Parts of Colorado drop from 80s to single digits in just over a day
If you think you've experienced wild weather, think again.
Denver, Colorado, has accomplished something that pretty much never happens.The city went from summer to the heart of winter in a matter of hours courtesy of a powerful cold front. That same front will drop our temperatures from nearly 70° to the mid-30s between 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.
Here's a summary of the records set during the recent storm. Two of them are quite remarkable. 1) Breaking the record low today by 13°! 2) Tying the second largest 2-day temperature swing on record. #COwxpic.twitter.com/e6eoYu1bDB— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 11, 2019
Temperatures Wednesday at 6 p.m. were in the lower 80s. By 10 p.m. a 40-degree drop had occurred as the temperature fell to 41°. By 7 a.m. Thursday, the temperature was 23°.
That is good for a 60-degree drop in just over 12 hours!
According to the National Weather Service (tweet above), Denver tied the its second largest 2-day temperature swing in recorded history. That truly is remarkable.Officially, the city reached 83° Wednesday. The high temperature on Thursday was a ridiculous 30°! By Friday morning, Denver dropped all the way to 9°.
That shattered the previous record low for October 11th, which was only 22°!