As temperatures plummet below zero, and everyone starts to complain about how cold it is, just be thankful that you weren't near Roger's Pass (N. of Helena) on January 20th, 1954. According to, on that day it was -70 below zero. It is not only the coldest day on record in Montana, it also holds the national record for the lowest temperature in the lower 48.

I'm starting to think zero degrees isn't that bad after all. I'm just thankful it's not -70!

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