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Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on April 28, 2015


... Today in Metro Denver weather history...

27-28 in 1919... rainfall totaled 2.03 inches for the two days...
        along with a trace of snowfall. Northwest winds were
        sustained to 24 mph with gusts to 26 mph on the 27th.
      In 1975... high winds gusting to 85 mph severely damaged a
        Mobile home in Boulder and caused other minor damage.
        West winds gusted to 46 mph at Stapleton International
        Airport on the 28th.
      In 1996... heavy snow fell over portions of the Front Range
        foothills west of Denver. Snowfall amounts ranged from
        4 to 7 inches. Only 0.3 inch of snow fell at the site of
        the former Stapleton International Airport. North winds
        gusted to 41 mph at Denver International Airport on the
        27th.
28 in 1894... southwest winds were sustained to 35 mph with gusts
        as high as 60 mph.
      In 1896... apparent Post-frontal bora winds from the northwest
        were sustained to 43 mph with gusts as high as 56 mph.
        Rainfall totaled 0.22 inch.
      In 1990... high winds raked the northeastern plains and eastern
        foothills from Boulder north. Wind gusts to 70 mph were
        recorded in Boulder. West winds gusted to 41 mph at
        Stapleton International Airport.
      In 2001... a 21-year-old man was struck by lightning along The
        Shoulder of I-225 near Parker Road. His brother's car had
        broken down and he stopped to help. The Bolt briefly
        stopped the man's heart and caused the right side of his
        body to go numb.
      In 2003... severe thunderstorms produced large hail across
        southern Metro Denver. Hail to 1 3/4 inches in diameter
        fell in Englewood and 2 miles east of Centennial Airport.
        Hail as large as 1 1/2 inches in diameter fell in Aurora
        near Cherry Creek. Other large hail reports included
        1 inch hail near Bennett... and 7/8 inch hail in Greenwood
        Village and at Centennial Airport.
28-29 in 1950... snowfall totaled 6.3 inches at Stapleton
        Airport... but only 3.5 inches over downtown Denver.
      In 1960... heavy snow fell at Stapleton Airport where
        8.6 inches of snow were measured. North winds gusted to
        38 mph. Most of the snow... 6.9 inches... fell on the 29th.


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