Colorado’s Front Range Sees Hot, Dry September, Tying Multiple Records
Colorado’s Front Range saw a pretty warm and dry September.
Denver had its fifth-warmest September on record with temperatures 4.6 degrees above normal. The average temperature in the city was 68 degrees, said Russell Danielson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.
On Sept. 13, Denver was one degree away from tying for the record-high temperature ever in September. The warmest September ever was in 2015 with an average temperature of 69.4 degrees. And Denver also saw its longest streak of 90-degree days in September.
“That’s pretty remarkable,” Danielson said.
Aside from the “well-above average” temperatures, Denver also had a dry month, Danielson said. The city had .18 of an inch of rain, .78 of an inch below normal.
Colorado Springs had its fourth-warmest September on record with an average temperature of 66.5 degrees, 5.6 degrees above normal. The NWS in Pueblo reported Colorado Springs also set or tied seven daily record-high temperatures in September.
September of 2018 in Colorado Springs: 4th Warmest September on record with Ave Temp of 66.5 degrees (5.6F above normal). 0.57 inches of precipitation (0.62 below normal). Colo Springs set or tied 7 daily record high temperatures in September. https://t.co/QirYBCsTUg #cowx pic.twitter.com/vXmROiB8Qa— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) October 1, 2018
In Pueblo, the average temperature was 69.7 degrees, 5 degrees above normal, making last month the ninth-warmest September on record. Pueblo also set or tied seven daily record-highs in September.
September of 2018 in Pueblo: 9th Warmest Sept on record with Ave Temp of 69.7 degrees (5.0F above normal). Tied as 12th Driest Sept on record with only 0.08 inches of precip (0.69 below normal). Pueblo set or tied 7 daily record highs in September. https://t.co/RY8gAoO9EI #cowx pic.twitter.com/tZsQV5B5SB— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) October 1, 2018
Colorado Springs and Pueblo had dryer months with both getting below-average amounts of precipitation.
October temperatures are predicted to be “near normal,” Danielson said. But chances favor above-average precipitation because of Tropical Storm Rosa in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. A freeze is possible early next week, but Danielson said it’s unlikely.
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