Originally Posted by Xelebes
"[Your city] is colder than Alaska!"
Deadhorse, Alaska (on the Arctic Ocean, latitude over 70° North!!!) actually got up to ~ +30°C not too long ago.
(Temps unheard of this year in Calgary, for the record...)
We should most definitely look into choosing another yardstick for coldness, 'cause "as cold as Alaska" can mean you're sweating more than in the Southwest Prairies / Calgary area.
Siberia? Nope, gets hot in summer too.
"Not unlike Antarctica" has a nice ring to it...