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U.S. state temperature extremes

The following table lists the highest and lowest temperatures recorded in each state in the United States, in both Fahrenheit and Celsius during the past two centuries.[1]

State Record high
temperature
Date Place(s) Record low
temperature
Date Place(s)
Alabama 112 °F / 44 °C September 5, 1925 Centreville −27 °F / −33 °C January 30, 1966 New Market
Alaska 100 °F / 38 °C June 27, 1915 Fort Yukon −80 °F / −62 °C January 23, 1971 Prospect Creek
Arizona 128 °F / 53 °C June 29, 1994 Lake Havasu City −40 °F / −40 °C January 7, 1971 McNary
Arkansas 120 °F / 49 °C August 10, 1936 Ozark −29 °F / −34 °C February 13, 1905 Gravette
California 134 °F / 56 °C July 10, 1913 Furnace Creek (Death Valley) −45 °F / −43 °C January 20, 1937 Boca
Colorado 118 °F / 46 °C July 11, 1888 Bennet −61 °F / −52 °C February 1, 1985 Maybell
Connecticut 106 °F / 41 °C July 15, 1995 Danbury −37 °F / −38 °C February 16, 1943 Norfolk[2]
Delaware 110 °F / 43 °C July 21, 1930 Millsboro −17 °F / −27 °C January 17, 1893 Millsboro
Florida 109 °F / 43 °C June 29, 1931 Monticello −2 °F / −19 °C February 13, 1899 Tallahassee
Georgia 114 °F / 44 °C July 9, 2015* Cairo −17 °F / −27 °C January 27, 1940 Chatsworth
Hawaii 98 °F / 37 °C July 14, 1957 Puunene*[3] 15 °F / -9 °C January 5, 1975 Mauna Kea Observatories[3]
Idaho 118 °F / 48 °C July 28, 1934 Orofino −60 °F / −51 °C January 18, 1943 Island Park
Illinois 117 °F / 47 °C July 14, 1954 East Saint Louis −36 °F / −38 °C January 5, 1999 Congerville
Indiana 116 °F / 47 °C July 14, 1936 Collegeville −36 °F / −38 °C January 19, 1994 New Whiteland
Iowa 118 °F / 48 °C July 20, 1934 Keokuk −47 °F / −44 °C February 3, 1996* Elkader
Kansas 121 °F / 49 °C July 24, 1936* Alton −40 °F / −40 °C February 13, 1905 Lebanon
Kentucky 114 °F / 46 °C July 28, 1930 Greensburg −37 °F / −38 °C January 19, 1994 Shelbyville
Louisiana 114 °F / 46 °C August 10, 1936 Plain Dealing −16 °F / −27 °C February 13, 1899 Minden
Maine 105 °F / 41 °C July 10, 1911* North Bridgton −50 °F / −46 °C January 16, 2009 Clayton Lake
Maryland 109 °F / 43 °C July 10, 1936* Cumberland −40 °F / −40 °C January 13, 1912 Oakland
Massachusetts 107 °F / 42 °C August 2, 1975 New Bedford −40 °F / −40 °C January 22, 1984 Chester[2]
Michigan 112 °F / 44 °C July 13, 1936 Mio −51 °F / −46 °C February 9, 1934 Vanderbilt
Minnesota 115 °F / 46 °C July 29, 1917 Beardsley −60 °F / −51 °C February 2, 1996 Tower
Mississippi 115 °F / 46 °C July 29, 1930 Holly Springs −19 °F / −28 °C January 30, 1966 Corinth
Missouri 118 °F / 48 °C July 14, 1954* Warsaw −40 °F / −40 °C February 13, 1905 Warsaw
Montana 117 °F / 47 °C July 5, 1937 Medicine Lake −70 °F / −57 °C January 20, 1954 Lincoln (Rogers Pass)
Nebraska 118 °F / 48 °C July 24, 1936* Minden −47 °F / −44 °C December 22, 1989* Oshkosh
Nevada 125 °F / 52 °C June 29, 1994 Laughlin −50 °F / −46 °C January 8, 1937 San Jacinto
New Hampshire 106 °F / 41 °C July 4, 1911 Nashua −50 °F / −46 °C January 22, 1885 Randolph
New Jersey 110 °F / 43 °C July 10, 1936 Runyon −34 °F / −37 °C January 5, 1904 River Vale
New Mexico 122 °F / 50 °C June 27, 1994 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant −50 °F / −46 °C February 1, 1951 Gavilan
New York 109 °F / 43 °C July 22, 1926 Troy −60 °F / −51 °C December 29, 1933[4]* Wanakena
North Carolina 110 °F / 43 °C August 21, 1983 Fayetteville −34 °F / −37 °C January 21, 1985 Burnsville
North Dakota 121 °F / 49 °C July 6, 1936 Steele −60 °F / −51 °C February 15, 1936 Parshall
Ohio 113 °F / 45 °C July 21, 1934 Gallipolis −39 °F / −39 °C February 10, 1899 Milligan
Oklahoma 120 °F / 49 °C August 12, 1936* Altus −31 °F / −35 °C February 10, 2011 Nowata
Oregon 117 °F / 47 °C July 27, 1939 Umatilla[2] −54 °F / −48 °C February 10, 1933* Seneca
Pennsylvania 111 °F / 44 °C July 10, 1936* Phoenixville −42 °F / −41 °C January 5, 1904 Smethport
Rhode Island 104 °F / 40 °C August 2, 1975 Providence −28 °F / −33 °C January 17, 1942 Richmond
South Carolina 113 °F / 45 °C June 30, 2012* Camden −22 °F / −30 °C January 21, 1985 Landrum[2]
South Dakota 120 °F / 49 °C July 15, 2006* Fort Pierre* −58 °F / −50 °C February 17, 1936 McIntosh
Tennessee 113 °F / 45 °C August 9, 1930* Perryville −32 °F / −36 °C December 30, 1917 Mountain City
Texas 120 °F / 49 °C June 28, 1994* Monahans −23 °F / −31 °C February 8, 1933* Seminole
Utah 117 °F / 47 °C July 5, 1985 Saint George −69 °F / −56 °C February 1, 1985 Peter Sinks[5]
Vermont 105 °F / 41 °C July 4, 1911 Vernon[2] −50 °F / −46 °C December 30, 1933 Bloomfield
Virginia 110 °F / 43 °C July 15, 1954 Balcony Falls −30 °F / −34 °C January 22, 1985 Pembroke
Washington 118 °F / 48 °C July 24, 1961 Wahluke −48 °F / −44 °C December 30, 1928 Mazama
August 5, 1961 Ice Harbor Dam Winthrop
West Virginia 112 °F / 44 °C July 10, 1936* Martinsburg −37 °F / −38 °C December 30, 1917 Lewisburg
Wisconsin 114 °F / 46 °C July 13, 1936 Wisconsin Dells −55 °F / −48 °C February 4, 1996 Couderay
Wyoming 115 °F / 46 °C August 8, 1983 Basin −63 °F / −53 °C February 9, 1933 Moran[2]

*Also on earlier date or dates in that state

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Climatic Data Center. "State Climate Extremes Committee (SCsEC)". Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f : Christopher C. Burt. "Some Errors in the NCDC U.S.A. State Weather Extreme Records Data: Part 2". wunderground.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-12.
  3. ^ a b : Christopher C. Burt. "Some Errors in the NCDC U.S.A. State Weather Extreme Records Data: Part 1". wunderground.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-12.
  4. ^ Plattsburgh Press December 30, 1933
  5. ^ "Peter Sinks Temperature Monitoring". Utah Climate Center. Retrieved February 20, 2018.

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