Drought news: August was fourth warmest on record for Boulder

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From the Boulder Daily Camera (William Callahan):

Locally, our August was hot and dry. Denver had its warmest August on record, a record that goes all the way back to 1870. It was hot in Boulder as well. The month was the fourth-warmest August on record. There were two record-high temperature readings. Aug. 23 hit 98 degrees, eclipsing the record of 97 set in 1949, and Aug. 25 hit 96, beating out the 95-degree reading in 1953…

There have been at least three dozen Augusts that were drier than this year’s. But August was even drier than it looked because the 0.38-inch tally for Aug. 1 really fell on July 31, after the 5 p.m. reporting time.

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