x
Breaking News
More () »

Denver ties record high temperature, 5th-earliest 90° reading

Last year, Denver reached 90 degrees or above on 59 separate days.

DENVER — The Mile High City saw its fifth-earliest 90-degree reading in recorded history on Wednesday, May 11.

The National Weather Service (NWS) recorded a high temperature of 90 degrees at Denver International Airport (DIA) Wednesday afternoon, tying the record high for the date set in 1961.

The reading is the first 90 degree temperature of the season in Denver and the fifth earliest 90 degree on record for Denver, said NWS. The normal first 90-degree high is June 10. 

Last year, Denver reached 90 degrees or above on 59 separate days. That was well above the 150-year average of 31 days.

According to NWS, over the past 30 years (1992-2021) Denver has averaged 46 days with a high of 90 degrees or above.

RELATED: Snowpack melting at near-record pace in southern Colorado

Red Flag Warnings, Fire Weather Watches and Wind Advisories continue for much of Colorado again Thursday. However, a cold front will sweep through the state Thursday and the result will be cooler temperatures by about 15 degrees.

Look for highs in the 70s Thursday and again Friday in Denver, but the 80s return by the weekend and then last through most of next week.

RELATED: Denver International Airport is preparing for different weather than it's seen in the past

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.

SUGGESTED VIDEOSScience is Cool

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER

Download the 9NEWS APP
iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n 

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE

ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.