Sep 18, 2018

Denver extends heat wave record for September with ninth consecutive 90-degree day

Denver, CO
USA
by
Kieran Nicholson
,
The Denver Post
Frannie Bishop, 3, of Fort Collins is playing in the fountain of Denver Union Station on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Photo: Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post
Frannie Bishop, 3, of Fort Collins is playing in the fountain of Denver Union Station on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Photo: Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post

Denver’s hot weather keeps on sizzling, extending a record on Tuesday for consecutive 90-degree days in September.

The high temperature in Denver hit 91 degrees Tuesday afternoon, making it the ninth day in a row at 90 or above, extending the consecutive-day record for the month, according to the National Weather Service.

Denver has sweated through nine 90-degree September days four times in its history: 1895, 2005, 2017 and 2018.

The city was close to breaking another heat record on Tuesday. The record-high temperature on Sept. 18 in the city is 93 degrees set in 1895. Denver on Tuesday got as high as 91 degrees at 1:42 p.m., the weather service said.

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“The numbers speak for themselves,” Fredin said, noting that Denver’s high temperatures this time of year are typically in the upper-70s.