The winter is upon us. You must be feeling it difficult waking up for your morning class.
A blanket doesn’t seem to be enough while you are trying to fall asleep.
You are still in bed scrolling your Instagram or Facebook while the clock says it’s already 10.
And, you must be thinking it’s too cold to do anything.
It may seem to you, your sweet home is the coldest place on the earth right now or if not, the coldest place on earth today.
Believe us, there are places which are way too cold than your room is.
Let us take you through 8 such coldest places on Earth you should know about today. Careful, some facts may freeze your mind!
1. Rogers Pass, Montana, USA
5610 ft. above sea level, Rogers Pass resides on the Continental Divide in Montana.
Rogers Pass experienced a record low temperature of –70 o F (–57 o C) in 1954, the lowest ever amongst the contiguous US region.
Only 5 other places on earth have recorded lower temperatures.
January is the coldest month in the region with an average low temperature of 13.8 o F (–10.1 o C).
2. Prospect Creek, Alaska, USA
Prospect Creek is 643 ft. above sea level and is a tiny settlement.
It serves as the Pump Station 5 of the TAPS, which recorded the lowest ever temperature in America.
The temperature was –79.8 o F (–62.1 o C) in 1971, in the month of January.
Despite the change in the temperatures, this place still offers life to some wild animals.
February is the coldest month with average low temperature of – 23.5 o F (–30.8 o C).
3. Snag, Yukon, Canada
In winter, no any place in North America gets as cold as the village of Snag with subarctic climate.
In 1947, Snag held the record for the lowest ever recorded temperature in North America after Greenland’s –81.4 o F (–63 o C),
It is now third on the list of the lowest ever temperature recorded in North America.
4. Eismitte, Greenland
Eismitte which is also called Mid-Ice in English was found to be the coldest place in the whole of North America in 1931, during an expedition.
The temperature measured on March 20 that year was –84.6 o F (–64.8 o C).
Too cold to even think right now! Unbelievably, the warmest temperature throughout the expedition was a freezing – 1.8 o C on July 9 the same year.
February is the coldest month in the region, meanwhile, July is the warmest.
5. Longyearbyen, Norway
Longyearbyen is an urban East Norwegian town and a home of 2144 people, according to 2015 census. With 1000 permanent residents, it happens to be the world’s northernmost settlement.
February is the coldest month with an average temperature of –21 o C. The lowest ever temperature here was –51.3 o F (–46.3 o C), which was recorded in the winter of 1986.
You can, undoubtedly, visit this beautiful city of Norway but staying there for longer could be a tricky scenario.
6. North Ice, Greenland
The British owned research station in North America, North Ice is the coldest place in the entire North America until today.
This region, in the winter of 1954, reached a record lowest temperature of –87 o F (–66.1 o C).
2341 meter above sea level, this ice-occupied region is not a settlement area at all now.
It takes a courageous heart even to bother thinking about going there, meanwhile, stepping a foot there is just out of the question for an ordinary human.
7. Vostok Station, Antarctica
Vostok Station is among the most isolated human research stations in Antarctica, founded by Soviet Union in 1957.
This station is 3488 m above sea level in the medial of Princess Elizabeth Land. In 1983, it recorded the lowest ever temperature on earth –128.6 o F (–89.2 o C).
Vostok Station is one of the coldest places on earth right now with a yearly average low temperature of –75.7 o F.
This landmass of snow is not a permanent settlement but some brave ones, still, travel there – for some specific purposes.
8. Oymyakon, Russia
Oymyakon is cold throughout the year with a yearly average low temperature of –7.8 o F (–22.1 o C).
Located 745 m above the sea level, this region is a residence to an estimated mere 900 people.
This is, without a doubt, one of the coldest places on earth in 2019 as well.
The average low temperature from June to August, nevertheless, rises over the freezing point of water.
Your room is not as cold right now, is it? If you had to travel to any one place amongst the list, where would you go to?
A difficult question, isn’t it? You can reconsider because some places are, yet, accessible.
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