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

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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