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10 Cities That Will Make You Go “BRRRR” This Winter

January 30, 2015 | By

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, this winter is going is going to get a lot of teeth chattering throughout most of the United States, even colder than those same spots experienced last year.

“Colder is just almost too familiar a term,” says Almanac Editor Janice Stillman. “Think of it as a refriger-nation.” And thanks to this year’s El Nino weather pattern, there will be more snow.

Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA Today compiled a list of the 52 coldest U.S. cities. If you live in these cities, you’ve probably already taken precautions against the harsh winter by buttoning up your home (see our winterizing article for ideas) and stocking up on emergency food, water, and first aid supplies.

For the rest of us who may be wondering just how cold it gets in super-cold places, here are the top 10:

1. Barrow, Alaska Average winter temperature: -11.7 degrees F.

2. Fairbanks, Alaska Average winter temperature: -4.5 degrees F.

3. International Falls, Minnesota Average winter temperature: 8.1 degrees F .

4. Grand Forks, North Dakota Average winter temperature: 10.9 degrees F.

5. Gunnison, Colorado Average winter temperature: 12.3 degrees F.

6. Fargo, North Dakota Average winter temperature: 12.6 degrees F.

7. Duluth, Minnesota Average winter temperature: 13.3 degrees F.

8. St. Cloud, Minnesota Average winter temperature: 14.8 degrees F.

9. Aberdeen, South Dakota Average winter temperature: 15 degrees F.

10. Bismarck, North Dakota Average winter temperature: 15.6 degrees F.


For more, read the full list of 52 coldest U.S. cities.


Source: “52 Coldest Cities in America,” USA Today, December 4, 2014.




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