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(Last updated on April 19, 2014)

RECORD USA HIGH TEMPERATURES BY STATE

Here are the all time High Temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit) for all 50 States (Elevation is in feet)
 
State Temperature Date Location Elevation
Alabama 112° Sept. 5, 1925 Centerville 345
Alaska 100° June 27, 1915 Ft. Yukon 420
Arizona 128° June 29, 1994 Lake Havasu 505
Arkansas 120° Aug. 10, 1936 Ozark 396
California 134° July 10, 1913 Death Valley -146
Colorado 118° July 11, 1888 Bennett 5,484
Connecticut 106° July 15, 1995 Danbury 450
Delaware 110° July 21, 1930 Millsboro 20
Florida 109° June 29, 1931 Monticell0 207
Georgia 112° July 24, 1952 Louisville 132
Hawaii 100° April 27, 1931 Pahala 850
Idaho 118° July 28, 1934 Orofino 1,027
Illinois    117°   July 14, 1954 E. St Louis 410
Indiana    116°   July 14, 1936 Collegeville 672
Iowa 118° July 20, 1934 Keokuk 614
Kansas 121° July 24, 1936 Alton 1,651
Kentucky 114° July 28, 1930 Greensburg 581
Louisiana 114° Aug. 10, 1936 Plain Dealing 268
Maine 105° July 10, 1911 N. Bridgton 450
Maryland 109° July 10, 1936 Cumberland and Frederick 623, 325
Massachusetts 107° Aug. 2, 1975 New Bedford and Chester 120, 640
Michigan 112° July 13, 1936 Mio 963
Minnesota 114° July 6, 1936 Moorhead 904
Mississippi 115° July 29, 1930 Holly Springs 600
Missouri 118° July 14, 1954 Warsaw and Union 705, 560
Montana 117° July 5, 1937 Medicine Lake 1,950
Nebraska 118° July 24, 1936 Minden 2,169
Nevada 125° June 29, 1994 Laughlin 605
New Hampshire 106° July 4, 1911 Nashua 125
New Jersey 110° July 10, 1936 Runyon 18
New Mexico 122° June 27, 1994 Lakewood 2,650
New York 108° July 22, 1926 Troy 40
North Carolina 110° Aug. 21, 1983 Fayetteville 213
North Dakota 121° July 6, 1936 Steele 1,857
Ohio 113° July 21, 1934 Gallipolis 673
Oklahoma 120° June 27, 1994 Tipton 1,350
Oregon 119° Aug. 10, 1898 Pendleton 1,074
Pennsylvania 111° July 10, 1936 Phoenixville 100
Rhode Island 104° Aug. 2, 1975 Providence 51
South Carolina 111° June 28, 1954 Camden 170
South Dakota 120° July 5, 1936 Gannvalley 1,750
Tennessee 113° Aug. 9, 1930 Perryville 377
Texas 120° Aug. 12, 1936 Seymour 1,291
Utah 117° July 5, 1985 Saint George 2,880
Vermont 105° July 4, 1911 Vernon 310
Virginia 110° July 15, 1954 Balcony Falls 725
Washington 118° Aug. 5, 1961 Ice Harbor Dam 475
West Virginia. 112 ° July 10, 1936 Martinsburg 435
Wisconsin 114° July 13, 1936 Wisconsin Dells 900
Wyoming 114° July 12, 1900 Basin 3,500

RECORD USA LOW TEMPERATURES BY STATE
Here are the all time Low Temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit) for all 50 States (Elevation is in feet)
 
State Temperature Date Location Elevation
Alabama -27° Jan. 30, 1966 New Market 760
Alaska -80° Jan. 23, 1971 Prospect Creek 1,100
Arizona -40° Jan.  7, 1971 Hawley Lake 8,180
Arkansas -29° Feb. 13, 1905 Pond 1,250
California -45° Jan. 20, 1937 Boca 5,532
Colorado -61° Feb.  1, 1985 Maybell 5,920
Connecticut -32° Feb. 16, 1943 Falls Village 585
Delaware -17° Jan. 17, 1893 Millsboro 20
Florida -2° Feb. 13, 1899 Tallahassee 193
Georgia -17° Jan. 27, 1940 N. Floyd County 1,000
Hawaii 12° May  17, 1979 Mauna Kea 13,770
Idaho -60° Jan. 18, 1943 Island Park Dam 6,285
Illinois -36° Jan.  5, 1999 Congerville 722
Indiana -36° Jan. 19, 1994 New Whiteland 785
Iowa -47° Feb.  3, 1996* Elkader 770
Kansas -40° Feb. 13, 1905 Lebanon 1,812
Kentucky -34° Jan. 28, 1963 Cynthiana 684
Louisiana -16° Feb. 13, 1899 Minden 194
Maine -48° Jan. 19, 1925 Van Buren 458
Maryland

-40°

Jan. 13, 1912

Oakland 2,461
Massachusetts -35° Jan. 12, 1981 Chester 640
Michigan -51° Feb.  9, 1934 Vanderbilt 785
Minnesota -60° Feb.  2, 1996 Tower 1,430
Mississippi -19° Jan. 30, 1966 Corinth 420
Missouri -40° Feb. 13, 1905 Warsaw 700
Montana -70° Jan. 20, 1954 Rogers Pass 5,470
Nebraska -47° Feb. 12, 1899 Camp Clarke 3,700
Nevada -50° Jan.  8, 1937 San Jacinto 5,200
New Hampshire -47° Jan. 29, 1934 Mt. Washington 6,288
New Jersey -34° Jan.  5, 1904 River Vale 70
New Mexico -50° Feb.  1, 1951 Gavilan 7,350
New York -52° Feb. 18, 1979* Old Forge 1,720
North Carolina -34° Jan. 21, 1985 Mt. Mitchell 6,525
North Dakota -60° Feb. 15, 1936 Parshall 1,929
Ohio -39° Feb. 10, 1899 Milligan 800
Oklahoma -27° Jan. 18, 1930 Watts 958
Oregon -54° Feb. 10, 1933* Seneca 4,700
Pennsylvania -42° Jan.  5, 1904 Smethport 1,500
Rhode Island -25° Feb.  5, 1996 Greene 425
South Carolina -19° Jan. 21, 1985 Caesars Head 3,100
South Dakota -58° Feb. 17, 1936 McIntosh 2,277
Tennessee -32° Dec. 30, 1917 Mountain City 2,471
Texas -23° Feb.  8, 1933* Seminole 3,275
Utah -69° Feb.  1, 1985 Peter's Sink 8,092
Vermont -50° Dec. 30, 1933 Bloomfield 915
Virginia -30° Jan. 22, 1985 Mountain Lake 3,870
Washington -48° Dec. 30, 1968 Mazama and Winthrop 2,120 & 1,755
West Virginia. -37° Dec. 30, 1917 Lewisburg 2,200
Wisconsin -54° Jan. 24, 1922 Danbury 908
Wyoming -66° Feb.  9, 1933 Riverside 6,650
*Also on earlier dates at the same or other places.
            

WORLD TEMPERATURES RECORDS
HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME
Here are some all time high temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit) around the World

Africa:                 136°  El Azizia, Libya (September 22, 1922)

North America:  134°  Death Valley, CA (July 10, 1913)
Asia:                   129°  Tirat Tsvi, Israel (June 21, 1942)
Australia:            128°  Cloncurry, Queensland (January 16, 1889)
Europe:              122°  Seville, Spain (August 4, 1881)
South America: 120°  Rivadavia, Argentina (December 11, 1905
Oceania:            108°  Tuguegarao, Philippines (April 29, 1912)
Greenland            79°  Maniitsoq (July 30, 2013)

Antarctica:           59°  Vanda Station, Scott Coast (January 5, 1974)
South Pole:            8°  on December 27,1978 
COLD NUMB-ERRRRS
Here are some all time low temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit) around the World

Antarctica:        -129°  Vostok (July 21,1983)***

Asia:                    -90°* Oimekon, Russia (February 6,1933)
Greenland:          -87° Northice (January 9,1954)
North America:   -81° Snag, Yukon, Canada (February 3,1947)
Europe:               -67° Ust'Shchugor, Russia (January**)
South America:  -27° Sarmiento, Argentina (June 1,1907)
Africa:                 -11° Ifrane, Morocco (February 11,1935)
Australia:             - 9° Charlotte Pass, NSW (June 29,1994)
Oceania:             12° Mauna Kea, HI (May  17,1979)

*Also on February 5 & 7, 1892 at Verkhoyansk, Russia.
**Exact Date Unknown
***A reading of -135.8° was recorded on July 31, 2013 at a desolate ice plateau in East Antarctica. It was the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, though it will not get that recognition in the official record book since it was based on remote satellite measurements. Only readings measured by thermometers on location, not remotely by satellite, count in the record books.
SOME OUSTSTANDING TEMPERATURE FALLS 
In 24 hours:   100°F, Browing, Mont., Jan. 23–24, 1916, from 44°F to –56°F.
In 12 hours:     84°F, Fairfield, Mont., Dec. 24, 1924, from 63°F at noon to –21°F at midnight.
In 2 hours:       62°F, Rapid City, S.D., Jan. 12, 1911, from 49°F at 6:00 A.M. to –13°F at 8:00 A.M.
In 27 minutes: 58°F, Spearfish, S.D., Jan. 22, 1943, from 54°F at 9:00 A.M. to –4°F at 9:27 A.M.
In 15 minutes: 47°F, Rapid City, S.D., Jan. 10, 1911, from 55°F at 7:00 A.M. to 8°F at 7:15 A.M.

Source: National Climactic Data Center

Coldest Spot In the US

Umiat, Alaska is the coldest place in the United States, with an average temperature of only 10.1°F.
SOME SNOW FACTS 
Approximately 70 percent of the annual snowfall in the United States falls during December, January and February. However, for areas near the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, March and April are often their snowiest months.

On average, 105 snow producing storm systems hit the lower 48 United States annually.

The old saying that ten inches of fresh snow contains one inch of water is only occasionally true. In reality, ten inches of new snow can contain as little as 0.10 inches of water to nearly four inches.
GREATEST SNOWFALLS 
(Recorded in inches)
In 1 month (U.S.):                     390" Tamarack, Calif. Jan. 1911
In 24 hours (N. America):           76" Silver Lake, Colo. April 14–15, 1921
In one storm (N. America):       189" Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl, Calif. Feb. 13–19, 1959
In one season (N. America): 1,140" Mount Baker, Wash. 1998–1999
 
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
 
Other Precipitation
(Recorded in inches)
Least per year:                        0.00" at Antofagasta, Atacama Desert, Chile (none ever reported in recorded history)
Most per year(annual):         523.6" at Lloro, Colombia.
Most per year(annual - US): 460.0" at Mt Waialeale, Hawaii
Most in one year:                 1042.0" Cherrapunji, India (1861)
Most in one year(US):            642.0" at Mt Waialeale, Hawaii
Most rain in 1 minute:                 1.5" at Barst, Guadeloupe (November 26, 1970)
Most rain in 1 hour:                   12.0" at Holt, MO, USA (June 22, 1947)
Most rain in 12 hours:               45.0"* at Foc-Foc, La Réunion Island (in the Indian Ocean)(Jan 7, 1966)
Most rain in 24 hours:               72.0" at Foc-Foc, La Réunion Island (Jan 7, 1966)
Most rain in 48 hours:               97.1" at Aurère, La Réunion Island (Jan 8-10, 1958)
Most rain in 72 hours:             154.7" at Cratère Commerson, La Réunion Island (February 24-26, 2007)
Most rain in 96 hours:             191.7" at Cratère Commerson, La Réunion Island (February 24-27,2007)

*August 12, 2009: Reports that Cyclone Morakot unleashed record rains of 83 inches in 24 hours in Taiwan. This report has not been made official as of September,2009 and may not be, since it wasn't taken at a official station.

Biggest Hail Stone: 8" in diameter, circumference 18.62" (weighed 1.94 lb) at Vivian, South Dakota (July 23, 2010)
Heaviest Hailstone: 2.25 lbs at Gopalganj, Bangladesh (April 14,1986)

Wind Speed

Fastest ever recorded by Doppler radar: 301 MPH, in a tornado near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (May 3, 1999)
Fastest recorded with an anemometer: 253 MPH, on Barrow Island, Australia, on April 10, 1996, during Tropical Cyclone Olivia.
US Record: 231 MPH sustained 1-minute average, at Mount Washington, New Hampshire (April 12, 1934)
Colorado Record: 201 MPH at Long's Peak in the winter of 1981.

Fastest daily average: 108 MPH at Port Martin, Antarctica

Other Readings

Lowest air pressure ever recorded: 25.63"; in the eye of Typhoon Tip over the Pacific Ocean (October 12, 1979)
Highest air pressure ever recorded: 32.06"; at Tosontsengel, Mongolia  (December 19, 2001)
Lowest average humidity: 0.03%; South Pole, Antarctica
 
More Lists 
Most Windy US Cities based on Average Wind Speed [mph] Least Windy US Cities based on Average Wind Speed [mph] Maximum US Recorded Wind Speeds [mph]
Mt. Washington, NH 35.3 Oak Ridge, TN 4.4 Mt. Washington, NH 231
St. Paul Island, AK 17.4 Medford, OR 4.8 Atlantic City, NJ 160
Cold Bay, Alaska 16.9 Talkeetna, AK 4.9 Raleigh, NC 153
Blue Hill, MA 15.4 McGrath, AK 5.2 Valdez, AK   94

 

Hottest US Cities based on Normal Daily Maximum [°F] Hottest US Cities based on Record Temperatures [°F]
Yuma, AZ 87.9° Yuma, AZ 124°
Phoenix, AZ 85.9° Phoenix, AZ 122°
Honolulu, HI 84.4° Redding, CA 118°
Kahului, HI 83.9° Midland-Odessa, TX 116°
Ft. Myers, FL 83.9° Medford, OR; Lewiston, ID; Sacramento, CA 115°
Coldest US Cities based on Normal Daily Maximum [°F] Coldest  US Cities based on Record Temperatures [°F]
Barrow, AK   4.1° McGrath, AK -75°
Barter Island, AK   4.3° Bettles, AK -70°
Bettles, AK 12.9° Fairbanks, AK -62°
Kotzebue, AK 15.3° Barrow, AK -56°
Mt. Washington, NH 19.8° Nome, AK -54°

 

Percent of Maximum Possible Sunshine Cloudiest Cities - Mean # of Days
Yuma, AZ 90% Cold Bay, AK 305
Redding, CA 88% Juneau, AK 282
Las Vegas, NV 85% Valdez, AK 259
Tucson, AZ 85% Anchorage,AK 241
Phoenix, AZ 85% Quillayute, WA 239

 

Least Humid Cities Morning Afternoon Most Humid Cities Morning Afternoon
Las Vegas, NV 40% 21% Quillayute, WA 93% 73%
Phoenix, AZ 51% 23% Gainesville, FL 93% 60%
Yuma, AZ 53% 23% Olympia, WA 92% 64%
Tucson, AZ 53% 25% Port Arthur, TX 91% 64%
El Paso, TX 57% 28% Lake Charles, LA 91% 63%
Albuquerque, NM 60% 29% Eugene, OR 91% 60%
Grand Junction, CO 61% 36% Jackson, MS 91% 58%

 

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I'll be adding more weather records here soon.... Keno

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