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Record Temperatures In Denver This Month

Denver saw a record temperature today. On November 27th, there was an 81 degree temperature in Denver. The last record for the 27th of the November was in 1950, and this year was seven degrees higher. However, it also broke the record for the highest temperature in November in general in Denver.

The funniest part about all this is that although Monday was really hot, and people were spending time outside as if it were in the middle of the summer, the temperature is expected to plummet Monday night. In fact, it is expected to be in the 30s, and even more than that, there is a forecast of snow.

A cold front has been spreading in areas around Colorado. Snow has been falling in the surrounding states, such as Utah and Wyoming. This means that people will have to quickly change their clothing and don coats and thermal underwear. This new heat wave and above normal temperature was started on Thanksgiving, when the temperature was 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Snow is not expected to accumulate in Denver. However, in the mountains, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected. In Denver itself, there will first be rain, but it will snow after midnight. As for the rest of the week, temperatures are expected to be around normal. After the rain and snow, the rest of the week will be dry and the temperatures are expected to be in the upper forties and lower to mid fifties. That is the normal temperature range for this time of the year in Denver. However, so far this month, temperatures in Denver have been around 6 to 7 degrees higher than normal.

Denver Urban Planning Officials Caught Unaware

The rapid growth of population in Denver is having far reaching consequences on the shared resources within the city. For instance, the most notable feature is that there is a decrease of open space per resident that used to be there before. Homeowners within the city say that it is increasingly becoming difficult to find a free area where one can walk between buildings. Homeowners nowadays do not even take time to plant grass in front of their houses as it’s a waste of time and resources due to limited space. Compared to other regions in the area such as Aurora and Colorado Springs, the open space has reduced by a third and double respectively. This is according to a report that was released by Trust for Public Land in Denver. This is a body in Denver that promotes natural land preservation within the area.

 

A report by the same body has revealed that greenway spaces and parks in Denver have reduced by a ratio of 9.3 acres to 1000 residents. Compared to the national median, this is far below the recommended value as the national media recommends 13.1 acres for a 1000 people. Remember that this is for the most populated cities in the United States. This is also shocking and disturbing for Denver residents as other cities in the country have recorded a significant growth in open space per resident. The growth in other cities is estimated at a 1.5 percent growth. As for Denver, the same has shrunk by 5 percent.

 

This unprecedented growth comes as a challenge for many urban planners. It has shown that these officials are sleeping at their most important job of keeping up with the growing population. However, some people see this an opportunity to increase tax revenues and important for economic vitality.