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Issued: 2:59 AM MDT Aug. 25, 2016 – National Weather Service
 
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...

19-30 in 1875... grasshoppers appeared in great numbers at 10:00 am
        on the 19th. Thousands landed on the ground. The streets
        were literally covered with them. Swarms of grasshoppers
        were seen on each day. All gardens in the city were
        devastated... and in the Countryside the grasshoppers were
        very destructive to ripened grain. On the 30th the
        grasshoppers were so numerous as to almost darken the sun.
24-26 in 1910... the lowest temperature ever recorded in August... 40
        degrees... occurred on each of these days and on August 22...
        1904. The unusually cold weather for so early in the
        season brought sub-freezing minimum temperatures to much
        of the Colorado northeastern plains.
25 in 1951... a microburst produced a southwest wind gust to 50
        mph at Stapleton Airport. Only a trace of rain was
        observed.
      In 1964... thunderstorm winds gusted to 59 mph and caused
        some blowing dust at Stapleton International Airport.
      In 1994... lightning struck a power pole in Louisville and
        caused a two-hour power outage.
      In 2008... an unoccupied home was struck by lightning in Aurora...
        causing 75 thousand dollars in damage to the roof.


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