Thursday’s bitter-cold temperatures from a historic Siberian cold front nearly set the record for the coldest day in Denver’s recorded history.
The front, which blew into the city with a near-record-setting 75-degree temperature drop Wednesday, kept temperatures Thursday in the negatives the entire day, from a high of -6 degrees to a low of -24 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.
The average temperature, -15 degrees, marked the second-coldest day in Denver’s recorded history and the coldest since 1963.
🌡️Yesterday, December 22, 2022 marked Denver’s second coldest day on record.
The daily high was just -6°F, and the low was -24°F, giving us an average daily temperature of only -15°F! #COwx pic.twitter.com/BvCYv2OMuq
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) December 23, 2022
The record is -17 degrees set on Jan. 11, 1963.
The frigid temperatures are lingering Friday before Denver warms up just in time for Christmas.