Grand Junction-If it felt exceptionally hot in the Grand Valley Thursday, it's because it was. Grand Junction set a record for the hottest day ever reaching 106 degrees at 4:17 p.m. A meterologist with the National Weather Service office at Walker Field Airport says this is the third time this month that Grand Junction has been at 105, the old record, or above.
It's also the 11th time overall since records have been kept starting in 1893. The old record high for this date was 102 degrees.
Denver also broke another record for high temperatures Thursday. It got up to 105 degrees at the state capitol.
Butch McCain will have more on this heat wave in the Grand Valley at 10:00 on 11 News Colorado.
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