If you thought August 2020 was abnormally hot in Fort Collins, you were correct.

Data from the Colorado State University Climate Center reports 2020 was the hottest August on record with an average high of 90.2 degrees — the first time the Choice City ever averaged a 90 degree high for August in Fort Collins.

Fort Collins registered a high at 90 degrees or above on 20 of the 31 days in August. There were 12 such days in 2019.

What a summer to have many public pools closed or with limited access.

The average low for August 2020 was 56.8 degrees, which was more on par with past years.

Here's a look at the last 10 August highs in Fort Collins:

Average August Highs, Lows in Fort Collins

  • 2010: 87.0, 58.0
  • 2011: 89.8, 58.5
  • 2012: 88.2, 57.4
  • 2013: 86.7, 57.5
  • 2014: 83.7, 56.0
  • 2015: 87.6, 56.3
  • 2016: 84.3, 54.9
  • 2017: 82.4, 55.3
  • 2018: 84.9, 56.0
  • 2019: 88.1, 58.5
  • 2020: 90.2, 56.8
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