By Chris Spears
16 March 2015
DENVER (CBS4) – The calendar might still show winter, but it felt more like early summer across Colorado on Monday.
For the second day in a row new record high temperatures were set across the region.
Denver’s high of 81°F at Denver International Airport on Mar. 16 broke the previous record of 75°F set in 2012.
It was also the earliest 80°F temperature recorded in Denver since the climate record began in 1872.
The previous earliest 80°F reading was recorded on Mar. 18, 1907, when the high was 82°F.
It was even warmer in downtown Denver where the temperature hit 83°F at nearby City Park.
Other records set on Mar. 16 include 84°F in Pueblo, 80°F in Colorado Springs, 84°F in Burlington and 83°F in Yuma.
An unofficial temperature of 90°F was reported by CBS4 Weather Watcher Dakota McGee near Wray. [more]