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Denver sets record high as city reaches the triple digits again

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Monday, Denver set a new daily record high by hitting 100 degrees. The previous record was 99, set in 2020.

We discussed this in yesterday's SOTA, including what's creating the warmth.

State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, July 17, 2022
It’s going to be a hot start to the week, with a potential record set for Denver by hitting 100 degrees. This heat isn’t unique to the Front Range or Colorado as it is widespread Sunday and Monday. A ridge of high pressure will continue to provide above normal and record-breaking heat for the weste…

So, is this a lot?

This is the city's fourth day of 100-degree heat; 100s happen, on average, twice per year. The most 100-degree days was in 2012, with 13 of them.

Monday also marks the 29th day of 90+ heat for Denver and the 7th day in a row. The longest streaks are 24 in 2008 and 2012.

This was a nice graphic from NWS Boulder posted Sunday regarding the 90s:

As we look at the planner for Denver, more heat on tap.