According to data from the National Weather Service in Boulder, as Colorado experienced one of the hottest September on record, the high temperature in Denver on Friday may be close to 100 degrees, and surpass the three in Pueblo and the rest of the Plains. Number of digits.
According to data from the National Weather Service, a predicted high temperature of 98 degrees is expected around 3 pm, which will be tied with the third hottest day in September and the hottest day in the second half of the month. Denver’s record high temperature in September was 101 degrees on September 5, 2020, followed by 100 degrees on September 2, 2019.
NWS meteorologists said in their forecast: “This will be one of the hottest days in the first 10 days of September since records in our region. The recent weather has been so hot or close to it.” Denver’s normal high on September 10 was 17 degrees higher than the old record high for the day by 5 degrees.
Fort Collins is expected to reach 97 degrees, the maximum temperature in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs will reach 96 degrees, and Pueblo is expected to reach 101 degrees, which is the fourth hottest September day on record.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the high temperature combined with the smoke from wildfires will cause ozone and other pollutants to enter Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties into the second operation in Denver and the north. day.
It is expected that by 4 pm, the concentration of ozone and fine particulate matter will reach levels that are unhealthy for sensitive people, although the alert may be prolonged. Drivers are urged to avoid unnecessary trips.
The alert warned: “Persons with heart or lung disease, the elderly, active adults and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exercise throughout the Front Range area.”
The next day, due to the high temperature and lack of air conditioning, Denver Public Schools will close or reduce school hours in several schools. McMeen Elementary School, Traylor Academy, Polaris Elementary School and Hamilton Middle School will be closed on Friday.
As the cold front approaches the state, temperatures should drop on Saturday, but they will remain unusually warm at this time of the year. Denver is expected to reach a high temperature of 93 degrees, much higher than the average high temperature of 81 degrees.