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DENVER (KDVR) — Following the third-warmest November on record in Denver, December started off with temperatures in the 70s.

Dec. 1 hit 73 degrees, which tied the record high temperature for the day. Dec. 2 hit 72 degrees and was only 2 degrees away from the record high temperature of 74.

These high temperatures for the first two days of December were two of the top 5 hottest temperatures ever recorded in the month for Denver.

Here’s a list of the top 5 hottest temperatures and what years they occurred:

  • 1. 79 degrees set in 1939
  • 2. 75 degrees set in 1980
  • 3. 74 degrees set in 1885 and 1939
  • 4. 73 degrees set in 1901, 1980, 1940, 1939, 1973, and 2021
  • 5. 72 degrees set in 1921, 2007, and 2021