The Heat Continues

A large area of high pressure aloft that has been anchored over the western Great Plains over the past several days will continue to bring hot and mainly dry weather to much of southeast Colorado through Tuesday. By Wednesday, the upper level high will begin to drift south and east of the area, which will allow for increased chances of showers and thunderstorms and cooler temperatures over eastern Colorado through the end of the work week, as monsoonal moisture over western Colorado moves east. 

The high temperature in Pueblo today (July 24th) was 101 degrees, marking the 6th straight day in which temperatures topped out above the century mark. Today also marks the 24th day this year, in which Pueblo has seen 100 degree or more temperatures, currently making 2012 tied for the 2nd most 100 degree days recorded in a year.  With at least one more day of hot and dry weather expected, along with the dog days of summer still to go, Pueblo will definately be closing in on the record of 28 days with temperatures at or above 100 degrees, recorded in 2003. 

100+ Degree Days in Pueblo

28 days 2003

24 days 2012, 2002

21 days 1981

20 days 1970

 

The high temperature in Colorado Springs today (July 24th) was 95 degrees, marking the 7th straight day in which temperatures topped out at or above 90 degrees. Today also marks the 33rd day in which Colorado Springs has seen 90 degree or more temperatures, which currently makes 2012 tied with 1960 as the 4th most 90 degree days recorded in a year.  With at least one more day of hot and dry weather expected, along with the dog days of summer still to go, Colorado Springs will certainly be closing in on the record of 44 days with temperatures at or above 90 degrees, set just last year.  

 

90+ Degree Days in Colorado Springs

44 days 2011

35 days 1981

34 days 2010

33 days 2012, 1960

32 days 2002



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