Hottest States

The average annual temperature within the United States ranges from freezing, at 32°F in Alaska, to an ideal Summer temperature, at 73°F in Hawaii. Generally speaking, the further South you are within the United States, the warmer it will be on average. To demonstrate this phenomena, most of the Southern states, including Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee are all within the top 15 warmest states on average within the U.S.

Conversely, the further North you go, the colder on average it will become. So states like Alaska are the coldest on average, with other Northern states in the continental U.S. following closely behind, such as North Dakota and Minnesota. On the other hand, in Hawaii, the average low temperature in January, at night, hovers right around 66°F, and the lowest temperature ever recorded on the island state was 52°F, in December of 1990. 


Scroll the charts to learn more about the warmest states in the U.S.

Maximum Recorded Temperature by State

Alabama - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#41 in the US

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#4 in the US

Alaska - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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Arizona - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#2 in the US

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#21 in the US

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#8 in the US

Arkansas - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#7 in the US

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#48 in the US

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61.2

#9 in the US

California - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#1 in the US

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#9 in the US

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#10 in the US

Colorado - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#21 in the US

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#10 in the US

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#37 in the US

Connecticut - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#45 in the US

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#16 in the US

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#28 in the US

Delaware - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#36 in the US

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#17 in the US

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#14 in the US

Florida - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#40 in the US

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#30 in the US

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#1 in the US

Georgia - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#32 in the US

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#42 in the US

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#5 in the US

Hawaii - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#50 in the US

Idaho - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#13 in the US

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#3 in the US

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#41 in the US

Illinois - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#17 in the US

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#33 in the US

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#22 in the US

Indiana - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#20 in the US

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#29 in the US

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#23 in the US

Iowa - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#14 in the US

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#31 in the US

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#31 in the US

Kansas - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#5 in the US

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#40 in the US

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#17 in the US

Kentucky - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#25 in the US

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#44 in the US

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#15 in the US

Louisiana - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#26 in the US

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#43 in the US

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67.5

#2 in the US

Maine - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#47 in the US

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#1 in the US

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#44 in the US

Maryland - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#41 in the US

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#11 in the US

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#18 in the US

Massachusetts - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#43 in the US

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#4 in the US

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#32 in the US

Michigan - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#33 in the US

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#5 in the US

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#38 in the US

Minnesota - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#22 in the US

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#24 in the US

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#45 in the US

Mississippi - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#23 in the US

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#45 in the US

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64.8

#6 in the US

Missouri - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#15 in the US

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#37 in the US

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56.3

#19 in the US

Montana - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#18 in the US

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#34 in the US

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43.9

#46 in the US

Nebraska - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#16 in the US

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#22 in the US

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#29 in the US

Nevada - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#3 in the US

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#12 in the US

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#26 in the US

New Hampshire - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#46 in the US

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#2 in the US

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#40 in the US

New Jersey - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#37 in the US

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#13 in the US

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#20 in the US

New Mexico - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#4 in the US

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#25 in the US

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#21 in the US

New York - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#42 in the US

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#14 in the US

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#39 in the US

North Carolina - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#38 in the US

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#38 in the US

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#11 in the US

North Dakota - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#6 in the US

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#18 in the US

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#47 in the US

Ohio - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#28 in the US

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#19 in the US

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#24 in the US

Oklahoma - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#8 in the US

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#46 in the US

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#12 in the US

Oregon - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#12 in the US

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#20 in the US

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49.2

#34 in the US

Pennsylvania - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#35 in the US

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#6 in the US

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51.2

#30 in the US

Rhode Island - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#48 in the US

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#7 in the US

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52.6

#27 in the US

South Carolina - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#29 in the US

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#39 in the US

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#7 in the US

South Dakota - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#9 in the US

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#26 in the US

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#35 in the US

Tennessee - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#30 in the US

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#47 in the US

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#13 in the US

Texas - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#10 in the US

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#36 in the US

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#3 in the US

Utah - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#19 in the US

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#8 in the US

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#33 in the US

Vermont - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#44 in the US

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#15 in the US

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#42 in the US

Virginia - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#39 in the US

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#27 in the US

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#16 in the US

Washington - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#11 in the US

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#32 in the US

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#36 in the US

West Virginia - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#34 in the US

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#35 in the US

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#25 in the US

Wisconsin - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#27 in the US

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#28 in the US

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#43 in the US

Wyoming - Maximum Recorded Temperature

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#24 in the US

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#23 in the US

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#48 in the US

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