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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
645 PM MDT SAT AUG 9 2014

...THIS WEEK IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS CLOSED FOR AN HOUR.
        LARGE HAIL ALSO FELL IN SOUTHEAST DENVER...LAKEWOOD...PARKER...
        AND CASTLE ROCK.  UP TO 1 1/2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JUST 40
        MINUTES.  HEAVY RAINS IN WHEAT RIDGE FLOODED A SHOPPING
        CENTER...BREAKING WINDOWS AND DOORS...WHILE CAUSING 100
        THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  SOME ROOFS AND WINDOWS WERE
        DAMAGED THROUGHOUT METRO DENVER.  AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 49 MPH...1/4 INCH HAIL
        AND 0.77 INCH OF RAIN FELL.
      IN 1983...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DUMPED LARGE HAIL OVER MUCH OF
        METRO DENVER.  HAIL TO 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER FELL IN LITTLETON
        AND NORTHGLENN...WITH 3/4 TO 1 INCH HAIL IN ARVADA...1 TO 1 1/2
        INCH HAIL IN EXTREME NORTHWEST DENVER...1 3/4 INCH HAIL IN
        LAKEWOOD...1 1/2 INCH HAIL IN SOUTH ARVADA AND JUST NORTHEAST
        OF AURORA...AND 1 5/8 INCH HAIL ON GREEN MOUNTAIN.
      IN 1994...SPOTTERS REPORTED A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN AN
        OPEN FIELD JUST NORTH OF FORT LUPTON.  NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES
        WERE REPORTED.
      IN 2000...VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS...ALONG
        WITH LOW LEVEL UPSLOPE FLOW DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
        EVENING...COMBINED TO PRODUCE HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL...
        WHICH CAUSED URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING ACROSS METRO
        DENVER.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS GENERALLY RANGED FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES
        WITH THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL OCCURRING DURING THE EVENING HOURS.
        TWO MILES EAST OF WHITE RANCH IN NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY...
        AN AUTOMATED RAIN GAGE MEASURED 3.86 INCHES OF RAIN.  SINCE
        THE RAIN FELL IN A RELATIVELY OPEN AREA...NO FLOOD DAMAGE
        WAS REPORTED.  HOWEVER...IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE NEAR THE
        INTERSECTION OF PEORIA AND BELLEVIEW...THE STREETS WERE
        CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS WITH AS MUCH AS 2 FEET OF STANDING
        WATER COVERING THE ROADWAYS.  TWO CAMPERS NEAR MT. EVANS
        WERE INJURED BY LIGHTNING AND STRANDED OVERNIGHT BY THE
        INCLEMENT WEATHER.  BOTH RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.
      IN 2003...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101 DEGREES WAS A RECORD
        MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE.
      IN 2004...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OF UNKNOWN AMOUNT CAUSED
        PARTS OF THE VIRGINIA CANYON ROAD NEAR IDAHO SPRINGS TO
        WASH OUT.  THE ROAD HAD TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY.
      IN 2005...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A HIGH OF 102 DEGREES
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS A NEW RECORD
        MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE AT THE TIME.
16-18 IN 1997...AN EXTENDED HOT SPELL RESULTED IN 3 TEMPERATURE
        RECORDS BEING SET.  THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE REACHED 98
        DEGREES ON EACH OF THE DAYS...SETTING RECORDS ON THE 16TH
        AND 18TH.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES ON THE 17TH
        WAS A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE DATE.  THE HIGH
        TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES ON THE 17TH AT THE SITE
        OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
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.
9-10  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.
10    IN 1924...0.01 INCH OF RAIN FELL OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  THIS
        ALONG WITH THE 0.01 INCH OF RAINFALL ON THE 4TH WAS THE
        ONLY RAINFALL OF THE MONTH...MAKING THIS THE DRIEST AUGUST
        ON RECORD IN THE CITY.
      IN 1962...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1970...HAIL STONES TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER WERE REPORTED IN
        THE FORT LUPTON AREA.
      IN 1972...DRY THUNDERSTORM MICROBURST WINDS GUSTING TO 46 MPH
        BRIEFLY REDUCED THE SURFACE VISIBILITY TO 3/4 MILE IN
        BLOWING DUST AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1978...LIGHTNING STRUCK TWO MEN IN AURORA...KILLING ONE AND
        INJURING THE OTHER.
      IN 1982...A TORNADO WAS SIGHTED NEAR CASTLE ROCK AND REMAINED
        ON THE GROUND FOR 10 MINUTES.  WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH WERE
        REPORTED IN CASTLE ROCK.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1994...HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINS CAUSED FLASH FLOODING ON
        LENA GULCH IN WEST METRO DENVER.  DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT
        50 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  LIGHTNING STRUCK A HOUSE IN
        WESTMINSTER...CAUSING A SMALL ATTIC FIRE.
      IN 1996...STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS TOPPLED A TENT AT A
        COMPANY PICNIC IN WESTMINSTER.  FIVE PEOPLE RECEIVED MINOR
        INJURIES WHEN THE TENT COLLAPSED.  TWO CARS NEARBY WERE
        ALSO DAMAGED BY FLYING DEBRIS.  A WEAK TORNADO (F0)...FIRST
        SIGHTED NEAR DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...TRAVELED EAST
        TO NEAR BENNETT AND STRASBURG.  NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS
        REPORTED.
      IN 1998...HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODING
        PROBLEMS OVER SOUTHWEST METRO DENVER.  AN OBSERVER IN
        LAKEWOOD MEASURED 3.26 INCHES OF RAINFALL IN AN HOUR.
        SEVERAL STREETS WERE FLOODED IN CENTRAL LAKEWOOD.  IN
        ADDITION...A TRAILER PARK ALONG LENA GULCH IN WHEAT RIDGE
        WAS EVACUATED DUE TO HIGH WATERS.  ONE INCH DIAMETER
        HAIL FELL NEAR ROGGEN.
      IN 1999...THUNDERSTORM-PRODUCING TORNADOES...DAMAGING STRAIGHT
        LINE WINDS...HEAVY RAIN...AND HAIL HAMMERED METRO DENVER.  IN
        THE CITY...SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY RAINFALL...UP TO 2.50 INCHES
        AN HOUR...CAUSED A 20-FOOT BY 50-FOOT SECTION OF THE ROOF TO
        COLLAPSE AT A FURNITURE WAREHOUSE.  DAMAGE TO THE WAREHOUSE
        WAS ESTIMATED AT 1 MILLION DOLLARS.  HEAVY RAIN ALSO FLOODED
        SEVERAL UNDERPASSES WITH UP TO 3 FEET OF WATER...WHICH
        RESULTED IN A NUMBER OF STALLED VEHICLES.  IN FORT LUPTON...A
        TORNADO BOUNCED ACROSS THE AREA.  SPOTTY DAMAGE WAS REPORTED
        ALONG A 5-MILE PATH AS TREES...POWER POLES...AND LINES WERE
        DOWNED.  IN ADDITION...AN EMPTY SEMI-TRAILER WAS OVERTURNED
        ONTO ANOTHER VEHICLE NORTHEAST OF THE TOWN.  THUNDERSTORM
        WINDS GUSTED TO 81 MPH SOUTH OF FORT LUPTON.
      IN 2004...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PUMMELED METRO DENVER WITH
        LARGE HAIL.  HAIL UP TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER WAS MEASURED
        10 MILES EAST OF CASTLE ROCK.  TWO INCH DIAMETER HAIL FELL
        IN LOUISVILLE...10 MILES NORTH OF HUDSON...AND 1 MILE EAST OF
        BRIGHTON.  HAIL TO 1.75 INCHES WAS REPORTED IN ENGLEWOOD...
        1 MILE SOUTH OF FT. LUPTON...AND 8 MILES EAST OF BOULDER.
        HAIL TO 1.50 INCHES WAS REPORTED AROUND BOULDER...NEAR
        BROOMFIELD...AND IN LAFAYETTE...THORNTON AND GREENWOOD VILLAGE.
        HAIL FROM 3/4 TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER WAS FOUND IN BROOMFIELD...
        BRIGHTON...CASTLE ROCK...DENVER AND THORNTON...AND NEAR LONGMONT...
        NORTHGLENN...GREENWOOD VILLAGE...MORRISON...AND WHEAT RIDGE.
        SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS WERE RECORDED TO 66 MPH IN
        PARKER AND TO 60 MPH 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF BOULDER.  THERE
        WERE NO DAMAGE ESTIMATES FROM THE HAIL OR WIND.
11    IN 1872...FOG WAS VERY DENSE UNTIL ABOUT 8:00 AM.  THERE WAS
        WATER DRIPPING FROM THE ROOFS OF HOUSES AS IF IT HAD RAINED.
        THE RAIN GAGE SHOWED 0.01 INCH OF MOISTURE...EVEN THOUGH
        THERE HAD BEEN NO RAINFALL.
      IN 1927...AN APPARENT DRY MICROBURST PRODUCED ONLY A TRACE
        OF RAIN AND BRIEF NORTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO 34 MPH
        WITH GUSTS TO 44 MPH.
      IN 1980...HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE CAUSED SOME ROOF AND CAR
        DAMAGE IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF AURORA.
      IN 1990...LIGHTNING IGNITED A STORAGE TANK FILLED WITH 10
        THOUSAND GALLONS OF CRUDE OIL IN A FARMER`S FIELD NEAR
        DACONO...25 MILES NORTH OF DENVER.  FLAMES SHOT TO 40 FEET
        HIGH FOR NEARLY 2 HOURS BEFORE BEING EXTINGUISHED.  A
        LIGHTNING BOLT ALSO STRUCK 21 MILES NORTH OF DENVER AT AN
        ERIE FIRE STATION...CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE GAS METER
        AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.  THE SUDDEN POWER SURGE BLEW OUT THE
        STATION`S TELEVISION SET...A REFRIGERATOR...AND A POP
        MACHINE.  SMALL FIRES SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE STRUCTURE...
        TOTALLY DESTROYING THE BUILDING`S ELECTRICAL WIRING.  THE
        FIRES WERE QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED BY THE IN-RESIDENT FIRE
        FIGHTERS.  GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN DENVER NEAR
        THE INTERSECTION OF SANTA FE DRIVE AND I-25.
      IN 2012...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A WIND GUST TO 60
        MPH AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN METROPOLITAN AIRPORT.
      IN 1992...DIME SIZE HAIL FELL IN WESTMINSTER.
      IN 1994...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL ACROSS
        NORTHWEST AND NORTH METRO DENVER.  ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL
        FELL IN BRIGHTON WITH 3/4 INCH HAIL REPORTED IN WESTMINSTER
        AND AT INDIAN HILLS IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER.
        LIGHTNING STRUCK A HOUSE IN ARVADA.  THE RESULTING
        FIRE DESTROYED ONE-THIRD OF THE HOUSE.  FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE
        SIGHTED OVER WESTMINSTER.
      IN 1997...LARGE HAIL...STRONG WINDS...AND TORRENTIAL RAINS
        HAMMERED PORTIONS OF LAKEWOOD AND SOUTH DENVER.  NEARLY
        1 INCH OF RAIN FELL IN THE SPAN OF 10 MINUTES IN SOUTH
        DENVER WITH A STORM TOTAL OF 1.81 INCHES.  STREET FLOODING
        WAS EXTENSIVE AS GUTTERS AND OTHER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS IN THE
        AREA WERE CLOGGED BY HAIL...PILED SEVERAL INCHES DEEP...AND
        OTHER DEBRIS.  STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS TO 50 MPH AND
        LARGE HAIL ACCOMPANIED BY HEAVY RAIN CAUSED EXTENSIVE
        DAMAGE TO CARS...HOMES...AND BUSINESSES.  SEVERAL TREES WERE
        DOWNED BY THE STRONG WINDS...AND TREES WERE STRIPPED OF
        THEIR LEAVES BY HAIL.  A WATER LILY EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY
        AT THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED.  FINAL
        ESTIMATES OF THE DAMAGE INCLUDED 60 MILLION DOLLARS TO
        AUTOMOBILES AND AN ADDITIONAL 68 MILLION DOLLARS TO HOMES
        AND BUSINESSES.  HAIL TO 1 1/2 INCHES IN DIAMETER FELL IN
        SOUTH DENVER WITH 3/4 TO 1 INCH HAIL IN LAKEWOOD.  A MAN
        RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN AURORA WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY
        LIGHTNING WHILE TALKING ON THE TELEPHONE.
      IN 2003...HAIL TO 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER WAS MEASURED IN AURORA
        NEAR CHERRY CREEK.
12    IN 1876...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A HIGH OF 100 DEGREES
        IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1941...EXCESSIVE THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL FLOODED STREETS
        AND DELAYED TRAFFIC FOR A FEW HOURS IN SOME SECTIONS OF
        THE CITY.  THE BASEMENTS OF A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF HOMES
        AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WERE FLOODED.  THE TOTAL VALUE OF
        THE DAMAGE WAS UNKNOWN.  ONLY 0.94 INCH OF THUNDERSTORM
        RAINFALL WAS RECORDED DOWNTOWN.
      IN 1969...A MAN AND A 9-YEAR OLD BOY WERE INJURED...WHEN
        LIGHTNING STRUCK A TREE NEAR WHERE THEY WERE STANDING.
        BOTH WERE REVIVED AFTER TREATMENT...BUT THE BOY LATER DIED
        OF RESPIRATORY FAILURE DUE TO ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
      IN 1984...HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINS DRENCHED SOUTHERN METRO
        DENVER.  RURAL ROADS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY RECEIVED MINOR
        WASHOUTS.  HAIL...AS LARGE AS 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER...WAS
        REPORTED IN SOUTHEAST AURORA WITH ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL
        REPORTED NEAR PARKER.  RAINFALL TOTALED 1.00 INCH AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
12-13 IN 1975...HEAVY RAINS CAUSED FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE
        FOOTHILLS FROM DENVER NORTH.  THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL
        TOTALED 1.56 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2004...A BRIEF COOL SPELL RESULTED IN TWO DAILY
        TEMPERATURE RECORDS.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 49
        DEGREES WAS A RECORD MINIMUM FOR THE 12TH...AS WAS
        THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES ON THE 13TH.
13    IN 1959...THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTED TO 53 MPH AT STAPLETON
        AIRPORT.
      IN 1983...THUNDERSTORMS DUMPED TORRENTIAL RAIN IN NORTHGLENN...
        THORNTON...AND BROOMFIELD.  NORTHGLENN WAS DRENCHED WITH
        1.72 INCHES IN 30 MINUTES.  STREET FLOODING WAS WIDESPREAD.
        HAIL...AS LARGE AS 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER...WAS REPORTED
        7 MILES NORTHEAST OF BOULDER ALONG WITH HEAVY RAIN WHICH
        CAUSED SOME STREET FLOODING.
      IN 2000...LIGHTNING SPARKED 3 SMALL GRASS FIRES NEAR GOLDEN.
        THE FIRES WERE QUICKLY CONTAINED.  HAIL AS LARGE AS 3/4
        INCH IN DIAMETER FELL IN CASTLE ROCK.
14    IN 1960...A BOLT OF LIGHTNING STRUCK A MAN IN HENDERSON...
        CAUSING SERIOUS BURNS.
      IN 1962...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A HIGH OF 100 DEGREES
        AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1968...A YOUNG MAN ON A GOLF COURSE IN DENVER WAS INJURED
        WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK A TREE UNDER WHICH HE WAS STANDING.
        LIGHTNING CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A HOUSE IN DENVER.  HEAVY
        THUNDERSTORM RAIN CAUSED LOCAL STREET FLOODING.  ONE INCH
        DIAMETER HAIL FELL AT JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR
        BROOMFIELD.
      IN 1973...WINDS AS HIGH AS 85 MPH DAMAGED 20 AIRCRAFT AT THE
        ARAPAHOE COUNTY AIRPORT...NOW CENTENNIAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1977...THREE TORNADOES WERE SIGHTED IN BENNETT.  A MAN
        SUFFERED A BROKEN LEG WHEN HIT BY A FLYING BOARD.  HE WAS
        OUTSIDE HIS CAMPER HOME...WHICH WAS DESTROYED.  ALL WINDOWS
        WERE BROKEN IN A NEAR-BY FARMHOUSE WHERE SOME SHINGLES WERE
        RIPPED OFF AND A 2 CAR GARAGE WAS KNOCKED DOWN.  SEVERAL
        VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED AND A CAT...SOME RABBITS...AND CHICKENS
        WERE KILLED.  A BROKEN OAR FROM A BOAT WAS DRIVEN INTO THE
        SIDE OF A HOUSE.  A MOBILE HOME WAS OVERTURNED.  ONE OLD
        BARN WAS DESTROYED.  HALF A DOZEN HOMES AND SEVERAL
        AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED JUST WEST OF STATE
        HIGHWAY 79.
      IN 1978...HIGH WINDS PRODUCED MUCH BLOWING DUST...CAUSING MANY
        TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE DENVER-BOULDER AREA.  WINDS GUSTS
        OF 70 TO 101 MPH WERE RECORDED.  NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO
        44 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1980...LIGHTNING HIT TWO POWER POLES IN LITTLETON...CAUSING
        400 DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  RAINFALL OF 1.23 INCHES IN A SHORT
        TIME CAUSED MINOR FLOODING...WHICH INCLUDED DAMAGE TO A
        GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT AND PARTIALLY SUBMERGING A FEW
        VEHICLES IN WATER.  THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL TOTALED 0.98 INCH
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1983...2.10 INCHES OF RAIN DRENCHED GOLDEN IN AN HOUR WITH
        SIMILAR AMOUNTS IN LAKEWOOD AND BOULDER.  OVER TEN THOUSAND
        DOLLARS WORTH OF PLANTS WERE WASHED AWAY AT A NURSERY IN
        LAKEWOOD.
      IN 1997...TWELVE MOTORISTS WERE INJURED IN A MULTI-CAR
        ACCIDENT WHEN STRONG MICROBURST WINDS ESTIMATED TO 50 MPH
        BLEW BLINDING DUST ACROSS I-70 NEAR BENNETT.
      IN 1998...LIGHTNING STRUCK A HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT IN NEDERLAND...
        CAUSING A POWER OUTAGE.  RESIDENTS IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST
        OF BOULDER...INCLUDING NEDERLAND...WARD...ELDORA...JAMESTOWN...
        AND GOLD HILL...WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.
      IN 2006...HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL NEAR DECKERS WASHED
        AWAY SOME THE BANKS ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 67 BETWEEN DECKERS
        AND WESTCREEK.  SEVERAL DRIVEWAYS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE
        HIGHWAY WERE ALSO DAMAGED.
15    IN 1899...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED SOUTHWEST SUSTAINED WINDS
        TO 43 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 46 MPH.
      IN 1972...A PILOT REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD BRIEFLY TOUCHING
        THE GROUND IN OPEN FIELDS...17 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1980...THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTED TO 55 MPH IN BOULDER.
      IN 1982...BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS ESTIMATED AS HIGH AS 70
        MPH OCCURRED IN THE CONIFER-EVERGREEN AREA.  NO DAMAGE WAS
        REPORTED.
      IN 1990...LIGHTNING TRIGGERED A SMALL ATTIC FIRE IN A HOUSE
        NEAR SEDALIA...20 MILES SOUTH OF DENVER.  A FURIOUS
        LIGHTNING STORM CAUSED WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ACROSS
        SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF METRO DENVER.  ONE LIGHTNING BOLT
        KNOCKED OUT AN ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION...CAUSING A 90-MINUTE
        BLACKOUT IN SOUTHEAST DENVER AFFECTING NEARLY 10 THOUSAND
        HOMES AND BUSINESSES.
      IN 2007...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL...UP TO 2
        INCHES IN DIAMETER...NEAR LARKSPUR.   EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO
        VEHICLES IN THE AREA WAS REPORTED.  IN PARKER...LIGHTNING
        STRUCK A RESIDENCE.  THE ENSUING FIRE DAMAGED THE ATTIC
        AND TOP FLOOR; CAUSING $100000 IN PROPERTY DAMAGE.
      IN 2008...AT LEAST THREE HOMES WERE HIT BY LIGHTNING DURING
        THE EARLY MORNING HOURS IN ARAPAHOE COUNTY.  LIGHTNING
        ALSO STRUCK TWO HOMES IN CASTLE ROCK...DAMAGING THE ROOFS.
16    IN 1902...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED WEST WINDS SUSTAINED TO
        48 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH...BUT ONLY A TRACE OF RAIN.
      IN 1952...A THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST TO 50 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1960...LIGHTNING STRUCK A WAREHOUSE IN CENTRAL DENVER...
        CAUSING 8 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING AND
        STORED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.
      IN 1975...LARGE HAIL...1 1/2 TO 1 3/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER...FELL
        ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF CASTLE ROCK.  HAIL CAUSED SOME MINOR
        DAMAGE IN AURORA.  A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS REPORTED 25 MILES
        EAST OF DENVER NEAR BENNETT.
      IN 1981...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY IN OPEN COUNTRY JUST
        TO THE EAST OF AURORA.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1982...A THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST TO 61 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        BUCKLEY FIELD IN AURORA.  AT THE SAME TIME ALMOST AN INCH
        OF RAIN FLOODED AND CLOSED STREETS IN SOUTH AURORA.  A
        WOMEN WAS HIT BY LIGHTNING JUST NORTH OF DENVER.  A HOUSE
        IN THE AREA WAS ALSO STRUCK.
      IN 1985...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED STRONG WIND GUSTS OVER
        SOUTHERN METRO DENVER.  ONE STRONG WIND GUST HIT CHERRY
        CREEK RESERVOIR...CAPSIZING A BOAT AND DROWNING A MAN.  THE
        WIND GUSTS...CLOCKED AS HIGH AS 50 MPH...ALSO DOWNED A FEW
        TREES.
      IN 1989...1 3/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL FELL AT INTERCANYON IN
        THE FOOTHILLS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY.
      IN 1990...LIGHTNING CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A SOUTH AURORA
        HOME.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.
      IN 1994...STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE IN SOUTHERN
        WELD COUNTY NEAR HUDSON AND FORT LUPTON.  TWO MOBILE HOMES
        WERE DESTROYED AND A FEW LOST THEIR ROOFS.  UP TO 20 DOWNED
        POWER POLES AND THE DESTRUCTION OF TWO 115 THOUSAND-VOLT
        TOWERS CAUSED WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.  THUNDERSTORM GUST
        FRONT WINDS FROM THE NORTH GUSTED TO 48 MPH AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 2000...LIGHTNING RIPPED MOST OF THE ROOF FROM A HOME IN
        SOUTHEAST AURORA.  THE BOLT SPARKED A FIRE WHICH DESTROYED
        THE RESIDENCE.  DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT 250 THOUSAND
        DOLLARS.
      IN 2002...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A MAXIMUM OF 100 DEGREES
        SETTING A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DATE.
      IN 2003...A TEENAGER WAS INJURED WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY
        LIGHTNING WHILE CAMPING AT HERMAN LAKE...13 MILES NORTHWEST
        OF GEORGETOWN.  THE BOY WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS AND SUFFERED
        MINOR INJURIES.
16-19 IN 1979...HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINS ON EACH OF 4 CONSECUTIVE
        DAYS DUMPED A TOTAL OF 2.62 INCHES OF RAIN ON STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE HEAVIEST RAIN...1.05 INCHES...
        ON THE 19TH WAS ACCOMPANIED BY 1/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL.

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