Coldest New Years Eve On Record In Fort Collins

The coldest New Year’s Eves on record in Fort Collins were -22F in 1898 and 1900.  It isn’t even 11 PM and we are already down close to that, with clear skies and no wind.

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Centigrade :

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I’m just back from the gym. The cold takes your breath away when you step outside.

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70 Responses to Coldest New Years Eve On Record In Fort Collins

  1. gregole says:

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/arctic-chill-to-close-out-2014/39832165

    Cold all across the Southwest. Snow forecast for Las Vegas!

    And foolish me. I thought the Man-Made CO2 choking the atmosphere was going to make it warmer. You know, settled science and all.

  2. A station at Overland Trail & Poudre between Fort Collins and Laporte is showing -21.5°F.

    It measured +8.1°F at 1:22pm, i.e. nearly 30°F drop.

    Several other weather stations both north and south of Fort Collins also measure in the -20°-21°F range.

    Stay put and enjoy the balmy -15°F UHI in the city.
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    (reposted from previous thread)

  3. Dave says:

    Its 12 degrees F in the foothills of Albuquerque with a -9 F windchill. We can only imagine how cold it would be if it weren’t for global warming.

  4. Neville says:

    “centigrade” – perhaps “celsius”, please Steve?
    Great work, though – love your blog

  5. fritz chess says:

    That extreme cold is from global warming. Didn’t any of you see “The Day After Tomorrow”?

  6. From our good friends at the NOAA, comes the word that despite the all the cold many of us are feeling, the world indeed is really getting warmer.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/2014-officially-warmest-year-record-n277121

    • gator69 says:

      NBC is now the official Ministry of Truth.

      “…think back to the summer, when we were all cranking up our A/C.”

      Where I live, we had one average hot week all summer, the rest was rainy and/or cool. Cool summers are becoming the norm here.

      Of course all of this is ocean based Argo nonsense.

      • annieoakley says:

        Never used the AC all summer. Had one 99F day.

        • Sharpshooter says:

          Here outside Phoenix we used it, but we never hit 110°F even once (in Phoenix, actually; out in the boonies we never hit 105°) though the average is 106 and we typically get 8-12 days a year over 110.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Yeah, A/C. Right.

        I am south of Raleigh NC and never used the A/C in the house or vehicles. Open windows worked just fine, especially since most of the time the nights were below 70°F. We have barely seen any days over 90°F the last two somers and only one day per summer over 95°F.

        This summer has been more like Maine than the south. Cold, Wet, Soggy

        • gator69 says:

          2012 was the only year I had to run the A/C much, since I replaced my shingle roof with a metal roof about 7 years ago. The house stays cooler, and like you Gail, I live where we can leave our windows open at night.

  7. Chewster says:

    It seems to be similar to standing out on a hot deck pulling into Subic Bay at 117 F., when all of the sudden a large cloud moves in and light rain drops the temperature to 82 F, and the whole crew begins to shiver.
    After some time we all get used to it, even -50 F 😉

  8. xyzzy11 says:

    Surely can’t be new year’s eve there yet – it’s not even 8 pm here in Melbourne, Oz (on new year’s eve) – unless they’ve moved the international date line 😉

  9. Eric Simpson says:

    While the US freezes and the Hockey Stick is stuck in ice, Michael “The Fat” Mann says that he wants Leonardo DeCaprio to play Mann (himself) in a warmist propaganda flick. Lol. Double lol. Lol and rolling on the floor laughing out loud. It would have to be Fats Dumbo that played the Mann of the Mann Made Global Warming Climate Change.

    • Jason Calley says:

      Hmmmm…. who should play Michael Mann? Too bad that Trofim Denisovich Lysenko is no longer with us. He would have been perfect.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I thought Dom DeLuise played Mikey Mann in the Mel Brooks directed movie, “Blazing Saddles”

      • Hugh K says:

        I particularly enjoyed their scientific demonstration of the relationship between beans, methane gas and a campfire. Summed up the current state of climate science quite nicely….

  10. markstoval says:

    The way they have it now; all this record cold just proves that global warming is a fact. Yep, hot is global warming, medium is global warming, cool is global warming, and cold is global warming. Hell, everything proves global warming.

  11. rah says:

    Here in my little acre of central Indiana windchill is a balmy 0 F this fine morning. The pup has been walked. The trash taken out to the road for collection. The coffee ground and brewed. And we have a fire in the fireplace.

  12. EternalOptimist says:

    I don’t know why you bother with all that thermometer stuff Steve, you know you are going to have to wait a few years before Gavin will tell you what the temperature really is. Even then, you’ll have to keep your eye on it

    • Jason Calley says:

      Maybe we can start a business manufacturing thermometers that have no numbers on them — just blank spaces where the scale usually is. The “climate scientists” can just fill in the spaces themselves, with whatever number the algorithm demands.

  13. xyzzy11 says:

    why am I in moderation?

  14. Stargazer says:

    You are not in Mexico anymore, Steve. Didn’t you get your breath taken away there too?

  15. cheshirered says:

    Am off out shortly so it will be next year before I visit here again.
    Happy New Year to all, in particular Steve / Tony. You are forging your own place in history exposing this scam.

  16. Robertv says:

    Thank God we have man made CO2 in the atmosphere. Without it it would even be 0,7 º C colder !!!!!

  17. emsnews says:

    Be glad it isn’t -40º F. We had that a mere 25 years ago here on my mountain. If you spat on the snow, it froze before hitting the ground!

    We even brought in our sled dog, Duke. Normally, he likes sleeping in the snow.

    Happy Hot New Year to all!

  18. gofer says:

    80% of country below 32F:

  19. Barbara says:

    Thanks for the first LOL of the day, EternalOptimist. You nailed it! I love reading the commenters here and much appreciate Steve/Tony’s posts which are the inspiration. It looks like this cold front/ storm covers all of the west even to Texas. Haven’t taken the time to look at any weather maps, but heard Dallas weather before my radio station came on early today, also CA. Here in So. AZ, we had several 22 degree F. mornings recently, today is warmer and overcast, very heavy winds and maybe snow by tomorrow. Northern AZ is promised lots of snow. We’re glad for the moisture.

  20. David, UK says:

    This is WEATHER, not climate. We all know the difference: “Climate” is when it gets warm.

  21. Edmonton Al says:

    Too bad folks.
    I live up here in northern Alberta, Canada and it is +2C right now. [seriously] ;^D

    • Gail Combs says:

      Grumble. It was still minus 2C at 9:00 am here in Sunny North Carolina. Now, during the hottest part of the day we made it up to +7C

    • Lance says:

      -3 just south of Calgary now…added up my station temps for the year, will come in around 4.3 C, average over 25 years, is 4.6, so, long way off HOTEST year ever at this location!

  22. Lynn Clark says:

    I try to walk a couple miles every day, but yesterday (12/30) I gave up about four minutes into it. Here in Louisville, Colorado (about 5-6 miles east of the People’s Republic of Boulder), it was so cold with a clear blue sky when I started about 1:30 pm, I really couldn’t stand it, and I’m usually not bothered very much by cold weather (although the older I get, the less I like it).

    And, yes, this past summer I only turned on the A/C for two days. The rest of the summer, cracking the window in my office (where all the computers, external hard drives and other heat-generating equipment sit) and turning on one or two bathroom vent fans to create outside-to-inside air flow through the office was more than enough to keep me comfortably cool.

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