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Oymyakon Coldest Place On Earth: What's the coldest temperature you've been in?

W_C 2008/12/22 20:04:03
Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
The coldest inhabited place on earth? Oymyakon sounds better than Disneyland.
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Oymyakon, in the Russia's Siberian republic of Yakutia, is the coldest inhabited place on earth. It's kinda like Disneyland being the "Happiest Place on Earth"... well this is the "coldest place on earth." The village of Oymyakon (oimjakon, оймякон) only has a population of 800 people and has registered 71.2 degrees BELOW freezing in 1926. Reports have it that it's so cold in Oymyakon that some birds freeze to death in mid-flight. (can you say BRRR!) Anyway, the name Oymyakon actually means non-freezing water, because there is a natural hot spring nearby.

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  • MS 2008/12/23 06:33:05 (edited)
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    MS
    +4
    About -30 F had to stop and make a snow cave until it warmed to a balmy -10 -30 snow cave warmed balmy -10

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  • Mike 2013/01/25 03:59:29
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Mike
    -32° F - Wilmington, VT, January 1989...50 MPH winds and windchill -75° .... but it was great snow-making weather..
  • kimberly 2009/01/14 14:36:00
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    kimberly
    +1
    Today is January 14 2009 and it is the coldest here in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, to date this season @ a chilly -50. and come late August early, September we have alot more babies born.....Keep Warm...Peace chilly -50 late august september alot babies born warm peace
  • W_C kimberly 2009/01/14 19:37:17
    W_C
    that is an awesome picture!
  • Jessica 2009/01/13 02:59:45
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    Jessica
    +1
    well in california its always too hot exept during 2008 it was actually freezing but i hate the rain anyways i think i was around 30 degrees f
  • michelle mae 2009/01/07 11:46:27
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    michelle mae
    +1
    wow!
    ganda nmn d2
    lagpas 0 degrees F
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  • annie 2009/01/01 20:01:59
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    annie
    +1
    it was very cold
  • pdshanny 2008/12/28 18:50:57
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    pdshanny
    +1
    Youngstown, Ohio 27 below zero with wind chill of 75 below in january of 1993
  • MagyIsAwesomer™ 2008/12/28 07:24:25
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    MagyIsAwesomer™
    +1
    At worst, -10 degrees fahrenheit.
    Lol. New Jersey sucks.
  • Irish Weatherman 2008/12/27 19:04:14
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Irish Weatherman
    +1
    Dome Charlie Weather station Antarctica. brrrrrr
  • FAN 2008/12/26 14:33:52
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    FAN
    +1
    - 4 stowe vermont on the single chair.. with two blankets
  • Just Zach =) 2008/12/24 12:02:21
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Just Zach =)
    +1
    -17 It sucked
  • HeliAce 2008/12/24 05:35:41
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    HeliAce
    +1
    Utah maybe during winter snow, I am more of a warm Las Vegas person.
  • Petpeve 2008/12/24 03:49:49
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Petpeve
    +1
    The coldest temperature I've ever been in was -60. But that was wind chill and not actual. We used to do a lot of ice fishing and one of the days we went, the wind chills were -60. Tucked into a corner on the lake with a little blackberry brandy, and of course a ski suit, it didn't seem that cold at all.
  • jrtmanmd 2008/12/24 02:54:12 (edited)
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    jrtmanmd
    +1
    I have friends that travel to Antarctica frequently, and they tell me about -40 plus temperatures. Though I have never been, the coldest that I have endured were negative single digit temperatures at the Great Lakes Naval Base. It was a mild winter that year! LOL

    I've been to Alaska (last year), but that was in July, had nice 70 degree weather! But the moskeetoes sucked! LOL
  • Republic of Honor 2008/12/24 01:37:42
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Republic of Honor
    +1
    -50 Minnesota and North Dakota, it was only - 40 but that slight 5 - 10 mph wind at that temp drops the temp pretty quick!
  • MUGEN :: 無限 2008/12/23 23:51:14
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    MUGEN :: 無限
    +1
    freaking turkey... COOOLLLD!
  • Smoky 2008/12/23 21:10:04
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Smoky
  • Nikki 2008/12/23 20:40:41
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Nikki
    +1
    -17 degrees
  • tex-ass 2008/12/23 20:23:40
  • AnneMac 2008/12/23 20:00:15
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    AnneMac
    +1
    Wow. I can't imagine living in that kind of cold. I'm a desert rat, so it doesn't get much colder than 42 F or so where I live.
  • MUGEN :... AnneMac 2008/12/23 23:52:30
    MUGEN :: 無限
    uhhh...desert get pretty cold at night you know.
  • Lanikai 2008/12/23 17:36:41
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Lanikai
    +1
    I lived in Waukegan Illinois for two miserable winters. ARGHHH, now that was cold. We had to put vaseline on our faces to keep the wind from cutting our cheeks. Nice huh?
  • ThinkAboutIt! 2008/12/23 17:25:40
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    ThinkAboutIt!
    +1
    Being from the north pole, Mrs Clause and I know cold. I won't give degree #'s cause some would just think it wasn't real.
  • WESTLY 2008/12/23 16:45:11
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    WESTLY
    +1
    the coldest i ever felt in my life is when i go to bed with my wife
  • bboy 2008/12/23 16:38:24
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    bboy
    +1
    I was in Jackson Hole, WY years ago and it dropped to -45F. Unbelieveably cold!

    endured degrees jackson hole wy years dropped -45f unbelieveably cold
  • J.R 2008/12/23 16:26:12
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    J.R
    +1
    it was so fucking cooled it was -9 below with the wind it felt like -21 below god IT WAS COOLED
  • outlaw 2008/12/23 16:06:21
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    outlaw
    +1
    My dad has some property on the top of a mountain in MD. it sits up high on a cleared field. It was the 70s, and it got very cold that year. I remember hearing someone say it was 30 degrees bellow zero wind chill factor. I remember it being so cold that it literally hurt to be in it.
  • Cal ~ Pegleg4570 ~ 2008/12/23 15:40:21
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Cal ~ Pegleg4570 ~
    +1
    Alaska
    oymyakon coldest temperature ive endured degrees alaska
  • kaitlin 2008/12/23 15:32:37
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    kaitlin
    +1
    in canada 7 years ago when i went there for vacation. in florida the coldest ive been in is probably 35 or above
  • Sunshine 2008/12/23 15:17:52
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    Sunshine
    +1
    I dont recall being in actual temperature that was below 0... Wind chill has pushed it below... Does that count? But I try to stay inside on those rare days... in 1996 it was 73 here... so very unusual to get temps that low
  • Kryssy *RIP Forevergrateful* 2008/12/23 14:34:20 (edited)
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    Kryssy *RIP Forevergrateful*
    +1
    I live in florida so what do you think? lol live florida lol
  • eric 2008/12/23 07:59:33
    Unlike Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've been in was above 0 degrees F.
    eric
    +1
    live in AZ, so the coldest has been about 85F
  • tarkeg 2008/12/23 07:40:20
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    tarkeg
    +1
    pelican rapids, mn back in late 2004. I noticed that my rig had frost on the inside of the cab- the wind chill was -48f actual was -18f 2004 noticed rig frost cab- wind chill -48f actual -18f
  • bill 2008/12/23 06:41:32
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    bill
    +3
    I've been in Northern Maine when it was -42 degrees out.
  • MS 2008/12/23 06:33:05 (edited)
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    MS
    +4
    About -30 F had to stop and make a snow cave until it warmed to a balmy -10 -30 snow cave warmed balmy -10
  • san MS 2008/12/26 19:13:06
    san
    How do you really look? I am pretty sure much nicer than that guy's picture you have as your online icon.
  • Jerimia 2008/12/23 06:04:31 (edited)
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Jerimia
    +2
    This is Montana. Ive seen in colder than -40 degrees. Then if you add wind chill, MUCH below minus 40. Thank God we get alot of Chinnoks here. We are just finishing up a weeks worth of 10 to 20 below zero now. (Come on WENSDAY!)

    Rogers Pass is just about 45 miles west of here.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    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
  • John Wayne 2008/12/23 05:38:46
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    John Wayne
    +1
    -15 on top of Snowbird in Utah
  • Loyalty_above_all 2008/12/23 05:37:13
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    Loyalty_above_all
    +1
    71.2 below 0 !!! Thats just nuts. I live in Nebraska with wind chills it can get down to 40 below! And alot of snow 2 0 nuts live nebraska wind chills 40 alot snow
  • vic 2008/12/23 05:28:17
    Like Oymyakon, the coldest temperature I've endured was below zero degrees F.
    vic
    +1
    -30 near Chicago, IL

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