The United States of America is almost 1,600 miles north to south and more than 2,600 miles east to west -- and that’s only counting the 48 contiguous states.[slideshow:102977]
That means the country spans not only many time zones, but also many climates, with many bordering on the extreme. From the frozen Arctic to tropical rainforests, the U.S. has it all, though not always where you’d expect.
Check out which 10 cities are the coldest and which 10 are the hottest on average through the past 30 years.
All temperature statistics come courtesy of the National Centers for Environmental Information.