Denver records first freeze of season in coldest night in 6 months

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DENVER -- The snow has ended in Colorado and cold temperatures have arrived.

The temperature at Denver International Airport dropped to 29 degrees on Tuesday morning with readings in the mid- to upper 20s across the metro area.

It's the coldest temperature in the Mile High City since April 10, when it was 24 degrees.

The south metro area such as Douglas County could have the first hard freeze of the season. A hard freeze means several hours of freezing temperatures.

The average date of the first freeze of the season in Denver is Oct. 7.

The earliest first freeze on record was Sept. 8, 1962. The record for the latest first freeze was Nov. 15, 1944.