By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – Despite early cloud cover along the Front Range from pop up showers and thunderstorms the temperature at Denver International Airport managed to hit 90°F at 1:07 p.m. on Friday.

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It was the 50th time this season that Denver’s official temperature has hit 90°F or higher.

According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, the 30-year average is 38 days.

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The following is a list of top years with 90°F days in Denver.

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

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Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.