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Average temperature change in every state in the last 100 years

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April 15, 2022
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Average temperature change in every state in the last 100 years

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report—released in April of 2022—warned that greenhouse gas emissions need to peak by 2025 if there is any hope of meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of capping global warming close to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).

The climate is changing, and nothing will be spared from its effects: No acre of nature, no human, and no animal is completely insulated from the changes that will take place over the next century. These changes won't affect every area equally, and that's true between different states. But 33 states had their hottest overall years after 2010 (data for Hawaii and Alaska wasn't available), with 2012 representing the hottest year for many. Among these states, Minnesota had the highest temperature increase of 4.2 degrees. Though the amount of warming—a few degrees at most—may seem inconsequential, it's important to note that past ice ages were caused by just a few degrees of cooling. Should humans continue to follow this current trajectory, the warming of Earth will have devastating worldwide effects without significant international efforts to stop it.

Stacker compiled data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Centers for Environmental Information to detail the temperature changes over 120 years across every state except Alaska and Hawaii, where data was not available. Each temperature is compared to the 1901-2000 average. Winter in this story refers to December of the preceding year through February of the current year (e.g., in 1919, winter is December 1918 to February 1919), while summer refers to June through August of each year. All temperatures are listed in Fahrenheit.

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The shore of Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama
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Alabama: 1.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 75 degrees (0.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 53.4 degrees (2.2 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1921, 78 degrees (3.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1976, 48.4 degrees (2.8 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1902 (82.2 degrees; 3.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (39.7 degrees; 6.9 degrees below norm)

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Arizona: 2.7 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 76.4 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 47.7 degrees (2.4 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2020, 77.7 degrees (4.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1912, 43.1 degrees (2.2 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2020 (81.2 degrees; 3.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1933 (35.9 degrees; 6.4 degrees below norm)

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Arkansas: 0.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 71.8 degrees (0.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 50.7 degrees (1.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1954, 75.4 degrees (3.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 46.3 degrees (2.8 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1934 (83.2 degrees; 4.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (33.9 degrees; 7.4 degrees below norm)

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California: 2.9 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 73.1 degrees (3.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 47.6 degrees (2.8 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2014, 74.2 degrees (4.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1911, 42.7 degrees (2.1 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2021 (77.3 degrees; 5.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1949 (36.8 degrees; 6.8 degrees below norm)

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Colorado: 2.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 61.5 degrees (3.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 33.4 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 62.9 degrees (4.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1895, 27.9 degrees (2.9 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2012 (68.7 degrees; 4.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1899 (18.5 degrees; 7 degrees below norm)

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Connecticut: 3.4 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 60.9 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 41.9 degrees (4.2 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 62.2 degrees (3.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 33.8 degrees (3.9 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2020 (72.2 degrees; 4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (19.1 degrees; 7.9 degrees below norm)

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Delaware: 3.2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 67.2 degrees (3 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 47.7 degrees (3.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 68.6 degrees (4.4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 41 degrees (3.1 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (78.1 degrees; 4.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1905 (27.6 degrees; 7 degrees below norm)

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Florida: 2.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 82.2 degrees (1.3 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 62.2 degrees (2.8 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1990, 83.6 degrees (2.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1910, 56.8 degrees (2.6 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1998 (83.5 degrees; 3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1958 (52.8 degrees; 5.9 degrees below norm)

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Georgia: 1.2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 75.8 degrees (0.7 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 53.3 degrees (1.7 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1990, 78 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1968, 49.3 degrees (2.3 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (81.8 degrees; 3.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1977 (41.3 degrees; 6 degrees below norm)

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Idaho: 2.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 57.4 degrees (3 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 33.4 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1934, 59.5 degrees (5.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1985, 27.7 degrees (3.1 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2021 (67 degrees; 5.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1949 (14.3 degrees; 9.8 degrees below norm)

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Illinois: 2.2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 63.5 degrees (1.4 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 44 degrees (2.8 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 66.8 degrees (4.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 37.4 degrees (3.8 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (78.2 degrees; 4.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (19.5 degrees; 8.5 degrees below norm)

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Indiana: 2.2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 63.5 degrees (1.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 43.5 degrees (2.8 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 66.2 degrees (4.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 36.9 degrees (3.8 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (76.5 degrees; 4.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (19.7 degrees; 9.1 degrees below norm)

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Iowa: 2.5 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 60.3 degrees (2 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 39.6 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 63.6 degrees (5.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 32.7 degrees (4 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (76.7 degrees; 5.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1936 (10.9 degrees; 10.2 degrees below norm)

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Kansas: 2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 68.7 degrees (2 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 43.5 degrees (1.9 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 72 degrees (5.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 38.2 degrees (3.4 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1934 (83.2 degrees; 6.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1979 (23.1 degrees; 8.2 degrees below norm)

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Kentucky: 1.5 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 67.6 degrees (0.8 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 46.3 degrees (2.1 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1921, 70.2 degrees (3.4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 40.9 degrees (3.3 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (78.6 degrees; 4.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (26.5 degrees; 9 degrees below norm)

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Louisiana: 1 degree above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 77.1 degrees (0 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 57.7 degrees (2.1 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1921, 80 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1976, 52.9 degrees (2.7 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2011 (84.9 degrees; 3.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (44 degrees; 6.9 degrees below norm)

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Maine: 4.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 54.1 degrees (3.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 34.4 degrees (4.8 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1999, 54.2 degrees (3.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 26.1 degrees (3.5 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1937 (65.8 degrees; 3.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (7.8 degrees; 7.8 degrees below norm)

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Maryland: 3.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 66.8 degrees (2.8 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 47 degrees (3.5 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 67.7 degrees (3.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 40.4 degrees (3.1 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (77.2 degrees; 4.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (26.7 degrees; 7.2 degrees below norm)

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Massachusetts: 3.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 60.1 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 41.3 degrees (4.7 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 61.2 degrees (4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 32.9 degrees (3.7 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2020 (71.3 degrees; 4.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (18 degrees; 7.8 degrees below norm)

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Michigan: 3.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 57.2 degrees (3.5 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 37.6 degrees (4.2 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 58.7 degrees (5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 29.2 degrees (4.2 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1955 (69.6 degrees; 3.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1904 (10.9 degrees; 9.3 degrees below norm)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, at sunset on the Mississippi River
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Minnesota: 4.2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 55 degrees (4.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 33.6 degrees (4.4 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1931, 56.2 degrees (5.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 24.5 degrees (4.7 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1988 (70.7 degrees; 4.4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1936 (0.3 degrees; 10.2 degrees below norm)

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Mississippi: 1.3 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 75.4 degrees (0.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 54.3 degrees (2.3 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1921, 78.6 degrees (3.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1976, 49.3 degrees (2.7 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (82.9 degrees; 3.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (39.7 degrees; 7.1 degrees below norm)

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Missouri: 1.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 66.7 degrees (1 degree above norm)
--- Average low: 45.9 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 70.4 degrees (4.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 39.9 degrees (3.4 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1934 (81.8 degrees; 6.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (24 degrees; 8.1 degrees below norm)

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Montana: 2.9 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 56.7 degrees (3.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 31.2 degrees (2.1 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1934, 57.6 degrees (4.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1916, 25.4 degrees (3.7 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (67.7 degrees; 5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1949 (9.3 degrees; 10.3 degrees below norm)

A country road in Nebraska
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Nebraska: 2.7 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 63.8 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 38.2 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 67 degrees (5.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 32.4 degrees (3.2 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (77.5 degrees; 5.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1979 (14.5 degrees; 10.2 degrees below norm)

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The skyline of Las Vegas, Nevada, as seen over the Strip at dusk
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Nevada: 3.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 66.2 degrees (3.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 38.9 degrees (3 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1934, 67.6 degrees (4.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1949, 33.3 degrees (2.6 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2021 (74.3 degrees; 5.6 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1949 (21.5 degrees; 10.2 degrees below norm)

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New Hampshire: 3.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 56.3 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 36 degrees (4.8 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 57.2 degrees (3.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 27.8 degrees (3.4 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1949 (67.4 degrees; 3.4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (10.1 degrees; 9 degrees below norm)

Jersey City at sunset
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New Jersey: 3.7 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 64.8 degrees (3.2 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 45.4 degrees (4.1 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 65.7 degrees (4.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 37.9 degrees (3.4 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (75.7 degrees; 4.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (23.4 degrees; 7.7 degrees below norm)

Residential suburbs in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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New Mexico: 2.6 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 70.5 degrees (2.8 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 40.3 degrees (2.3 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 71.8 degrees (4.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1912, 35.9 degrees (2.1 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2011 (75.2 degrees; 4.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1919 (29.8 degrees; 5.5 degrees below norm)

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New York: 3.3 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 57.2 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 38.3 degrees (3.9 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 58.8 degrees (4.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 31.4 degrees (3 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2005 (70.1 degrees; 4.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (13.9 degrees; 7.8 degrees below norm)

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The skyline of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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North Carolina: 1.7 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 71.1 degrees (1.3 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 49.2 degrees (2 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1990, 72.7 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 44.9 degrees (2.3 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (78.9 degrees; 3.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1977 (35.5 degrees; 5.7 degrees below norm)

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North Dakota: 4.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 56.2 degrees (4.9 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 31.4 degrees (3.3 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1987, 56.6 degrees (5.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1950, 23.8 degrees (4.3 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (72 degrees; 5.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1936 (-3 degrees; 13.4 degrees below norm)

The downtown Columbus, Ohio, skyline at sunset
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Ohio: 2.8 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 63 degrees (2.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 43.3 degrees (3.4 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 64.7 degrees (3.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 36.1 degrees (3.8 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1934 (74.5 degrees; 3.6 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1977 (20.4 degrees; 8.4 degrees below norm)

Oklahoma Route 66 Sign along the historic Route 66
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Oklahoma: 1.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 72.8 degrees (1 degree above norm)
--- Average low: 48.8 degrees (1.2 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 76 degrees (4.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 44.7 degrees (2.9 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2011 (86.8 degrees; 7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1979 (31.3 degrees; 7.6 degrees below norm)

Astoria, Oregon, overlooking the Astoria-Megler Bridge as it crosses the Columbia River
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Oregon: 2.7 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 61 degrees (3.2 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 37.4 degrees (2.2 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2015, 62.2 degrees (4.4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1916, 32.3 degrees (2.9 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2021 (67.7 degrees; 5.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1949 (24.2 degrees; 7.9 degrees below norm)

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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, skyline
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Pennsylvania: 3.1 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 61.1 degrees (2.5 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 41.3 degrees (3.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 62.2 degrees (3.6 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1963, 34.9 degrees (2.8 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2005 (71.5 degrees; 3.2 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (19.5 degrees; 7.4 degrees below norm)

The old harbor in Newport, Rhode Island
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Rhode Island: 4 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 61.6 degrees (3.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 43.7 degrees (4.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 62.1 degrees (4.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 35.4 degrees (3.7 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2020 (72.4 degrees; 4.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1904 (21.7 degrees; 6.9 degrees below norm)

Waterfront houses in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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South Carolina: 1.3 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 74.7 degrees (0.7 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 52.7 degrees (1.9 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1990, 77 degrees (3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1963, 48.7 degrees (2.1 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (81.9 degrees; 3.4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1977 (40.1 degrees; 5.6 degrees below norm)

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at sunset
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South Dakota: 3.4 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 60.6 degrees (3.6 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 35.5 degrees (3.3 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 62.7 degrees (5.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 28.3 degrees (3.9 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1936 (76.4 degrees; 6.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1936 (6.4 degrees; 11.8 degrees below norm)

An intersection in Johnson City, Tennessee
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Tennessee: 1.4 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 69.6 degrees (0.4 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 48.5 degrees (2.4 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1921, 72.5 degrees (3.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 43.2 degrees (2.9 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (79.3 degrees; 3.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1978 (31 degrees; 7.9 degrees below norm)

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An abandoned old barn with the symbol of Texas painted on the roof surrounded by farmland
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Texas: 1.6 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 78.3 degrees (1.2 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 54 degrees (1.8 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2011, 80.9 degrees (3.8 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1895, 49.6 degrees (2.6 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2011 (86.8 degrees; 5.5 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1899 (41.3 degrees; 6 degrees below norm)

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Utah: 3.2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 63.7 degrees (3.5 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 37.8 degrees (2.9 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1934, 64.8 degrees (4.6 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1898, 31.8 degrees (3.1 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2021 (73 degrees; 4.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1949 (18.9 degrees; 8.7 degrees below norm)

The skyline in Montpelier, Vermont, in autumn
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Vermont: 3.7 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 55 degrees (2.8 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 35.1 degrees (4.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 56.2 degrees (4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1904, 26.6 degrees (3.9 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2005 (67.4 degrees; 3.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (8.4 degrees; 8.9 degrees below norm)

Lake Fairfax during fall in Reston, Virginia
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Virginia: 2.3 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 68 degrees (2.1 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 46.2 degrees (2.6 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1990, 68.9 degrees (3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 41 degrees (2.6 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2010 (76.6 degrees; 3.7 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1918 (29.5 degrees; 6.6 degrees below norm)

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Washington: 2.2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 58.2 degrees (2.2 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 38.4 degrees (2.2 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2015, 60 degrees (4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1916, 33 degrees (3.2 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 2015 (66.9 degrees; 5.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1949 (22.3 degrees; 8.4 degrees below norm)

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West Virginia: 2 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 64.5 degrees (1.7 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 42.7 degrees (2.4 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 1921, 65.8 degrees (3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 37.1 degrees (3.2 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1900 (73 degrees; 2.9 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1977 (24.5 degrees; 7.6 degrees below norm)

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Wisconsin: 3.3 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 56.1 degrees (3.2 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 35.3 degrees (3.5 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 58.2 degrees (5.3 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1917, 27 degrees (4.8 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1988 (70.5 degrees; 4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1904 (6.8 degrees; 8.9 degrees below norm)

The Snake River Overlook in Wyoming, featuring the Grand Tetons in the background
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Wyoming: 2.9 degrees above norm

- 2021 temperatures:
--- Average high: 56.9 degrees (3.5 degrees above norm)
--- Average low: 30.4 degrees (2.3 degrees above norm)
- Records, 1900-2021:
--- Warmest year: 2012, 58.5 degrees (5.1 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest year: 1895, 24.7 degrees (3.4 degrees below norm)
--- Hottest summer: 1988 (66.5 degrees; 4.4 degrees above norm)
--- Coldest winter: 1979 (11.9 degrees; 8.5 degrees below norm)

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