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. 

Denver temperature trend from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Friday.
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. 

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°! 

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