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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
259 AM MDT MON MAY 14 2018

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

13-14 In 1912...from the 13th to the 14th...heavy snowfall totaled
        12.4 inches over the city. Most of the snow...9.9 inches...
        fell on the 13th...which was the greatest 24-hour snowfall
        in May at the time.  This was the last snowfall of the
        season.  The low temperature dipped to 27 degrees on the
        morning of the 14th.
      In 1989...from the 13th to the 14th...a spring storm brought
        heavy rain and snow to the foothills.  Metro Denver was
        soaked with 1 to 2 inches of rain.  Rainfall totaled 1.26
        inches at Stapleton International Airport.  In the
        foothills...Echo Lake received 20 inches of snow.  A 30-ton
        boulder slid onto I-70 east of the Eisenhower Tunnel...
        closing the freeway for 2 hours.
14    In 1910...a thunderstorm produced strong winds during the
        afternoon.  Northwest winds were sustained to 42 mph.
      In 1913...light moist snow and light hail fell during short
        intervals...although no thunder was heard.  The trace of
        snowfall was the only snow of the month.  Precipitation...
        mostly rain...totaled 0.44 inch.
      In 1984...a pilot reported a tornado 16 miles east of
        Stapleton International Airport.  No damage was reported.
        A thunderstorm produced a 58 mph wind gust in Brighton.
        Thunderstorm winds gusted to 48 mph at Stapleton
        International Airport.
      In 1989...lightning struck a home in Evergreen...setting it
      In 1992...strong thunderstorm winds of unknown velocity...
        knocked over and damaged the infield tote board at
        Arapahoe Park racetrack just southeast of Aurora.
        Damage was estimated at 200 thousand dollars.  No
        injuries were reported.  Lightning started two house
        fires...causing 35 hundred dollars in damage in Adams
        County just 9 miles north-northwest of Denver.
      In 1994...a sudden wind gust...estimated at 40 mph...blew a
        portion of the roof off a shopping center in Lafayette.
        The roof also damaged two parked cars in an adjacent lot.
      In 2001...a construction worker in Castle Rock received minor
        injuries when lightning struck close-by.
      In 2002...a microburst wind gust to 53 mph was recorded at
        Denver International Airport.
      In 2007...severe thunderstorms producing large hail...very
        heavy rain...and tornadoes impacted the Urban Corridor and
        adjacent plains.  Heavy rain associated with a severe
        thunderstorm caused flooding along a small tributary
        draining into the South Platte River.  The incident took
        place at 13th and Decatur St....near Invesco Field.  The
        floodwaters inundated the bike trail adjacent to the creek.
        A woman with her child sought refuge under a bridge and
        became trapped by the high water.  The woman slipped and
        the stroller containing the child was swept into the swift
        current.  The child drowned.  Rainfall totaled 0.42 inches
        at Denver International Airport.  Elsewhere...golfball hail
        was reported near Hudson.  Hail...up to one inch in
        diameter...was observed in Boulder and Lyons.
        Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated to 70 mph were reported
        near Buckley Air Force Base...with a peak wind gust to 37
        mph observed at Denver International Airport.  A small
        tornado touched down near Ft. Lupton but did no damage.
14-15 In 1977...the 14th to the 15th...high winds up to 100 mph
        felled hundreds of trees in Gilpin County and caused
        extensive damage to telephone and power lines.  Lumber
        and steel tanks were blown around in Boulder Canyon.  West
        winds gusted to 46 mph at Stapleton International Airport
        on the 15th.
14-18 In 1996...from the 14th to the 18th...a period of unusually
        warm weather resulted in 4 record maximum temperatures in
        5 days.  The record high temperatures were 87 degrees on
        the 14th...89 degrees on the 15th...and 93 degrees on both
        the 16th and 18th.  The temperature climbed to only 81
        degrees on the 17th which was not a record.

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