Top 10 Hottest U.S. States

Can you guess the states of the U.S.A. that have the warmest average yearly temperature?
Combines high and low temperatures statewide
Average for the years 1991–2020. Source.
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Last updated: August 28, 2021
First submittedSeptember 11, 2016
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State
° C
73.5
Hawaii
23.1
71.4
Florida
21.9
67.1
Louisiana
19.5
65.8
Texas
18.8
64.2
Georgia
17.9
64.2
Mississippi
17.9
63.6
Alabama
17.6
63.4
South Carolina
17.4
61.1
Arizona
16.1
61.0
Arkansas
16.1
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Level 76
Sep 11, 2016
This was easier than the top 10 coldest version.
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Level 47
Jan 12, 2018
OMG forgot about hawaii and typed it in with one second left
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Level 27
Jan 11, 2021
California and Nevada???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Level 43
Mar 3, 2021
northern california can get pretty cold. nevada is a desert, and deserts can get very cold at night and in the winter
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Level 27
Mar 18, 2021
Bro same
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Level 47
Jul 6, 2017
Shorten the time allowed as this pretty much well is name the southernmost states and go from there.
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Level 15
Jul 8, 2017
As a person living in Georgia, it makes me just sit and snicker when people on the Pacific coast complain about the heat.
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Level 77
Sep 9, 2017
doesn't your snicker melt?
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Level 36
Aug 2, 2021
Utah isn't on here because some places are much colder than others and It's a desert, but in Layton, where I am, it gets in the 110s half the time in July. I have friends who used to live in GA who can relate.
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Level 27
May 12, 2022
People will say stuff like this but what they don't realize is that humidity plays a major role I live in Louisiana where it's very humid always. I went to Nevada on a 110 degrees day and it felt like a 90 degrees day in Louisiana. Though it is still very hot.
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Level 26
Aug 14, 2021
One time I (Texas) was on a phone call with my grandma (Quebec) during the summer and she complained about the heat being 23 degrees and the way she described it it translated into Farenheit at about 105. I asked her what it actually was in Farenheit and she said about 75.
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Level 41
Sep 22, 2022
from southern SC, about thirty miles from the Georgia border. 100 degrees with 80% humidity will make you want to die
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Level 41
Jan 20, 2018
couldn't get Hawaii for the life of me
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Level 58
Apr 17, 2018
I wrote Atlanta instead of Georgia :(
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Level 84
May 13, 2018
"Hotorgia" doesn't really roll off the tongue.
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Level 53
Mar 23, 2019
Please list the temperatures in 3DES encryption.
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Level 59
Jun 25, 2019
How in the world did Arizona not get higher up on the list?
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Level 55
Jun 25, 2019
Deserts get quite cold at night.
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Level 90
Nov 29, 2020
Also, the northern part of the state gets some really cold and snowy weather. There are also a lot of mountain ranges surrounding the desert areas (where I live). So, Arizona's average temp won't be as high as expected (although not sure how they calculate the average). On a "highest temp ever recorded" list, I assume Arizona would be only topped by Death Valley in California. This past summer has been HOT.
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Level 51
Jun 25, 2019
New Mexico want there, even though it’s between Arizona and Texas!
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Level 60
Jun 28, 2019
rocky mountains running down the middle of the state gives us some very cold areas that spoil the average.
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Level ∞
Aug 28, 2021
New Mexico ranks #21, between Kansas and New Jersey.
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Level 44
Jun 26, 2019
This should be 1 minute, not 2
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Level 60
Sep 24, 2019
Surprised at the lack of western states, I assumed they would be the hottest as they’re mostly desert
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Level 84
Oct 14, 2019
Deserts can be very cold.
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Level 65
Jul 30, 2021
Western states also have a lot of mountains.
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Level 51
Feb 3, 2020
Remembered Arkansas and types it in on 12 seconds!
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Level 40
Mar 15, 2020
Almost forgot about Hawaii :o
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Level 59
Mar 15, 2020
Only missed Arkansas
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2020
100%
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Level 29
Sep 10, 2020
surprised California and Nevada weren't on the list
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Level 43
Mar 3, 2021
nevada is mostly desert, deserts can get very cold. northern and southeastern california can get cold too
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Level 47
Nov 15, 2022
Nevada is Spanish for "snowy"!
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Level 27
Nov 29, 2020
10/10 with a minute left to go.
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Level 26
Mar 2, 2021
I feel like Arizona should be farther up. I know it is a dessert but it is different to say dry hot and humidity. Arizona is very very hot during summers, autumns, and sometimes even winters.
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Level 90
Aug 1, 2021
As an inhabitant of AZ, it certainly doesn't feel like "dessert" in the middle of the summer.

AZ does rank second among the states in terms of highest temp ever recorded. However, as I noted in a earlier comment, in terms of statewide average temps, the higher elevations up north and the multitude of mountain ranges help offset the really high temps of the desert. And the desert gets cold in the winter, but obviously not as extreme as up north.

Before moving here, I had an image of Arizona as just one vast desert with s Grand Canyon, but there are plenty of mountainous areas including one stretch with the largest expanse of Ponderosa pine in the world.

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Level 27
May 12, 2022
Also, a 110 day there feels like a 90-95 degree day in Louisiana or Florida. Because of the difference in humidity.
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Level 47
Nov 15, 2022
Mmmmm! Arizona is my favorite dessert!
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Level 41
Apr 10, 2021
I just pictured the gulf stream and then typed some extras

:v

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Level 42
May 12, 2021
Normally Utah is extremely cold but in the winter for 2020 and 2021 we had about 5 snows and it melted within a hour from when it snowed so Utah is extremely hot and dry so summer is going to be a pain.
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Level 50
Jun 7, 2021
I know it's not the hottest but it's pretty hot in MN right now. We're on a streak of 90s and it even got to 100 the other day. Our winters are freezing cold and our summers tend to be pretty hot
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Level 21
Jul 30, 2021
10/10 First try 17 seconds left
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Level 28
Sep 27, 2021
new jersey gets extremely hot spring-early fall. im talking 92 in may
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Level 42
Mar 22, 2022
Where is Utah, Nevada and California?
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2022
I'm not sure, but I do know that overnight temps in CA can get pretty low, so maybe that drives down the average overall.
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Level 66
May 5, 2022
The real #1 answer is whichever one I'm in at the time
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Level 21
Jun 1, 2022
i spelled alabama without an a by mistake and didnt realize i couldnt figure out what was missing

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Level 39
Nov 19, 2022
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