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Denver Hits 90 Again, 2016 Enters Top 5 For 90-Degree Days

By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – Despite heavy cloud cover on Tuesday the high at Denver International Airport still hit 90-degrees at 2:47 p.m..

The high was 89.4-degrees in Denver’s City Park.

It was the second day in a row with 90-degree heat and the 55th time this year that Denver’s official high has been 90-degrees or higher.

According to the National Weather Service, 2016 is now tied with 2005 for the 5th most 90-degree days in the period between April and September.

2012 – 73 days
2000 – 61 days
1994 – 60 days
2002 – 56 days
2016 – 55 days
2005 – 55 days
2013 – 54 days
2007 – 54 days
2006 – 54 days
1978 – 52 days
1874 – 51 days
1964 – 50 days
1960 – 50 days
2011 – 50 days

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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