The high temperature in Denver has eclipsed 100 degrees three days in a row, while breaking the record-high temperature for each day as well.
It’s the sixth time Denver has topped 100 degrees on three or more consecutive days, according to the National Weather Service.
Denver’s high temperature on Thursday may still climb higher as the afternoon heat progresses.
The previous record-high temperature in the city on June 17 was 98 degrees set in 2012, according to the weather service. The low temperature this morning was 68 degrees, and if that holds, and it’s expected to do so, it will set a new Denver record for the warmest daily minimum temperature on June 17, topping the date’s prior mark of 64 degrees.
Denver has had five straight days topping the 100-degree mark three times, in June of 2012, July of 2005, and July of 1989, according to the weather service. The greatest number of 100 degree days in Denver in one year is 13 days set in 2012.
The current heat wave with record-breaking temperatures is happening statewide and across the West. Cities in Colorado that have topped the 100-degree mark in the heat wave include: Akron, Fort Collins, Greeley, Sterling, Erie and Fort Morgan.
Temperatures in the Phoenix area have been toppling records and soaring above 115 degrees.
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