DENVER - If you feel like it’s been especially hot in Denver lately, here are some numbers to back it up.
Wednesday marked the 30th day of the year where temperatures have climbed to 90 degrees or more, according to a tweet by the National Weather Service Boulder.
It's also the earliest in the year that Denver has seen that many days with temps in the 90s.
The earliest occurrence of 30-plus, 90-degrees days prior to Wednesday was on July 15, 2012, NWS Boulder said.
To break the record for most 90-degree days in a year, Denver would need to record at least 74 days with temps that hot.
And while we’re at it, here’s another hot weather tidbit: Colorado’s hottest temperature ever recorded happened on this day in 1954, when Sedgwick, located in the northeast corner of the state, climbed to a whopping 114 degrees.
The same area also recorded a temperature of 114 degrees back on July 1, 1933.
Luckily, we we’re not expected to climb anywhere near that threshold in the near future. Temperatures are expected to cool off a bit by Thursday and Friday.