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Coldest U.S. State Capitals

Can you guess the U.S. state capitals with the lowest yearly mean temperature?
1991–2020 averages
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Last updated: August 12, 2021
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First submittedSeptember 8, 2017
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°F
Capital
°C
42.3
Juneau
5.7
43.3
Bismarck
6.3
43.4
Montpelier
6.3
45.5
Helena
7.5
46.2
Augusta
7.9
°F
Capital
°C
46.8
Saint Paul
8.2
46.9
Cheyenne
8.3
47.0
Concord
8.3
47.3
Madison
8.5
47.6
Pierre
8.6
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2021
I know it's an US quiz, but would it possible to also add the temperatures in Celsius? It's obviously not needed to get the answers, but it would be interesting for people who aren't used to dealing with Fahrenheit. Thanks!
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Aug 12, 2021
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2021
I don't feel like the year-round temperature is a good measure for this. I would argue that it would be better to use winter averages instead of yearly averages, to account for the oceanic effect. I am going to bet that Juneau is towards the warmer end of these states, winter wise, due to a strong oceanic effect, while cities like Bismarck, St. Paul, and Helena receive winters colder than the others due to a strong continental effect that creates extreme temperature highs in the summer and extreme colds in the winter.

Using a yearly average, you just smooth over the temperature variations that continental locations get, even if Bismarck might get 20 degrees colder than Juneau in the winter because Bismarck is much hotter in the summer, it has a higher temperature average overall

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Level 59
Jan 3, 2022
took me embarrassingly long to realize that it was state capitals not states
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Level 55
Feb 23, 2022
I spent way too much time typing and re-typing "Alaska" before I realized they wanted capitals...
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Level 63
Jan 5, 2022
Surprised to see Juneau at #1. Would have thought that being on the coast would have made it warmer than it is. Also surprised to see Saint Paul in the bottom half considering how cold MN is.
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Level 59
Jan 7, 2022
Well, it is really far north...
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Level 50
Jul 18, 2022
and in Alaska it’s freezing cold and it’s near the Arctic circle…