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Apparently, the COOP at Daniel Fish Hatchery in Wyoming hit -34. This would be the new official state record for WY for October. Any thoughts on this reading, Chris or Scott? It seems probable. This station averages a minimum of -4 in January so it is a very cold location. 

 

It does seem a bit cold for the location (nearby Big Piney is usually colder and hit "only" -26), but it could be possible.    If it is valid, the reading is incredible and is almost as cold as January's record.  

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It does seem a bit cold for the location (nearby Big Piney is usually colder and hit "only" -26), but it could be possible.    If it is valid, the reading is incredible and is almost as cold as January's record.  

 

To be fair, this station has only existed since 1989 and January has been a stinker in the current era. This station hit -50 on 12/22/1990 - I am sure January has seen -50 at that location in past decades...

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I "accidentally" found a cold air sink last night/this morning; this time in a sink east of Twin Lakes in the Flat Tops Wilderness of Colorado. I set up the tent in the sink it case it got windy since there was only sparse tree cover around and the only other group at the lake took the campsite with tree shelter.   The elevation of the campsite was ~11,030 feet.

I took a recording min/max themometer.   When I went to bed, it was 23F.  By midnight it had dropped to 14F and the overnight low was 6F.   That's pretty cold considering the temperature wasn't recorded during a cold snap and that it is early September.  I wonder what the winter temperatures would be there?

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