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High temperatures hover around historic levels

Temperatures in Aspen hovered around all-time highs Sunday and Monday, though the National Weather Service did not have official readings to confirm that records were broken.

The all-time record for March 15 is 59 degrees, which was measured in 2007 at Aspen’s water treatment plant, where the organization takes official readings. On Sunday, the service measured a reading of 64 degrees at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, according to Dan Cuevas, a technician at the organization’s Grand Junction office.

Official temperature readings are expected at the end of the month.



The record for March 16 is 62 degrees, registered in 1999 at the water plant. Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, the reading at the airport was 63.

“I would imagine there’s a fair chance a record was broken (Sunday) and maybe again (Monday),” Cuevas said, adding that today is forecasted to see unseasonably warm temperatures, as well.



Temperatures are expected to cool off Wednesday and Thursday. There’s a chance for snow Wednesday night above 9,000 feet, but rain is expected below that altitude. Cuevas said to expect to see temperatures warming up again by Friday but not at record levels.


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