The hottest temperature recorded in every state

  • Global temperatures continue to increase, with 2023 recording the warmest numbers on record.

  • In 2021, Oregon, Utah, and Washington broke heat records.

  • The hottest temperature recorded in US history was 134 degrees Fahrenheit in California in 1913.

2023 was the hottest year on record, and 2024 is shaping up to be a scorcher too, with temperature records being shattered from Nevada to North Carolina. However, many of the highest recorded temperatures in each state happened decades ago.

According to the official climate government website, Earth's temperature has risen by an average of 0.11 degrees Fahrenheit per decade, and 2023 was the warmest year since global records began in 1850.

But global temperature rise doesn't mean it just gets hotter everywhere at the same rate. In fact, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), some states in the US reached their all-time toastiest temperatures hundreds of years ago.

Here's a list of every state and its hottest day on record, from the high 90s to above 130 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NOAA.

Montgomery, Alabama.
Montgomery, Alabama. Centreville is located about an hour outside the capital.Julie Bennett/Stringer/Getty Images

ALASKA: 100 degrees Fahrenheit

View from Alaska Highway ALCAN.
View from Alaska Highway ALCAN.Benz Travel Photography/Shutterstock

Date: June 27, 1915

Location: Fort Yukon

ARIZONA: 128 degrees Fahrenheit

Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona.Pamela Au/Shutterstock

Date: June 29, 1994

Location: Lake Havasu City

 

ARKANSAS: 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Ozark National Forest.
Ozark National Forest.Robert Harding Video/Shutterstock

Date: August 10, 1936

Location: Ozark

 

CALIFORNIA: 134 degrees Fahrenheit

Furnace Creek Visitor Center.
Furnace Creek Visitor Center, which is in Death Valley.Noah Sauve/Shutterstock

Date: July 10, 1913

Location: Furnace Creek (formerly Greenland Ranch)

COLORADO: 115 degrees Fahrenheit

John Martin Dam in Colorado in 1977.
John Martin Dam in Colorado in 1977.UPI/Bettmann Archive/Contributor/Getty Images

Date: July 10, 2019

Location: John Martin Dam

CONNECTICUT: 106 degrees Fahrenheit

Danbury, Connecticut.
Danbury, Connecticut.Rosemarie Mosteller/Shutterstock

Date: July 15, 1995

Location: Danbury

Torrington, Connecticut, also reached 106 degrees Fahrenheit on August 23, 1916.

DELAWARE: 110 degrees Fahrenheit

Dock near Millsboro, Delaware.
Dock near Millsboro, Delaware.Khairil Azhar Junos/Shutterstock

Date: July 21, 1930

Location: Millsboro

FLORIDA: 109 degrees Fahrenheit

Tallahassee, Florida.
Tallahassee, Florida. Monticello is less than an hour away from the capital city.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Date: June 29, 1931

Location: Monticello

GEORGIA: 112 degrees Fahrenheit

Greenville, Georgia.
Meriwether County Courthouse in Greenville, Georgia.JNix/Shutterstock

Date: August 20, 1983

Location: Greenville

Louisville, Georgia, also reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit on July 24, 1952.

HAWAII: 100 degrees Fahrenheit

Pahala, Hawaii.
Coffee farm in Pahala, Hawaii.Chris Allan/Shutterstock

Date: April 27, 1931

Location: Pahala

IDAHO: 118 degrees Fahrenheit

Dworshak Dam near Orofino, Idaho.
Dworshak Dam near Orofino, Idaho.Don & Melinda Crawford/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Date: July 28, 1934

Location: Orofino

ILLINOIS: 117 degrees Fahrenheit

East St. Louis, Illinois.
East St. Louis, Illinois.Wspin/Shutterstock

Date: July 14, 1954

Location: East St. Louis

INDIANA: 116 degrees Fahrenheit

Indianapolis, Indiana.
Indianapolis, Indiana. Collegeville is an hour and a half away from the capital.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Date: July 14, 1936

Location: Collegeville

IOWA: 118 degrees Fahrenheit

Des Moines, Iowa.
Des Moines, Iowa. Keokuk is located three hours outside the capital.Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock

Date: July 20, 1934

Location: Keokuk

KANSAS: 121 degrees Fahrenheit

Topeka, Kansas.
Topeka, Kansas. Alton is located about three hours outside the capital.Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock

Date: July 24, 1936

Location: Alton

Fredonia, Kansas, also reached 121 degrees Fahrenheit on July 18, 1936.

KENTUCKY: 114 degrees Fahrenheit

Frankfort, Kentucky.
Frankfort, Kentucky. Greensburg is located about two hours outside the capital.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Date: July 28, 1930

Location: Greensburg

LOUISIANA: 114 degrees Fahrenheit

Shreveport, Louisiana.
Shreveport, Louisiana. Plain Dealings is located about one hour outside the city.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Date: August 10, 1936

Location: Plain Dealing

MAINE: 105 degrees Fahrenheit

Augusta, Maine.
Augusta, Maine. North Bridgton is located about an hour away from the capital.Panas Wiwatpanachat/Shutterstock

Date: July 10, 1911

Location: North Bridgton

North Bridgton, Maine, also reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit on July 4, 1911.

MARYLAND: 109 degrees Fahrenheit

Cumberland, Maryland.
Cumberland, Maryland.Kosoff/Shutterstock

Dates: July 10, 1936

Location: Cumberland

Frederick, Maryland, also reached 109 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1936. Cumberland, Maryland, reached 109 degrees Fahrenheit on August 7, 1918, and August 6, 1918. Keedysville, Maryland, reached 109 degrees Fahrenheit on August 6, 1918. Boettcherville, Maryland, reached 109 degrees Fahrenheit on July 3, 1898.

 

MASSACHUSETTS: 107 degrees Fahrenheit

New Bedford, Massachusetts.
New Bedford, Massachusetts.Wangkun Jia/Shutterstock

Date: August 2, 1975

Location: New Bedford

Chester, Massachusetts, also reached 107 degrees Fahrenheit on August 2, 1975.

MICHIGAN: 112 degrees Fahrenheit

The Oscoda County Government Center in Mio, Michigan.
The Oscoda County Government Center in Mio, Michigan.Roberto Galan/Shutterstock

Date: July 13, 1936

Location: Mio

Stanwood, Michigan, also reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit on July 13, 1936.

MINNESOTA: 115 degrees Fahrenheit

Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Saint Paul, Minnesota. Beardsley is located about three and a half hours outside the capital.Paul Brady Photography/Shutterstock

Date: July 29, 1917

Location: Beardsley

MISSISSIPPI: 115 degrees Fahrenheit

Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Holly Springs, Mississippi.David7/Shutterstock

Date: July 29, 1930

Location: Holly Springs

MISSOURI: 118 degrees Fahrenheit

Jefferson City, Missouri.
Jefferson City, Missouri. Union is located about an hour and a half outside the capital.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Date: July 14, 1954

Location: Union

Warsaw, Missouri, also hit 118 degrees Fahrenheit on July 14, 1954.

MONTANA: 117 degrees Fahrenheit

Medicine Lake, Montana
Medicine Lake, Montana.Silent O/Shutterstock

Date: July 5, 1937

Location: Medicine Lake

Glendive, Montana, also reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit on July 20, 1893.

NEBRASKA: 118 degrees Fahrenheit

Aerial View of Lincoln, Nebraska, in Autumn.
Lincoln, Nebraska.Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock

Date: July 24, 1936

Location: Minden

Hartington, Nebraska, also reached 118 degrees Fahrenheit on July 17, 1936. Geneva, Nebraska, reached 118 degrees Fahrenheit on July 15, 1934.

 

NEVADA: 125 degrees Fahrenheit

Laughlin, Nevada
Laughlin, Nevada.Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock

Date: June 29, 1994

Location: Laughlin

NEW HAMPSHIRE: 106 degrees Fahrenheit

Nashua, New Hampshire
Nashua, New Hampshire.Wangkun Jia/Shutterstock

Date: July 4, 1911

Location: Nashua

NEW JERSEY: 110 degrees Fahrenheit

Sayreville, New Jersey
Sayreville, New Jersey.ungvar/Shutterstock

Date: July 10, 1936

Location: Runyon (near Sayreville)

NEW MEXICO: 122 degrees Fahrenheit

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Date: June 27, 1994

Location: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (near Loving)

NEW YORK: 108 degrees Fahrenheit

Troy, New York
Troy, New York.Real Window Creative/Shutterstock

Date: July 22, 1926

Location: Troy

NORTH CAROLINA: 110 degrees Fahrenheit

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina.Basil Hasapis/Shutterstock

Date: August 21, 1983

Location: Fayetteville

NORTH DAKOTA: 121 degrees Fahrenheit

Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota.Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Date: July 6, 1936

Location: Steele

OHIO: 113 degrees Fahrenheit

Gallipolis, Ohio
Gallipolis, Ohio.Rosemarie Mosteller/Shutterstock

Date: July 21, 1934

Location: Gallipolis

OKLAHOMA: 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Altus, Oklahoma
Altus, Oklahoma.AMFPhotography/Shutterstock

Date: August 12, 1936

Location: Altus

Altus, Oklahoma, first hit the record on July 19, 1936. Poteau, Oklahoma, also reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit on August 10, 1936. Alva, Oklahoma, reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit on July 18, 1936.

OREGON: 119 degrees Fahrenheit

Pelton Dam jefferson county oregon
Pelton Dam, Oregon.Victoria Ditkovsky/Shutterstock

Date: June 29, 2021

Location: Pelton Dam

Moody Farms Agrimet, Oregon, also reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit on June 29, 2021. Pendleton, Oregon, reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit on August 10, 1898.

PENNSYLVANIA: 111 degrees Fahrenheit

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Date: July 10, 1936

Location: Phoenixville

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, also hit 111 degrees Fahrenheit on July 9, 1936.

RHODE ISLAND: 104 degrees Fahrenheit

Aerial panorama of Providence skyline on a late afternoon.
Providence, Rhode Island.Mihai_Andritoiu/Shutterstock

Date: August 2, 1975

Location: Providence

SOUTH CAROLINA: 113 degrees Fahrenheit

Aerial view of the South Carolina skyline at dusk in Columbia, SC.
Columbia, South Carolina.Mihai_Andritoiu/Shutterstock

Date: June 29, 2012

Location: Columbia

SOUTH DAKOTA: 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Fort Pierre National Grasslands in South Dakota.aitcheyedigital/Getty Images

Date: July 15, 2006

Location: Fort Pierre

Gann Valley, South Dakota, also hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit on July 5, 1936.

TENNESSEE: 113 degrees Fahrenheit

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Perryville, Tennessee in 1940.U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Date: August 9, 1930

Location: Perryville

Perryville, Tennessee, also hit 113 degrees Fahrenheit on July 29, 1930.

TEXAS: 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Monahans, Texas
Monahans, Texas.Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Date: June 28, 1994

Location: Monahans

Seymour, Texas, also hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit on August 12, 1936.

UTAH: 117 degrees Fahrenheit

St George, Utah
St George, Utah.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Date: July 10, 2021

Location: St. George

St. George, Utah, also hit 117 degrees Fahrenheit on July 5, 1985.

VERMONT: 107 degrees Fahrenheit

Windham County, Vermont
Windham County, Vermont.Mike Hardiman/Shutterstock

Date: July 7, 1912

Location: Vernon

VIRGINIA: 110 degrees Fahrenheit

Glasgow, Virginia
Glasgow, Virginia.Jon Bilous/Shutterstock

Date: July 15, 1954

Location: Balcony Falls

Columbia, Virginia, also hit 110 degrees Fahrenheit on July 7, 1900, and July 5, 1900.

WASHINGTON: 118 degrees Fahrenheit

Hanford, Washington
Hanford, Washington.BEST-BACKGROUNDS/Shutterstock

Date: June 29, 2021

Location: Hanford

WEST VIRGINIA: 112 degrees Fahrenheit

West Virginia state flag
West Virginia state flag.Ianm35/Getty Images

Date: July 10, 1936

Location: Martinsburg

Moorefield, West Virginia, also hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit on August 4, 1930.

WISCONSIN: 114 degrees Fahrenheit

Witches Gulch in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Witches Gulch in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.Jacob Boomsma/Getty Images

Date: July 13, 1936

Location: Wisconsin Dells

WYOMING: 115 degrees Fahrenheit

Diversion Dam
Diversion Dam.Bob Pool/Shutterstock

Date: July 15, 1988

Location: Diversion Dam

Basin, Wyoming, also hit 115 degrees Fahrenheit on August 8, 1983.

Sara Kiley Watson contributed to an earlier version of this article.

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