WFO Denver/Boulder

...August 28 in Metro Denver weather history...
19-30 In 1875, grasshoppers appeared in great numbers at 10:00 AM on the 19th. Thousands landed on the ground. The streets were literally covered with them. Swarms of grasshoppers were seen on each day. All gardens in the city were devastated, and in the countryside the grasshoppers were very destructive to ripened grain. On the 30th the grasshoppers were so numerous as to almost darken the sun. 27-28 In 2004, a brief chilly spell resulted in three temperature records. The high temperature of 55 degrees on the 27th was a record low maximum for the date. The low temperature of 48 degrees on the 27th equaled the record minimum for the date. The low temperature of 42 degrees on the 28th was a record minimum for the date. 28 In 1887, a dry thunderstorm produced north winds to 48 mph but only a trace of rainfall. In 1968, one man was seriously injured by lightning while riding on a roller coaster at a Denver amusement park. An airline employee was injured when lightning struck a jetliner he was servicing at Stapleton International Airport. A lightning-caused fire did extensive damage to one house and minor damage to several others in the City of Denver. In 1970, a microburst wind gust to 53 mph was recorded at Stapleton International Airport. In 2002, a severe thunderstorm produced 3/4 inch diameter hail near Parker. In 2005, lightning sparked a small fire near Jamestown. The blaze was quickly contained and consumed less than an acre.

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