Mar 4, 2019

Denver weather: Metro area hits record low after weekend snowstorm

Denver, CO
USA
by
Kirk Mitchell
,
The Denver Post
Snow blankets the 16th Street Mall on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Denver, CO. Credit: Chet Strange, Special to The Denver Post
Snow blankets the 16th Street Mall on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Denver, CO. Credit: Chet Strange, Special to The Denver Post

Arctic air dropped temperatures to the lowest point ever in Denver at -5 degrees on Monday, forecasters say.

“A little bit dangerous,” said Chad Gimmestad, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder. “If people don’t cover up they could get frostbite if they stay in the cold too long.”

Today’s temperature beat the previous record low for March 4 set in 1978 at -3 degrees, Gimmestad said. With wind chill values, the air could feel like it is between -10 and -20 degrees, he said.