Denver tied a 14-year-old record Friday, hitting 101 degrees a little after 3 p.m.
The National Weather Service announced the tie for the hottest July 19 on record, noting it was the 42nd year Denver has had a high greater than 100 degrees in the 147-year period of record.
Denver (DIA) reached 101° at 3:13pm this afternoon. This ties the daily record high set back in 2005. This is the 92nd 100°+ high in the 147 year period of record for the Denver area and the first in 2019. #COwx
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) July 19, 2019
Temperatures were scorching throughout most of the rest of the state.
Pueblo, for example, hit 105 degrees at 3:19 p.m., breaking the record of 104 set in 2018. And Colorado Springs hit 97, matching the record high set in 2005.
A break from near-record heat is expected, however. Temperatures should drop significantly when a cold front moves into the state on the weekend.