Record Lowest Temperatures by State

If you think winter's been unusually harsh lately, check out these frigid temperatures! Below is a list of the lowest recorded temperatures in each state.

StateTemp.
°F
Temp.
°C
DateStationElevation
in feet
Alabama –27–33Jan. 30, 1966New Market760
Alaska –80–62Jan. 23, 1971Prospect Creek Camp1,100
Arizona –40–40Jan. 7, 1971Hawley Lake8,180
Arkansas –29–34Feb. 13, 1905Pond1,250
California –45–43Jan. 20, 1937Boca5,532
Colorado –61–52Feb. 1, 1985Maybell5,920
Connecticut –32–36Jan. 22, 19611Coventry480
Delaware –17–27Jan. 17, 1893Millsboro20
D.C.–15–26Feb. 11, 1899Washington410
Florida –2–19Feb. 13, 1899Tallahassee193
Georgia –17–27Jan. 27, 1940CCC Camp F-16est. 1,000
Hawaii 12–11May 17, 1979Mauna Kea13,770
Idaho –60–51Jan. 18, 1943Island Park Dam6,285
Illinois –36–38Jan. 5, 1999Congerville635
Indiana –36–38Jan. 19, 1994New Whiteland785
Iowa –47–44Feb. 3, 19961Elkader770
Kansas –40–40Feb. 13, 1905Lebanon1,812
Kentucky –37–38Jan. 19, 1994Shelbyville730
Louisiana –16–27Feb. 13, 1899Minden194
Maine –50–45Jan. 16, 2009Big Black River770
Maryland –40–40Jan. 13, 1912Oakland2,461
Massachusetts –35–37Jan. 12, 1981Chester640
Michigan –51–46Feb. 9, 1934Vanderbilt785
Minnesota –60–51Feb. 2, 1996Tower1,460
Mississippi –19–28Jan. 30, 1966Corinth420
Missouri –40–40Feb. 13, 1905Warsaw700
Montana –70–57Jan. 20, 1954Rogers Pass5,470
Nebraska –47–44Dec. 22, 19891Oshkosh3,379
Nevada –50–46Jan. 8, 1937San Jacinto5,200
New Hampshire –47–44Jan. 29, 1934Mt. Washington6,262
New Jersey –34–37Jan. 5, 1904River Vale70
New Mexico –50–46Feb. 1, 1951Gavilan7,350
New York –52–47Feb. 18, 19791Old Forge1,720
North Carolina –34–37Jan. 21, 1985Mt. Mitchell6,525
North Dakota –60–51Feb. 15, 1936Parshall1,929
Ohio –39–39Feb. 10, 1899Milligan800
Oklahoma –27–33Jan. 18, 19301Watts958
Oregon –54–48Feb. 10, 19331Seneca4,700
Pennsylvania –42–41Jan. 5, 1904Smethportest. 1,500
Rhode Island –25–32Feb. 5, 1996Greene425
South Carolina –19–28Jan. 21, 1985Caesars Head3,115
South Dakota –58–50Feb. 17, 1936McIntosh2,277
Tennessee –32–36Dec. 30, 1917Mountain City2,471
Texas –23–31Feb. 8, 19331Seminole3,275
Utah –69–56Feb. 1, 1985Peter's Sink8,092
Vermont –50–46Dec. 30, 1933Bloomfield915
Virginia –30–34Jan. 22, 1985Mountain Lake3,870
Washington –48–44Dec. 30, 1968Mazama & Winthrop2,120; 1,765
West Virginia –37–38Dec. 30, 1917Lewisburg2,200
Wisconsin –55–48Feb. 4, 1996Couderay1,300
Wyoming –66–54Feb. 9, 1933Riverside R.S.6,500
1. Also on earlier dates at the same or other places.
Source: National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, N.C., and Storm Phillips, STORMFAX, INC.

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