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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
645 PM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...THIS WEEK IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY...

1-5   IN 1898...SNOWFALL TOTALED 15.5 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        MOST OF THE SNOW...6.2 INCHES...FELL ON THE 3RD.  MOST OF
        THE SNOW MELTED AS IT FELL.  THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH ON
        THE GROUND WAS ONLY 2.5 INCHES ON THE 3RD AT 8:00 PM.
        THIS WAS THE ONLY SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH.  NORTHEAST
        WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 22 MPH ON THE 1ST.
2-3   IN 1979...HEAVY RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW ON THE 2ND.  SNOWFALL
        TOTALED 3.9 INCHES AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
        WHERE NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 26 MPH.  THE GREATEST
        DEPTH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS ONLY 1 INCH AT MIDDAY ON
        THE 2ND DUE TO MELTING.  TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE 2
        DAYS WAS 1.65 INCHES.
2-4   IN 1987...A SLOW MOVING STORM BROUGHT RAIN...WIND...AND SNOW
        TO METRO DENVER.  RAINFALL TOTALED 1.04 INCHES AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED
        TO 48 MPH ON THE 3RD.  THE FOOTHILLS RECEIVED 5 TO 10 INCHES
        OF SNOW.
2-5   IN 2001...A VERY SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM BECAME PARKED
        NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS REGION...WHICH ALLOWED HEAVY SNOW TO
        DEVELOP ABOVE 6500 FEET IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH A MIX OF RAIN
        AND SNOW OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS OF METRO DENVER.  SNOWFALL
        TOTALS INCLUDED:  21 INCHES ATOP CROW HILL AND AT IDAHO
        SPRINGS; 19 INCHES NEAR BLACKHAWK; AND 18 INCHES IN COAL
        CREEK CANYON...GENESEE...AND 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MORRISON.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED 6.2 INCHES AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  PRECIPITATION (RAIN AND
        MELTED SNOW) TOTALED 2.09 INCHES AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE NORTH WINDS GUSTED TO 30 MPH ON THE 2ND.
3     IN 1898...HEAVY SNOWFALL OF 6.2 INCHES FELL OVER DOWNTOWN
        DENVER.  MOST OF THE SNOW MELTED AS IT FELL.  THE GREATEST
        SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND WAS 2.5 INCHES DURING THE EVENING.
      IN 1907...THE ALL-TIME LOWEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE IN THE
        MONTH OF MAY...19 DEGREES...OCCURRED.
      IN 1925...AN APPARENT MICROBURST PRODUCED SUSTAINED NORTHEAST
        WINDS TO 44 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 52 MPH.  RAINFALL WAS ONLY
        0.01 INCH IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
      IN 1981...LIGHTNING STRUCK 9 GOLFERS AT THE SOUTH SUBURBAN
        GOLF COURSE.  NONE WERE INJURED SERIOUSLY.
      IN 1983...HAIL 1 1/2 INCHES IN DIAMETER FELL AT GREEN
        MOUNTAIN WEST OF LAKEWOOD...WITH 3/4 INCH STONES REPORTED
        IN LAKEWOOD.
      IN 1986...A THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST TO 51 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
3-5   IN 1908...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW ON THE EVENING OF THE 3RD
        AND CONTINUED THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING OF THE 5TH.
        SNOWFALL TOTALED 10.0 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        THIS WAS THE LAST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON.
        PRECIPITATION TOTALED 1.51 INCHES.  NORTH WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 23 MPH ON THE 3RD...33 MPH ON THE 4TH...AND
        21 MPH ON THE 5TH.  THREE TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.
        HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 30 DEGREES ON THE 4TH AND 38 DEGREES
        ON THE 5TH WERE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR THE
        DATES.  THE READING ON THE 4TH WAS ALSO THE ALL-TIME
        RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.
      IN 2007...A SLOW MOVING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM...FROM THE
        DESERT SOUTHWEST...BROUGHT A PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
        TO THE REGION.  DURING THE 3-DAY PERIOD...LOCALLY HEAVY
        SNOW WAS REPORTED OVER PARTS OF THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS.
        STORM TOTALS INCLUDED:  15 INCHES NEAR CONIFER...14.5
        INCHES WEST OF JAMESTOWN...13.5 INCHES; 6 MILES SOUTHWEST
        OF EVERGREEN...AND 12.5 INCHES AT PINE JUNCTION.  SEVERE
        THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCING LARGE HAIL...UP TO ONE INCH IN
        DIAMETER WERE OBSERVED IN THE VICINITY OF BOULDER AND
        HUDSON.  LIGHTNING STRUCK A RESIDENCE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.
        THE ROOF WAS HIT...CAUSING THE ATTIC TO CATCH FIRE.
        AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...LIGHTNING STRUCK A
        UNITED AIRLINES JET AS IT WAS PUSHING AWAY FROM
        THE GATE.  THE PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN OFF THE JET AND PUT
        ON ANOTHER PLANE.
4     IN 1893...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH.
      IN 1971...A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SIGHTED 10 MILES SOUTHWEST
        OF BOULDER.  HAIL STONES TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER FELL IN
        SOUTHEAST DENVER...BUT CAUSED ONLY MINOR DAMAGE.
      IN 2006...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED HAIL TO 1.00 INCH
        IN DIAMETER IN AURORA NEAR CHERRY CREEK RESERVOIR.
      IN 2010...HIGH WINDS DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ACROSS
        PARTS OF THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND URBAN CORRIDOR.
        DOWNED POWER LINES SPARKED A 12-ACRE WILDFIRE NEAR
        CONIFER.  IN BOULDER...LONGMONT AND LOUISVILLE...THE WIND
        DAMAGED ROOFS AND BROKE WINDOWS AND SKYLIGHTS.  PEAK
        WIND GUSTS INCLUDED:  75 MPH IN NORTHWEST LONGMONT...71 MPH
        AT THE NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND 4 MILES SOUTH-
        SOUTHWEST OF SUPERIOR...61 MPH AT BROOMFIELD AND 56 MPH IN
        ERIE.  AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...A PEAK WIND GUST
        TO 46 MPH WAS OBSERVED.
4-5   IN 1986...HIGH WINDS BUFFETED THE FOOTHILLS.  WIND SPEEDS OF
        60 TO 75 MPH WERE RECORDED IN BOULDER.  AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 45 MPH ON THE
        4TH AND TO 40 MPH ON THE 5TH.
      IN 2000...A BRIEF WARM SPELL RESULTED IN SETTING TWO DAILY
        HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS.  THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO
        HIGHS OF 87 DEGREES ON THE 4TH AND 89 DEGREES ON THE 5TH.
4-8   IN 1969...HEAVY RAINS CAUSED FLOODING ON BOULDER CREEK
        IN BOULDER...WHICH RESULTED IN ONE DEATH ON THE 7TH.
        FLOODING ALSO OCCURRED ON BEAR CREEK IN SHERIDAN AND
        ON THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER IN DENVER.  RAIN OVER MOST
        OF THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS STARTED LATE ON THE 4TH AND
        CONTINUED WITH ONLY BRIEF INTERRUPTIONS IN MANY AREAS
        UNTIL THE MORNING OF THE 8TH.  VERY HIGH RATES OF
        RAINFALL OCCURRED ON THE 6TH AND 7TH WITH THE GREATEST
        INTENSITIES IN A BAND ALONG THE FOOTHILLS FROM ABOUT 25
        MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENVER NORTHWARD TO ESTES PARK.  STORM
        TOTALS BY BOTH OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL MEASUREMENTS
        EXCEEDED 10 INCHES OVER MUCH OF THIS AREA AND WERE OVER 12
        INCHES IN SOME LOCALITIES.  HEAVY SNOW FELL IN THE HIGHER
        MOUNTAINS AND IN THE FOOTHILLS LATER IN THE PERIOD.  THE
        SATURATION OF THE SOIL RESULTED IN NUMEROUS ROCK AND LAND
        SLIDES...AND THE HEAVY RUN-OFF CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE ALONG
        MANY STREAMS AND FLOODING ON THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER.  MANY
        FOOTHILL COMMUNITIES WERE ISOLATED AS HIGHWAYS WERE BLOCKED
        AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTED.  ROADS WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED
        OVER A WIDE AREA...AND A LARGE NUMBER OF BRIDGES WASHED OUT.
        MANY ROADS WERE CLOSED DUE TO THE DANGER FROM FALLING
        ROCKS.  A BUILDING IN GEORGETOWN COLLAPSED FROM THE WEIGHT
        OF HEAVY WET SNOW.  IN BOULDER...A MAN DROWNED WHEN CAUGHT
        BY THE FLOODING WATERS OF BOULDER CREEK...AND A PATROLMAN WAS
        INJURED.  RAINFALL TOTALED 7.60 INCHES IN BOULDER WITH
        9.34 INCHES RECORDED AT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY ELECTRIC
        PLANT IN BOULDER CANYON.  IN MORRISON...RAINFALL TOTALED
        11.27 INCHES IN 4 DAYS.  HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALED 4.68 INCHES
        AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OVER 3 DAYS FROM THE 5TH
        THROUGH THE 7TH.  RAINFALL OF 3.14 INCHES WAS RECORDED IN 24
        HOURS ON THE 6TH AND 7TH.  DOWNSTREAM FLOODING CONTINUED
        ALONG THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER UNTIL THE 12TH WHEN THE FLOOD
        CREST REACHED THE NEBRASKA LINE.
5     IN 1903...APPARENT POST-FRONTAL NORTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED
        TO 48 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
      IN 1950...A NORTHWEST WIND GUST TO 52 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1969...A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS OBSERVED FOR 2 TO 3 MINUTES JUST
        NORTH OF PARKER.  TWO OTHER FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE SIGHTED IN
        THE SAME AREA.  THE PUBLIC SIGHTED A TORNADO 15 MILES
        EAST OF STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  NO DAMAGE WAS
        REPORTED.
      IN 2012...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED DAMAGING HAIL RANGING
        IN SIZE FROM QUARTERS TO GOLFBALLS IN METRO DENVER
        INCLUDING:  AURORA...CENTENNIEL...CHERRY CREEK...ENGLEWOOD...
        AND SOUTHEAST DENVER. AURORA WAS HIT THE HARDEST...WITH
        EXTENSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE REPORTED TO HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES.
5-6   IN 1907...RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW ON THE 5TH...CONTINUED THROUGH
        THE NIGHT...AND TOTALED 3.50 INCHES.  NORTHEAST WINDS WERE
        SUSTAINED TO 15 MPH ON THE 5TH.
      IN 1917...POST-FRONTAL RAIN CHANGED TO HEAVY SNOW AND TOTALED
        12.5 INCHES OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.  MOST OF THE SNOW...
        12.0 INCHES...FELL ON THE 5TH AND THIS WAS THE GREATEST
        24-HOUR SNOWFALL EVER MEASURED DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.
        THIS WAS ALSO THE ONLY MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE MONTH THAT
        YEAR.  LOW TEMPERATURES OF 27 DEGREES ON THE 5TH AND 23
        DEGREES ON THE 6TH WERE RECORD MINIMUMS FOR THE DATES.
        HIGH TEMPERATURES ON BOTH DAYS WERE IN THE LOWER 40`S.
        SOUTHEAST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 24 MPH WITH AN EXTREME
        VELOCITY TO 26 MPH.
      IN 1964...HIGH WINDS GUSTED TO 54 MPH IN BOULDER AND TO 80 MPH
        AT JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR BROOMFIELD.  WIND GUSTS OF
        50 TO 60 MPH WERE COMMON OVER ALL OF EASTERN COLORADO.
        BUILDINGS...POWER LINES...TREES...AND VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED BY
        THE WIND.   SOUTH-SOUTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 54 MPH CAUSED SOME
        BLOWING DUST AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE THE
        VISIBILITY WAS BRIEFLY REDUCED TO 2 MILES.
      IN 1973...A HEAVY DRIVING RAIN STORM WITH EMBEDDED
        THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCED 1 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN AND CAUSED
        LOCAL FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE FRONT
        RANGE.  THE GREATEST FLASH FLOODING OCCURRED IN METRO
        DENVER WHERE RAINFALL TOTALED 3.56 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  FLOODING IN METRO DENVER OCCURRED
        ON CLEAR CREEK AND THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER...ALREADY SWOLLEN
        FROM HEAVY SNOWMELT.  NUMEROUS BASEMENTS WERE FLOODED...
        ROADS AND STREETS WERE WASHED OUT...A BRIDGE WAS DEMOLISHED...
        AND MISCELLANEOUS OTHER DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.  NORTH WINDS
        GUSTED TO 39 MPH AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DURING
        THE STORM.  THE STORM PRODUCED MAJOR DOWNSTREAM FLOODING
        ALONG THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER ALL THE WAY TO THE NEBRASKA
        BORDER DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.  ONE PERSON DIED AND
        TOTAL DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT AROUND 120 MILLION DOLLARS.
      IN 1978...HEAVY WET SNOW OF AROUND 24 INCHES COLLAPSED AN
        OFFICE AND HOTEL BUILDING IN BOULDER.  MANY CARS WERE
        ABANDONED IN THE CITY.  DENVER RECEIVED 14 INCHES OF
        HEAVY WET SNOW WITH EVERGREEN AND GOLDEN REPORTING 12
        INCHES.  SNOWFALL TOTALED 12.4 INCHES AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WITH A TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
        ON THE GROUND OF 8 INCHES DUE TO MELTING.  SOUTHEAST WINDS
        GUSTED TO 23 MPH ON THE 5TH.  TEMPERATURES BOTH DAYS
        REMAINED IN THE LOWER TO MID 30`S.
6     IN 1876...HEAVY SNOW FELL DURING THE NIGHT AND ENDED DURING
        THE MORNING...BUT NO AMOUNT WAS RECORDED.  LIGHT HAIL FELL
        BRIEFLY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON.  PRECIPITATION FOR THE
        DAY TOTALED 1.05 INCH WHICH WOULD GIVE AN ESTIMATED SNOWFALL
        OF NEARLY 11 INCHES HAD ALL OF THE PRECIPITATION BEEN SNOW.
      IN 1889...NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1893...HEAVY SNOW OF 8.9 INCHES FELL OVER DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        ONCE ON THE GROUND...THE SNOW MELTED RAPIDLY.  THIS WAS THE
        ONLY SNOW OF THE MONTH.  NORTHWEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO
        20 MPH.
      IN 1904...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH WITH AN EXTREME
        VELOCITY TO 46 MPH.
      IN 1914...AN APPARENT DRY MICROBURST PRODUCED SUSTAINED NORTH
        WINDS TO 44 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 50 MPH.
      IN 1920...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED HAIL AND 0.55 INCH OF RAIN.
        THE HAIL OF UNKNOWN SIZE COVERED THE GROUND.
      IN 1921...THUNDERSTORM WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 42 MPH WITH
        GUSTS TO 44 MPH.  RAINFALL WAS ONLY 0.17 INCH.
      IN 1936...A LIGHT TO MODERATE DUSTSTORM MOVED IN FROM THE
        EAST ON SOUTHEAST WINDS AND LASTED MOST OF THE DAY.  THE
        DUST REDUCED THE VISIBILITY TO TWO MILES AT TIMES.  WINDS
        FROM THE NORTHWEST SUSTAINED TO 21 MPH SWEPT THE DUST OUT
        OF THE CITY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON.
      IN 1966...A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SIGHTED FOR 7 MINUTES TO THE
        SOUTHWEST OF STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THE FUNNEL
        APPEARED TO BE PICKING UP DUST FROM THE GROUND...BUT WAS
        TOO DISTANT TO TELL.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.
      IN 1968...A THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST TO 53 MPH WAS RECORDED AT
        STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1988...HIGH WINDS RAKED THE STATE.  WIND GUSTS RANGED FROM
        60 TO 80 MPH IN BOULDER...AURORA...AND AT CENTENNIAL AIRPORT.
        SOUTH-SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 53 MPH WERE RECORDED AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  ACROSS METRO DENVER...THE STRONG
        WINDS KNOCKED WINDOWS OUT OF BUILDINGS...DOWNED POWER POLES
        AND WIRES AND SOME FENCES...UNROOFED SEVERAL BUILDINGS...AND
        DAMAGED SIGNS.
      IN 1997...STRONG WINDS FROM A DRY MICROBURST BLEW AN EMPTY
        18-WHEELER ON ITS SIDE IN THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF I-25
        NORTH OF DENVER NEAR THE BRIGHTON EXIT.  THERE WERE NO
        INJURIES.  WEST WINDS GUSTED TO 46 MPH AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
6-7   IN 1873...SNOWFALL TOTALED 8.9 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.
        MOST OF THE SNOW FELL ON THE 6TH.
7     IN 1904...WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 48 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        60 MPH.  A SHOWER PRODUCED 0.16 INCH OF RAIN.
      IN 1953...A MICROBURST CAUSED A BRIEF WIND GUST TO 58 MPH AT
        STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1958...3/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL FELL OVER SOUTH METRO DENVER...
        10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1977...BASEBALL SIZE HAIL DAMAGED WINDOWS IN WHEAT RIDGE.
        HAIL WAS 4 INCHES DEEP ON THE GROUND IN ARVADA.  HAIL 3/4
        TO 1 INCH DIAMETER FELL IN WESTMINSTER AND KITTREDGE.
      IN 1990...A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT PRODUCED WIND GUSTS OF 40
        TO 60 MPH.  BRIGHTON REPORTED A WIND GUST TO 57 MPH...WHILE
        NORTH WIND GUSTS TO 44 MPH WERE MEASURED AT STAPLETON
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1995...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS STRUCK AURORA.  HAIL PILED 4 TO
        5 INCHES DEEP IN THE VICINITY OF QUINCY RESERVOIR IN SOUTH
        AURORA.  LIGHTNING STRUCK AN AURORA POLICE COMMUNICATIONS
        TOWER CAUSING SIGNIFICANT MALFUNCTION TO THE PRIMARY
        SYSTEM.  MINOR DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK
        AN APARTMENT BUILDING.  HAIL...UP TO 1 1/4 INCHES IN
        DIAMETER...WHILE SOFT AND SLUSHY...ACCUMULATED UP TO 6 INCHES
        DEEP IN 15 MINUTES.  MANY STREETS WERE CLOSED FOR AN HOUR
        OR MORE DUE TO FLOODING CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN AND MELTING
        HAIL STONES.  SOME TREES WERE STRIPPED OF THEIR LEAVES.
        HAIL AS LARGE AS 1/2 INCH DIAMETER WAS MEASURED AT DENVER
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SIGHTED.
      IN 2003...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY NEAR BENNETT...BUT
        DID NO REPORTED DAMAGE.
      IN 2005...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 3/4 INCH HAIL NEAR
        BRIGHTON AND A THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST TO 60 MPH NEAR
        FORT LUPTON.
      IN 2014...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED LARGE HAIL...FROM 1 TO
        1 1/2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...ACROSS PARTS OF ARVADA...BROOMFIELD...
        DACONO...NORTHGLENN AND THORNTON.
7-8   IN 1958...RAINFALL TOTALED 2.50 INCHES AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
8     IN 1873...A VERY LIGHT RAIN FELL UNTIL 5:00 AM...WHEN IT
        TURNED INTO LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET AND WAS ACCOMPANIED BY
        BRISK NORTHEAST WINDS.  THE SNOW FROZE AS IT FELL...
        BREAKING THE TELEGRAPH LINES IN MANY PLACES.
        PRECIPITATION TOTALED ONLY 0.14 INCH IN THE CITY.
      IN 1883...A SEVERE RAIN AND HAILSTORM STRUCK THE CITY.  IN
        25 MINUTES THE HAIL WAS 5 INCHES DEEP IN THE VICINITY OF
        THE WEATHER OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN DENVER AND REPORTED AS
        DEEP AS 10 TO 12 INCHES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY.
        GUTTERS WERE BLOCKED BY THE HAIL...AND MANY CELLARS WERE
        FLOODED.  PRECIPITATION FROM THE STORM WAS 1.90 INCHES
        WITH THE TOTAL FOR THE DAY RECORDED AT 2.02 INCHES.  THE
        SIZE OF THE HAIL WAS NOT RECORDED.
      IN 1988...A WIND GUST TO 68 MPH WAS RECORDED AT ECHO LAKE.
        NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 35 MPH AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.
      IN 1995...HIGH WINDS OF UNKNOWN STRENGTH BLEW A CAMPER SHELL
        FROM THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK NEAR FORT LUPTON.  NORTH
        WINDS GUSTED TO 49 MPH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
      IN 1996...1 TO 2 INCH DIAMETER HAIL WAS MEASURED IN
        LOCHBUIE NORTHEAST OF DENVER.  BEAN SIZE HAIL FELL IN
        BRIGHTON.  THE LARGE HAIL FELL FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
        TO THE NORTHEAST OF METRO DENVER.
      IN 2003...TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY NEAR BRIGHTON...
        WATKINS...AND STRASBURG...BUT DID NO REPORTED DAMAGE.
        HAIL TO 3/4 INCH IN DIAMETER WAS MEASURED NEAR HUDSON.
8-9   IN 1957...INTENSE HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLASH FLOODING ON TOLL
        GATE CREEK IN AURORA WHERE 3 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A CAR.
        UP TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 5 HOURS IN THE TOLL GATE
        CREEK BASIN.  THE RAIN ALSO CAUSED FLASH FLOODING ON SAND
        CREEK IN AURORA AND DENVER.  RAINFALL TOTALED 3.29 INCHES
        AT STAPLETON AIRPORT WITH MOST OF THE RAIN...2.34 INCHES...
        OCCURRING ON THE 9TH.
8-10  IN 1979...4.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT WHERE NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED TO 30 MPH ON THE 8TH.
        MOST OF THE SNOWFALL...2.3 INCHES...OCCURRED ON THE 9TH.
        HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 35 DEGREES ON THE 9TH EQUALED THE
        RECORD LOW MAXIMUM FOR THE DATE.
9     IN 1875...A HEAVY WINDSTORM SWEPT ACROSS THE CITY FOR MOST
        OF THE DAY.  WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS AVERAGED A SUSTAINED
        SPEED OF 31 MPH BETWEEN 6:00 AM AND 3:00 PM.  THE PEAK
        WIND WAS SUSTAINED TO 45 MPH AT 9:50 AM.
      IN 1918...POST-FRONTAL WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 40 MPH WITH
        GUSTS AS HIGH AS 43 MPH.  ONLY A TRACE OF RAIN FELL.
      IN 1941...A TORNADO WAS NOTED AT 2:20 PM TO THE NORTHEAST
        OF DOWNTOWN AND WAS FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER SIMILAR SHAPED
        CLOUD OR DUST ROLL ESTIMATED 3 MILES BEHIND.  THICK DUST
        FOLLOWED WITH HEAVY GUSTS OF WIND.  THE TEMPERATURE FELL
        15 DEGREES IN 10 MINUTES FOLLOWING THE TWISTER.  THE MILD
        TORNADO DID LITTLE DAMAGE EXCEPT TO UNPROTECTED FRAME
        STRUCTURES.  WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO 50 MPH WITH THE
        PASSING OF THE TORNADO AT STAPLETON AIRPORT.  IT WAS
        VISIBLE TO OBSERVERS FOR 10 MINUTES AND WAS LOST FROM
        SIGHT AS IT TRAVELED EAST INTO HUGE ROLLS OF DUST.  HAIL
        AND RAIN FOLLOWED WITH A FEW HAILSTONES AS LARGE AS 1/2
        INCH IN DIAMETER DOWNTOWN.  NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED FROM
        THE HAIL.  THUNDERSTORM WINDS SUSTAINED TO 31 MPH PRODUCED
        BLOWING DUST DOWNTOWN.  PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.07 INCH.
      IN 1983...STREAMS SWOLLEN BY RECENT RAIN AND SNOWMELT CAUSED
        AN EARTHEN DAM TO COLLAPSE...WASHING OUT PORTIONS OF STATE
        HIGHWAY 67 NEAR DECKERS IN SOUTHERN DOUGLAS COUNTY.
      IN 1992...THREE BOYS...AGES 11...12...AND 16...WERE STRUCK BY
        LIGHTNING WHILE TAKING COVER UNDER A LARGE TREE DURING A
        THUNDERSTORM IN JEFFERSON COUNTY...JUST 7 MILES NORTHWEST
        OF DENVER.  THE THREE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
9-10  IN 1889...HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALED 2.15 INCHES IN DOWNTOWN
        DENVER.  THE COLD RAIN WAS MIXED WITH SNOW AT TIMES
        OVERNIGHT.  TEMPERATURES ON THE 10TH RANGED FROM A
        HIGH OF 38 DEGREES TO A LOW OF 32 DEGREES WITH NORTH
        WINDS SUSTAINED TO 22 MPH.
      IN 2003...A LATE SPRING SNOWSTORM HAMMERED THE MOUNTAINS...
        EASTERN FOOTHILLS...AND URBAN CORRIDOR.  THE HEAVIEST
        SNOWFALL OCCURRED NORTH OF INTERSTATE 70.  THE HEAVY
        WET SNOW CAUSED DAMAGE TO TREES THROUGHOUT METRO DENVER
        AND DOWNED POWER LINES.  ABOUT 40 THOUSAND PEOPLE ALONG
        THE URBAN CORRIDOR WERE WITHOUT POWER.  STORM TOTAL
        SNOWFALL AMOUNTS INCLUDED:  11.5 INCHES IN LOUISVILLE...
        8 INCHES IN BOULDER AND BROOMFIELD; 7 INCHES IN
        THORNTON...BROOMFIELD...AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
        AND AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL
        AIRPORT; AND 6 INCHES 4 MILES EAST OF DENVER.  SNOWFALL
        RANGED FROM 4 TO 9 INCHES ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN WELD
        COUNTY.  IN THE FOOTHILLS...15 INCHES OF SNOW FELL NEAR
        JAMESTOWN...9 INCHES AT ROLLINSVILLE AND RAWAH...WITH
        8 INCHES AT CHIEF HOSA AND ATOP LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN.
        THE SNOW WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THUNDER ON THE AFTERNOON
        OF THE 9TH AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE WEST
        WINDS GUSTED TO 25 MPH ON THE 9TH AND NORTH WINDS GUSTED
        TO 22 MPH ON THE 10TH.

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