With the brutal temperatures we're dealing with this week, it should come as no surprise that three cities in North Dakota topped Niche's list of the Top 50 Coldest in America.

Niche compiled data using the 30-year average monthly low temperature for December through March, as reported by NOAA. The list only includes U.S. cities with a population above 50,000.

So, where did the three North Dakota cities land on the list? Here's the top ten, with their 30-year average monthly low temperature included:

  1. Grand Forks, ND - 6.3° F
  2. Fargo, ND - 7.6° F
  3. Duluth, MN - 8.1° F
  4. Bismarck, ND - 8.9° F
  5. Eau Claire, WI - 11.9° F
  6. Sioux Falls, SD - 12.8° F
  7. Rochester, MN - 14.2° F
  8. Minneapolis, MN - 14.2° F
  9. Green Bay, WI - 14.6° F
  10. Appleton, WI - 15.1° F

So, there you have it. Three of the top five coldest cities in America are located right here in North Dakota. Not exactly something a state really wants to be known for, is it?

To see the Top 50 Coldest Cities in America, visit Niche HERE.

[Niche]