DENVER -- The high temperature reached 105 degrees in Denver at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, tying the all-time record high temperature ever recorded in the city, the National Weather Service said.
The previous record high for June 28 was 99 degrees set in 1986. That record was broken when the temperature reached 101 degrees at 11:31 a.m. at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city.
The Mile High City had reached 105 degrees four other times: Aug. 8, 1878; July 20, 2005; June 25, 2012; and June 26, 2012.
A blast furnace of southwest winds increased to 30 mph on Thursday afternoon, helping to push up the temperature.
It will be cooler behind a cold front on Friday with highs in the low 90s.
Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado's Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.
We're tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News -- and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.