The Quick 10: The 10 Coldest Days in the Continental U.S.

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snowconeDo we have any _flossers from Stanley, Idaho? If so, you have put me to shame. I whine about how cold Iowa is, but on any given day, Stanley, Idaho, is usually the coldest place in the continental United States. In fact, it holds the record for the most days of being the location with the coldest temperature in the U.S. with 398 days in a row. Yikes.

Anyway, it's super cold here today, which has inspired my Quick 10. Just reading about these cities makes me feel better about my own situation, so maybe it will help you too"¦ unless you're a resident of one of them. Apparently Alaska and Hawaii (although you hardly even need to mention Hawaii) have been excluded from the list, since Alaska regularly reaches temperatures that would make the rest of us cry.

end1. Roger's Pass, Montana: -70 °F, January 20, 1954
2. Peter's Sink, Utah: -69 °F, February 1, 1985
3. Riverside RS, Wyoming: -66 °F, February 9, 1933
4. Maybell, Colorado: -61 °F, February 1, 1985
5. Island Park Dam, Idaho: -60 °F, January 18, 1943
6. Tower, Minnesota: -60 °F, February 2, 1996
7. Parshall, North Dakota: -60 °F, February 15, 1936
8. McIntosh, South Dakota: -58 °F, February 17, 1936
9. Tetonia, Idaho: -57°F, February 9, 1933
10. Couderay, Wisconsin: -55 °F, February 4, 1996

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January 13, 2009 - 10:27am
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