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 Yep, it’s been real cold for South Jersey residents this past week as icicles stretched longer, cars struggled to start and nobody ventured outside for any longer than they had to. We just aren’t used to this. But imagine what it’s like to live in a city where daily average high temperature struggles to reach the 50s? I mean the negative 50s. Could you handle that? Take a look and see what it’s like.

Yakutsk, Russia

Living with arctic cold is a daily fact of life for the 200,000 residents of Yakutsk, Russia, unofficially the largest and coldest city on the planet. The average daily high temperatures never crack the ice-forming, 32-degree mark form October through April. In the heart of winter, tires run flat, and batteries won’t power cars to start. It’s too cold for air to rise. A constant fog settles across the city. Life can be just miserable. Somehow they survive on a prayer that summer will return.

Mt. Washington, New   Hampshire

Well, nobody lives here, but it’s the place usually considered the coldest locatioin in the United States and home to a weather observation station. The rocky 6,288-foot summit is where winds can routinely reach hurricane strength and wind chills easily drop to -50.

Oswego, New York

Winter can seem unbearable in this upstate New York city located at the eastern edge of LakeOntario in peak lake-effect snow country. Here more than 30 inches of snow falls each month from December through February. In the nearby mountains, a season worth of snow – 70-plus inches – fell during a single day during a snow storm.

Can you handle that South Jersey?


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