Denver, CO (AP) With temperatures soaring into the 60s and 70s, travelers have no choice but to stay indoors, or face long lines at Denver International Airport, where the average wait time is more than two hours.
But with the temperatures plummeting and the weather improving, travelers are beginning to take to outdoor travel again, especially for shorter trips, especially to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver’s summer has been one of the most pleasant and pleasant winters in recent memory.
This past summer was the third-warmest on record, and it was also the first time since records began in 1880 that the city recorded a record high temperature above 50 degrees.
That year, the temperature was 54 degrees.
The next hottest year was 1957, when it was 57 degrees.
The average annual temperature has been below 40 degrees in the Denver metro area for four of the past six years.
And last month, Denver recorded its hottest May on record.
But the weather continues to be brutal.
Denver is expected to get as much as three inches of rain in its hottest year on record by Monday, and that’s when temperatures will soar even higher.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is advising travelers to be prepared for snow on roads, bridges and other major intersections.
A forecast shows more snow than usual in Denver in the coming days.