As the seasons get ready to change, we bring you an interesting piece of info that may come as no surprise, especially to long-time North Dakota residents.

The state, aside from being one of the best states in which to retire, as well as the state whose citizens are the most likely to trust its government, comes in #2 on the list of states with the highest annual temperature ranges.

More specifically, the Peace Garden State is deadlocked with Wyoming for the #2 spot, each having an astounding 181-degree gap between its record high and its record low.

North Dakota's scorching record high of 121 degrees was set in Steele in July 1936; its bone-chilling all-time low of -60 occurred in Parshall in February of the same year.

Incidentally, the hottest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth happened right here in the US: California's Death Valley National Park endured a high of 134 degrees on July 10, 1913.