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Hottest city in every state

  • Hottest city in every state

    If you're one of those people whose bodies run hot, there are definitely some places you should avoid during the summer months. California's Death Valley, for example, holds the title of hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth—that's presumably not counting early Earth history when the planet was covered in lava oceans—and broke the record for the hottest month ever recorded both in 2017 and 2018.

    Although it's likely that you don't spend lot of time hanging out in Death Valley, every state in America is home to a city that is surprisingly warm—or downright sweltering—compared to the rest of the state or the region as a whole.  

    Stacker used National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Comparative Climatic Data to determine the hottest city in every state. Those are the cities that have the highest average number of 90-plus degree days per year. Each entry also contains information about the average temperature for each of the hottest cities, as well as the hottest month and average humidity.

    Read on to learn about the hottest city in your state—and put on some sunscreen.  

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  • Alabama: Montgomery

    Hottest city: Montgomery
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 84
    Average temperature: 81.8°
    Average humidity: 87% (AM), 55% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 92.1°)
     

  • Alaska: Fairbanks

    Hottest city: Fairbanks
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 53
    Average temperature: 62.5°
    Average humidity: 74% (AM), 71% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 72.7°)
     

  • Arizona: Phoenix

    Hottest city: Phoenix
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 169
    Average temperature: 94.8°
    Average humidity: 34% (AM), 47% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 106.1°)
     

  • Arkansas: Fort Smith

    Hottest city: Fort Smith
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 77
    Average temperature: 82.3°
    Average humidity: 61% (AM), 85% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 93.4°)
     

  • California: Bakersfield

    Hottest city: Bakersfield
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 110
    Average temperature: 83.8°
    Average humidity: 60% (AM), 63% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 97.1°)
     

  • Colorado: Pueblo

    Hottest city: Pueblo
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 66
    Average temperature: 75.8°
    Average humidity: 49% (AM), 65% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 92.9°)
     

  • Connecticut: Hartford

    Hottest city: Hartford
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 18
    Average temperature: 74.1°
    Average humidity: 59% (AM), 77% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 83.9°)
     

  • Delaware: Wilmington

    Hottest city: Wilmington
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 20
    Average temperature: 76.8°
    Average humidity: 59% (AM), 78% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 86.1°)

    *Wilmington was the only city in Delaware with data available

  • Florida: Fort Myers

    Hottest city: Fort Myers
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 99
    Average temperature: 83.4°
    Average humidity: 56% (AM), 88% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 91.9°)
     

  • Georgia: Macon

    Hottest city: Macon
    Average 90+ degree days per year: 85
    Average temperature: 81.8°
    Average humidity: 55% (AM), 87% (PM)
    Hottest month: July (average temperature: 92.6°)
     

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