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Denver’s Temp Plummets A Record 72 Degrees In Less Than Two Days

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Tim Pearce Energy Reporter

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.

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.

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).

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