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Statement as of 3:59 AM MDT on September 03, 2015

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

1-5 in 1995... record breaking heat occurred on the first 5 days
        of the month when the temperature climbed into the 90's
        on each day. Record high temperatures of 97 degrees on
        both the 1st and 4th equaled the all-time record maximum
        for the month. High temperature of 95 degrees on the 3rd
        was a record for the date. High temperatures of 94 degrees
        on both the 2nd and the 5th were not records. The low
        temperature of 64 degrees on the 4th equaled the record
        high minimum for the date.
1-7 in 1978... the temperature reached 90 degrees or more on seven
        consecutive days with the highest temperature... 94 degrees...
        recorded on both the 4th and 6th.
2-3 in 1892... there was a trace of rainfall each day. This...
        together with a trace of rain on both the 7th and 8th... was
        the only rainfall of the month... making the month the driest
        on record. The monthly record was equaled in 1944.
3 in 1901... a thunderstorm produced rain... hail of unknown size...
        and south winds sustained to 40 mph with gusts to 43 mph.
      In 1961... Labor Day snow storm is the earliest date of the
        first snow... trace and measurable... of the season. The heavy
        wet snow broke many limbs from trees that were still in full
        foliage. The storm produced 4.2 inches of snowfall at
        Stapleton Airport with nearly a foot of snow in western
        suburbs and in the foothills. Minimum temperature of 33
        degrees was a record for the date and the coldest ever
        recorded so early in the season.
      In 1999... severe thunderstorms dumped large hail across Metro
        Denver. Hail as large as 1 inch in diameter was measured
        near Cherry Creek in Aurora and near Bennett. Hail to 3/4
        inch in diameter fell in the city of Denver.
      In 2002... a thunderstorm produced a wind gust to 51 mph at
        Denver International Airport.
      In 2003... very heavy thunderstorm rain washed out parts of
        the Virginia Canyon Road above Idaho Springs. Up to
        4 feet of mud reportedly washed down the Road during the
        storm. Several vehicles were trapped on the Road. In
        Idaho Springs... several streets... including the Main Street...
        were also buried in mud and gravel. Some buildings in
        town experienced minor flooding... including the basement
        of the town Library and the police station.
3-6 in 1909... rainfall for the 4 days accumulated to 3.97 inches
        in Boulder... while in Denver rainfall totaled 2.45 inches
        on the 4th... 5th... and 6th.

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