State Records

Record Minimum Temperature
-61°F
February 1, 1985
Maybell
Record Maximum Temperature
114°F
July 11, 1954
Sedgwick
Record 24-Hour Snowfall
75.8 inches
April 14-15, 1921
Silver Lake
Record Snow Depth
251 inches
March 31, 1979
Wolf Creek Pass 1 E
Record Maximum Temperature
114°F
July 1, 1933
Las Animas
Record 24-Hour Precipitation
11.85 inches
September 12, 2013
Fort Carson
State Record Value Date Location
Maximum Temperature 114°F July 1, 1933
July 11, 1954
Las Animas
Sedgwick
Minimum Temperature -61°F February 1, 1985 Maybell
24-Hour Precipitation 11.85 inches September 12, 2013 Fort Carson
24-Hour Snowfall 75.8 inches April 14-15, 1921 Silver Lake
Snow Depth 251 inches March 31, 1979 Wolf Creek Pass 1 E

These values have been evaluated by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information and/or by the State Climate Extremes Committee and determined to be valid. The data may come from sources other than official NOAA-supervised weather stations, but are archived, officially recognized observations.

This page shows official state records only. For monthly extremes, or other extreme values recorded, visit our extremes page.

Hail Records

The largest hail stones ever recorded in the state of Colorado were measured at a diameter of 4.5 inches. This record measurement has been recorded many times, with a list of records and a map of locations below.

Read through the following PDF from the State Climate Extremes Committee for guidelines on measuring hail stones and submitting a report for a new record sized hailstone:
Proposed Standards for the collection, storage and measurement of hail stones

LARGEST RECORDED HAILSTONES FOR COLORADO (Based on NOAA Storm Data Reports through April 2018)

4.5" June 9, 1971 Kit Carson County
4.5" June 22, 1979 Morgan County
4.5" July 30, 1979 Larimer County

4.5" June 4, 1983 Weld County
4.5" June 12, 1983 Washington County
4.5" August 2, 1983 Denver County
4.5" June 23, 1987 Otero County
4.5" July 9, 1987 Sedgwick County
4.5" June 29, 1989 Cheyenne County
4.5" June 30, 1989 Morgan County

4.5" July 6, 1993 Washington County
4.5" June 7, 1994 Yuma County
4.5" May 22, 1996 Sedgwick County
4.5" July 23, 1996 Elbert County
4.5" October 11, 1997 Bent County

4.5" July 5, 2000 Logan County
4.5" May 17 2001 Baca County
4.5" August 17, 2002 Washington County
4.5" August 9, 2004 El Paso County

4.5" July 13, 2011 Adams County