Much of the nation is shivering under an early blast of arctic air. Check out which states have the coldest winters, based off average winter temperatures between 1971 and 2000 from the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.
20. Pennsylvania (Average winter temperature: 28.4 degrees)
19. Illinois (28.3 degrees)
18. Utah (28.2 degrees)
17. Massachusetts (27.4 degrees)
16. Colorado (25.8 degrees)
15. Nebraska (25.7 degrees)
14. Idaho (25.4 degrees)
13. New York (23.3 degrees
11. (tie) Michigan (21.7 degrees)
11. Iowa (21.7 degrees)
9. (tie) Montana (21.2 degrees)
9. (tie) Wyoming (21.2 degrees)
8. New Hampshire (21.1 degrees)
7. South Dakota (19.5 degrees)
6. Vermont (19.4 degrees)
5. Wisconsin (17.2 degrees)
4. Maine (16.8 degrees)
3. Minnesota (12.4 degrees)
2. North Dakota (12.2 degrees)
1. Alaska (2.6 degrees)
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