The scorching summer time warmth continues in Denver because the temperature hit 100 levels on Tuesday, the primary triple-digit temp within the metropolis this yr.
The temperature at Denver CO has reached 100 levels, the primary 100 diploma day of 2020 in addition to a brand new file excessive temperature for this date. #cowx
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 18, 2020
Tuesday’s new file bests a 98-degree file set in 2013. It’s hasn’t been 100 levels in Denver since Sept. 2 of final yr, mentioned Frank Cooper, a meteorologist and spokesman with the Nationwide Climate Service in Boulder.
On Monday, Denver additionally set a brand new file excessive for Aug. 17 when the temperature hit 98 levels, breaking a 97-degree mark from 2013.
This season, Denver has had 58 days of above 90-degree temperatures, climbing into fifth place all-time for the town. By Saturday, Denver’s 90-plus readings ought to land in second place — if the recent climate forecast continues as anticipated — at 62 days and counting. The all-time file for the town is 72 days of above 90-degree warmth, set in 2012, based on the climate service.
“It’s been unusually sizzling,” mentioned Frank Cooper, a meteorologist with the climate service. “We didn’t see a lot of a monsoon this yr and that’s the primary purpose why it’s been so sizzling and dry.”