Very Cold Temperatures Today

Temperatures across the area today have been very cold, as an arctic airmass has enveloped southeastern Colorado. At this time, the high temperature in Colorado Springs has been 1F (at 134 AM) and 4F (at 1211 AM) in Pueblo. These temperatures will likely be the respective recorded high temperature for the day, as generally light upslope winds and clouds will keep daytime temperatures in the low single digits above and below zero across eastern Colorado.

Although these temperatures are very cold, they are not record breaking, as the current record lowest maximum temperature for today (February 5th) in Colorado Springs of 0F in 1989 and -1F in 1989 at Pueblo will remain intact. The coldest maximum temperature ever recorded in Colorado Springs was -10F on December 24th, 1983 and -4F on February 9th, 1933 in Pueblo.

In Colorado Springs, there have only been 34 days in which the high temperature has been 1F or less, with the last occurrence on February 1st, 2011. In Pueblo, there have only been 29 days in which the high temperature has been 4F or less, with the last occurrence on February 2nd, 2011 when the high topped out at 3F.

Overnight lows across southeastern Colorado will remain very cold, with temperatures falling to between -5F to -14F by Thursday morning, with the coldest temperatures expected across northern portions of El Paso county. A slow warming trend is expected across southeastern Colorado through the end of the work week, with highs in the teens and 20s across the area on Thursday and in the 20s and 30s on Friday.

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