Friday, January 23, 2009

How Cold Can It Get?

It still looks cold but you can see that today’s temperatures in Prospect Creek, AK are balmy compared to what they were 38 years ago today. That was when the all time record cold temperature for the United States of America was set at a frigid -80°F! That is only one degree off the all time record low for North America which was -81°F on February 3, 1947 in Snag Yukon, Canada. Temperatures earlier this month unofficially dropped to -83°F in Tok, AK during that frigid arctic outbreak but after investigating the equipment used, it was determined the reading was not accurate. Another all time record most likely was broken for the state of Maine with -50°F being reported at Big Black River on the morning of Friday January 16th. Needless to say parts of the country have been extremely cold this winter.

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