Denver records coldest December 17 since 1909

Denver records coldest December 17 since 1909

Record-breaking temperatures invaded Colorado on Saturday, December 17, 2016, as deadly winter storm engulfed much of the country.

A cold front, fresh snow and clearing afternoon skies allowed for record low temperatures for December 17 to 18 across Northern Colorado, the National Weather Service said.

With -26 °C (-15 °F) on December 17, Denver broke its previous record of -25 °C (-13 °F) set in 1909. The coldest high temperatures for December 17 is -16 °C (3 °F), breaking the previous record of -13.9 °C (7 °F) set in 1884.

As already reported, Denver was not the only city that shattered its temperature records last week.

With -16 °C (4 °F), Boston woke up to coldest December 16 in 133 years, breaking the previous of -17 °C (1 °F) set in 1883, according to the National Weather Service.

In Southern California, a record low temperature of -8.8 °C (16 °F) was set at Lancaster Airport on Sunday morning, December 18, breaking the previous record of -8.3 °C (17 °F) set in 1995.

At Santa Maria Airport, a record low temperature of -2.7 °C (27 °F) was set on the same day, breaking the previous record of -2.2 °C (28 °F) degrees set in 1928.

Featured image: Denver, Colorado as seen by Terra/MODIS on December 17, 2016. Credit: NASA

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