Colorado has recently endured a meteorological rollercoaster, whiplashing between record high temperatures and late-summer wildfires to a record cold snap and snowfall within a matter of days.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that Denver experienced temperatures of 38.3°C (101°F) on September 5 and 36.1°C (97°F) on September 6, a record high for September. Overall, it was one of the hottest Labor Day weekends ever seen in Colorado. However, this was closely followed up by a drop to -0.5°C (31°F) on September 8 and 9, which tied with previous record lows in September from 1962. They also received an ample sprinkling of snow on September 8 that turned into a snowstorm, making it the second earliest snowfall on record for Denver.