Denver’s weather swung 72 degrees Fahrenheit in 40 hours during the 8th largest drop within two days since at least 1872, according to CBS Denver.
The temperature plummeted from a high of 69 degrees around 2:30 p.m. Sunday to an official low of minus 3 degrees at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.
While the drop was one of the steepest ever, neither the high of 69 nor low of minus 3 broke records for either day in Denver.
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Denver’s temperature did break a record held for more than a century, however, with its coldest high ever for Feb. 20.
#cowx we broke a 107 YEAR OLD RECORD…setting the coldest high temperature in Denver today at ONLY 13 degrees…get ready for another frigid night…warmer days are still 4 days away…bundle up! pic.twitter.com/vcHF72ibON
— Dave Fraser (@DaveFraserWX) February 21, 2018
The largest change in Denver’s temperature within 48 hours happened in 1951 when the temperature dropped 80 degrees Fahrenheit from 73 to minus 7, according to the National Weather Service.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) February 20, 2018
Denver International Airport measured a record-breaking lowest temperature for Wednesday. The temperature hit minus 7, beating the previous record of minus 2 (set in 1955).
The temperature dipped to -7 degrees at Denver International Airport this morning, breaking the old record of -2 for today, which was set back in 1955.
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) February 21, 2018
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