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Jan 21, 2014 1:13 AM by Meteorologist Mike Rawlins

60th anniversary of the coldest temperature in U.S. history

How's this for cold weather? January 20 marks the 60th anniversary of the coldest temperature ever recorded in the contiguous United States.

On this date in 1954, -70° was observed at Rogers Pass in the Rocky Mountains of Montana between Great Falls and Missoula.

This still stands as the coldest temperature ever officially observed in the lower 48.

A sign noting the significant temperature record sits at the top of the pass on Highway 200.

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