When you think of cold temperatures, you think of places like Alaska and the Yukon. For some you may even consider that wind swept hell hole of North Dakota the coldest in North America. Well, you are wrong. Good ol' Montana holds the record for the coldest temperature in the U.S., It happened 63 years ago today. A mining camp on Rogers Pass recorded a low temperature of -70 degrees below zero. That is the coldest temperature EVER recorded in the lower 48 states.

According to Wikipedia

Rogers Pass is the location of the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States outside of Alaska. On January 20, 1954, a low temperature of −70 °F (−57 °C) was recorded during a severe cold wave

Just to give you an idea of how cold it got