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Colorado weather forecast: Dangerously cold temperatures across the state

6:09 PM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - After a bitterly cold morning, temperatures will have a tough time getting into the teens Thursday, according to the Colorado weather forecast. The cold will continue into the weekend.

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Wednesday night lows over the Front Range ranged from -5 to -15 degrees as skies cleared Thursday morning. In fact, temperatures dropped to -14 degrees at Denver International Airport around 2 a.m. The record low for Denver for Dec. 5 is -15 degrees, set in 1972. Around 6 a.m. Thursday morning, DIA hit -15 which tied the 1972 record.

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Mountain areas are reporting from 1 to 3 feet of snow with this latest storm. Aspen Ski resort has had 96 inches of snow already this early winter season. Loveland Ski Resort has topped 100 inches of seasonal snowfall with this latest storm.

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Cold air will remain for the 9NEWS Parade of Lights Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night's parade is forecast to be calm and dry with temperatures near 9 degrees for the 8 p.m. step off. Friday's parade is also going to be televised live on 9NEWS.

Light snow is forecast for the Denver Broncos-Tennessee Titans game this Sunday with a kickoff temperature of 14 degrees.

Cold air will stay in place over the state through the weekend with lows dropping below zero in the Denver area. Afternoon highs are forecast to stay below 20 degrees until Monday.

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