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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO  
259 AM MDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
   
..TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
14 IN 1960...A BOLT OF LIGHTNING STRUCK A MAN IN HENDERSON...  
CAUSING SERIOUS BURNS.  
IN 1962...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A HIGH OF 100 DEGREES  
AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.  
IN 1968...A YOUNG MAN ON A GOLF COURSE IN DENVER WAS INJURED  
WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK A TREE UNDER WHICH HE WAS STANDING.  
LIGHTNING CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A HOUSE IN DENVER. HEAVY  
THUNDERSTORM RAIN CAUSED LOCAL STREET FLOODING. ONE INCH  
DIAMETER HAIL FELL AT JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR  
BROOMFIELD.  
IN 1973...WINDS AS HIGH AS 85 MPH DAMAGED 20 AIRCRAFT AT THE  
ARAPAHOE COUNTY AIRPORT...NOW CENTENNIAL AIRPORT.  
IN 1977...THREE TORNADOES WERE SIGHTED IN BENNETT. A MAN  
SUFFERED A BROKEN LEG WHEN HIT BY A FLYING BOARD. HE WAS  
OUTSIDE HIS CAMPER HOME...WHICH WAS DESTROYED. ALL WINDOWS  
WERE BROKEN IN A NEAR-BY FARMHOUSE WHERE SOME SHINGLES WERE  
RIPPED OFF AND A 2 CAR GARAGE WAS KNOCKED DOWN. SEVERAL  
VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED AND A CAT...SOME RABBITS...AND CHICKENS  
WERE KILLED. A BROKEN OAR FROM A BOAT WAS DRIVEN INTO THE  
SIDE OF A HOUSE. A MOBILE HOME WAS OVERTURNED. ONE OLD  
BARN WAS DESTROYED. HALF A DOZEN HOMES AND SEVERAL  
AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED JUST WEST OF STATE  
HIGHWAY 79.  
IN 1978...HIGH WINDS PRODUCED MUCH BLOWING DUST...CAUSING MANY  
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE DENVER-BOULDER AREA. WINDS GUSTS  
OF 70 TO 101 MPH WERE RECORDED. NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO  
44 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
IN 1980...LIGHTNING HIT TWO POWER POLES IN LITTLETON...CAUSING  
400 DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. RAINFALL OF 1.23 INCHES IN A SHORT  
TIME CAUSED MINOR FLOODING...WHICH INCLUDED DAMAGE TO A  
GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT AND PARTIALLY SUBMERGING A FEW  
VEHICLES IN WATER. THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL TOTALED 0.98 INCH  
AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
IN 1983...2.10 INCHES OF RAIN DRENCHED GOLDEN IN AN HOUR WITH  
SIMILAR AMOUNTS IN LAKEWOOD AND BOULDER. OVER TEN THOUSAND  
DOLLARS WORTH OF PLANTS WERE WASHED AWAY AT A NURSERY IN  
LAKEWOOD.  
IN 1997...TWELVE MOTORISTS WERE INJURED IN A MULTI-CAR  
ACCIDENT WHEN STRONG MICROBURST WINDS ESTIMATED TO 50 MPH  
BLEW BLINDING DUST ACROSS I-70 NEAR BENNETT.  
IN 1998...LIGHTNING STRUCK A HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT IN NEDERLAND...  
CAUSING A POWER OUTAGE. RESIDENTS IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST  
OF BOULDER...INCLUDING NEDERLAND...WARD...ELDORA...JAMESTOWN...  
AND GOLD HILL...WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.  
IN 2006...HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL NEAR DECKERS WASHED  
AWAY SOME THE BANKS ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 67 BETWEEN DECKERS  
AND WESTCREEK. SEVERAL DRIVEWAYS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE  
HIGHWAY WERE ALSO DAMAGED.  
 

 
 
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