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Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

When Denver's thermometer hit -15 on December 5, we thought it would stand as the coldest day of the season. But no: At 5:53 a.m., the National Weather Service recorded the official Denver temp at -16.

This mark is the second chilliest February low in Denver this century. But how's it stack up with temps for this month since record-keeping began in the 1800s? We've tallied up the ten coldest of all-time, according to NWS, and today definitely makes our photo-illustrated list. Count them down below.

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 10:

February 10, 1933, February 13, 1905: -14

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 9:

February 9, 2001: -15

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Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 8:

February 5, 2014: -16

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 7:

February 7, 1936: -17

Continue to keep counting down the ten lowest Denver temperatures in February.

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 6:

February 3, 1883, February 28, 1968, February 2, 2007: -18

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 5:

February 11, 1899: -20

Continue to keep counting down the ten lowest Denver temperatures in February.

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 4:

February 12, 1905: -21

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 3:

February 4, 1883, February 6, 1899: - 22

Continue to keep counting down the ten lowest Denver temperatures in February.

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 2:

February 5, 1989: -24

Photos: Ten lowest-ever Denver temperatures in February -- and where today's -16 lands

Number 1:

February 8, 1936, February 1, 1955: -25

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More from our News archive circa December 5, 2013: "Photos: Ten lowest Denver temperatures in December -- and where today's -15 lands."

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