Record Streak of Hot Temperatures Has Ended

The combination of  abundant subtropical moisture supporting the development of afternoon showers and thunderstorms along with a weak cold front moving across eastern Colorado,  has brought the end to the run of consecutive days of hot weather across the south central and southeast Colorado.

The high temperature in Pueblo on July 6th was only 97 degrees. This ended a run of 14 consecutive days in which the high temperature topped out at or above 100 degrees.  This 14 day streak (June 22-July 5) of 100 degree or hotter temperatures sets the record for consecutive 100+ degree days, besting the previous record of 9 straight days of temperatures at or above the century mark, set in  July of 1990 and 2003.

The high temperature in Colorado Springs on July 6th was only 87 degrees. This ended a run of 14 consecutive days in which the high temperature topped out at or above 90 degrees.  This 14 day streak (June 22-July 5) of 90 degree or hotter temperatures ties the previous record of 14 straight days of 90+ degrees in Colorado Springs, set in July of 1980. 

Further east, La Junta and Lamar saw temperatures finally falling below the century mark on July 7th, with highs of 94F and 98F respectively.  This ended a run of 15 consecutive days of 100+ degree temperatures.  By comparison, unofficial records in Lamar indicate a streak of 21 consecutive days where temperatures topped out at or above 100 degrees, recorded in 1934. 



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