Denver Had Record Hot Weekend, But NoCo Town Was Coldest in U.S.
Colorado served us with the old 'hot and cold' this weekend, as temperatures reached record heat along the Front Range, it was a much different story up in the mountains.
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday's high temp of 93 degrees set a record high for September 18. The temp recorded at Denver International Airport tied with the previous-highest temperature, which was set over 100 years ago in 1895.
The Fort Collins area also reached the low 90s on Saturday, but less than 100 miles away, Walden was setting quite a different record. On Saturday evening, the National Weather Service tweeted 'Congrats Walden on the national low temperature!'
On Saturday, it was reported that Walden, west of Fort Collins as you head towards Steamboat Springs, had reached 20 degrees. That tied the town with West Yellowstone, Montana for the coldest temperature in the contiguous United States.
The hottest places on Saturday were Death Valley, California and Rio Grande, Texas at 106 degrees — only about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than the Fort Collins area on the same date.
We're off to a windy start this week, and temps will stay on the cooler side for the Front Range. Highs are only expected to be in the 60s on Monday and Tuesday, but will warm back up to the 80s by Wednesday. While it's expected to get pretty breezy, fortunately it will also be clear. And, if you look to the west, you'll actually be able to see the mountains. You can see the full forecast for the week here.
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