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Record high and low temperatures for all 50 states

The following table lists both the record high and low temperatures for all fifty states. Each state is listed alphabetically in the first column, followed by the highest temperature (in both Fahrenheit and Celsius) ever recorded there. The next column displays the date the record high was set, followed by the location where it occurred. Next appears the lowest temperature (in both Fahrenheit and Celsius) ever recorded in that state, followed by the date the record low was set. The final column displays the city, town or other location where the record low occurred.


Highest and lowest temperatures recorded in the United States
StateRecord
High
DatePlaceRecord
Low
DatePlace
Alabama112°F
44°C
Sept. 5, 1925Centerville, Al.-27°F
-33°C
Jan. 30, 1966New Market
Alaska100°F
38°C
June 27, 1915Fort Yukon, Ak.-80°F
-62.2°C
Jan. 23, 1971Prospect Creek
Arizona128°F
53°C
June 29, 1994* Lake Havasu City-40°F
-40°C
Jan. 7, 1971Hawley Lake
Arkansas120°F
49°C
Aug. 10, 1936Ozark, Ar.-29°F
-34°C
Feb. 13, 1905Pond, Ar.
California134°F
56.7°C
July 10, 1913Death Valley, Ca.-45°F
-43°C
Jan. 20, 1937Boca, Ca.
Colorado118°F
48°C
July 11, 1888Bennett, Co.-61°F
-52°C
Feb. 1, 1985Maybell, Co.
Connecticut106°F
41°C
July 15, 1995Danbury, Ct.-32°F
-36°C
Jan. 22, 1961* Coventry, Ct.
Delaware110°F
43°C
July 21, 1930Millsboro, De.-17°F
-27°C
Jan. 17, 1893Millsboro, De.
Florida109°F
43°C
June 29, 1931Monticello, Fl.-2°F
-19°C
Feb. 13, 1899Tallahassee, Fl.
Georgia112°F
44°C
Aug. 20, 1983Louisville, Ga.-17°F
-27°C
Jan. 27, 1940near Rome, Ga.
Hawaii100°F
38°C
Apr. 27, 1931Pahala, Hi.12°F
-11°C
May 17, 1979Mauna Kea, Hi.
Idaho118°F
48°C
July 28, 1934Orofino, Id.-60°F
-51°C
Jan. 18, 1943Island Park Dam
Illinois117°F
47°C
July 14, 1954East St. Louis, IL.-36°F
-38°C
Jan. 5, 1999Congerville, IL.
Indiana116°F
47°C
July 14, 1936Collegeville, In.-36°F
-38°C
Jan. 19, 1994New Whiteland
Iowa118°F
48°C
July 20, 1934Keokuk, Ia.-47°F
-44°C
Feb. 3, 1996* Elkader, Ia.
Kansas121°F
49°C
July 24, 1936* near Alton, Ks.-40°F
-40°C
Feb. 13, 1905Lebanon, Ks.
Kentucky114°F
46°C
July 28, 1930Greensburg, Ky.-37°F
-38°C
Jan. 19, 1994Shelbyville, Ky.
Louisiana114°F
46°C
Aug. 10, 1936Plain Dealing, La.-16°F
-27°C
Feb. 13, 1899Minden, La.
Maine105°F
40.6°C
July 10, 1911* North Bridgton-50°F
-45.3°C
Jan. 16, 2009Big Black River, Me.
Maryland109°F
43°C
July 10, 1936* Frederick, Md.-40°F
-40°C
Jan. 13, 1912Oakland, Md.
Massachusetts107°F
41.7°C
Aug. 2, 1975Chester, Ma.-35°F
-37°C
Jan. 12, 1981Chester, Ma.
Michigan112°F
44°C
July 13, 1936Mio, Mi.-51°F
-46°C
Feb. 9, 1934Vanderbilt, Mi.
Minnesota114°F
46°C
July 6, 1936* Moorhead, Mn.-60°F
-51°C
Feb. 2, 1996Tower, Mn.
Mississippi115°F
46°C
July 29, 1930Holly Springs, Ms.-19°F
-28°C
Jan. 30, 1966Corinth, Ms.
Missouri118°F
48°C
July 14, 1954* Union, Mo.-40°F
-40°C
Feb. 13, 1905Warsaw, Mo.
Montana117°F
47°C
July 5, 1937Medicine Lake-70°F
-56.5°C
Jan. 20, 1954Rogers Pass, MT.
Nebraska118°F
48°C
July 24, 1936* Minden, Ne.-47°F
-44°C
Feb. 12, 1899* Camp Clarke
Nevada125°F
52°C
June 29, 1994* Laughlin, Nv.-50°F
-46°C
Jan. 8, 1937San Jacinto, Nv.
New Hampshire106°F
41°C
July 4, 1911Nashua, NH.-47°F
-44°C
Jan. 29, 1934Mt. Washington
New Jersey110°F
43°C
July 10, 1936Runyon, NJ.-34°F
-37°C
Jan. 5, 1904River Vale, NJ.
New Mexico122°F
50°C
June 27, 1994near Carlsbad, NM.-50°F
-45°C
Feb. 1, 1951Gavilan, NM.
New York108°F
42°C
July 22, 1926* Troy, NY.-52°F
-47°C
Feb. 18, 1979Old Forge, NY.
North Carolina110°F
43°C
Aug. 21, 1983Fayetteville, NC.-34°F
-37°C
Jan. 21, 1985Mt. Mitchell
North Dakota121°F
50°C
July 6, 1936Steele, ND.-60°F
-51°C
Feb. 15, 1936Parshall, ND.
Ohio113°F
45°C
July 21, 1934* near Gallipolis, Oh.-39°F
-40°C
Feb. 10, 1899Milligan, Oh.
Oklahoma120°F
49°C
June 27, 1994* Tipton, Ok.-31°F
-36°C
Feb. 10, 2011Nowata, Ok.
Oregon119°F
49°C
Aug. 10, 1898* Pendleton, Or.-54°F
-48°C
Feb. 10, 1933* Seneca, Or.
Pennsylvania111°F
44°C
July 10, 1936* Phoenixville, Pa.-42°F
-41°C
Jan. 5, 1904Smethport, Pa.
Rhode Island104°F
40°C
Aug. 2, 1975Providence, RI.-25°F
-32°C
Feb. 5, 1996Greene, RI.
South Carolina111°F
44°C
June 28, 1954* Camden, SC.-19°F
-28°C
Jan. 21, 1985Caesars Head
South Dakota120°F
49°C
July 15, 2006* near Usta, SD.-58°F
-50°C
Feb. 17, 1936McIntosh, SD.
Tennessee113°F
45°C
Aug. 9, 1930* Perryville, Tn.-32°F
-36°C
Dec. 30, 1917Mountain City
Texas120°F
49°C
June 28, 1994* Monahans, Tx.-23°F
-31°C
Feb. 8, 1933* Seminole, Tx.
Utah117°F
47°C
July 5, 1985Saint George, Ut.-69°F
-56°C
Feb. 1, 1985Peter's Sink
Vermont105°F
41°C
July 4, 1911Vernon, Vt.-50°F
-45.3°C
Dec. 30, 1933Bloomfield, Vt.
Virginia110°F
43°C
July 15, 1954Balcony Falls, Va.-30°F
-35°C
Jan. 22, 1985Mountain Lake
Washington118°F
48°C
Aug. 5, 1961* Ice Harbor Dam-48°F
-44°C
Dec. 30, 1968* Winthrop, Wa.
West Virginia112°F
44°C
July 10, 1936* Martinsburg, WV.-37°F
-38°C
Dec. 30, 1917Lewisburg, WV.
Wisconsin114°F
46°C
July 13, 1936Wisconsin Dells-55°F
-48°C
Feb. 4, 1996Couderay, WI.
Wyoming115°F
46°C
Aug. 8, 1983Basin, Wy.-66°F
-54°C
Feb. 9, 1933Riverside, Wy.

* This record was equaled on other dates and/or other places in the state.


Record certification
Be aware that some states have a comprehensive and lengthy process for verifying and certifying preliminary statewide all-time record high and low temperatures. As a result, you may not see newly-broken records on this list (assuming the record temperature is certified) for a few weeks after the record was actually broken.

NOTE: Air temperature sensors and data loggers that record statewide all-time record high and low temperatures are sometimes taken out of service to test that the data they collect is within their specified accuracy range. Some states consider new statewide all-time record low and high temps to be unofficial until a thorough review of the equipment and data is conducted by climatologists and other weather experts. Temperature sensors are maintained by the National Weather Service (NWS), United States Geological Survey (USGS), and other partners in the scientific community. A State Climate Extreme Committee (SCEC) may be activated to examine all available vetted data before submitting the new record to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).


Sources

The most in-depth of more than two dozen sources consulted in preparing this record-setting temperature chart, was the National Weather Service and the National Climatic Data Center.


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