I remember watching the Denver area weather forecast on the evening news each night, and in the summer months they would track how many days of 90 degrees F or more were had over the season. They don’t do that anymore, it’s not news-worthy anymore.
I found some data to support my memory, at least a bit.
Mean number of days with 90 or more high temperature per year, by decade:
- 1950s : 32
- 1960s : 33
- 1970s : 35
- 1980s : 35
- 1990s : 33*
- 2000s : 46
- 2010s : 52*
With 2019 still going, that 2010s number isn’t based on complete data, but you get the idea.
- 1994 : first year with 60 days of 90+ temps
- 2012 : epic year of hell on earth, with 73 days of 90+ and 13 days of 100+ temps
It’s getting hotter. I don’t like it. If anyone is hiring for remote work, and I can get good bandwidth in someplace cooler, I’ll be looking to move soon.