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Denver sees record cold temperatures and snow ... in May. See the photos

Denver temperatures hovered around 31 degrees on Tuesday.

Denver temperatures hovered around 31 degrees on Tuesday.
Denver temperatures hovered around 31 degrees on Tuesday.
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SALT LAKE CITY — It’s snowing in Denver, and that’s sort of a big deal.

Denver received 3.4 inches of snow Tuesday morning, which is the most snow measured so late in the season in more than 40 years, CBS Denver reports.

The record is 5.6 inches on May 29, 1975, which was 44 years ago.

Denver temperatures hovered around 31 degrees on Tuesday, which is a record low for May 21. The last time it was that low was in 2001.

Social media reacted to the news, too.

“In the nearly 30 years I’ve been doing this in the Denver area, this is by far the latest big storm that I’ve faced,” said Mike Nelson, meteorologist for KMGH-TV in Denver.

The weather comes as extreme weather pushes across the country, according to The Washington Post.

"The precipitation came on the backside of the powerhouse storm that set off tornadoes and flash flooding in the southern Plains. The jet stream, along which storms track, took a big dive south over the western United States, allowing unseasonably cold air to spill into the Rockies," according to The Washington Post.