Antero Reservoir minus 51

It might be a green Christmas in many parts of the Country this year, but it’s not warm everywhere.

The temperature plummeted to minus 51 degrees in Colorado last week.

As reported by UPI, a caretaker at Antero Reservoir recorded the near record low temperature last Thursday, a spokesman for Denver Water, the area’s water utility, said. Lower temperatures have been recorded there just twice before, both times in 1962, when the mercury fell to minus 52 and minus 54, according to the National Weather Service.

A representative at Denver Water snapped this photograph of a frozen Antero Reservoir right around the time the temperature gauge there read a whopping 51 degrees below 0. Photo courtesy @DenverWater/Twitter

A representative at Denver Water snapped this photograph of a frozen Antero Reservoir right around the time the temperature gauge there read a whopping 51 degrees below 0. Photo courtesy @DenverWater/Twitter

Though the reservoir regularly sees temperatures below zero in December, “it is safe to say that -51 is extreme, even for this cold area,” Denver Water spokesman Travis Thompson said in an e-mail.

Boston enjoyed a comparatively steamy day last Thursday, when temperatures reached a high of 52 degrees and fell to 39 overnight. Record-breaking heat is expected on Thursday, with highs forecast to reach the upper 60s.