Finding out the coldest or warmest place on earth is kind of difficult. Taking the temperature in all the points in earth and then ranking them might sound easier; but the saying ‘easier said than done’ hasn’t come for nothing. For example, North America has the reputation for having so many colder places on their global map; but is it all the countries and states located in that continent? However, we have still managed to make a list on the top 10 coldest places on earth, taking weather forecast and popular reviews in consideration.
10. Rogers Pass, Montana, USA
Rogers Pass happens to be one of the warmer places (82°F during summer) in the world, the same places turns out to be the coldest during the month of January. The temperature varies from 14 to 33 Fahrenheit; which is close to freezing temperature. The lowest ever temperature here was -70° F. Montana is a state filled up with mountains; up above 5610 meters higher than sea level.
9. Fort Selkirk, Yukon, Canada
Fort Selkirk used to be a deserted used to be a deserted place due to very tough living conditions there; and the place was very hard to access as well during the 1950s. Later on, people started coming back here to live, however it’s still a very difficult place to reach without any easier way to get there. Lowest recorded temperature was -74°F.
8. Stanley, Idaho, USA
Speaking of Stanley’s weather, it’s one of the most extreme places to live on earth. Such extremeness pulls the population down to 63 only! The lowest recorded temperature was -54° F in a December which goes somewhat around -1°F in Januaries. On the other hand, the highest recorded temperature in summer was 98°F in July, whereas 10 days of the same summer was frosty.
7. Prospect Creek, Alaska, USA
While the construction of Trans-Alaskan Pipeline system was in the making, this setup was full of people back in 1974-1977. Now no one lives in the prospect due to extreme colder temperatures. The average temperature is -14.9°F on average. USA’s lowest ever temperature was recorded in this creek, -80°F.
6. Snag, Yukon, Canada
The lowest temperature of North American continent was recorded in this small village of Canada. The mercury went as low as – 81°F on the scale back in February 3, 1947. The average temperature for the place is around 22°F; however the place is unhabituated due to few ridiculous issues like voices being audible from even few miles away.