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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO  
259 AM MDT TUE JUL 16 2019  
   
..TODAY IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY
 
 
7-25 IN 1934...A STREAK OF 15 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 90 DEGREES...FROM THE  
7TH TO THE 25TH...RANKED 5TH ON THE LIST OF HOT STREAKS. THE  
RECORD OF 24 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE SUMMER OF  
2008.  
13-5 IN 2008...A STREAK OF 24 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 90 DEGREES...FROM  
JULY 13TH TO AUGUST 5TH...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 AUGUST 2ND.  
15-16 IN 2006...A BRIEF MID JULY HOT SPELL RESULTED IN TWO 100  
PLUS DEGREE HIGH TEMPERATURES AND TWO DAILY MAXIMUM  
TEMPERATURE RECORDS. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO  
101 DEGREES ON THE 15TH AND 103 DEGREES ON THE 16TH  
AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
16 IN 1911...THUNDERSTORM WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 44 MPH FROM THE  
NORTHWEST.  
IN 1959...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED 3/8 INCH DIAMETER HAIL AND  
A WIND GUST TO 60 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.  
IN 1972...TWO TORNADOES WERE SIGHTED BY THE PUBLIC TO THE  
SOUTHEAST OF AURORA. NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.  
IN 1978...A THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST TO 52 MPH WAS RECORDED AT  
STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
IN 1980...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM RIPPED THROUGH METRO DENVER...  
PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAIN...LARGE HAIL...AND STRONG WINDS. IN  
AURORA...WINDS GUSTED TO 65 MPH WITH HAIL UP TO 1 1/2 INCHES  
IN DIAMETER AND HALF AN INCH OF RAIN IN JUST 10 MINUTES.  
STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS CLOSED FOR AN HOUR.  
LARGE HAIL ALSO FELL IN SOUTHEAST DENVER...LAKEWOOD...PARKER...  
AND CASTLE ROCK. UP TO 1 1/2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JUST 40  
MINUTES. HEAVY RAINS IN WHEAT RIDGE FLOODED A SHOPPING  
CENTER...BREAKING WINDOWS AND DOORS...WHILE CAUSING 100  
THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. SOME ROOFS AND WINDOWS WERE  
DAMAGED THROUGHOUT METRO DENVER. AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL  
AIRPORT WHERE WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 49 MPH...1/4 INCH HAIL  
AND 0.77 INCH OF RAIN FELL.  
IN 1983...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DUMPED LARGE HAIL OVER MUCH OF  
METRO DENVER. HAIL TO 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER FELL IN LITTLETON  
AND NORTHGLENN...WITH 3/4 TO 1 INCH HAIL IN ARVADA...1 TO 1 1/2  
INCH HAIL IN EXTREME NORTHWEST DENVER...1 3/4 INCH HAIL IN  
LAKEWOOD...1 1/2 INCH HAIL IN SOUTH ARVADA AND JUST NORTHEAST  
OF AURORA...AND 1 5/8 INCH HAIL ON GREEN MOUNTAIN.  
IN 1994...SPOTTERS REPORTED A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN AN  
OPEN FIELD JUST NORTH OF FORT LUPTON. NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES  
WERE REPORTED.  
IN 2000...VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS...ALONG  
WITH LOW LEVEL UPSLOPE FLOW DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND  
EVENING...COMBINED TO PRODUCE HEAVY THUNDERSTORM RAINFALL...  
WHICH CAUSED URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING ACROSS METRO  
DENVER. RAINFALL AMOUNTS GENERALLY RANGED FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES  
WITH THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL OCCURRING DURING THE EVENING HOURS.  
TWO MILES EAST OF WHITE RANCH IN NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY...  
AN AUTOMATED RAIN GAGE MEASURED 3.86 INCHES OF RAIN. SINCE  
THE RAIN FELL IN A RELATIVELY OPEN AREA...NO FLOOD DAMAGE  
WAS REPORTED. HOWEVER...IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE NEAR THE  
INTERSECTION OF PEORIA AND BELLEVIEW...THE STREETS WERE  
CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS WITH AS MUCH AS 2 FEET OF STANDING  
WATER COVERING THE ROADWAYS. TWO CAMPERS NEAR MT. EVANS  
WERE INJURED BY LIGHTNING AND STRANDED OVERNIGHT BY THE  
INCLEMENT WEATHER. BOTH RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.  
IN 2003...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101 DEGREES WAS A RECORD  
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE.  
IN 2004...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OF UNKNOWN AMOUNT CAUSED  
PARTS OF THE VIRGINIA CANYON ROAD NEAR IDAHO SPRINGS TO  
WASH OUT. THE ROAD HAD TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY.  
IN 2005...THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A HIGH OF 102 DEGREES  
AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS WAS A NEW RECORD  
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE AT THE TIME.  
16-18 IN 1997...AN EXTENDED HOT SPELL RESULTED IN 3 TEMPERATURE  
RECORDS BEING SET. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE REACHED 98  
DEGREES ON EACH OF THE DAYS...SETTING RECORDS ON THE 16TH  
AND 18TH. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES ON THE 17TH  
WAS A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM FOR THE DATE. THE HIGH  
TEMPERATURE REACHED 100 DEGREES ON THE 17TH AT THE SITE  
OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  
 

 
 
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