DENVER (CBS4) – Tuesday is inauguration day in Colorado. And compared to the last time a new governor was sworn in, Gov.-elect Jared Polis will be treated to a beautiful Colorado winter day.
When John Hickenlooper was was sworn as the 42nd governor of Colorado on Jan. 11, 2011 everyone who watched him make a walk from the Denver City and County Building to the Colorado State Capitol was shivering with a temperature near 10°.READ MORE: Denver Tied 126-Year-Old Record High Saturday, Lands In Top 5 For 90 Degree Days
Jared Polis will be much luckier on Tuesday with temperatures nearly 40 degrees warmer to 2011. When Polis makes his inaugural address around noon (the event starts at 11 a.m.) the temperature in the downtown area will be near 50°.READ MORE: Police, Firefighters, Rescue Teams Continue Search For Diana Brown, Missing Flash Floods Ripped Through Poudre Canyon
With the exception of the Western Slope, most of Colorado will enjoy slightly above normal temperatures on Tuesday under mostly sunny skies and much less wind compared to Monday.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed While Crossing Broadway, Search Continues For Hit-And-Run Suspect Driver