DENVER (CBS4) – Arctic cold will grip the eastern half of Colorado today and tonight with some areas seeing the coldest temperatures for early March in nearly 60 years according to the National Weather Service. Many places on the northeast plains fell below zero Sunday morning including Denver International Airport with a low of -6 degrees.
This morning the temperature dropped to -6 at Denver which is the coldest it has been for the month of March since March 2nd of 1960 when the low was -7. #cowx
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 3, 2019
Due to the bitter cold there is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for much of northeast and east-central Colorado, including Denver and the I-25 urban corridor, where wind chill values could briefly hit -20 degrees. The advisory covers both Sunday and Monday morning.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Although a record-setting February is behind us, March is on track to set some records of its own.
The temperature in the Twin Cities Sunday morning officially tied the record low for March 3 — set in 1873 — at minus 13 degrees. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says Sunday is only the beginning of a stretch of record cold days.