It’s colder in Minnesota than it is in Antarctica

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Minnesotans are strong, brave and bold. That’s because it’s colder in the North Star State than in places typically associated for being really cold.

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Yep. It’s cold.

The high on Tuesday, December 26 in the Twin Cities was 1 degree. This weekend, high temperatures aren’t expected to go above zero. Northern Minnesota has it even worse. The forecast low in International Falls, Minnesota on Wednesday, December 27th is -28 degrees.

So who has it better temperature wise? Here’s a roundup:

Antarctica

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Now, it is summer in Antarctica, but the continent known for bitter cold, snow and penguins is warmer than it is in Minnesota. The forecast high for Wednesday, December 27th is 8 degrees.

North Pole, Alaska

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North Pole, Alaska, located in the center of the state, is thousands of miles from the actual North Pole, but on Tuesday, December 26th, they saw a high of 1 degree. At this part of the year, the town sees less than three hours of sunlight a day. High temperatures for the actual North Pole this week are forecast between -19 and -25.

Lillehammer, Norway

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The amount of sunlight in Lillehammer, Norway isn’t much better than the amount they get in Alaska. The home to the 1994 Olympic Games had a high of 30 degrees on Tuesday, December 26th.

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