Special Report

America's 50 Coldest Cities


To identify the 50 coldest cities in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the annual normal daily minimum temperature (based on a 30-year average from 1981-2010) during the coldest month recorded by weather stations across the United States and compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). These were then assigned to distinct cities.

Annual normal daily min, max, and average temperatures, as well as the coldest month and annual precipitation recorded by weather stations came from NOAA’s 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded, the number of days below 32 degrees, and average rain / snowfall was obtained from NOAA’s Comparative Climate Report and are for 2018.

To be considered, cities needed to have populations greater than 10,000. Population figures came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey and are 5-Year averages.

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