Denver officially hits first 90-degree day this year on June 27

The official daily temperature in Denver climbed into the 90s Tuesday for the first time this year, more than nine months since the most recent 90-degree day on Sept. 20.

While the first 90-degree mark in the city on June 27 seems to be running a bit deep into the year, the latest day for such a reading in Denver was back in 1967 when it held out until July 21, said Paul Schlatter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.

“We are nowhere near the latest date” for a 90-degree reading, Schlatter said.

At 2:48 p.m. Tuesday, Denver’s temperature, officially recorded at Denver International Airport, hit 92 degrees.

“That’s probably where we will top out today,” Schlatter said.

The record-high temperature for Denver on June 27 was 102 degrees set in 1990.

Over 140 years of weather record-keeping, there have been 13 instances in Denver when the first official 90-degree reading of the year has run deeper than June 27, Schlatter said.

“We’re glad it held out for this long this year,” he said with a chuckle.

The most recent late-season 90-degree day was in 1982 when temperatures officially remained below 90 degrees until June 28.

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