German meteorologist Dominik Jung of wetter.net says, after having reported yesterday of -50°C in Oimjakon, Siberia: “-54°C were measured there this morning.”
-54°C is 65 below Fahrenheit.
“For early December, these are extremely low temperatures there, which are normally expected only at the end of December or beginning of January,” says Jung.
Even though they are early, such temperatures are not unheard of. Located near the Arctic Circle, the city of Oymyakon, Russia is the coldest inhabited place on Earth. Winter temperatures average around -58°F according to the city’s Wikipedia profile.