DENVER — The largest one- and two-day temperature swings in October were recorded in Denver on Wednesday and Thursday.
After reaching 83 degrees just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, the temperature plunged to a record-low 13 degrees just before midnight Thursday — a 70-degree swing.
It ties for the second-largest temperature drop over two days in Denver recorded weather history that dates to 1872 — and the largest in October.
The largest two-day temperature change in Denver is 76 degrees on Dec. 13-14, 2008, when it went from 58 degrees to minus-18 degrees.
On Feb. 5-6, 1933, it went from 60 degrees to minus-10 degrees, also a 70-degree drop.
On Wednesday, the low reached 28 degrees at Denver International Airport, the official weather recording station for the city, at 11:59 p.m. — a 55-degree swing in 10 hours.
Damn global warming.
How did the ice that covered NYC melt long before modern man?