The United States has seen unprecedentedly low temperatures throughout the last century.
Only three states have achieved their lowest-ever temperatures in the 21st century, despite the fact that the rest of the globe is becoming hotter by the day.
In 1971, Prospect Creek Camp in Alaska had temperatures as low as -80 degrees Fahrenheit. All but one of the 50 states have reported temperatures below zero.
May 17, 1979, at the Mauna Kea Observatory, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 12 degrees Fahrenheit.
In an interview with an Alabama State climatologist in 1988, postmistress Lucille Hereford described the -27 degree temperature on this snowy January day as a "terribly cold" morning.
WHNT notes in its 2021 article that the official tale has a catch: the temperature was first recorded as higher than the -24 degrees Fahrenheit observed at Russellville on the same day.
National Weather Service Alaska website that the temperature in Coldfoot was -84 degrees Fahrenheit in 1989, while Joe Cochran stated that the temperature in Hughes plummeted to -85 degrees Fahrenheit.