9NEWS Chief Meteorologist Kathy Sabine says temperatures at Denver International Airport reached 99 degrees on Thursday afternoon. That breaks the record of 96 degrees for Aug. 25, which was set in 1913.
Kathy says it was possible Denver could have reached 100 degrees on Thursday. If that had happened, it would have been the latest day in the summer Denver has ever hit triple-digits.
On Tuesday, Denver hit 98 degrees, tying the record for Aug. 23. That was also the latest date for a temperature above 98 degrees in Denver. Now, Aug. 25 is the latest date Denver has hit 98 degrees or above. On Wednesday, Denver broke the record of 97 degrees (set in 1936) when temperatures hit 98 degrees.
High temperatures are typically in the 80s during the final two weeks of August.
Thursday is now the 44th day in 2011 with highs at or above 90 degrees in Denver. The annual average is 33 days, and the record is 61 days in the year 2000.
Denver had 49 days in the 90s in 2010.
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