Near Record Warmth Thursday and Friday

7:20 AM, Thursday, October 27, 2016

Warm, dry weather should continue right through the weekend. The warmest days will be today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) when we should approach and might reach record levels. The records are as follows:

 

Denver, 80 both today and Friday.

Boulder, 79 today and 80 Friday.

Colorado Springs, 79 today and 77 Friday.

 

Saturday and Sunday will probably be a little less warm but still well above the average. The average afternoon high temperature is around 60 for the lower elevation areas. It’s looking like a cool front on Monday will only make it a little cooler but with some gusty winds, so it might be a good idea to have electronic candles for the jack-o-lanterns.

 

Although the cool front on Monday might bring some light precipitation to the mountains,  it is looking likely that the Colorado Springs-Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins corridor are likely to stay dry for the rest of October. The 4-month totals (since July 1st) at the climate stations in both Denver and Boulder are showing only 1/3 of the average precipitation. And what about snow?  The Denver-Boulder area makes it to November with no measurable snow (0.1 inch) about 1 out of every 4 winter seasons. This will be the second season in a row that we make it to November in Boulder, and the 3rd consecutive season at DIA. Neither location has ever made it to the 4th week of November without the first measurable snow.

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