Unseasonably warm and dry weather will continue to cover Colorado for the next seven days. While pleasant, it is way too dry as many areas of eastern Colorado have not even seen the first official snowfall.
When we do finally see some snow in Denver, it will be the latest first snowfall ever on record. Denver has gone 222 days since the last snowfall. The longest streak on record is 235 days, set in 1887, although the National Weather Service is skeptical on the accuracy of such an old record. More recent records — kept since 1948 for downtown — show that the previous longest snow-less streak was 211 days, set in 1977 and 1992.
On Monday, highs soared up to the mid to upper 60s and low 70s. (Our average afternoon highs should only be in the upper 40s this time of year). The official high was 72 degrees, just shy of the record of 74 for Nov. 29th - set in 1889!
A weak cold front will roll through on Tuesday, but it will be dry and temperatures will still be well above normal. Highs will be in the lower 60s in Denver and in the 40s to low 50s in the mountains.
Wednesday and Thursday will be warmer again with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s under sunny skies.
Another weak cold front will slip across the state on Friday, cooling temperatures into the 60s, but bringing no rain or snow.
Over the first weekend in December, temperatures will be slightly colder - in the 50s on the plains and 30s to low 40s in the mountains. There are some signs that a colder and wetter pattern may arrive by the middle of next week.
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