...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
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.