Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
NOUS45 KBOU 260859
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016
...Today in metro Denver weather history...
13-5 In 2008...a streak of 24 consecutive days of 90 degrees
shattered the previous record of 18 consecutive days
established in 1901 and 1874. Ironically...no new single
day record high temperatures were set in the month of July.
In August however...a record of 104 degrees was set on the
1st...and another record of 103 degrees was set on the 2nd.
In addition...a record low min of 70 degrees was set on
18-2 In 1987...a streak of 16 consecutive days of 90 degrees
ranked 4th on the list of hot streaks. The record of
24 consecutive days was established in the summer of
26 In 1891...a thunderstorm produced sustained northeast winds
to 44 mph with gusts to 60 mph and 0.16 inch of rain.
In 1894...a thunderstorm produced sustained southwest winds
to 36 mph with gusts to 58 mph...but only 0.04 inch of rain.
In 1910...the high temperature reached 100 degrees in
In 1959...a Denver man was stunned while standing by a car
that was struck by lightning. He was treated for burns and
shock at a local hospital. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 55
mph at Stapleton Airport.
In 1983...two heavy thunderstorms hit the northern and western
suburbs. The first drenched Northglenn with an inch of rain
in 30 minutes. The second storm dumped an inch or more of
rain in Idaho Springs and Evergreen. The heaviest rainfall...
2.90 inches in an hour...caused minor street flooding in
In 1984...heavy early morning thunderstorms drenched the
foothills southwest of Denver. Rainfall to 1 1/2 inches in
just 30 minutes occurred between Evergreen and Conifer. In
nearby Turkey Creek Canyon...1.80 inches of rain was recorded
in 35 minutes.
In 1985...a long rope-like white tornado touched down 5 miles
east of Erie and stayed on the ground...mainly over an open
field...for 18 minutes. However...the twister damaged a few
cars on I-25 and injured 3 people from broken glass. The
storm flipped over a van...blew out car windows...and ripped
a highway sign. It also blew an outbuilding off its
foundation. A tornado also touched down briefly 8 miles
north of Bennett. No damage was reported from this storm.
In 1988...a 9-year-old girl was slightly injured by lightning
In 2003...a severe thunderstorm in and south of Franktown
produced hail as large as 1.75 inches in diameter.
26-27 In 1885...heavy cloudbursts on the Palmer Divide south of
Denver caused flooding on Cherry Creek in the city
overnight. The high water washed away street and railroad
bridges and a few houses. The flood waters completely
inundated the rail yards in lower downtown. This was the
worst flood on Cherry Creek since May 19-20...1864...but the
damage was mitigated by stream improvements and fewer
structures near the channel. There was also no simultaneous
flood on the South Platte River to slow the flow of water
through the city. Rainfall in the city was only 0.08 inch
on the 26th.