The U.S. and Colorado have been hot. Really hot.
Average temperatures in June were higher than usual, marking last month the third-warmest June recorded in the nation and across the state, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The hottest day in Denver tied the all-time-high record with 105 degrees on June 28.
The average temperature in Colorado was 4 degrees warmer than what Colorado typically expects to see in June, said Assistant State Climatologist Becky Bolinger with Colorado Climate Center.
“Some areas of the state have seen their record warmest January-through-June period, particularly around the San Juan Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which interestingly enough coincides with where we have seen some of the largest wildfires happen.”
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