Coldest Springtime Afternoon On Record In Boulder

NCAR Foothills Lab Weather (english, 5-minute)

It is unlikely that we will get much above 5F this afternoon in Boulder, CO, which will obliterate our previous springtime afternoon cold record of 11F on March 10, 1932. Boulder has had 26 spring days since 1895 which failed to reach 20F.

Next Sunday I will be hiking in the Sonoran Desert in 70 degree weather. This frightens me, because climate experts say two degrees warming is fatal to all life on Earth.

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19 Responses to Coldest Springtime Afternoon On Record In Boulder

  1. R Shearer says:

    I should have gone up to Eldora today. It’s 22F there right now with 13″ of new snow overnight and still snowing. It’s currently 8F in Boulder and that is probably the high. There have been a lot of temperature inversions this year, where it’s warmer at higher elevations.

    I’ll likely go up tomorrow morning if anyone wishes a ride (pickup near the Justice Center or thereabouts around 8 AM).

  2. billtoo says:

    yeah, no worries. usa48 will still come in -.03

  3. Eric Simpson says:

    Brrrrr. SoCal Has Coldest February In Half A Century https://patch.com/california/los-angeles/brrrrr-socal-has-coldest-february-half-century

    “For the first time since forecasters began recording data — at least 132 years — the mercury did not reach 70 degrees in downtown Los Angeles for the entire month of February.”

  4. Mr Sir says:

    So are you also gonna talk about the UK having its warmest February on record or what?

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Little Mr Sir demands attention.

    • rah says:

      Why should we when that is a lie. It wasn’t the warmest. It wasn’t even in the top 10 according to the CET.
      https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/february-2018-only-15th-warmest-on-cet/

    • spike55 says:

      Area USA 9 million km²

      Area UK ¼ million km²

      One tiny spec of slightly warmer than normal weather, while many places in the USA are experiencing temperature WELL BELOW previous COLD records.

      Why is it you even bother to comment, Ms Slur?

    • arn says:

      Mr Sir??
      You assume your own gender??
      Racist,bigot,nazi.

      PS

      Why do you care so much about a small warm territory as UK
      but ignore that huge parts of north america wich are more than a dozen times bigger than UK are very cold.
      And not just that:Russia and Georgia experienced record cold january weather.
      You know how huge russia is and that it set a new record cold with -88 degrees last year?
      But you only focus on tiny UK to prove your point.

      A little tip:
      The arctic can not “provide” all of the northern hemisphere with cold weather at once,therefore some void is created so that warmer air from the south can easier move to the north.
      UK is currently benefitting from this.

      PPS
      there is a reason why the englisch used to built their waterpipes
      on the outside of the buildings until some decades ago.
      You do such things only in regions where frozen pipes can not happen.

      Therefore the cold fronts that

    • AndyDC says:

      Are you going to talk about Calgary having its coldest month on record? Or the incredible 28 degrees below normal for February in Montana?

      One place is warm, some other place is cold. That is known as weather, but you alarmists want weather being to be the rallying cry for a trillion dollar ripoff and as an excuse to throw the economy off the cliff with pie in the sky Marxist politics that never work. All in the name of “maybe we can make the weather better 100 years or 500 years from now”. That is all pure conjecture, but throwing the economy into an immediate depression through ridiculous “Green New Deal” policies is an absolute certainty.

  5. Margaret Smith says:

    Colorado, there you go again, denigrating all women because of the stupid ones. Perhaps for a change you could do the same for all men – because of the stupid, and evil, ones. Oh, but some women are already doing this and you heartily disapprove!
    But neither case would be fair, of course.

    Today in the supermarket I was surprised when an assistant said “Is it raining again? This warmness is wrong. It should not be this warm.” I said it had been this warm and warmer before and much colder like last year was – earlier and later springs. Normal. I got an incredulous and annoyed response. The indoctrination is very successful!
    MS Smith

  6. Margaret Smith says:

    Colorado, there you go again, denigrating all women because of the stupid ones. Perhaps for a change you could do the same for all men – because of the stupid, and evil, ones. Oh, but some women are already doing this and you heartily disapprove!
    But neither case would be fair, of course.

    Today in the supermarket I was surprised when an assistant said “Is it raining again? This warmness is wrong. It should not be this warm.” I said it had been this warm and warmer before and much colder like last year was – earlier and later springs. Normal.

    I got an incredulous and annoyed response. The indoctrination is very successful!

    The BBC today had a long item with ‘experts’ who were telling us how much more we had to do to eliminate all GHGs. All this with pictures of the usual steam, lit from the front and pure white and backlit to look dark and menacing. Of course, nothing to counter all the c**p.

    MS Smith

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Dear Margaret,

      I am perplexed. How did you interpret it as denigrating any woman, let alone all women? There is no such thing in my comment.

      And “there you go again”? When? How? I “heartily disapprove”?

      Anyway, I agree with you about the rest of your comment. I have regular encounters like that. Mostly with self-identified “Progressive men”.

    • Jason Calley says:

      Hey MS! Yes, like Colorado, I am puzzled. Was there some anti-woman thing that I missed? Colorado did post a link implying that Mr. Sir was an attention seeker, but I did not see anything anti-woman there.

  7. Psalmon says:

    Today March 4 the Upper Colorado River Basin reached it’s April 6 benchmark Snow Water Equivalent of 16.7 inches average…32 days early…22% above normal. More snow and Pacific storms on the way…

    It is NOT over use of the basin’s resource…it is Climate Change causing a never ending severe drought on the Colorado.

  8. PaulInLongmont says:

    I find it interesting that NWS ignores the record for lowest high EVER for Spring in Boulder, and instead reports on the lowest low in 60 years:

    “@NWSBoulder
    Follow Follow @NWSBoulder
    This morning the temperature dropped to -6 at Denver which is the coldest it has been for the month of March since March 2nd of 1960 when the low was -7. #cowx”

    Surely the all time record is more newsworthy. Perhaps it goes against the CAGW narrative too strongly?

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