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Brrr-thoud Pass: Colorado was home to coldest spot in Continental U.S. Saturday, Sunday

The first day of fall brought frigid temperatures on Colorado's Berthoud Pass.
Posted at 11:10 PM, Sep 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-07 19:34:43-05

The first days of fall brought frigid temperatures to two spots in the Colorado Rockies.

Berthoud Pass, near Winter Park, recorded the coldest temperature in the entire Continental U.S. Saturday at a bitter 19 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

As an encore, a spot about 30 miles north recorded the coldest temperature in the U.S. on Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, a location four miles northwest of Grand Lake dropped to 17 degrees, giving it honors as the chilliest nationwide.

Vernon, Texas, meanwhile, recorded the hottest temperature in the Continental U.S. Saturday at 109 degrees. Vernon is located just east of the Texas panhandle near the Oklahoma border. Rio Grande Village, located along the Texas-Mexico border, claimed Sunday's hottest temp at 110 degrees.

In Denver, it was a pleasant weekend with near-normal temperatures. Saturday's high and low temperatures at DIA of 78 and 44, respectively, fell right in line with daily averages. Sunday's high of 80 degrees was a tick above normal, while the observed low of 40 degrees was slightly below average.

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