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A Roundup Of Wednesday’s Record Heat

From Denver to Grand Junction, Palmdale and over to Sandberg the record-setting heat was in full force Wednesday. Here’s a short recap of some of the milestones met today.

In addition to the record-setting temperatures in Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado Springs also had a first today. The temperature in Colorado Springs hit 100F (Wednesday, June 16) and that makes it the earliest 100-degree day on record! The previous earliest 100-degree day was June 21, 2016.

Neighboring Nebraska was sizzling today too.

Southern California’s deserts were baking in the heat Wednesday.

While the 100’s were felt in California and Colorado, they were felt all the way over to Kansas as well!

How about the foothills and mountains of Arizona? Yeah, they broke records too.

If record heat was felt in Arizona’s mountains, that must have meant it was a record hot day in the southern valleys too, right? Yep.

OK. Fine. Let’s go up to South Dakota because surely there must have been some cooler air *somewhere* right? No.

The record heat will be on the move Thursday and Friday. Be sure to join us on our WeatherNation platforms as we keep you updated on the hottest and record-breaking locations!

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.