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Published December 05, 2011, 03:52 PM

Website: Grand Forks 2nd Coldest City in US

GF beats Bismarck, Fargo for the 2nd top spot
(WDAZ-TV) - While we're finally dealing with truly cold temperatures in the region, a popular news website says Grand Forks is the second coldest city in the country, right behind Fairbanks, AK.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) - While we're finally dealing with truly cold temperatures in the region, a popular news website says Grand Forks is the second coldest city in the country, right behind Fairbanks, AK.

The Daily Beast, which also owns the magazine Newsweek, says Grand Forks had an average winter temperature in 2009 of 14.8 degrees.

The coldest day that winter was January 2, seeing a frigid -32.8 degrees on the mercury, while the warmest winter day was March 30, with 66.2 degrees.

We're no slouch when it comes to snow, either. The site says nearly half of the days in winter 2009 saw snow.

Compared to the leader, Fairbanks, they're quite a bit colder and less snowy. The site says the average winter temperature in 2009 was -.6 degrees, with the coldest day at -41.1 degrees and the warmest was 48.2. The city saw 38% snowy days.


Top 3 through 10

Bismarck

Average winter temperature 2009: 16.7 degrees

Coldest day: -33 degrees, January 8

Warmest day: 73.9 degrees, March 30

Days with snow: 51%


Fargo

Average winter temperature 2009: 16.8 degrees

Coldest day: -33 degrees, January 2

Warmest day: 68 degrees, March 30

Days with snow: 36%


Watertown, SD

Average winter temperature 2009: 16.9 degrees

Coldest day: -29.2 degrees, January 2

Warmest day: 70 degrees, March 30

Days with snow: 45%


Aberdeen, SD

Average winter temperature 2009: 17 degrees

Coldest day: -29.9 degrees, January 2

Warmest day: 70 degrees, March 30

Days with snow: 36%


Larimie, WY

Average winter temperature 2009: 19.3 degrees

Coldest day: -27.4 degrees, January 7

Warmest day: 61 degrees, March 30

Days with snow: 33%


Sioux Falls, SD

Average winter temperature 2009: 20.1 degrees

Coldest day: -29.9 degrees, January 2

Warmest day: 80.1 degrees, March 31

Days with snow: 42%


Duluth

Average winter temperature 2009: 19.4 degrees

Coldest day: -23.8 degrees, January 3

Warmest day: 71.1 degrees, March 31

Days with snow: 41%


Butte-Silver Bow, MT

Average winter temperature 2009: 22.5 degrees

Coldest day: -25.6 degrees, December 8

Warmest day: 57.9 degrees, March 16

Days with snow: 37%


Link: Full list from the Daily Beast

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