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Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on June 26, 2016
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
22-26 in 2012... the maximum temperature exceeded 100 degrees for
five consecutive days. Two of the high temperatures on
the 25th and 26th peaked at 105 degrees... which set the
all time record for the month of June and tied the all
time maximum temperature for Denver.
25-26 in 1969... high winds raked Boulder causing one fatality and
some injuries. One man was injured by a falling tree limb.
At the National center for atmospheric research in Boulder...
sustained winds of 55 to 60 mph with wind gusts to 123 mph
were recorded. In downtown Boulder... winds averaged 30 to 40
mph with gusts to 70 mph. Widespread minor damage occurred...
especially in The Table Mesa area of south Boulder. Much
tree damage occurred in the older areas of Boulder where
several trees were uprooted. A Mobile home was overturned
by the winds. At Stapleton Airport... west winds gusted to
43 mph on the 25th and 37 mph on the 26th.
In 1975... strong winds damaged utility lines... buildings...
vehicles... trees... and power lines in Boulder and other
communities to the north of Boulder. Microburst winds
gusted to 45 mph at Stapleton International Airport on
In 1983... heavy rain fell in the foothills west of Denver with
1.50 inches in 30 minutes at intercanyon. Heavy rain
continued over Metro Denver on the 26th with two-day
storm totals at many locations ranging from 1.00 to 2.50
inches. Rainfall totaled 1.37 inches at Stapleton
International Airport on the 26th.
In 1985... one to two inches of rain fell over Metro Denver.
At Stapleton International Airport... rainfall totaled 0.93
inches... thunderstorm winds gusted to 44 mph... and 7/10 inch
hail was measured. The air mass was unusually cold for the
season... and snow fell in the foothills above 8 thousand
feet. The high temperature of only 63 degrees on the
26th equaled the record low maximum reading for the date.
26 in 1873... there was a great deal of smoke from a large Forest
fire in the mountains to the southwest of the city and a
smaller fire directly to the west.
In 1874... fires at timberline to the west were visible from
the city. New and extensive fires were continually started
from south to northwest along the ridge line. Carelessness
of tourists was the apparent cause of the fires. Large and
valuable tracts of Timber had already been destroyed.
In 1890... the only thunderstorm of the month produced a trace
of rain. A trace of rain also fell on 7 other days. This
was the only precipitation recorded during the month...
making it the driest June on record.
In 1893... northwest winds were sustained to 45 mph with gusts
to 48 mph.
In 1971... a microburst wind gust to 58 mph was recorded at
Stapleton International Airport. Dust devils were sighted.
In 1980... strong gusty thunderstorm winds damaged several
Mobile homes in Thornton. Thunderstorm winds gusted
to 37 mph at Stapleton International Airport.
In 1986... hail piled up 1 1/2 inches deep in Golden Gate
Canyon and covered roadways an inch deep in Evergreen.
In 1988... a tornado touched down 2 miles north of Watkins.
It was on the ground for 15 minutes and did no reported
In 1989... two inch diameter hail fell at Kassler... 1 inch hail
at Louviers... and 1 1/2 inch hail at Tiny Town.
In 1991... high winds... not associated with thunderstorms...
damaged a home in the Green Mountain area. The strong winds
picked up a heavy metal and glass table on the deck of a
house and threw it into the house. The Table was destroyed
and the house received considerable damage.
In 1992... 3/4 inch diameter hail fell in south Aurora and near
Buckley Air National Guard Base. Golf Ball size hail was
reported in Parker.
In 1994... the all-time highest recorded temperature in June
and the second highest temperature ever recorded in Denver...
104 degrees occurred. This was the hottest day in Denver
since August 8... 1878... when the temperature reached 105
In 2005... strong thunderstorm winds gusting to 58 mph damaged
a garage and some nearby trees near Fort Lupton. Winds
also gusted to 58 mph near Watkins. Thunderstorm winds
gusted to 60 mph near Roggen. Hail to 3/4 inch in diameter
was measured in southwest Aurora.
In 2009... severe thunderstorms moving through Denver and the
surrounding Metro area produced intense thunderstorm winds.
At Denver International Airport... a wind gust blew a
luggage car into a southwest airlines airplane causing
some damage. Peak wind gusts included: 68 mph at
Denver International Airport... 4 miles west of Rocky
Mountain Metropolitan Airport and 12.5 miles north of Lowry
afb; 64 mph near Arvada and parker; and 60 mph in
In 2014... a severe thunderstorm produced a peak wind gust to
58 mph approximately 9 miles northeast of Denver
International Airport. Offically... a peak wind gust to 54
mph was measured from the northeast with just a trace of
26-27 in 1965... wind gusts to 38 mph were recorded in downtown
Boulder... causing widespread minor damage. A microburst wind
gust to 41 mph was recorded at Stapleton International
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