This is meant to be refreshing, not taunting! But here at Weather Masters, Inc. we want to remind you that while our summers may be interminable without a working AC unit there are some places in the world where nature is the AC unit.
Here are some of the coldest places in the world
Deep in the Siberian wilderness is the community of Verkhoyansk Russia located just 1,500 miles from the North Pole. This chilly locale has reported temperatures of minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The town consistently stays below freezing from October to April. BRRR!
International Falls, Minnesota
While International Falls isn’t even half as cold as Verkhoyansk it is still the colder place in the contiguous United States. With winter temperatures consistently ranking below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and over 65 inches of snowfall every year International falls is known as the “Icebox of the Nation.
With a suitably ironic name, “Hell freezing over” is a legitimate concern in this small Norweigan town. With an average temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit in month of February, the town stays below freezing for nearly a third of the year!
The northernmost city in the U.S., Barrow, Alaska, is only 1300 miles south of the North Pole and boy does it feel like it! The city only houses 4,500 residents and is built on permafrost which can reach up to 1,300 feet deep in some areas.
The strange thing about this city is that the sun sets in November and doesn’t reappear until January. That’s right, perpetual darkness. Get this, in the heat of our summer Barrow’s mean temperature is a balmy 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now I’m not sure if this makes you feel any better but if you want to experience some artic temperatures in your own home give Weather Masters, Inc. a call today!