Colorado’s 114°: hottest temperature in state history
The remarkable heat wave that affected Colorado on Saturday and Sunday has tied the all-time heat record for the state. According to wunderground’s weather historian Christopher C. Burt, Saturday’s 114° reading in Las Animas tied for the hottest temperature ever measured in the state of Colorado. Two other 114° readings have occurred in Colorado history: in Las Animas on July 1, 1933, and in Sedgwick on July 11, 1954.
What Jeff was trying to say, is that he thinks Colorado is just as hot as it was 80 years ago. He got a bit confused when he wrote the headline.
But it is worse than it seems. NOAA says it was 118 F on July 11, 1888 in Bennett, Colorado.
He also wrote :
In Fort Collins, the mercury hit 102° on Sunday, just 1° below the city’s all-time hottest temperature of 103° set on Jul 21, 2005. The heat did no favors for firefighters struggling to the contain the massive 81,000 acre High Park fire fifteen miles northwest of Fort Collins. The fire is the second largest and most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history, and is 45% contained.
Once again, Jeff is spreading BS. The official high temperature in Fort Collins on Sunday was 101F, and according to USHCN it was 102F on three days in 1954 and one day in 1925.
I wonder why he forgot to tell the truth?
As far as the fire goes, it is perhaps 1% the size of the 1898 fire.