over the Palmer Divide caused Cherry Creek to
        rise to the highest level in 10 years.
      In 1977...hail up to 2 inch diameter damaged two patrol cars
        in Castle Rock.
      In 1983  golf ball size hail fell just north of Bennett.
      In 1990...lightning from a thunderstorm struck the roof of a
        house in south Boulder.  Residents of the house were able
        to extinguish the ensuing fire with a garden hose...but not
        before several shingles had burned.
      In 1992...thunderstorms produced hail up to 2 inches in
        diameter in central Douglas County near Castle Rock.  Hail
        was 3 inches deep on I-25 south of Castle Rock.  A funnel
        cloud was sighted near Parker.
      In 1997...a 66-year-old man was knocked unconscious by a bolt
        of lightning while he was golfing at the Eagle Country
        Club in Broomfield.
      In 2000...dry microburst winds gusting to near 70 mph were
        reported across southeast Boulder and northern Jefferson
        counties.  Peak wind gusts included:  68 mph at the National
        Wind Technology Center...67 mph at Jefferson County Airport...
        and 65 mph in Broomfield.
      In 2001...severe thunderstorms produced large hail in the
        foothills southwest of Denver.  Hail as large as 1 3/4 inch
        in diameter fell near Conifer and Bailey.
      In 2002...lightning damaged the Evergreen Fire Protection
        District radio repeater.  One microwave transmitter...the
        main fire channel transmitter...and two solar panel
        controllers were destroyed.  Lightning struck a garage
        and caused a small fire.  Two vehicles parked in the garage
        were damaged.  Hail to 3/4 inch in diameter fell near Castle
        Rock.
      In 2004...severe thunderstorms produced hail to 3/4 inch in
        diameter near Castle Rock...Larkspur...and Golden.
19-21 In 1875...smoke from several large forest fires in the
        mountains was visible from the city on each of these days.

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