As spring approaches, ice gives
way to water in Boulder Creek. Temperatures this
winter (December through February) ran 1.2°F
(0.67°C) below Boulder’s 20-year
average, according to Matt Kelsch (COMET), who collects
readings at the cooperative weather station on the
NOAA/NIST campus. This was one of Boulder’s four
coldest winters in the last 20 years, Matt says.
Nationally, according to NOAA,
2007–08 was the
coldest winter since 2001–02, though it was slightly
warmer than the century-long average. The globe’s
land areas saw their coldest January in 26 years.