Top 10 Coldest U.S. States

Can you guess the states of the U.S.A. that have the coldest average temperature?
Combines high and low temperatures statewide
Average for the years 2000-2018. Source
Quiz by Gyrenaica
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Last updated: March 9, 2019
First submittedMarch 6, 2014
Times taken38,624
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°F
State
28.2
Alaska
41.4
North Dakota
42.0
Maine
42.1
Minnesota
42.6
Wyoming
°F
State
42.9
Montana
43.3
Vermont
44.1
Idaho
44.2
Wisconsin
44.2
New Hampshire
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Level 36
May 7, 2014
I'm from Wisconsin. I have family in Minnesota.
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2015
...go Bears. Sorry
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2016
I missed only these two...
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Level 47
Jan 12, 2018
shouldn't these show negatives???
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Level 75
Jul 2, 2019
No...
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Level 34
Feb 3, 2020
Its farrenheight
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2020
It's average temperature.
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Level 62
Jun 1, 2020
Why would it matter if it's in Fahrenheit? Negatives still exist.
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Level 70
Mar 14, 2018
Hey that's great
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Level 60
Nov 15, 2018
They don't call it frozen tundra for no reason
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Level 81
Mar 9, 2019
Cool
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Level 23
Jun 1, 2020
hows the protest
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Level 38
May 16, 2014
I wasted a minute typing Finland, Norway, etc. before realizing that it was 10 coldest STATES. LOL
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Level 45
Mar 23, 2015
Me too :) Started with Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and then continued with Finland and Iceland :)
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Level 63
Sep 27, 2016
I started by guessing U.S. cities and was very surprised that Anchorage didn't work...
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Level 24
Aug 18, 2016
Glad to see that someone understands how cold it gets where I live! Winter in Wisconsin feels like it goes on FOREVER
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2016
New Zealand is very coastal. It would be fascinating to experience such cold and snow, and Christmas in winter.
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Level 78
Mar 11, 2019
That's because it does go on forever. Minnesota and Wisconsin - two seasons winter and pot hole repair season.
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Level 72
Sep 14, 2016
Who are the 2% of people that took this quiz and didn't guess Alaska? I'm fascinated.
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Level 64
Sep 17, 2016
Now 3%. Funny how that was my first guess.
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Level 43
Nov 27, 2018
Now 4%
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Level 70
Mar 24, 2019
Well, I nearly joined them. I had all the others and then - with 12 seconds to spare - the penny dropped!
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Level 26
Feb 3, 2020
I've been awake for all of an hour, most of that on autopilot, and didn't sleep well. It didn't occur to me that there were non-contiguous states at all in this....state.
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2016
I was going from east to west coast in my head trough the northernmost countries. Yes, I forgot Alaska.
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Level 49
Feb 4, 2020
*Countries are not the same as states.
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Level 54
Dec 8, 2016
100% with 4 seconds remaining. Almost didn't get Wisconsin. Great quiz though.
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Level 37
Dec 8, 2016
Surprised Colorado & Utah weren't here but then realized their southern parts are desert
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2016
Could you add Celsius for us non-Americans?
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2016
Alaska is cold in either, so unless you have the averages memorized it should be no help. Anyway, we should all just use Kelvin.
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Level 68
Dec 15, 2019
If someplace got down to near 0 degrees Kelvin, I would NOT want to visit.
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Level 46
Dec 9, 2016
Missed Wyoming :(
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Level 23
Jun 2, 2018
Thanks for the answer :)
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Level 66
Mar 9, 2019
You're supposed to try the quiz yourself before looking at the comments :)
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Level 27
Dec 11, 2016
it'd be nice to have the conversion to °C
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Level 44
Dec 16, 2016
So basically US states bordering Canada + Wyoming?
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Level 81
Jul 7, 2018
But not Washington!
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Level 24
Aug 23, 2020
Or Michigan
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Level 36
Apr 2, 2017
I've been away for awhile. When did this get featured?
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Level 56
May 8, 2017
Shocked to not see my home state on here. It's miserable here in New England no matter where you are from October to May :/
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Level 59
May 13, 2017
Fun Quiz ... and got 11 with .58 remaining! Now time to CHILL OUT --->( in the nice Fahrenheit Temps of So.Cal) And if there was one of same exact Quizzes for Coldest 11 European Capitals ---> the Temps could all be in C degrees and I would get just as many right or wrong as if the temps were in F degrees!! Thanks again!
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Level 77
Mar 9, 2019
Of course it doesn't matter for solving the quiz, but it's nice to learn something as well. Now it doesn't tell me anything –considering that they are all south of London (except Alaska of course), I could guess that they aren't that cold.
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Level 41
Oct 16, 2017
I forgot Alaska....lmao
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Level 24
May 13, 2018
Way easier than warmest states
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Level 53
Oct 29, 2018
I know Wisconsin is cold, but its nice to see that some other states suffer more than we do haha
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Level 80
Mar 9, 2019
Yes this quiz should really be in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Wherever you are from you could then compare and maybe learn something, if you were so inclined.
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Level 64
Mar 9, 2019
Got them all with 0:40 remaining at 11:12:49 AM. Wyoming was the last one that I guessed, and it took me a little while to figure that out.
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Level 37
Mar 12, 2019
hold on are you saying the coldest it has been in minnesota is 42.1? well it has been −60 °F (−51.1 °C) on February 2, 1996 and the hottest has been 114 °F (45.6 °C on July 29, 1917 July 6, 1936. and the largest drop in a single day is 71 °F drop (39 °C drop) on April 3, 1982
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Level 59
Feb 3, 2020
It's average temperature.
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Level 37
Mar 12, 2019
Here is a graph Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska -80 -62.2 Jan 23, 1971 Rogers Pass, Montana -70 -56.7 Jan 20, 1954 Peter's Sink, Utah -69 -56.1 Feb 1, 1985 Riverside RS, Wyoming -66 -54.4 Feb 9, 1933 Maybell, Colorado -61 -51.7 Feb 1, 1985 Island Park Dam, Idaho -60 -51.1 Jan 18, 1943 Tower, Minnesota -60 -51.1 Feb 2, 1996 Parshall, North Dakota -60 -51.1 Feb 15, 1936 McIntosh, South Dakota -58 -50.0 Feb 17, 1936 Tetonia, Idaho -57 -49.4 Feb 9, 1933 Couderay, Wisconsin -55 -48.3 Feb 4, 1996 Seneca, Oregon -54 -47.8 Feb 10, 1933 Old Forge, New York -52 -46.7 Feb 18, 1979 Vanderbilt, Michigan -51 -46.1 Feb 9, 1934 Bloomfield, Vermont -50 -45.6 Dec 30, 1933 Big Black River, Maine -50 -45.6 Jan 16, 2009 Gavilan, New Mexico -50 -45.6 Feb 1, 1951 Mount Washington, New Hampshire -50 -45.6 Jan 22, 1885 San Jacinto, Nevada -50 -45.6 Jan 8, 1937
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Level 53
Mar 23, 2019
Please make the temperatures in Kelvin for us with superior intellect.
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Level 78
Feb 3, 2020
If your intellect was that superior you could do the conversion in your head. :)
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2020
I kept trying to figure out if I was just misspelling Michigan somehow. I can't believe it isn't on this list.
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Level 49
Feb 4, 2020
Having both celsius and fahrenheit would be nice.
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2020
It is not hard to make an approximate conversion in your head. If however you can't do this, well you are already online, it will take you seconds to find out that 28F is about -2C. the other temperatures range around 6C.
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Level 33
Jul 3, 2020
NO WAY can Minnesota only be fourth! Our winters here often get below negative thirty! Maybe it's because our summers can be over 100 degrees.