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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

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

31    In 1951...hail as large as 1 3/4 inches in diameter caused
        an estimated 300 thousand dollars damage in metro Denver.
        Hail as large as 1 1/2 inches in diameter was measured
        at Stapleton Airport.
      In 1978...strong thunderstorm winds tore the roof off an
        apartment building in Aurora...downed trees...and damaged
        windows in Denver.  A microburst wind gust to 58 mph was
        recorded at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1985...a thunderstorm wind gust to 60 mph was clocked at
        Buckley Field in Aurora.
      In 1997...hail to 1 1/4 inches in diameter was measured in
        Aurora.
      In 2006...a female postal worker was struck and injured by
        lightning while delivering mail in Westminster.
      In 2008...lightning struck a home in Brighton...damaging the
        roof and a bedroom.  The damaged totaled 20 thousand
        dollars.

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