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It reached -44° Tuesday morning in Colorado, coldest temperature in lower 48 states

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DENVER — Cold air in the mountain valleys of central Colorado dropped the temperature to -44°F Tuesday morning.

That frigid temperature was recorded at Antero Reservoir, south of Fairplay in Park County, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service in Boulder.

It ranks as the lowest temperature of the morning in the contiguous United States (lower 48 states), according the the NWS.

NWS Boulder shared a satellite image that illustrated the cold air over Colorado. It has a timestamp of 6:56 a.m. MT.

While not taking the coldest title, there were some other very low temperatures in Colorado Tuesday morning.

Near the eastern Larimer County community of Waverly, the NWS recorded -34°F. In Cowdrey, near the Colorado-Wyoming border in Jackson County, the temperature dropped to -32°F.

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