Denver recorded a low temperature of 15 degrees below zero at 7:14pm. This easily bests the record low for December 17 of 13 degrees below zero set in 1909.
Here in Thornton, we managed to stay warmer, although with these extremes, that isn’t saying much. Thornton hit a low of 10.7 degrees below zero at 5:57pm.
The storm system brought 5.8 inches of snow to Thornton, our biggest snowfall of the season. Out at DIA where Denver’s official measurements are kept, 8.0 inches fell.
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