Bitterly cold weather grips Colorado, Grand County
with AP wire reports
Grand County, CO Colorado
An Arctic blast is lingering in Colorado, plunging temperatures way below zero around the state, including in Grand County.
The National Weather Service says a sensor at Cameron Pass in northern Colorado recorded a temperature of minus 46 Wednesday morning.
Denver missed setting a record low temperature by just one degree. Weather service meteorologist Kyle Fredin said the mercury at Denver International Airport dropped to minus 17 early Wednesday, not enough to beat the record low of negative 18 recorded in 2007.
Parts of the High Country were much colder. Observers in Granby this morning reported temperatures of minus 35.
According to Rocky Mountain National Park officials, the low at Bear Lake (elevation 9,475′) on the east side of the park this morning was minus 29 degrees, while the low at Kawuneeche Visitor Center on the west side of the park (elevation 8,720′) was minus 36 degrees.
Leadville was minus 30 and Craig, in northwestern Colorado, was 36 degrees below zero.
The National Weather Service forecast for Granby calls for a high of 0 degrees today and a low of minus 26 degrees tonight, warming sharply Thursday to a high of 23 degrees.
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