The 90 degree mark has long been used in Denver as a measurement for a hot day at a mile high. When a string of 7 days or more of 90 degrees or higher days occur, we take note.
With a cooler and moist airmass in place over the Denver Metro area and Urban Corridor today, the high temperature failed to reach the 90 degree level for the first time since July 12th. From July 13th through yesterday, August 5th, 24 consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher occurred in the Mile High City.
This breaks the previous record streak of 18 days last set 107 years ago in 1901.
So far in 2008, 41 ninety degree days have been tallied. 2008 remains 9 days away from the 10th top seasonal total of 50 set in both 1960 and 1964.
So far in 2008: May = 0 June = 10 July = 26 August = 5