More record breaking heat in Denver today – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-06-16 07:27:46 –

Denver — Yesterday afternoon, temperatures in Denver rose to 101 degrees Celsius. This is about 20 degrees higher than normal in mid-June. It also broke the 97-degree old record set on June 15, 1993.

On Wednesdays, there is even less extreme heat and thunderstorms. This heat wave is a record, as Denver’s highest record on June 16 was 96 degrees (2020).

In reality, it is very rare for a 3-digit day to be displayed for two consecutive days. In fact, it has only occurred 13 times since the late 1800s.

Smoke and fumes from western wildfires enter Colorado, causing colorful sunrises and sunsets in the coming days, but with limited visibility. Ozone alerts are also enabled along the front range. Low levels of ozone are irritants to the lungs. People with heart or respiratory problems should limit their physical activity outdoors.

Thursdays are still hot, with high pressures in the late 90’s, but slightly more likely to have storms and cloud cover in the afternoon. On weekends and weekends, cool weather and thunderstorms are expected to be more likely.

It’s good that our spring was very moist in the eastern half of the state — the drought condition is almost over so far. Western Colorado is not so lucky and remains very dry. We anticipate a dangerous fire in western Colorado this week.

At Denver International Airport, total rainfall since January 1st is about 10.5 inches. That’s a little over four inches more than usual over the past year.

The latest index shows drought-free conditions from Denver to Cheyenne and northeastern Colorado. Southeastern Colorado has also improved with little drought around Pueblo. Western and central Colorado still needs a lot of water to get out of the drought.

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