Denver went from 83 to 19 degrees in just 18 hours

Denver went from 83 to 19 degrees in just 18 hours

As the planet begins to boil alive, it would seem that mad weather is something we’re just going to have to live with if. It turns out that if you spend decades ignoring the best and brightest scientific minds, what you get is a weather forecast that makes as much sense as a chocolate teapot. Don’t take my word for it. Just ask anyone living in Denver. 

This Wednesday, the residents of Colorado’s state capital were left stunned after they experienced the highs of 83-degree glorious sunshine, and a bone chilling 19-degree blizzard in the space of just 18 hours. This extraordinary 63-degree drop was accompanied by 55 mile-per-hour winds. 

According to Russell Danielson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Boulder, the astonishing temperature shift was just as dramatic as it sounds. As he put it:

“That’s our largest one-day temperature change in October on record. We tell people around here to dress in layers, because sometimes you get summer and winter in the same day.”

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Within the bigger picture of the 63-degree drop, there were other stunning statistics. Meteorologists also recorded a 40-degree plummet in just four hours between 4 and 8 PM. The National Weather Service have also stated that temperatures are set to fall to just 14 degrees on Friday morning, smashing the previous October record of 22.

As astonishing as the temperature swings undoubtedly are, this isn’t the only time Denver has experienced dramatic weather. According to The Washington Post, the city endured a 42-degree shift from 11 to 53 degrees in December 2016, and 43-degree turnaround the following year. If you like consistency from your weather, the message is clear: avoid Colorado like the plague.