Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on June 23, 2017
Expires 7:00 PM EDT on June 23, 2017
... 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.
23 in 1874... a thunderstorm pelted the city with hail and brief
heavy rain. Rainfall was 0.30 inch in 10 minutes. Total
rainfall was 0.36 inch for the day. Hail to 1/4 inch in
diameter destroyed the Strawberry Fields near the limits
of the city. The thunderstorm dropped the temperature
from 93 degrees to 80 degrees in 5 minutes.
In 1887... north winds were sustained to 42 mph.
In 1954... the temperature climbed to a high of 102 degrees...
setting a record for the date.
In 1962... lightning struck and injured a man near Buffalo...
southwest of Denver... while he was riding in the back of a
pick-up truck. He suffered multiple bruises... cuts... and
In 1965... an apparent tornado was reported 18 miles east of
Denver. No damage was reported.
In 1975... hail up to 3/4 inch in diameter fell at Stapleton
International Airport and over other parts of Metro Denver.
Four funnel clouds were sighted: 10 miles northeast of
Denver... south of Boulder... southeast of Boulder... and south
In 1976... heavy rain and eroding water collapsed a retaining
wall in Thornton.
In 1981... a thunderstorm produced wind gusts to 60 mph in
In 1982... two separate bolts of lightning injured three men in
southwest Denver. Two buildings were slightly damaged.
In 1987... severe thunderstorms produced large hail across
Metro Denver. Golf Ball size hail fell in Littleton... near
Morrison... and in southeast Aurora with 1 1/2 inch hail
recorded in South Lakewood and 1 inch hail reported in
Littleton... Arvada... and at Cherry Creek dam. Two funnel
clouds were sighted 20 miles southwest of Stapleton
In 1993... non-convective high winds developed along the Front
Range foothills. Wind gusts to 70 mph were common near the
foothills with numerous tree limbs broken by the winds.
North winds gusting to 36 mph were recorded at Stapleton
In 1999... hail as large as 1 inch in diameter was measured
in the city of Denver with 3/4 inch hail in Littleton.
In 2001... a severe thunderstorm produced large hail in
south Metro Denver. Hail as large as 1 1/2 inch in
diameter fell in Littleton with 1 1/4 inch hail near
In 2009... hail up to 1 inch in diameter was observed near
Parker. At Denver interationaal Airport... a total of
1.64 inches was measured in a 24-hr period... setting
a new record for the date.
In 2014... severe thunderstorms produced large hail near
Commerce City and Fort Lupton. The hail sizes ranged
from 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.