If you think it’s been hot in the mountains of Colorado, just consider yourself one of the lucky few in the state that doesn’t call the Front Range home. The heat continues to rise down in the high plains and today, the National Weather Service recorded the hottest day ever for Denver, CO with a high of 105°F.
That sweltering heat is tied for first along with 5 others particularly hot days from recent history. 4 out of 5 of those record high days occurred in the past 15 years. The only non-millennium outlier occurred way back in 1878.
Similar heat is projected to continue through Wednesday. There’s a decent chance for some significant T-storms Wednesday through Friday and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for those fighting wildfires throughout the Rockies.
“For Colorado, last month was the third warmest and 26th driest June on record. The June contiguous U.S. temperature was 71.5°F, 3.0°F above the 20th century average. Only June 1933 and 2016 were warmer for the nation.”
The second largest in the state’s history, The Spring Creek Fire has already burned over 100k acres and continues at approximately 70% containment.
Find the entire NOAA Climate report for Jan-June here: Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2018