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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT THU JUN 26 2014

...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.
25-26 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
        THE 25TH.
      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.
26    IN 1873...THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF SMOKE FROM A LARGE FOREST
        FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SOUTHWEST OF THE CITY AND A
        SMALLER FIRE DIRECTLY TO THE WEST.
      IN 1874...FIRES AT TIMBERLINE TO THE WEST WERE VISIBLE FROM
        THE CITY.  NEW AND EXTENSIVE FIRES WERE CONTINUALLY STARTED
        FROM SOUTH TO NORTHWEST ALONG THE RIDGE LINE.  CARELESSNESS
        OF TOURISTS WAS THE APPARENT CAUSE OF THE FIRES.  LARGE AND
        VALUABLE TRACTS OF TIMBER HAD ALREADY BEEN DESTROYED.
      IN 1890...THE ONLY THUNDERSTORM OF THE MONTH PRODUCED A TRACE
        OF RAIN.  A TRACE OF RAIN ALSO FELL ON 7 OTHER DAYS.  THIS
        WAS THE ONLY PRECIPITATION RECORDED DURING THE MONTH...
        MAKING IT THE DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD.
      IN 1893...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
        TO 48 MPH.
      IN 1971...A MICROBURST WIND GUST TO 58 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  DUST DEVILS WERE SIGHTED.
      IN 1980...STRONG GUSTY THUNDERSTORM WINDS DAMAGED SEVERAL
        MOBILE HOMES IN THORNTON.  THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTED
        TO 37 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1986...HAIL PILED UP 1 1/2 INCHES DEEP IN GOLDEN GATE
        CANYON AND COVERED ROADWAYS AN INCH DEEP IN EVERGREEN.
      IN 1988...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES NORTH OF WATKINS.
        IT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 15 MINUTES AND DID NO REPORTED
        DAMAGE.
      IN 1989...TWO INCH DIAMETER HAIL FELL AT KASSLER...1 INCH HAIL
        AT LOUVIERS...AND 1 1/2 INCH HAIL AT TINY TOWN.
      IN 1991...HIGH WINDS...NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS...
        DAMAGED A HOME IN THE GREEN MOUNTAIN AREA.  THE STRONG WINDS
        PICKED UP A HEAVY METAL AND GLASS TABLE ON THE DECK OF A
        HOUSE AND THREW IT INTO THE HOUSE.  THE TABLE WAS DESTROYED
        AND THE HOUSE RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.
      IN 1992...3/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL FELL IN SOUTH AURORA AND NEAR
        BUCKLEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE.  GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL WAS
        REPORTED IN PARKER.
      IN 1994...THE ALL-TIME HIGHEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE IN JUNE
        AND THE SECOND HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN DENVER...
        104 DEGREES OCCURRED.  THIS WAS THE HOTTEST DAY IN DENVER
        SINCE AUGUST 8...1878...WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 105
        DEGREES.
      IN 2005...STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTING TO 58 MPH DAMAGED
        A GARAGE AND SOME NEARBY TREES NEAR FORT LUPTON.  WINDS
        ALSO GUSTED TO 58 MPH NEAR WATKINS.  THUNDERSTORM WINDS
        GUSTED TO 60 MPH NEAR ROGGEN.  HAIL TO 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER
        WAS MEASURED IN SOUTHWEST AURORA.
      IN 2009...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH DENVER AND THE
        SURROUNDING METRO AREA PRODUCED INTENSE THUNDERSTORM WINDS.
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...A WIND GUST BLEW A
        LUGGAGE CAR INTO A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AIRPLANE CAUSING
        SOME DAMAGE.  PEAK WIND GUSTS INCLUDED:  68 MPH AT
        DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...4 MILES WEST OF ROCKY
        MOUNTAIN METROPOLITAN AIRPORT AND 12.5 MILES NORTH OF LOWRY
        AFB; 64 MPH NEAR ARVADA AND PARKER; AND 60 MPH IN
        AURORA/CHERRY.
26-27 IN 1965...WIND GUSTS TO 38 MPH WERE RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN
        BOULDER...CAUSING WIDESPREAD MINOR DAMAGE.  A MICROBURST WIND
        GUST TO 41 MPH WAS RECORDED AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT.

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