The coldest temperatures are below zero in Colorado over the MLK Day weekend

The coldest temperatures are below zero in Colorado over the MLK Day weekend

DENVER (KDVR) — A cold snap is hitting Colorado this Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, with a deep freeze, cold temperatures increasing the risk of frostbite and snow showers increasing the risk of avalanches in the high country.

It brought dangerously cold temperatures which seemed even colder considering the wind chill.


Dozens of Colorado cities saw temperatures well below zero on Saturday. For some, even the highest temperature ever recorded was in the negative.

In Denver, temperatures were below zero all day Saturday.

Below is a list of the lowest temperatures recorded by the National Weather Service on Saturday as of 8 p.m., and what those temperatures were like considering the wind chill.

location Lowest temperature
(degrees Fahrenheit)
It almost feels like it.
(degrees Fahrenheit)
Akron/Washington County -17 -38.2
Lemon -17 -31.7
Fort Morgan -16.6 -32.4
Reimer -16 -37.9
Fort collins -15 -32.3
Greeley/Weld County -14.8 -33.5
Buckley Space Force Base Denver -13.5 -25.2
Sterling pound -13 -31.3
One day -13 -37.5
Denver International Airport -12 -32.7
Broomfield/Jefferson County -11.2 -28.9
Burlington -11 -35.5
erie -10.7 -25.6
Denver/Centennial -10 -25.2
Monument/Elbert County -9.4 -25.7
Holyoke -9.4 -32.9
Colorado Air and Space Airport -9.4 -24.6
boulder -9.4 -21.3
opinion -9.4 -34.2
Longmont -9 -22.7
Springfield/Comanche National Grasslands -8 -19.4
Ellicott -5.4 -20.8
Berthoud Pass -4 -39.7
Lake meadow -4 -22.1
Lamar -3 -18.8
Cheyenne Mountain -2.6 -23.5
Schriever Air Force Base -2.4 -19.9
Walsenburg -2.2 -16.5
Trinity County/Las Animas -2 -19.7
Air Force Academy -1 -17.8
Fort Carson -0.4 -18.3
Wolf Creek Trail -0.4 -11.1
Dakota Hills -0.4 -25.2
Springfield -0.4 -19.9
Data from the National Weather Service shows temperatures well below zero across Colorado.

Be prepared for more cold

Bitter cold temperatures are expected to continue through the MLK Day weekend, with weather alert days set for Sunday and Monday.

Snow is expected to fall Sunday and Monday with 4 inches accumulating in Denver by Monday night. The mountains could pick up between 1-2 feet of snowfall over the weekend.

Temperatures will remain cool and the northerly breeze will bring the temperature closer to 20 to 25 degrees below zero.

Weather resources for Denver, Colorado

Be prepared for storms, forecast changes, exact weather alert day, and other important weather information:

The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast several times each day.

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