Denver’s final weekend of summer time goes out with record-setting summer time temperatures.
Town hit 90 levels Saturday for the 74th time this 12 months, setting a brand new report for essentially the most variety of days at 90 or above, in keeping with the Nationwide Climate Service in Boulder.
The earlier report was set in 2012, when Denver skilled 73 days with temperatures within the 90s. This 12 months, Denver additionally recorded its newest 100-degree day on the calendar ever on Sept. 5.
Denver reached 90° this afternoon for the 74th time in 2020 which breaks the report for many 90° days in a 12 months. #COwx pic.twitter.com/WO1XoyAmtP
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) September 19, 2020
Meteorologist David Barjenbruch attributed the record-setting 12 months to an “sadly dry summer time with what appeared like unrelenting warmth.”
“The dryness, outdoors of that one fast glimpse of winter in early September, has rapidly constructed again over the realm,” Barjenbruch stated. “We simply had a dominating ridge of excessive stress over the entire Western United States this summer time.”
This is probably not the final time the mercury surpasses 90 levels, he stated. Monday will likely be very heat with highs within the higher 80s and towards the tip of the week, Denver could have one other shot at breaking into the 90s.
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“It’s not out the query and that’s fairly late in September to be hitting 90 on a routine foundation,” Barjenbruch stated.
Tuesday, Sept. 22 marks the primary day of fall, however the metro space could not get autumnal climate for some time. Forecasts predict that Denver will see above-average temperatures going into early October, Barjenbruch stated. That’s regarding since October normally brings downslope winds that improve the chance of fireside hazard, he stated.
However there’s a silver lining: “The lucky factor in regards to the warmth, if you happen to’re sick and uninterested in it, is the times are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler and it’s solely getting sizzling for a shorter time frame throughout the day,” Barjenbruch stated.