It’s not only hot, it’s dry in Denver |

It’s not only hot, it’s dry in Denver

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Denver is on track for its driest year on record, surpassing the record set in 2002 during the worst of a statewide drought.

The National Weather Service’s gauge at the airport has recorded 3.28 inches of precipitation through July 31, nearly 2 inches below 2002’s pace of 5.34 recorded during the same period.

Denver recorded its 22 straight day of highs above 90 when the temperature reached 96 degrees around noon Sunday at Denver International Airport, the official reporting station for the city.

Meanwhile on the Western Slope, Grand Junction has had 49 straight days as of Saturday of temperatures of 90 or above. Temperatures around noon Sunday had hit 85 degrees.