Western Colorado Sets Several Record Highs This Week
Last Wednesday was a little toasty in Western Colorado. As a matter of fact, the region set a handful of new record highs. Some of these records were 56 years strong. Did you feel the heat? As it turns out, we all did.
According to the National Weather Service, these are some of the records Western Colorado and Eastern Utah broke over the last few days.
- Cortez: Wednesday's high temperature was 98, tying the record high for that date, set back in 2003.
- Four miles southwest of Craig: The high of 92 set a new record high, beating the existing record of 91 set back in 2003.
- Six miles southeast of Grand Junction: The high hit 100, tying the record high for the day set in 2012.
- Cedar Point, Utah: The high of 96 tied the record set in 1994.
- Hovenweep National Monument: The high hit a staggering 103, breaking the record of 102 set back in 1960.
Looking ahead, the National Weather Service says we can anticipate at least two more days of 100-degree temperatures. Relief comes our way Saturday night, with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.