Originally posted by galveston75
Just wondering what the highest and lowest temps anyone has experianced? Personally the 1st year I lived in Phoenix Arizona in 1990, it hit their all time high of 122F. Then I lived in Ft. Collins Colorado in 2000 and it got down to -22F one night. So a total swing of 144F. Pretty cool I think.
Personally saw temps in the 120's working in Arizona on a traffic light repair truck where we covered about 500 miles a day driving from Tuscon and south, but went to HS in Anchorage, Alaska where I was out in -28F, 148 degree dif. Also saw 28 below in Denver at Lowry AFB where I was in tech school for a year but in Anchorage, the air was totally still and we were plinking with a 44 magnum outside for 45 minutes wearing T shirts, after 45 minutes I noticed my ears were getting a bit frosty🙂.
In Denver ten years later, I was just released from hospital still weak from the end stages of influenza and they let me out in -28 F weather but this time I had to cross a large field separating Lowry 1 from Lowry 2 (the main divisions of the base) and snow was blowing horizontal to the ground.
By the time I crossed the field my face was covered in ice and I barely made it to a barracks, ANYONE's barracks, for shelter, was stunned with cold.