Following on last week’s wintry blast, residents of the Mile High City were anxious for spring-like weather and they received it today. Denver has officially set a new record high temperature for the date breaking a 131 year old record.
The National Weather Service reported that at 3:32pm the mercury reached 82 degrees at the official measuring station at Denver International Airport (DIA). This breaks the previous record of 81 degrees set in 1879. The service noted that Rutherford B. Hayes was our 19th president at the time.
Here at ThorntonWeather.com, we reached a high of 81.7 degrees at 4:01pm.
Denver’s newest National Weather Service station at Denver City Park recorded a high temperature today of 81 degrees. Many believe this station is the one that should be the official reporting station for the city as the station at DIA has been shown to be skewing Denver’s climate records.
Other area stations reported similarly warm temperatures. Longmont reached a high temperature of 83 degrees breaking its old record of 81 degrees set in 1986. On the Rocky Mountain Weather Network, Arvada reached 84 degrees, north Denver 83 degrees, Littleton 81 degrees and Broomfield 83 degrees.