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Fargo's extreme temperature range is among the widest on Earth
The lowest temperature on record in Fargo Moorhead is -48 degrees, set in January of 1887. The warmest temperature recorded in Fargo Moorhead was 114 degrees set in July of 1936. This is a range of 162 degrees. The range in Grand Forks is from a maximum of 109 degrees to -43 degrees for a difference of 152. Official records in Grand Forks do not include the cold 1880s. Langdon has recorded temperatures of 112 degrees to -51 degrees, which is a one degree greater range than Fargo-Moorhead. These are some of the largest temperature extremes in the lower 48 states.
Fairbanks, Alaska, has been as warm as 99 degrees with a record lowest temperature of -66 degrees for a range of 165, which is probably the greatest range of any major city in the United States. The greatest temperature range in the world is at Verkhoyansk in Siberia which has a record low of -90 degrees and a record high of 98 degrees for a range of 188.