Most people find themselves wishing they lived somewhere warmer when the winter months come around. Some have a good reason to wish for warmer weather, but others have it better than they know. While some people can’t even image living somewhere where the temperatures are in the single digits during the winter months, others wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. If you are one of those people who cannot stand the cold, it may be interesting to know how much worse than you some people have it. If you are one of those people who want to live in cold weather, here is some information on the best places to get what you wished for. These U.S. cities have the lowest average temperatures for the month of January.
Keep in mind that these are the average temperatures for this month, which means that there have been days that were much colder and days that were warmer. You also have to take into consideration the snow and rain fall, and the wind chill.
There are actually six cities tied for the twentieth place on the coldest American cities. Rosemount, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, and Hastings all have an average temperature of 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit for the month of January. All of these cities are located in Minnesota.
Coming in at number nineteen is Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls is a city located in South Dakota and earned the number nineteen spot on the list of coldest cities in the United States by having an average temperature of 2.9 degrees Fahrenheit for the month of January.
As many of you have noticed, thirteen does not come immediately after nineteen. The reason for the jump is that there is another six way tie for the thirteenth spot on this list. Fridley, Lino Lakes, Andover, Coon Rapids, Ramsey, and Blaine all registered as having an average temperature of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit during the month of January. All of these cities are also located in Minnesota.
Residents of Owatonna will be glad to know (or maybe not so much) that the city they reside in is the twelfth coldest city in the United States. Owatonna had a very low 1.9 degree Fahrenheit average temperature for the month of January. Owatonna is another Minnesota city.
The honor of being the tenth coldest city in the entire United States has to be shared. Chaska and Chanhassen both averaged temperatures of 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit during the month of January. As many may have already guessed, Chaska and Chanhassen are both located in Minnesota.
Another Minnesota city makes it onto the list of the coldest cities in America at the number nine spot. Faribault, Minnesota has only a slightly lower average temperature than the number ten city, at 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit for the month of January.
Another tie among three Minnesota cities for the rank of the sixth coldest American cities. Prior Lake, Savage, and Shakoppee all had average temperatures of 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit during January.
Ranked at number five on the coldest cities list is Aberdeen. Surprisingly, this city is located in South Dakota, rather than Minnesota. With the top five, the temperatures start dropping into the negative numbers. Aberdeen had an average January temperature of -0.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
The capital of North Dakota manages to squeeze into the number four slot on the list of coldest cities in the United States. Bismarck had an average temperature only slightly lower than that of Aberdeen, at -0.9 degrees Fahrenheit in January.
For number two there is another tie, but this time not among any Minnesota cities. Fargo and West Fargo, both located in North Dakota, earned their spots as the second coldest cities in the United States. Their average temperature for the month of January was a very low, very cold, -4.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
No surprise here, the coldest city in the entire United States is located in Minnesota. Duluth, Minnesota had an average temperature of -5.2 degrees Fahrenheit, earning its number rank as number one.