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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT THU AUG 14 2014

...TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

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.

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