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Yes, its official. Saranac Lake, NY is now the coldest place in the nation. A bone chilling 35 degrees below 0 on Monday January 24, 2011. And in some places even colder...
as low as 42 degrees below zero.

Its so cold outside that water literally freezes in mid air.
But this isn't the first time we've been awarded the coveted title of 'Coldest Place In The nation!'

In fact, we would challenge any other part of the country to match the severity of our unique climate when it comes to extreme winter weather conditions.

This years coveted
' Award'
will be presented to
Saranac Lake, New York.
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The Official Trophy Awarded By Rob Grant To The Mayor Of Saranac Lake, NY, Clyde Rabideau, In A Tearful Ceremony (Due To Bitter Wind Chill & Dropping Temperatures) Durring a Packed Press Conference.
Along with the coveted Trophy, the mayor was also given a pair of long underwear and official ear muffs! Mayor Rabideau seemed at times to be overwhelmed with emotion as he fielded numerous questions from the press corps.
His final quote when asked about this great honor was 'Any press is good press in these trying times.'

Rob Grant presenting the Trophy
and long underwear to Saranac Lake, New York's Mayor Clyde Rabideau


Rob Grant holding the Trophy, long underwear, and ear muffs... prior to presenting them to the Mayor of Saranac Lake, NY

The Real Story Behind the Official Trophy

The official trophy is now on display in our uncomfortably cold offices in upstate New York. And its a big one! This coveted trophy will be presented to Saranac Lake, NY village officials in a tearful celebration (due to wind chill).

We hope to have a truck load of penquins brought in to fill up the empty seats. Also, if you happen to be unemployed and a weather buff, we're now in the process of forming our official awards committee (made up of esteemed climatologists from around the world) who will help us each year with the awarding of the trophy.

This gold plated (spray painted) trophy will be awarded each year to that lucky town or village that can prove their citizens are colder than we are. And along with this magnificent trophy, we'll be presenting a pair of long underwear and ear muffs.


A Long Standing Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys.
One city giving the other a cold shoulder!

Yes, International Falls, Minnesota is proud to claim the title of "Icebox Of The nation".
However, this claim has been repeatedly disputed by its arch enemy - Fraser, Colorado, - which also claims to be the real "Icebox Of The Nation."
But the tiny town of Saranac Lake, NY, located high in the Adirondack Mountains, remains the undisputed king when it comes to the Coldest Place In The Nation!!
If you don't believe us, just turn on the Today Show & listen to their weather report!

Photo of Rob Grant taken atop Cobble Mountain in the Adirondacks in 20 degrees below
zero weather!
Unfortunately Rob lost both hands to frostbite shortly after this photograph was taken!

Throughout the last quarter century Saranac Lake has experienced a number of record lows!
Between 1995 - 2005 Saranac Lake, NY made the list with a total of 128 record frigid days.

Historic United States Low Temperatures

January 2007

January 30

* Low: -29 at Saranac Lake, N.Y.

January 27
* Low: -26 at Saranac Lake, N.Y.

February 2007

February 25
* Low: -15 at Saranac Lake, N.Y.

January 2006

January 27
* Low: - 15 at Saranac Lake, N.Y.

January 2005

January 28
* Low: -29 at Saranac Lake, N.Y.

January 2004

January 15
* Low: -37 at Saranac Lake, N.Y

Saranac Lake, New York

The Village of Saranac Lake is located in the heart of the magnificent High Peaks Region and is famous for its many beautiful lakes and streams including the Upper, Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes, Kiwassa Lake, Oseetah Lake, Lake Flower and Upper and Lower St. Regis Lakes. These waters offer some of the finest fishing in the country and are home to many native species of trout, bass and pike. The Saranac Lake region offers visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.

Saranac Lake is also famous for its
magnificent 'Great Camps' dating back to the golden era of the early 1900's.

Trudeau Saranac Laboratory
(photo - Historic Saranac Lake)

These sprawling compounds epitomize what is known today as the rustic 'Adirondack style' representing a unique chapter in Americian architectural history. These rustic camps served as huge retreats for wealthy families like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts for half a century. Today, visitors can actually tour some of these 'Great Camps' and experience their spectacular beauty first hand.

Historic Baker Chapel

Today, the organization known as Historic Saranac Lake, an architectural preservation group, has done a remarkable job preserving and recognizing the 'Cure History' of Saranac Lake through the nomination of 170 properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Current projects include management of the restored Union Depot as a tourist, transportation and recreation center, and the restoration of the Bela Bartok Cabin and Dr. E.L. Trudeau's Saranac Laboratory.

Saranac Lake has now become an important cultural tourism destination in Upstate New York. In 1995 the Village of Saranac Lake was ranked #1 among small towns in New York State and 11th in the United States.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. Now celebrating its 114th anniversary. The Carnival began as a one-day event to break the monotony of the long Adirondack winter and has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, dances, performances, two parades and two sets of spectacular fireworks above the world-famous Ice Palace. Over the years, the Carnival has retained the warmth, charm and camaraderie of a community celebration. It starts with the coronation of the Winter Carnival King and Queen. The event proceeds with the lighting of the Ice Palace, fireworks, sports, parades and performances, culminating in the Carnival Slide Show and Gala Fireworks.

In 1998 the prestigious All America City status was bestowed upon the Village in
recognition of Saranac Lake's unique history and character.

Q: Why is Saranac Lake, N.Y., consistently one of the coldest spots in the contiguous USA ?

A: To be one of the coldest locations in the contiguous USA requires several physical attributes, each of which Saranac Lake possesses. Temperatures decrease with both latitude and elevation, so cold locations such as Saranac Lake tend to be located in mountainous regions of the northern USA.
Saranac Lake's inland location, away from the moderating effects of the Atlantic Ocean, also contributes to its coldness.

Two other features make Saranac Lake stand out from any number of northern inland mountainous locations.

The first is meteorological. The town lies in a high-elevation valley. Thus cold air, which is more dense, flows down the surrounding mountain slopes and accumulates over Saranac Lake. The second is serendipitous. There happens to be an airport weather station that reports daily temperatures at Saranac Lake. Relatively few airports are located in this type of topography.

(Answered by Art DeGaetano, Cornell University associate professor of atmospheric sciences, May 10, 2005.)

10 coldest cities in the United States
1. International Falls, Minnesota 36.4
2. Duluth, Minnesota 38.2
3. Caribou, Maine 38.9
4. Marquette, Michigan 39.2
5. Sault Ste Marie, Michigan 39.7
6. Fargo, North Dakota 40.5
7. Williston, North Dakota 40.8
8. Alamosa, Colorado 41.2
9. Bismarck, North Dakota 41.3
10. St. Cloud, Minnesota 41.4


The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, held this year February 4-13, 2011,
is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. Now celebrating its 114th anniversary. The Carnival began as a one-day event to break the monotony of the long Adirondack winter and has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, dances, performances, two parades and two sets of spectacular fireworks above the world-famous Ice Palace. Over the years, the Carnival has retained the warmth, charm and camaraderie of a community celebration. It starts Feb. 4 with the coronation of the Winter Carnival King and Queen. The event proceeds with the lighting of the Ice Palace, fireworks, sports, parades and performances, culminating in the Carnival Slide Show and Gala Fireworks. The theme this year is 'Medieval Times'.

Rob Grant & Associates Real Estate
16th Annual Children's
Saranac Lake Ice Palace Building Contest
Winter Carnival 2011
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Winter Photo Gallery
If you have ever wondered what it looks like at 20 below zero,
we invite you to take a virtual mountain climbing trip in sub-zero conditions!


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You know you have arrived in Saranac Lake when you begin to feel euphoric and light headed!

Hypothermia - Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms vary depending on the degree of hypothermia and may be divided by the three stages of severity.

Symptoms of mild hypothermia may be vague] with sympathetic nervous system excitation (shivering, hypertension, tachycardia, tachypnea, and vasoconstriction). These are all physiological responses to preserve heat. Cold diuresis, mental confusion, as well as hepatic dysfunction may also be present.
Low body temperature results in shivering becoming more violent. Muscle mis-coordination becomes apparent.Movements are slow and labored, accompanied by a stumbling pace and mild confusion, although the victim may appear alert. Surface blood vessels contract further as the body focuses its remaining resources on keeping the vital organs warm. The victim becomes pale. Lips, ears, fingers and toes may become blue.
Difficulty in speaking, sluggish thinking, and amnesia start to appear; inability to use hands and stumbling is also usually present. Cellular metabolic processes shut down. Below -30 °C (-22 °F), the exposed skin becomes blue and puffy, muscle coordination becomes very poor, walking becomes almost impossible, and the victim exhibits incoherent/irrational behavior including terminal burrowing or even a stupor. Pulse and respiration rates decrease significantly, but fast heart rates (ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation) can occur. Major organs fail. Clinical death occurs. Because of decreased cellular activity in stage 3 hypothermia, the body will actually take longer to undergo brain death. (source wikipedia)

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