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50 States' Hottest Cities

Chris Dolce
Published: August 7, 2013

#50: Alaska

#50: Alaska
  • #50: Alaska
  • #49: Maine
  • #48: Vermont
  • #47: North Dakota
  • #46: New Hampshire
  • #45: Montana
  • #44: Rhode Island
  • #43: Massachusetts
  • #42: Wisconsin
  • #41: Michigan
  • #40: Wyoming
  • #39: Connecticut
  • #38: Minnesota
  • #37: Oregon
  • #36: Idaho
  • #35: Washington
  • #34: South Dakota
  • #33: Ohio
  • #32: Iowa
  • #31: New Jersey
  • #30: New York
  • #29: Nebraska
  • #28: West Virginia
  • #27: Colorado
  • #26: Delaware
  • #25: Pennsylvania
  • #24: Indiana
  • #23: Illinois
  • #22: Maryland
  • #21: Kentucky
  • #20: Virginia
  • #19: Kansas
  • #18: Missouri
  • #17: North Carolina
  • #16: Hawaii
  • #15: New Mexico
  • #14: Tennessee
  • #13: Mississippi
  • #12: Arkansas
  • #11: South Carolina
  • #10: Alabama
  • #9: Georgia
  • #8: Oklahoma
  • #7: Louisiana
  • #6: Florida
  • #5: Utah
  • #4: Texas
  • #3: Nevada
  • #2: California
  • #1: Arizona

In the slideshow above, you will find the hottest city for all 50 states based on the average temperature for the combined meteorological summer months of June, July and August. These are ranked in order from the state with the city that has the coolest overall average temperature to the state with the city that has the hottest average temperature.

(MORE: America's Most Extreme Temperature Ranges)

This was compiled using the 1981-2010 climate normals from National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) branch of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). From this data, we only used large cities, towns and communities listed in the 2010 census data with a population of 1,000 or greater.

For larger cities with multiple climate stations to select from, we used the average temperature for what the NCDC designates as the major climate station in that city. In smaller towns with no major climate stations, we simply used the climate station with highest average temperature in that town.

MORE: Most Extreme Temperature Ranges by State

#50: Hawaii

#50: Hawaii

Hawaii has the nation's narrowest temperature range of any state thanks to is tropical location surrounded by water. The state record high was set in April 1931, and the state record low was set in May 1979 at an elevation of 13,733 feet.

  • #50: Hawaii
  • #49: Florida
  • #48: Delaware
  • #47: Georgia
  • #46: Louisiana
  • #44 (tie): South Carolina
  • #44 (tie): Rhode Island
  • #43: Mississippi
  • #42: Connecticut
  • #41: Alabama
  • #40: Virginia
  • #39: Massachusetts
  • #38: Texas
  • #36 (tie): New Jersey
  • #36 (tie): North Carolina
  • #35: Tennessee
  • #32 (tie): Maryland
  • #32 (tie): West Virginia
  • #32 (tie): Arkansas
  • #30 (tie): Kentucky
  • #30 (tie): Oklahoma
  • #28 (tie): Ohio
  • #28 (tie): Indiana
  • #26 (tie): Pennsylvania
  • #26 (tie): Illinois
  • #25: Maine
  • #24: New Hampshire
  • #23: Vermont
  • #22: Missouri
  • #21: New York
  • #20: Kansas
  • #19: Michigan
  • #17 (tie): Iowa
  • #17 (tie): Nebraska
  • #16: Washington
  • #15: Utah
  • #14: Arizona
  • #13: Wisconsin
  • #12: New Mexico
  • #11: Oregon
  • #8 (tie): Colorado
  • #8 (tie): Minnesota
  • #8 (tie): Nevada
  • #6 (tie): Idaho
  • #6 (tie): South Dakota
  • #5: California
  • #4: Alaska
  • #2 (tie): North Dakota
  • #2 (tie): Wyoming
  • #1: Montana

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