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With an elevation of 1,483 meters (4,865 feet) above sea level, the Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in the U.S. state of New York. On Saturday night (February 13-14, 2016), the Arctic winds blew at 45 mph (72.42 km/h) at the summit, and according to the U.S. National Weather Service, it was actually colder than Antarctica on Sunday. It’s probably one of the lowest temperatures ever recorded outside of the poles of Earth.
The lowest recorded temperature on Earth was -89.2 °C (-128 °F) on July 21, 1983 (during the Antarctic winter) at the Vostok Station in Antarctica.
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Even colder than Everest
In January, the coldest month, the temperature averages about -36° C (about -33° F) and can drop as low as -60° C (-76° F) at the summit of Mount Everest. In July, the warmest month, the average summit temperature is -19° C (-2° F). At no time of the year does the temperature on the summit rise above freezing.
Without windchill – the lowest actual temperature
On top of the Whiteface mountain, the lowest actual temperature (without windchill) was -28 °F (-33.33 °C) during February 13-14 night (2016).
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