Denver's Latest Spring Freeze Followed By 90-Degree Heat
Temps Swing 60 Degrees In 2 Days
10:49 AM, Jun 11, 2007
Residents of Colorado's Front Range awoke Friday morning to frost-covered windshields as temperatures dropped to the lowest readings in over 50 years.Just one day later they were at local pools enjoying temperatures in the mid-80s.The temperature at Denver International Airport fell to 31 degrees at 5:44 a.m. Friday, setting a new record low for the date.The previous record for June 8 was 37 degrees, last set in 1974.In addition to the new record low, the sub-freezing temperatures also became the latest freeze on record for the city of Denver and the second-coldest June temperature ever recorded.The previous date of latest freeze on record was June 2, 1951.Temperatures in Denver have only dropped below freezing two other times during the month of June; 32 degrees on June 1, 1919 and 30 degrees on June 2, 1951.
Temperatures Swing 60 Degrees
The June chill was short-lived as temperatures climbed nearly 60 degrees within 48 hours.The afternoon highs reached 84 degrees on Saturday and 90 degrees on Sunday.Monday's high temperature of 92 degrees was the warmest recorded so far during during 2007.The average high temperature for June 11 in Denver is 81 degrees.It was even hottest across southeast Colorado on Monday, with both Pueblo and Lamar topping out at 96 degrees.When 7NEWS viewer Dorn Nienaber was asked what he thought about the rapid temperature change, he said, "It's Colorado. If you don't like the weather, just give it a little time and it will definitely change."