What is the coldest alaska has ever been?

The coldest Alaska has gotten to date was -79.8°F on January 23, 1971 in Prospect Creek. This is the lowest temperature in U.S. history. The tiny settlement is about 180 miles north of Fairbanks and 20 miles south of Arrigetch Peaks Glacier in Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in the contiguous 48 States, was -69.7°F in 1954 at Rogers Pass, in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.

The lowest coldest weather record in North America belongs to Greenland. The temperature fell to -87°F in 1954. Greenland is politically part of Europe but belongs geographically to North America.

In 2013, a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau experienced a temperature of minus -133.6 °F setting the record for the coldest place in the world.

Hawaii is the only state that has never recorded a temperature below zero.

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Updated on Sunday, October 26 2014 at 02:01AM EDT
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