Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 250859
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT SAT JUN 25 2016
...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.
25 In 1873...forest fires produced a great deal of smoke in the
mountains to the southwest of the city.
In 1958...an unusually cold day for summer set two temperature
records for the date. Under cloudy skies with occasional
drizzle...a record low maximum temperature of 55 degrees was
established along with a record minimum temperature of 42
In 1959...a waitress...working at a kitchen sink...was injured
by a bolt of lightning...which struck the rear of a tavern
in Denver. She was hospitalized.
In 1971...a tornado touched down briefly at a high school
football field in Brighton...but caused no damage.
In 1981...3/4 inch hail pelted Wheat Ridge and hail to 1 1/4
inches fell in Louisville. A brief funnel cloud was
sighted by National Weather Service personnel 4 miles east
of Stapleton International Airport.
In 1982...a bolt of lightning struck a cabin in the foothills
west of Denver. The resulting fire totally destroyed the
In 1987...golf ball size hail fell near Bennett.
In 1988...a tornado touched down 1 mile south of Watkins and
was on the ground for 4 minutes. Another tornado was
spotted just southeast of Barr Lake and was on the ground
for 5 minutes. No damage was reported from either tornado.
Lightning struck two rock climbers near Eldorado Springs.
A 25-year-old man was killed...and a 21-year-old man
suffered extensive injuries. Thunderstorm winds knocked
over two elm trees near downtown Denver. One fell on a
house destroying most of it. A nearby building was
unroofed...and two cars were damaged. A truck that had been
severely damaged by one of the Denver tornadoes 10 days
before was hit again. Thunderstorm wind gusts to 51 mph
were recorded at Stapleton International Airport.
In 1991...the temperature reached a high of 100 degrees...
setting a new record for the date.
In 1997...one inch diameter hail fell in Arvada and 1 1/2
inch hail in Boulder. Hail as large as 3/4 inches fell
in Denver...Louisville...Westminster...and near Broomfield.
In 1999...thunderstorm winds gusted to 58 mph near Fort
Lupton toppling an oil rig. A 37-year-old man was killed
when he fell 55 feet from the derrick of the rig.
In 2001...four golfers and one construction worker received
minor injuries from a nearby lightning strike on the
Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield.
In 2002...hail to 1 inch in diameter was measured in Greenwood
In 2005...hail to 3/4 inch in diameter fell near Bennett and
Roggen. A thunderstorm wind gust to 61 mph was recorded
In 2009...lightning struck the Darlington Prismatic Electric
Fountain in City Park`s Lake. The damage was estimated to
be approximately $25000.
In 2010...wind gusts associated with a dry microburst downed
several trees in the vicinity of 14th and Federal...and
near Bayaud St. and Clarkson St. in Denver. At Denver
International Airport...a peak wind gust to 45 mph was
observed from the southwest.
25-26 In 1969...high winds raked Boulder causing one fatality and
some injuries. One man was injured by a falling tree limb.
At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder...
sustained winds of 55 to 60 mph with wind gusts to 123 mph
were recorded. In downtown Boulder...winds averaged 30 to 40
mph with gusts to 70 mph. Widespread minor damage occurred...
especially in the Table Mesa area of south Boulder. Much
tree damage occurred in the older areas of Boulder where
several trees were uprooted. A mobile home was overturned
by the winds. At Stapleton Airport...west winds gusted to
43 mph on the 25th and 37 mph on the 26th.
In 1975...strong winds damaged utility lines...buildings...
vehicles...trees...and power lines in Boulder and other
communities to the north of Boulder. Microburst winds
gusted to 45 mph at Stapleton International Airport on
In 1983...heavy rain fell in the foothills west of Denver with
1.50 inches in 30 minutes at Intercanyon. Heavy rain
continued over metro Denver on the 26th with two-day
storm totals at many locations ranging from 1.00 to 2.50
inches. Rainfall totaled 1.37 inches at Stapleton
International Airport on the 26th.
In 1985...one to two inches of rain fell over metro Denver.
At Stapleton International Airport...rainfall totaled 0.93
inches...thunderstorm winds gusted to 44 mph...and 7/10 inch
hail was measured. The air mass was unusually cold for the
season...and snow fell in the foothills above 8 thousand
feet. The high temperature of only 63 degrees on the
26th equaled the record low maximum reading for the date.