Southeast and south central
Colorado is deep in the grips of a heat wave, with temperatures across
the Eastern Plains running nearly 10F above normal. The high temperature
in Pueblo keeps breaking records...with a record high of 106F set on July
3rd, and another record 105F set on the 5th. With an upper ridge
hanging tough over the four corners late into the week, these high temperatures
are expected to continue. In fact, for July 1-8, the temperature
in Pueblo was over 100F each day.
So what is a normal high for this time of year? What are the record
high temperatures for the area? And what is the longest +100F temperature
streak for Pueblo? A quick search of the climate records brings the
Some interesting facts:
Record high temperatures for the next few days are:
Considering normal temperatures for July 6-10, high temperatures on average
run 81-82F in Alamosa, 90-92F in Pueblo, and 84F in Colorado Springs. (Considering
a climate 'normal' period of 1971-2000).
The longest string of days with high temperatures above 100F for Pueblo
was nine consecutive days, from June 24 to July 2, 1990.
The last time Pueblo had a summer with no 100 F days was 1967.
(1950 to the present)
July 6 94 (1989)
July 7 93 (1989)
July 8 91 (1989)
July 9 90 (1958)
July 10 89 (1976)
(1888 - present)
July 6 105 (1991+)
July 7 103 (1985+)
July 8 105 (1989)
July 9 101 (2002+)
July 10 103 (1971)
(1872 - present)
July 6 98 (1964)
July 7 97 (1985)
July 8 97 (1989)
July 9 96 (1983)
July 10 97 (1954)
(The + sign indicates the record was also set in previous years.)
The highest temperatures ever recorded for Pueblo, Alamosa, and Colorado
Springs are listed below. (Noting the dates of record in the previous table.)
Keep an eye on these numbers...there's a chance new records high temperatures
will continue to be set this week.
NEW PUEBLO RECORD SET
July 14, 2003
RECORD EVENT REPORT...CORRECTION FOR ISSUE TIME...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
618 PM MDT SUN JUL 13 2003
...NEW ALL TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET IN PUEBLO...
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN PUEBLO THIS AFTERNOON WAS 109 DEGREES.
THIS SETS A NEW ALL TIME RECORD HIGH FOR THE CITY OF PUEBLO...
BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 108 DEGREES...SET JUNE 29 1990.
(Compiled by Kris Craven and Randy Gray)