Denver hits 101°F, marking the hottest temperature on record for September with snow in the forecast Tuesday

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As we outlined yesterday, numerous temperature records are at stake in the coming days for Denver. Today we set three of them.

Latest 100-degree reading on record for Denver
With the temperature breaking 100°F this afternoon at Denver International Airport, September 5th becomes the latest 100-degree day on record for the city in 146 years of record keeping. Prior to 2019 the latest on record was August 16th. Last year the city hit 100°F on September 2nd.

New monthly record high for September
The previous record for high temperature for September was 100°F, set in 2019. Today the high topped out at 101°F at DIA, setting a new record for the month.

New daily record
Needless to say, the 101°F also sets a new record high for September 5th. The prior record, also set last year, was 98°F.

Denver was not alone today, with a large number of stations across the Mountain West and Southwest breaking their monthly record highs today:

Oh what a difference just a few days will make!

If you are looking for the latest on this coming week's cold front and snow chances, you can find today' update here:

Early season snow could wreak havoc on Front Range trees, deliver first measurable snowfall to Denver in September in 20 years
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