Special Report

The 22 Coldest Towns in North America

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22. Thompson, Canada
> Avg. year-round temperature: 26.9°F
> Avg. temperature, April: 24.3°F
> Avg. temperature during coldest month: -8.5°F (January)
> Weather station elevation: 223m above sea level
> Population: 13,678

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21. Gillam, Canada
> Avg. year-round temperature: 26.5°F
> Avg. temperature, April: 23.3°F
> Avg. temperature during coldest month: -11.3°F (January)
> Weather station elevation: 145m above sea level
> Population: 1,265

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20. Kotzebue city, Alaska
> Avg. year-round temperature: 26.4°F
> Avg. temperature, April: 19.4°F
> Avg. temperature during coldest month: 2.2°F (January)
> Weather station elevation: 9m above sea level
> Population: 3,287

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19. Aasiaat, Greenland
> Avg. year-round temperature: 26.1°F
> Avg. temperature, April: 18.4°F
> Avg. temperature during coldest month: 7.6°F (March)
> Weather station elevation: 41m above sea level
> Population: 3,069

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18. Ilulissat, Greenland
> Avg. year-round temperature: 25.8°F
> Avg. temperature, April: 19.3°F
> Avg. temperature during coldest month: 7.3°F (February)
> Weather station elevation: 29m above sea level
> Population: 4,670