Denver climate: Scorching, dry and smoky with near-record temperatures

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Scorching, dry and smoky situations will proceed within the Denver Metro space at the moment.
Denver may hit 96 levels — the report excessive temperature was 98 levels set in 1960, in response to the Nationwide Climate Service. Highs within the mid- to upper-90s are forecast via Thursday.
The forecast low temperature tonight is 63.

The air high quality will stay poor as wildfires proceed to ship smoke into the Entrance Vary.
Denver has had 61 days this yr with temperatures of no less than 90 levels, in response to the NWS.
The report is 73 days with temperatures 90 and better, set in 2012.
On common, the final day Denver sees temperatures within the 90s is Sept. 4. The report late 90-degree day occurred Oct. 1, 1892.
Drought situations have accelerated this yr, altering dramatically from the place they had been a yr in the past:

We've fallen shortly into drought situations. What a distinction a yr makes! #COwx https://t.co/JwLKtOydDq
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 22, 2020

Temperatures alongside the Entrance Vary and Jap Plains shall be within the mid- to high-90s.
The Foothills will see temperatures within the mid-80s, with high-70s and low-80s for the central mountains.

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