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...September 2 in Metro Denver weather history...
1-5 In 1995, record breaking heat occurred on the first 5 days of the month when the temperature climbed into the 90's on each day. Record high temperatures of 97 degrees on both the 1st and 4th equaled the all-time record maximum for the month. High temperature of 95 degrees on the 3rd was a record for the date. High temperatures of 94 degrees on both the 2nd and the 5th were not records. The low temperature of 64 degrees on the 4th equaled the record high minimum for the date. 1-7 In 1978, the temperature reached 90 degrees or more on seven consecutive days with the highest temperature, 94 degrees, recorded on both the 4th and 6th. 2 In 1938, heavy cloudbursts in the foothills near the top of Genesee Mountain caused flash flooding on Bear Creek at Morrison. Nearly 8 inches of rain fell just north of Morrison in 6 hours and drowned 6 people in a car between Morrison and Kittredge. Damage was estimated at nearly a half million dollars. Flash flooding also occurred on South Boulder Creek in Eldorado Springs. Rainfall totaled 4.42 inches in Eldorado Springs, and rainfall was estimated to more than 6 inches in the foothills west of the town. Many buildings and residences were damaged in Eldorado Springs, and bridges were swept away. The high waters forced residents from their homes as far downstream as Erie. This was the flood of record on South Boulder Creek. In 1973, hail to 3/4 inch diameter was reported in Boulder. In 1987, lightning struck two men who were standing under a tree in downtown Denver. Both were seriously injured and hospitalized. In 1996, lightning sparked a brush fire in the south buffer zone of the Rocky Flats Environmental Test Facility. No structures were damaged, but the fire burned about 100 acres of grassland before being contained. 2-3 In 1892, there was a trace of rainfall each day. This, together with a trace of rain on both the 7th and 8th, was the only rainfall of the month, making the month the driest on record. The monthly record was equaled in 1944.

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