August Was Hottest In Denver's History

Record Set For Average Temperature 77 Degrees; Ties Record With 22 Days Of 90s

This past August was the hottest August in Denver's history.

The National Weather Service said Thursday that August had an average temperature of 77 degrees, beating the previous record of 76.8 set in 1937.

The temperature was either at or above 90 degrees on 22 days during the month, tying the number of days seen in Augusts in 1995 and 1960.

Meanwhile, truckers in Colorado's mountains are being reminded to get ready for snow. From Thursday through the end of May, commercial vehicles on Interstate 70 between Dotsero and Morrison are required to carry chains in their vehicles in case of snow.

Thursday's Denver Area Forecast

September will start in the same way that August ended -- hot. Temperatures will once again climb into the upper 90s by 4 p.m. Thursday.

The record high for Sept. 1 is 97 degrees, set back in 1995, and there are highs of 95 to 97 degrees across the metro area.

The good news is that the area is about to see an abrupt change. A cold front will swing through Colorado late Thursday night. Temperatures will return to near normal on Friday, with a high of 84 degrees.

The weekend looks even cooler, with 80 degrees on Saturday and upper 70s on Sunday. This will be the first day of 70s in more than 70 days. The last time Denver saw 70s temps was way back on June 21.

As far as rain, there won't be much with these next two fronts. It will be a cooler, but fairly dry air mass that will descend over the state. September is typically the sunniest month for the metro area, so enjoy!

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