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Cold

What are some of the coldest temperatures ever recorded in the United States?

Low Temperature Records

Place Year Temperature (°F/°C)
Vostok, Antarctica 1983 -129/-89.4   
Klinck, Greenland 1991 -93/-69.6   
Oimekon, Russia 1933 -90/-67.8   
Verkhoyansk, Russia 1892 -90/-67.8   
Northice, Greenland 1954 -87/-66   
Snag, Yukon, Canada 1947 -81.4/-63   
Ust’Shchugor, Russia 1978 -73/-58.1   
Coyaique Alto, Chile 2002 -36/-37.7   
Sarmiento, Argentina 1907 -27/-32.8   
Ifrane, Morocco 1935 -11/-23.9   
Charlotte Pass, New South Wales, Australia 1994 -9.4/-23   
Mauna Kea Observatory, HI 1979 12/-11.1   

Coldest U.S. Temperatures

Location Dates Record Low (°F/°0*
Prospect Creek, AK January 23, 1971 -80/-62   
Tanacross, AK February 3, 1947 -75/-59.4   
Rogers Pass, MT January 20, 1954 -70/-56.7   
Peter’s Sink, UT February 1, 1985 -69/-56.1   
Riverside Ranger Station, MT February 9, 1933 -66/-54.4   
Moran, WY February 9, 1933 -63/-52.7   
Maybell, CO February 1, 1985 -61/-51.7   
Island Park Dam, ID January 18, 1943 -60/-51.1   
Tower, MN February 2, 1996 -60/-51.1   
Parshall, ND February 15, 1936 -60/-51.1   
McIntosh, SD February 17, 1936 -58/-50   
Tetonia, ID February 9, 1933 -57/-49.4   
Couderay, WI February 4, 1996 -55/-48.3   
Seneca, OR February 10, 1933 -54/-47.8   
Old Forge, NY February 18, 1979 -52/-46.7   
Vanderbilt, MI February 9, 1934 -51/-46   
San Jacinto, NV January 8, 1937 -50/-45.5   
Gavilan, NM February 1, 1951 -50/-45.5   
Bloomfield, VT December 30, 1933 -50/-45.5   
Big Black River, ME January 16, 2009 -50/-45.5   
* Does not account for wind chill.


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