Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Coldest Town on Earth - Oymyakon, Russia

Where Extreme Cold is "Normal"

Imagine a town so cold that low temperatures in the -60s are considered, well, "normal", in the winter months.  Yes, you read that right, minus 60s!

The mere mention of "Siberia" is synonymous with extreme cold in the lexicon of meteorologists.  

Oymyakon (OIM-yah-cone), Russia, a village of just under 500 residents in northeast Siberia, is widely considered the world's coldest permanently inhabited town....

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