DENVER – You are not reading the thermometer wrong, it actually reached 80 degrees in Denver in February! This is the warmest temperature ever recorded for the month, which is typically the second coldest in Colorado.
Denver officially broke the record at 1:38 p.m. Friday afternoon, the culmination of an already balmy week. Friday's previous record high, originally set in 1951, was 71 degrees. Today's high beat the record by 9 degrees!
The warmest it has gotten in Denver in February was 77 degrees, which was recorded both in 2006 and 1890, according to the National Weather Service.
Previous February monthly record high was 77 degrees, which was set both on 2/04/1890 and 2/28/2006. U.S. temperature map at 1 PM MST. #cowx pic.twitter.com/eccskxRFIH
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) February 10, 2017
Don't fill that above-ground pool just yet. Temperatures will dip and will be closer to normal for mid-February by Sunday. Denver will see mid-50s on Saturday and upper 30s to low 40s on Sunday.