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Record lows in Aspen

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Rustin Gudim/The Aspen TimesCharlie Graham and his son, Ollie, from Sydney, warm themselves at the downtown fire hearth while walking through Aspen Tuesday.
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ASPEN – The new year is off to a brisk start. In fact, four days in January thus far have brought record-breaking cold temperatures to Aspen.

According to The Weather Channel, record lows were set on Jan. 1, 2, 10 and 11, when the thermometer dipped to -18, -13, -13 and -15, respectively. The previous records on those dates were -5 (1983), -12 (1985), -2 (1987) and -1 (1994).

And these cold temperatures don’t factor in the wind chill. For example, Tuesday’s low of 15 below at 6 a.m. felt like -31, according to National Weather Service data.



Of course skiers aren’t necessarily complaining about the frigid weather, as the champagne powder from Sunday’s blizzard remained fluffy well into Tuesday.

While sub-zero temperatures seem to be on their way out – the forecast calls for balmy nighttime lows between 5 and 10 degrees through Saturday – winter weather remains. Snow is expected to fall beginning Thursday.


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