The little unincorporated village of Daniel, Wyoming recorded a 48 below zero temperature on December 30th. The reading was the coldest temperature of any of the 48 lower states for the entire year of 2014. Other freezing temperatures include Laramie. Wyoming which was 34 degrees below zero and hit a dangerously frigid wind chill of 55 degrees below zero.
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES
Alliance, Nebraska had a new record low for December 30 of 28 degrees below zero. Denver, Colorado broke a 116 year old record cold set way back on December 30, 1898. Denver, Colorado set a new record low for December 30th of 19 degrees below zero. This broke a 116 year old record set way back in 1898.
Yellowstone National Park
Lamar Ranger Station in Yellowstone National Park recorded a 36 below zero temperature on December 30th. West Yellowstone Gate in Montana reported a 34 below zero temp. Frigid cold weather hit far south with New Mexico dipping to 6 below at Taos on December 30th and Flagstaff, Arizona saw approximately a foot and a half of snow.
Light snow even fell in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park. Needels, California saw snow accumulation for the first time in December since records dating back to 1888.