Frigid temps are expected to be the coldest in nearly two years

Posted at 5:28 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 22:40:35-05

DENVER -- So Denver didn't get hit with a lot of snow in its most recent blast of winter weather. What it did receive was a cold slap in the face. 

Thursday morning is expected to drop between five or 10 below zero, making it the coldest morning in nearly two years. 

The last time temps dropped below zero, the calendar read Feb. 27, 2015 when records show it was about six below. 

The coldest temps ever on Dec. 8? According to the National Weather Service in Denver and Boulder, it was most frigid along the front range in 1912 when thermometers read 14 below zero.

Although temps won't dip that low, it's still enough to give uncovered skin frostbite, and caution should be taken for pipes and more. 

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Take care of your pets, as their little paws could freeze. 

Getting your car ready for cold and snow driving. 

What to keep in your car in cold weather.