This winter in Colorado, we're not just getting record-breaking warm days. We're getting record-breaking weeks.
According to an analysis from the Colorado state climatologist's office, a two-week period from late January to early February has smashed through many long-term records.
Daily temperature records get broken all the time, but a longer period of record-breaking warmth is more unprecedented. Four Colorado towns with long-term weather stations – Akron, Dillon, Fort Collins, and Steamboat Springs – have experienced their warmest two-week period on record for the period from Jan. 25 through Feb. 8.
Fort Collins temperature records go back 127 years. For Denver, whose temperature records go back 144 years, the average temperatures for those two weeks are the fourth warmest on record.