Record Highest Temperatures by State

The most sweltering days ever recorded


There's a lot of talk about the record-setting temperatures of the past couple years, and how they relate to climate change. People are very concerned as the average temperatures around the globe have crept up month after month for the past several decades. These persistent climate changes are what drive the serious environmental threats today. But, what about some temperature extremes? The heat may be harder to beat overall, but some of the all-time records are surprisingly old. Do you know the records for where you live? Read on to find out about the hottest ever recorded temperatures in your state.

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in feet
Alabama 11244Sept. 5, 1925Centerville345
Alaska 10038June 27, 1915Fort Yukonest. 420
Arizona 12853June 29, 1994Lake Havasu City505
Arkansas 12049Aug. 10, 1936Ozark396
California 13457July 10, 1913Greenland Ranch-178
Colorado 11546July 20, 2019John Martin Reservoir3,852
Connecticut 10641July 15, 1995Danbury450
Delaware 11043July 21, 1930Millsboro20
D.C.10641July 20, 1930Washington410
Florida 10943June 29, 1931Monticello207
Georgia 11244Aug. 20, 1983Greenville860
Hawaii 10038Apr. 27, 1931Pahala850
Idaho 11848July 28, 1934Orofino1,027
Illinois 11747July 14, 1954E. St. Louis410
Indiana 11647July 14, 1936Collegeville672
Iowa 11848July 20, 1934Keokuk614
Kansas 12149July 24, 19361Alton (near)1,651
Kentucky 11446July 28, 1930Greensburg581
Louisiana 11446Aug. 10, 19361Plain Dealing268
Maine 10541July 10, 19111North Bridgton450
Maryland 10943July 10, 19361Cumberland & Frederick623; 325
Massachusetts 10742Aug. 2, 1975New Bedford & Chester120; 640
Michigan 11244July 13, 1936Mio963
Minnesota 11446July 6, 19361Moorhead904
Mississippi 11546July 29, 1930Holly Springs600
Missouri 11848July 14, 19541Warsaw & Union705; 560
Montana 11747July 5, 1937Medicine Lake1,950
Nebraska 11848July 24, 19361Minden2,169
Nevada 12552June 29, 19941Laughlin605
New Hampshire 10641July 4, 1911Nashua125
New Jersey 11043July 10, 1936Runyon18
New Mexico 12250June 27, 1994Waste Isolat. Pilot Pit3,418
New York 10842July 22, 1926Troy35
North Carolina 11043Aug. 21, 1983Fayetteville213
North Dakota 12149July 6, 1936Steele1,857
Ohio 11345July 21, 19341Gallipolis (near)673
Oklahoma 12049June 27, 19941Tipton1,350
Oregon 11948Aug. 10, 18981Pendleton1,074
Pennsylvania 11144July 10, 19361Phoenixville100
Rhode Island 10440Aug. 2, 1975Providence51
South Carolina 11345June 29, 2012Columbia292
South Dakota 12049July 15, 2006Fort Pierre1,434
Tennessee 11345Aug. 9, 19301Perryville377
Texas 12049June 28, 19941Monahans2,660
Utah 11747July 5, 1895Saint George2,880
Vermont 10541July 4, 1911Vernon310
Virginia 11043July 15, 1954Balcony Falls725
Washington 11848Aug. 5, 19611Ice Harbor Dam475
West Virginia 11244July 10, 19361Martinsburg435
Wisconsin 11446July 13, 1936Wisconsin Dells900
Wyoming 11546Aug. 8, 1983Basin3,500
Source: National Climatic Data Center
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