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Denver Weather: Colorado Temperatures Could Break Century-Long Heat Record

By meerna Jul11,2024
Denver Weather: Colorado Temperatures Could Break Century-Long Heat Record

DENVER (KDVR) — Temperatures in Denver are approaching 100 degrees ahead of the weekend, with the potential to break more than one heat record.

Due to the heat, three Pinpoint Weather Alert Days were issued for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The National Weather Service also issued heat warnings across the Front Range and advised people to stay indoors with air conditioning.


This weekend will not only be hot, but it could be the hottest on record for Denver during this time period.

Temperatures are approaching record highs

Weather forecasters predict temperatures will top 100 degrees this weekend, which would be the highest July temperature in decades.

Pinpoint Weather Denver 7 day weather forecast for July 11
Pinpoint Weather Denver 7 day weather forecast for July 11

If forecast temperatures come true, Denver will break heat records from July 12 and 13, and will break a more than 100-year-old record on July 14.

Denver’s Highest Temperatures July 12-14

Here are the highest temperatures ever recorded on July 12, 13 and 14:

Date Maximum heat record
July 12, 1954 101 degrees
July 13, 2003 100 degrees
July 14, 1878 100 degrees
Courtesy of NWS

While the weather forecast indicates the possibility of at least two days of record-breaking heat, Pinpoint Weather meteorologist Travis Michels said it is unlikely the record-breaking heat will last all three days.

Denver rarely has two 100-degree Fahrenheit days, let alone three.

Denver has had just 15 days of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NWS data, and only six of those cases lasted three to five days.

Michels predicts Denver will break Sunday’s heat record with a high of 102 degrees, which would be the hottest day since July 8, 2021, when Denver last hit 102 degrees. It would also break the 100-year heat record for that day.

Thankfully, temperatures should start to drop after this weekend. The hottest time of year in the Mile High City is typically mid-July, after which temperatures drop — or at least rarely reach 100 degrees again.

By meerna

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