Multiple flash flooding events hit the San Juans, the Central mountains and I-70 in Colorado shutting down roads and causing travel headaches and with an incoming cold front meeting up with the already in place monsoon moisture, a busy weekend of impactful weather is coming for Denver and the surrounding areas.
t 3:10 pm, Denver International Airport hit 100-degrees marking the fifth time this year that we’ve felt 100-degree heat in the Mile High City. This also puts us in a tie for third place for most 100-degree days in a season with 1990 and 1989.
July has been a warm month in Denver. We have felt 90-degree heat on 17 days this month already, and more will be added to that before the workweek ends.
The US annual temperature when comparing the climate normals from this decade to decades past show that a large chunk of the county has seen a warming trend with the most notable warmth being experienced in the Western US, areas around the Great Lakes, the Northeast and Florida – so almost everywhere.
Another round of triple-digit heat is forecast across Colorado for the remainder of this week as a ridge of high pressure moves in from the west.
As you make your way out this weekend, prepare for the threat of lightning and flash flooding, especially near burn scars. Most areas of the state are expecting thundershowers to develop Friday and Saturday with some slight drying for Sunday and Monday.
Looking back over it, wow…what a month we had. June is typically one of our warmer and wetter months of the year but this June was the opposite.
The forecast for Thursday and Friday shows some concerning details for our area burn scars as rain showers and thunderstorms that form, will have very little movement to them.
ot and dry June so far. Temperatures in Denver are running 5.7º above normal so far thanks to an intense stretch of 90 and 100º heat but that is about to change. At least temporarily.
Triple digit heat is forecast across Colorado next week as a ridge of high pressure sets up over the western US.
A highly-viewed tornado spun just north of Denver on Monday but this wasn’t just a regular tornado, it was a landspout tornado