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2018 has had second-most 95-degree days in a year in 146 years

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DENVER — There have been 25 days this year that have hit 95 degrees or hotter in Denver, making 2018 second on the list.

The tally of 90-degree days grew to 53 on Wednesday, which is 11th-most in Denver’s recorded history, going back to 1872.

It is reasonable to think Denver is in a very warm year; the data confirm that. The city is in its 11th-warmest year-to-date on record.

As far as precipitation, it’s notably dry.  This year is currently in its 12th-driest.

The forecast calls for continued warmth, with 90-plus-degree readings for several more days.

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