Aerial of downtown Pueblo. Photo Credit: Jacob Boomsma (iStock).

Aerial of downtown Pueblo. Photo Credit: Jacob Boomsma (iStock).

As Colorado continues to experience an October hot-streak, new record high temperatures have been set.

Colorado Springs hit 87 degrees today, topping a record daily high of 83 degrees that was set in 1958 and tied in 1979.

Elsewhere in the state, Pueblo hit a high of 91 degrees. This broke the previous record high for October 8 of 90 degrees, which was set 86 years ago in 1934.

According to the National Weather Service, 2020 is year-to-date Colorado's 8th warmest year and 2nd driest year on record.

Along with the heat, drought continues to be problematic in Colorado. According to US Drought Monitor, 100 percent of the state is abnormally dry, with 99.3 percent of the state experiencing some level of drought. Last week, 2.64 percent of the state was experiencing the highest level of drought – "exceptional drought." This week, 16.72 percent of the state falls in that tier.

Don't be fooled by the hot weather though, seasonal changes are predicted to hit soon. This weekend, up to 12 inches may fall if a snowstorm in the forecast hits the state. Read more here.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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