The Weather Channel names Toledo among coldest cities in U.S.

The Weather Channel has named Toledo the 11th coldest major US city.

The recent temperatures in the Glass City are among the 20 coldest in the U.S., according to the The Weather Channel (TWC).

Although TWC's list was compiled after the first wave of below zero temperatures fell on Toledo, it ranked the city just outside the top 10.

In the number 11 spot, Toledo beat out Detroit, Akron, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver and Boston for bone-chilling weather conditions.

Minneapolis/St. Paul was at the top of the list, followed by Anchorage, Alaska and Madison, Wisconsin.

The list was compiled using "30-year average temperatures from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center during the months of December, January and February," the Weather Channel said.

TWC's article said the data was then used to rank the 100 most populous U.S. cities, according to, to see which location was persistently the coldest during the three core winter months.

According to The Weather Channel, Toledo had an average temperature of 27.8 degrees during that time frame.

The article adds that "Toledo's all-time record low was -20 degrees set on Jan. 21, 1984. On average, subzero cold occurs 6-7 days each year, while subfreezing temperatures occur 128 days a year there."