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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
259 AM MDT TUE JUN 23 2015

...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.
  23    IN 1874...A THUNDERSTORM PELTED THE CITY WITH HAIL AND BRIEF
        HEAVY RAIN.  RAINFALL WAS 0.30 INCH IN 10 MINUTES.  TOTAL
        RAINFALL WAS 0.36 INCH FOR THE DAY.  HAIL TO 1/4 INCH IN
        DIAMETER DESTROYED THE STRAWBERRY FIELDS NEAR THE LIMITS
        OF THE CITY.  THE THUNDERSTORM DROPPED THE TEMPERATURE
        FROM 93 DEGREES TO 80 DEGREES IN 5 MINUTES.
      IN 1887...NORTH WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH.
      IN 1954...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A HIGH OF 102 DEGREES...
        SETTING A RECORD FOR THE DATE.
      IN 1962...LIGHTNING STRUCK AND INJURED A MAN NEAR BUFFALO...
        SOUTHWEST OF DENVER...WHILE HE WAS RIDING IN THE BACK OF A
        PICK-UP TRUCK.  HE SUFFERED MULTIPLE BRUISES...CUTS...AND
        SHOCK.
      IN 1965...AN APPARENT TORNADO WAS REPORTED 18 MILES EAST OF
        DENVER.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1975...HAIL UP TO 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER FELL AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND OVER OTHER PARTS OF METRO DENVER.
        FOUR FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE SIGHTED:  10 MILES NORTHEAST OF
        DENVER...SOUTH OF BOULDER...SOUTHEAST OF BOULDER...AND SOUTH
        OF AURORA.
      IN 1976...HEAVY RAIN AND ERODING WATER COLLAPSED A RETAINING
        WALL IN THORNTON.
      IN 1981...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH IN
        LITTLETON.
      IN 1982...TWO SEPARATE BOLTS OF LIGHTNING INJURED THREE MEN IN
        SOUTHWEST DENVER.  TWO BUILDINGS WERE SLIGHTLY DAMAGED.
      IN 1987...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL ACROSS
        METRO DENVER.  GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL FELL IN LITTLETON...NEAR
        MORRISON...AND IN SOUTHEAST AURORA WITH 1 1/2 INCH HAIL
        RECORDED IN SOUTH LAKEWOOD AND 1 INCH HAIL REPORTED IN
        LITTLETON...ARVADA...AND AT CHERRY CREEK DAM.  TWO FUNNEL
        CLOUDS WERE SIGHTED 20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1993...NON-CONVECTIVE HIGH WINDS DEVELOPED ALONG THE FRONT
        RANGE FOOTHILLS.  WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH WERE COMMON NEAR THE
        FOOTHILLS WITH NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS BROKEN BY THE WINDS.
        NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 36 MPH WERE RECORDED AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1999...HAIL AS LARGE AS 1 INCH IN DIAMETER WAS MEASURED
        IN THE CITY OF DENVER WITH 3/4 INCH HAIL IN LITTLETON.
      IN 2001...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED LARGE HAIL IN
        SOUTH METRO DENVER.  HAIL AS LARGE AS 1 1/2 INCH IN
        DIAMETER FELL IN LITTLETON WITH 1 1/4 INCH HAIL NEAR
        SHERIDAN.
      IN 2009...HAIL UP TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER WAS OBSERVED NEAR
        PARKER.  AT DENVER INTERATIONAAL AIRPORT...A TOTAL OF
        1.64 INCHES WAS MEASURED IN A 24-HR PERIOD...SETTING
        A NEW RECORD FOR THE DATE.
      IN 2014...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL NEAR
        COMMERCE CITY AND FORT LUPTON.  THE HAIL SIZES RANGED
        FROM 1 TO 1 1/2 INCHES IN DIAMETER.

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