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Extreme heat shatters four temperature records in two days in Denver

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 4:12pm MDT

Under a stubborn area of high pressure the Mile High City has been sweltering with unseasonably hot temperatures. The past two days saw four temperature records be broken as the mercury climbed to regions more akin to the middle of summer than June.  Thornton fell just shy of 100° today reaching “only 99°.  Officially though […]

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Denver breaks two temperature records for June 10

Monday, June 10th, 2013 7:48pm MDT

Under the influence of strong high pressure, the mercury soared in the Mile High City on Monday and two temperature records fell. As measured at Denver International Airport, the mercury reached a high of 99 degrees at 2:53 p.m.  This broke the previous record high temperature for June 10 of 97 degrees set in 1952. […]

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Denver ties record high temperature for May 14

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 6:22pm MDT

The unseasonably warm weather this week reached record setting levels today.  At 1:55pm the temperature at Denver International Airport reached 87° tying the record high temperature for the date previously set on May 14, 1996. Here in Thornton we were a couple of degrees warmer as the mercury climbed to 89°.  This is the warmest […]

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Denver breaks low temperature record for date, ties all time May low temperature

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 7:26am MDT

In the wake of our May Day snowstorm, clear skies the following morning allowed temperatures to plummet and reach very winter-like levels.  As the mercury bottomed out, Denver broke one low temperature record and tied another. As measured at Denver International Airport, the temperature this morning dropped to 19 degrees at 6:41am.  This easily breaks […]

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Yet another low temperature record falls in Denver

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 2:28pm MDT

Just before midnight last night the mercury dropped to 21 degrees at Denver International Airport setting a record low temperature for the date of April 22.  The breaks the previous record for the date of 22 degrees set 139 years ago in 1874. Here in Thornton we  couldn’t quite match that with a low temperature […]

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Denver ties record low temperature for April 16

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 9:19am MDT

Our unseasonably cold April continues.  Following a healthy show of snow yesterday temperatures dropped this morning to a low of 22 degrees as measured at Denver International Airport.  This ties the record low for the date last set in 1999. Here in Thornton we matched DIA’s number with a low of 22 degrees this morning. […]

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Storm system delivers Denver’s first record-setting cold temperatures in years

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 9:44am MDT

While April may normally be associated with showers, Mother Nature sometimes throws us a curveball.  Such was the case with the bitter cold temperatures she delivered that broke records, one dating back more than 50 years ago. Denver’s official temperature as measured at Denver International Airport dropped to 9 degrees just before midnight last night.  […]

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Denver breaks record high temperature for March 15

Friday, March 15th, 2013 4:20pm MDT

A record-setting day!  The mercury in Denver topped out today at 76° breaking the old high temperature record for the date of 75° set way back in 1877.  Here in Thornton we bested the reading at DIA hitting 78.6° at 3:10pm. Get out an enjoy the mild evening today as cooler and wetter weather is […]

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Denver’s record number of 90 degree days stands at 73; Are there more to come?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 6:34pm MDT

Denver has officially recorded 73 days during the season this year of temperatures ?90 degrees (May – September).  Here in Thornton we recorded 62 days over the same period.  The Denver mark surpasses the record for the most 90 degree days of 61 set in 2000.  Given the more seasonal temperatures that are in our […]

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New world high temperature record holder: Death Valley, California

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 11:56am MDT

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced today that the record holder for the hottest temperature ever recorded on the planet had been changed. A record dating back to 1922 in El Azizia, Libya was deemed invalid and thus the honor now falls on a temperature recorded in Death Valley, California in 1913.  Read the rest […]

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