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Dec 6, 2013 6:52 PM by Meteorologist Mike Rawlins

Montana's cold weather beats temperatures at the South Pole

Montana is in the middle of a frigid blast of cold air, which rivals temperatures at the South Pole.

On Friday, Great Falls dropped to -26° around 6 a.m., setting a new record low for December 6.

At the same time, the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica was only at -20°.

So, spread the word and tell your friends that Montana experienced colder weather than the South Pole this week.

BUT, and this is a big one, you have to remember that the South Pole is in the middle of summer.

Right now, that observation station in Antarctica experiences 24 hours of daylight.

Montana's cold weather beats temperatures at the South Pole

Montana's cold weather beats temperatures at the South Pole

It may seem like we're beating out the coldest of temperatures at latitude 90S longitude 0E, but it's important to note that the record high temperatures at the South Pole only measure up to -12°.

Enjoy the frigid temperatures!
Mike

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