A wild swing in temperature saw sunny skies turn to snow when the mercury dropped from 83 to 19 degrees Wednesday prompted by strong winds off the Rocky Mountains.
The Mile High City experienced the record temperature shift as a cold front with wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph blew through, blanketing some areas with as much as a foot of snow, KMGH reported.
Denver's temperature has dropped to 20°, officially making this the city's largest October temperature drop on record.— Chris Bianchi (@BianchiWeather) October 10, 2019
It's a 63° drop from 3pm yesterday, when Denver's temperature was 83°.#COwx pic.twitter.com/9C3a1vMQ8f
The snowy conditions are not expected to last. The highs over the weekend are expected to be in the 60s, according to the National Weather Service.
On average, the first snowfall occurs Oct. 18. Last year, it happened Oct. 6, KMGH reported.
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