Denver ties record low temperature two days after tying record high

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DENVER -- Two days after tying a record high temperature, Denver tied a 55-year-old record low temperature Tuesday when it reached 47 degrees at Denver International Airport.

The National Weather Service in Boulder said the mark was recorded at 5:17 a.m., tying the record low temperature for Aug. 18 that was set in 1960. On Sunday, Denver tied a record high of 98 degrees, also set in 1960.

The temperatures were recorded at different locations, with the official reporting station in 1960 at the old Stapleton International Airport.

Tuesday’s forecast looks a lot more like early October and not mid-August. In the wake of Monday’s cold front, temperatures will only reach the lower 70s on Tuesday afternoon despite mostly sunny skies.

A few isolated showers are possible tonight on the Plains, but a few raindrops still might be kicking around by sunrise Wednesday.

Temperatures improve by Friday, making it back to about 90. Another round of showers is possible Saturday as another cold front knocks temperatures back into the 70s.



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