High of 58 on Friday sets record for Nov. 30

Forget your coat at home yesterday? Bet you didn’t notice much.

Friday’s high temperature of 58 degrees at 2:38 p.m. broke record highs of 57 degrees set in 1970 and 1966.

Even with especially balmy temperatures today, it will be more difficult to break a record high. The record high temperature for today is 64, set in 1973.

However, Sunday might prove to be another record-breaker, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The record high for Sunday is 58 degrees, and this round of warmer weather is expected to stick around until the middle of next week.

“It will cool down a bit on Monday but it’s still above average,” meteorologist Paul Frisbie said. “It looks like that will continue for several days.”

Frisbie said the Grand Valley is experiencing warmer temperatures thanks to a warm, wet storm passing through the West Coast. The storm is keeping the local air masses mixed. Nighttime temperatures also haven’t dipped low, which helps the days stay relatively toasty.

“It’s like we get off to a running start,” he said. 

Friday’s low temperature was 35. Normal lows for this time of year are closer to 22 degrees.


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