The coldest temperatures ever recorded in all 50 states

Published: Jan. 19, 2018 at 1:35 AM CST
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Earlier this week, we reported that Russia's remote Yakutia region dropped to minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Since then, many questions have come about wondering the coldest temperatures ever recorded in the United States.

In Wisconsin, the coldest temperature on record is minus 55 degrees. This happened on February 2nd, 1996, and again two days later, in the Sawyer County village of Couderay.

When it comes to the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States, as expected, Alaska takes the crown. The mercury plummeted to 80 degrees below zero on January 23, 1971 in Prospect Creek in central Alaska, north of Fairbanks.

In the lower 48, the coldest temperature recorded was 70 degrees below zero, measured at Rogers Pass, Montana, on Jan. 20, 1954

The South has been much colder than one might think. Florida even dropped to minus two on February 13th, 1899, in Tallahassee. The only state to not have seen a subzero temperature, not surprisingly, is Hawaii. But, it has been cold with a record low of 12 degrees. This was on May 17th, 1970 at the top of Mauna Kea Observatory, which is at an elevation of 13,796 feet.