A Map Showing When It's Likely To Be Coldest Where You Live

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Winter is coming, this we know. But when will the coldest day come for you? That, as this map shows, depends on where you live.

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After running the stats on when temperatures hit their lowest points across the nation for the last 30 years, the National Climatic Data Center put together this map showing when you can expect the coldest day to arrive, based on the historical data.

Of course, it's quite possible that this year, or the coming ones, could be outliers to the data. Still, it's an interesting look at the way winter temperatures are not only variable in terms of degrees but also in terms of time, with some spots in the country seeing their coldest periods closer to Spring than Winter.

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Residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico can also check out when to expect their own chillest moments in the supplemental maps below:

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Residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico can also check out when to expect their own chillest moments in the supplemental maps below:

"Coldest," in the case of Hawaii and Puerto Rico, being a relativistic term...