At 12:53pm the station at Denver International Airport reported 82 degrees. This easily bested the previous record for October 28 of 80 degrees last set in 1994.
Here in Thornton we were actually a bit warmer reaching 83 degrees at 3:34pm.
At this time it is certain that October 2016 will go into the record books as one of the 10 warmest Octobers in Denver history. Where it ends up on the list is yet to be determined but it is likely to be around the fourth or fifth warmest.