Brrrr...Frostiest Cities For Drivers Within US

Published on January 07, 2019 12:18 PM in Driving Destinations, Getting There
Brrrr...Frostiest Cities For Drivers Within US

Think your town gets cold--bone-chilling, thermal layer, steaming hot chocolate cold?

See how your town stacks up to some magnificently frigid cities across the United States.

First, let’s quantify “cold.” Lowest average temperature? Coldest day on record? Days per year below freezing temperatures?

We’ve compiled a list of some of the country’s most densely populated cities that are most besieged by winter’s wrath. (Note: In order for a city to be considered, it needs to have at least 50,000 residents.)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

Average temperature (December to February): 18.7 degrees.
Record low: -41 degrees Fahrenheit. January 21, 1888.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 151 days a year.

Anchorage, Alaska.
Average temperature (December to February): 18.8 degrees.
Record low: -38 degrees Fahrenheit. February 3, 1947.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 192 days a year.

Madison, Wisconsin.
Average temperature (December to February): 21.6 degrees.
Record low: -37 degrees Fahrenheit. January 30, 1951.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 152 days a year.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Average temperature (December to February): 24.9 degrees.
Record low: -26 degrees Fahrenheit. February 3, 1996.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 127 days a year.

Omaha, Nebraska.
Average temperature (December to February): 25.9 degrees.
Record low: -32 degrees Fahrenheit. January 5, 1884.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 133 days a year.


Chicago, Illinois.
Average temperature (December to February): 26.4 degrees.
Record low: -27 degrees Fahrenheit. January 20, 1985.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 127 days a year.

Lincoln, Nebraska.
Average temperature (December to February): 26.8 degrees.
Record low: -33 degrees Fahrenheit. January 12, 1974.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 143 days a year.

Rochester, New York.
Average temperature (December to February): 27 degrees.
Record low: -22 degrees Fahrenheit. February 9, 1934.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 131 days a year.

Buffalo, New York.
Average temperature (December to February): 27.1 degrees.
Record low: -20 degrees Fahrenheit. February 9, 1934.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 126 days a year.

Detroit, Michigan.
Average temperature (December to February): 27.9 degrees.
Record low: -21 degrees Fahrenheit. January 21, 1984.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 124 days a year.

Boston, Massachusetts.
Average temperature (December to February): 31.8 degrees.
Record low: -18 degrees Fahrenheit. February 9, 1934.
Subfreezing temperatures roughly 94 days a year.

FUN FACTS
Rogers Pass, Montana, holds the record for the coldest temperature in the contiguous U.S. at -70 degrees. (Recorded January 20, 1954.)
Being the northernmost state, Alaska holds the record for coldest recorded temperature in the country’s history.( -80 degrees on January 23, 1971, in Prospect Creek, north of Fairbanks.)
The country’s earliest record of the coldest temperature in the land dates back to January 22, 1885, when a temperature of -50 degrees was registered at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, the highest peak in the Northeast.


Source: The Weather Channel.

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