Denver heat record for Sept. 12 set to be broken

Denver heat record for Sept. 12 set to be broken

  12 Sep 2018

It’s going to feel like the middle, not the end, of summer Wednesday with temperatures rising 15 degrees above what’s normal for the Mile High City.

A heat record that has stood since William Howard Taft was the U.S. president could fall in Denver on Wednesday.

On Sept. 12, 1911, Denverites endured a high of 94 degrees. But meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Boulder predict the city will reach 95 Wednesday.

If Denver’s high temperature record does topple Wednesday it will be the third day in a row of record-tying or breaking heat.

It’s likely there will be more kites than clouds in the sky, according to the NWS.

Hot, dry conditions across Colorado have spurred elevated fire warnings for the state’s Western Slope.

Denver isn’t finished with 90-degree heat yet. Denver is expected to surpass the uncomfortable mark through Sunday, according to the weather service.

Because this is the Colorado Rockies, temperatures will drop rapidly down to the 70s by Tuesday, the NWS says.

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