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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