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Temperature trivia

Joe Kramarsic, Dillon

It may be shaping up as a hot summer in Summit County this year as the recent article reporting the county’s record high temperatures suggests in the June 11 Summit Daily News. The article prompts me to recall the reports of higher temperatures recorded than that of the “county’s all-time highest temperature of 85 degrees” recorded by the Dillon Dam caretakers on July 21, 1998 and August 9, 1969.

According to the front page article “HOT!” in The Ten Mile Times July 7-20 issue, “the temperature was officially 90 degrees” on July 4 of that year. The reading beat the previous record established on “July 12, 1939 (when) the temperature in Dillon hit 89 degrees.” The source given is the Summit County Planning Department records.

Additionally, there are reports of more than two occasions when the temperature in the county reached 85 degrees.

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