Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on June 24, 2017
Expires 7:00 PM EDT on June 24, 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.
24 in 1873... there was a great deal of smoke from a fire in the
mountains to the southwest of the city during the late
In 1875... smoke from Forest fires in the mountains to the
southwest could plainly be seen from the city.
In 1958... a strong cold front produced a north wind gust to
55 mph at Stapleton Airport where blowing dust briefly
reduced the visibility to 1 mile.
In 1982... one inch diameter hail pelted west Denver. A half
inch of rain drenched the suburb of Englewood in 10 minutes.
Hail piled up to 5 inches deep... snarling rush hour traffic
and damaging some stores in a shopping center when the roof
In 1988... lightning destroyed the chimney of a house near
Evergreen. Another Bolt demolished a radio transmitter in
In 1989... Golf Ball size hail cut a swath 2 1/2 miles wide
through open country 14 miles southwest of Bennett. The
storm also dropped 1.75 inches of rain on the area. Hail
to 3/4 inch in diameter damaged the car of a storm chaser
just south of Bennett.
In 1996... a funnel cloud was sighted near Hudson where hail
up to 1 3/4 inch diameter fell. Lightning struck a home
in Littleton... which sparked a small fire on the roof.
Thunderstorm wind gusts to 64 mph were recorded in Castle
In 2005... severe thunderstorms produced large hail across
Metro Denver. Hail as large as 1 inch in diameter fell
near Castle Rock and Thornton. Hail to 3/4 inch was
measured near Northglenn and Fort Lupton.
In 2006... severe thunderstorms raked Metro Denver. Hail as
large as 2 1/2 inches in diameter shattered automobile
windshields in and near Boulder. Hail to 1 3/4 inches
pounded areas in and near Lakewood and Morrison. Hail to
1 inch was measured in Wheat Ridge along with 7/8 inch
hail in Arvada. Severe thunderstorm wind gusts estimated
to 69 mph snapped power lines for a distance of one quarter
mile near Castle Rock. Severe thunderstorm winds were
measured to 60 mph in Sedalia. Hail as large as 1 inch
in diameter fell near Evergreen and Castle Rock. Hail to
3/4 inch in diameter was reported in Louviers and near
In 2014... damaging hail... from 1 to 2 inches in diameter...
caused extensive damage to homes and automobiles over parts
of Arapahoe and Douglas counties including areas in and
near: Aurora-Cherry Creek... Buckley Air Force base... Denver
International Airport and Parker. Officially... 0.06 inches
of rain fell at Denver International Airport... with a peak
wind gust of 33 mph from the southeast.