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Added by Milena on 19 Oct 2014 09:11
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Coldest Large American Cities You Should Avoid...

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Grand Forks, North Dakota, 5.3 F

With a population of about 53,000, Grand Forks is the third largest city in North Dakota. Although it is a nice city that can boasts of a variety of arts and cultural events, winter weather is extremely harsh there. Influenced by cold Arctic high pressure systems, winters are very long, cold, and snowy.
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Fargo, North Dakota, 6.8

Fargo is the largest city and cultural, educational, and industrial center of North Dakota. Because of its location in the Great Plains and its distance from both mountains and oceans, the city features long, cold, windy, and snowy winter. While temperatures around -20 F are not unusual in winter, summers can be as hot as 110 F.
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St. Cloud, Minnesota, 9.4 F

Located in the central region, St. Cloud, with its 66,000 residents, is the eight largest city of Minnesota. While summers are hot and humid in St. Cloud, winters are long and cold with heavy snowfall. The lowest RECORDED temperature in the city was -43 F.
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Bismarck, North Dakota, 10.1 F

Founded in 1872, Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota. The city has a highly variable four-season humid continental climate with very long and cold winters. Residents of Bismarck have to cope with snow for more than 180 days every year.
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Duluth, Minnesota, 10.3 F

Situated at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes, Duluth is the fifth-largest city in Minnesota. It is nicknamed “The Air-Conditioned City” because of the summertime cooling effect of the nearby Lake Superior. Winters are very long there with first freezing temperature occurring usually at the end of September, and lasting as late as till the end of May.
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, 11.7. F

Covering an area of over 23 square miles, Coon Rapids is the thirteen largest city in Minnesota. Although nearby Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is one of the most popular tourist spots in The Anoka County, in winter, Coon Rapids is usually sought after by keen skiers who don’t mind freezing temperature and masses of snow.
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Rochester, Minnesota, 11.8 F

With a population of over 110,000, Rochester is the third largest city in Minnesota. Similarly to other cities in the region, Rochester is also marked by warm summers and very cold winters with the average annual snowfall of almost 50 inches. The lowest recorded temperature was -42 F.
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 12.0 F

Located in the west-central part of the Wisconsin, Eau Claire is the ninth-largest city of the state. In summer, the city is a major tourist destination of the region with many parks, picnic areas, biking trails and even lakes for swimming but winters are extremely cold and snowy there. While the average winter temperature is 12 F, temperatures can reach a bone chilling -45 F which is the lowest RECORDED temperature of the city.
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Blaine, Minnesota, 12.1 F

Situated just 13 miles from Minneapolis, Blaine is a major city in the Anoka County. Over 57,000 city residents are used to very cold winters with freezing temperatures that can get as low as -40°F (RECORDED in 1977).
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, 12.3 F

Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest city of Minnesota. Nicknamed the “Tree City USA”, Brooklyn Park is home to 47 miles of trails, and 67 award-winning parks which makes it a popular summer vacation spot but winters there are only for hardy fellows.
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Maple Grove, Minnesota, 12.4 F

With a population over 61,000, Maple Grove is a retail, cultural and medical center of the northwest region of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. Winters in the city are cold and snowy with long period of freezing temperatures.
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Eagan, Minnesota, 12.5 F

Originally a rural Irish farming community, Eagan is a city south of Saint Paul in Dakota County in Minnesota. While in summer months, the temperatures can reach over 100 F, winters are very chilly with temperatures sometimes approaching -40 F.
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Plymouth, Minnesota, 12.6

With a population of over 70,000, Plymouth is the seventh-most populous city in Minnesota. Plymouth has typical Midwestern climate with very cold winters, and hot, humid summers. The lowest recorded temperature in the city was -39 F in 1977.
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Sioux City, Iowa, 12.7 F

A population of about 83,000 makes Sioux City the fourth largest city in Iowa. While summers can be as hot as 111 F (highest RECORDED temperature measured in 1939), winters are very cold and dry with freezing temperatures usually starting in October and lasting till the end of April. Snowfall averages about 35 inches per season.
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Bloomington, Minnesota, 12.8 F

Located on the north bank of the Minnesota River, Bloomington is home to Hyland Lake Park Reserve in the west, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in the southeast and numerous regular parks throughout the city. Similarly to other cities in this region, Bloomington is also subjected to many arctic air masses throughout the winter months, pushing the temperatures down to very unpleasant figures.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, 13.0 F

Once “the world’s flour milling capital”, Minneapolis is the largest and most populous city in Minnesota. It’s a city of extreme temperature differences throughout the year. Summers are humid and almost subtropical but winters are subarctic with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. The snowiest winter of RECORD was in 1983, when almost 100 inches of snow fell.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, 13.6 F

St. Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of Minnesota. As a consequence of the Midwest continental climate, the city has one of the greatest ranges of temperature difference of any capital in the world. Apart from very chilly and snowy winters, Saint Paul experiences almost all kinds of weather including snow, sleet, ice, rain, thunderstorms, and even tornadoes.
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Woodbury, Minnesota, 13.9 F

With a population of about 65,000, Woodbury is the largest city in Washington County, Minnesota. The city houses tons of parks, trails and various outdoor sport facilities but in winter, Woodbury turns into a kingdom of ice and snow with temperatures dropping as low as -30 F.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 14.0 F

Located in the extreme eastern part of South Dakota, Sioux Falls is the largest and most populous city of the state. The city is characterized by cold and dry winters with an average annual snowfall of about 45 inches. The lowest RECORDED temperature in Sioux Falls was -42 F, measured in 1899.
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, 15.9 F

Lying alongside the Mississippi River, La Crosse is home to two universities, one technical college and frigid winters. Every year, the city is covered with about 45 inches of snow in total and its residents have to deal with freezing periods pushing temperatures as low as -40 F.
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Coldest Large American Cities You Should Avoid This Winter

It’s time to face the fact – winter is inconspicuously and slowly approaching. The cold mornings and falling leaves are unmistakable signs of the forthcoming season that many people consider the most unpleasant part of the year. Not everybody can afford to spend the winter in a beach house in sunny Florida so, for those who will have to put their warm hats, scarves and gloves on, we at least made a list of the coldest US cities to avoid. Based on the average winter temperature according to city-data.com, these 25 cities with a population of over 50,000 do have the right to complain about the weather. So if you hate cold weather, make a note of these 25 coldest large American cities you should avoid this winter. Warning: Sun-people may find the following pictures disturbing.

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