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At the site of Denver’s old airport, a sparkling new weather station

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Mike Nelson Weather Station Central Park Denver
Ryan Warner/CPR News
Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson points to the tower of a new weather station in Denver’s Central Park built on the same site as the former airport’s weather station.

For around 70 years, Metro Denver measured weather conditions at its old airport (what's now Central Park). The station moved when Denver International Airport opened. But that led to a disconnect in the data. Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson lobbied to reopen the Central Park site. In our regular discussion of Colorado's climate and weather, Nelson shows Ryan Warner around.