Near Augusta in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Record Cold Spot
The coldest official temperature ever recorded in the continental United States occurred at a mining camp near here January 20, 1954 when the temperature dropped to 70 degrees below zero.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 47° 4.234′ N, 112° 22.389′ W. Marker is near Augusta, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker is on State Highway 200 6 miles east of Flesher Pass Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located alongside Montana route 200, about one-third mile east of the Rogers Pass summit. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta MT 59410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Return to the United States (approx. 8.4 miles away); Eagle Watch (approx. 8.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is a somewhat weathered wooden sign.
Also see . . . Coldest Places in United States.
The lower 48 states of the US hit their official coldest temperature of -70 °F on January 20, 1954 at Rogers Pass, Montana. The pass sits at 5,470 feet (1,667 metres) elevation in the Rocky Mountains, northwest of Helena. (Submitted on May 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.