DENVER — The all-time hottest temperature in Denver in September was recorded for the second consecutive day Monday, the National Weather Service said.
The temperature reached 100 degrees on Monday afternoon at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city.
That broke the all-time hottest temperature in September in the city that was set on Sunday when the high reached 98 degrees.
It’s also the latest date in the year that Denver has recorded a 100-degree temperature. The previous latest 100-degree reading was Aug. 16, 2002.
It was the second 100-degree reading this year in Denver. It reached 101 degrees on July 19. Since 1872, Denver has had 91 100-degree or hotter days, with 59 of them coming since 1989.
Before Sunday, it had never reached 98 degrees in Denver in September in nearly 150 years of record keeping.
It had reached 97 degrees in September in Denver five previous times before Sunday.
The temperature reached 96 degrees at 11:55 a.m., breaking the record high for the date of 95 degrees set in 1983.
On Tuesday, temperatures are expected to drop back to the mid-80s, which is normal for early September.