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407. Highest and Lowest Temperatures and Record Precipitation, by State Through 1998



 
Highest temperatures Lowest temperatures Maximum 24-hour precipitation
State Station Temper- Date Ele- Station Temper- Date Ele- Station Precipi- Date Ele-
ature (F) vation ature (F) vation tation vation
(ft.) (ft.) (inches) (ft.)
 
    United States.... Greenland Ranch, CA 134 Jul. 10, 1913 -178 Prospect Creek, AK -80 Jan. 23, 1971 1,100 Alvin 2 43.00 Jul. 25-26,1979 50
 
Alabama.. Centerville 112 Sep. 5, 1925 345 New Market -27 Jan. 30, 1966 760 Dauphin Island Sea Lab 32.52 Jul. 19-20, 1997 8
Alaska... Fort Yukon 100 1 Jun. 27, 1915 420 Prospect Creek Camp -80 Jan. 23, 1971 1,100 Angoon 15.20 Oct. 12, 1982 15
Arizona.... Lake Havasu City 128 Jun. 29, 1994 505 Hawley Lake -40 Jan. 7, 1971 8,180 Workman Creek 11.40 Sep. 4-5, 1970 6,970
Arkansas Ozark 120 Aug. 10, 1936 396 Pond -29 Feb. 13, 1905 1,250 Big Fork 14.06 Dec. 3, 1982 1,100
California..... Greenland Ranch 134 Jul. 10, 1913 -178 Boca -45 Jan. 20, 1937 5,532 Hoegees Camp 26.12 Jan. 22-23, 1943 2,760
Colorado... Bennett 118 Jul. 11, 1888 5,484 Maybell -61 Feb. 1, 1985 5,920 Holly 11.08 Jun. 17, 1965 3,390
Connecticut. Danbury 106 Jul. 15, 1995 450 Falls Village -32 Feb. 16, 1943 585 Burlington 12.77 Aug. 19, 1955 460
Delaware..... Millsboro 110 Jul. 21, 1930 20 Millsboro -17 Jan. 17, 1893 20 Dover 8.50 Jul. 13, 1975 30
Florida Monticello 109 Jun. 29, 1931 207 Tallahassee -2 Feb. 13, 1899 193 Yankeetown 38.70 Sep. 5, 1950 5
Georgia Greenville 112 Aug. 20, 1983 860 CCC Camp F-16 -17 1 Jan. 27, 1940 1,000 Americus 21.10 Jul. 6, 1994 490
Hawaii..... Pahala 100 Apr. 27, 1931 850 Mauna Kea Obs. 111.2 12 May 17, 1979 13,770 Kilauea Plantation 38.00 Jan. 24-25, 1956 180
Idaho.. Orofino 118 Jul. 28, 1934 1,027 Island Park Dam -60 Jan. 18, 1943 6,285 Rattlesnake Creek 7.17 Nov. 23, 1909 4,000
Illinois..... East St. Louis 117 Jul. 14, 1954 410 Elizabeth -35 2 Feb. 3, 1996 810 Aurora 16.91 Jul. 18, 1996 640
Indiana Collegeville 116 Jul. 14, 1936 672 New Whiteland -36 Jan. 19, 1994 785 Princeton 10.50 Aug. 6, 1905 480
Iowa.. Keokuk 118 Jul. 20, 1934 614 Elkader -47 2 Feb. 3, 1996 770 Decatur Co. 16.70 Aug. 5-6, 1959 1,110
Kansas. Alton (near) 121 2 Jul. 24, 1936 1,651 Lebanon -40 Feb. 13, 1905 1,812 Burlington 12.59 May 31-Jun. 1, 1941 1,010
Kentucky. Greensburg 114 Jul. 28, 1930 581 Shelbyville -37 Jan. 19, 1994 730 Dunmor 10.40 Jun. 28, 1960 610
Louisiana.. Plain Dealing 114 Aug. 10, 1936 268 Minden -16 Feb. 13, 1899 194 Hackberry 22.00 Aug. 28-29, 1962 10
Maine North Bridgton 105 2 Jul. 10, 1911 450 Van Buren -48 Jan. 19, 1925 510 Portland 13.32 Oct. 20-21, 1996 45
Maryland. Cumberland & Frederick 109 2 Jul. 10, 1936 623; 325 Oakland -40 Jan. 13, 1912 2,461 Jewell 14.75 Jul. 26-27, 1897 165
Massachusetts..... New Bedford & Chester 107 Aug. 2, 1975 120; 640 Chester -35 Jan. 12, 1981 640 Westfield 18.15 Aug. 18-19, 1955 220
Michigan. Mio 112 Jul. 13, 1936 963 Vanderbilt -51 Feb. 9, 1934 785 Bloomingdale 9.78 Aug. 31-Sep.1, 1914 750
Minnesota Moorhead 114 2 Jul. 6, 1936 904 Tower -60 Feb. 2, 1996 1,460 Fort Ripley 10.84 Jul. 21-22, 1972 1,140
Mississippi.... Holly Springs 115 Jul. 29, 1930 600 Corinth -19 Jan. 30, 1966 420 Columbus 15.68 Jul. 9, 1968 190
Missouri. Warsaw & Union 118 2 Jul. 14, 1954 705; 560 Warsaw -40 Feb. 13, 1905 700 Edgarton 18.18 Jul. 20, 1965 856
Montana. Medicine Lake 117 Jul. 5, 1937 1,950 Rogers Pass -70 Jan. 20, 1954 5,470 Circle 11.50 Jun. 20, 1921 2,440
Nebraska.. Minden 118 2 Jul. 24, 1936 2,169 Camp Clarke -47 Feb. 12, 1899 3,700 York 13.15 Jul. 8-9, 1950 1,610
Nevada. Laughlin 125 Jun. 29, 1994 605 San Jacinto -50 Jan. 8, 1937 5,200 Mt. Rose Hwy. Stn. 7.13 Jan. 31, 1963 7,360
New Hampshire.... Nashua 106 Jul. 4, 1911 125 Mt. Washington -47 Jan. 29, 1934 6,262 Mount Washington 10.38 Feb. 10-11, 1970 6,262
New Jersey.. Runyon 110 Jul. 10, 1936 18 River Vale -34 Jan. 5, 1904 70 Tuckerton 14.81 Aug. 19, 1939 20
New Mexico.... Waste Isolat Pilot Plt 122 Jun. 27, 1994 3,418 Gavilan -50 Feb. 1, 1951 7,350 Lake Maloya 11.28 May 18-19, 1955 7,400
New York... Troy 108 Jul. 22, 1926 35 Old Forge -52 2 Feb. 18, 1979 1,720 NYC Central Park 11.17 Oct. 9, 1903 130
North Carolina. Fayetteville 110 Aug. 21, 1983 213 Mt. Mitchell -34 Jan. 21, 1985 6,525 Altapass 22.22 Jul. 15-16, 1916 2,600
North Dakota.... Steele 121 Jul. 6, 1936 1,857 Parshall -60 Feb. 15, 1936 1,929 Litchville 8.10 Jun. 29, 1975 1,470
Ohio..... Gallipolis (near) 113 2 Jul. 21, 1934 673 Milligan -39 Feb. 10, 1899 800 Lockington Dam 10.75 Aug. 7-8, 1995 950
Oklahoma Tipton 120 2 Jun. 27, 1994 1,350 Watts -27 Jan. 18, 1930 958 Enid 15.68 Sep. 3-4, 1940 1,245
Oregon.... Pendleton 119 Aug. 10, 1898 1,074 Seneca -54 2 Feb. 10, 1933 4,700 Port Orford 11.65 Nov. 19, 1996 150
Pennsylvania.. Phoenixville 111 2 Jul. 10, 1936 100 Smethport -42 1 Jan. 5, 1904 1,500 Smethport 2 34.50 Jul. 17, 1942 1,510
Rhode Island... Providence 104 Aug. 2, 1975 51 Kingston -23 Jan. 11, 1942 100 Westerly 12.13 Sep. 16-17, 1932 40
South Carolina. Camden 111 2 Jun. 28, 1954 170 Caesars Head -19 Jan. 21, 1985 3,115 Antreville 17.00 Aug. 27, 1995 700
South Dakota.... Gannvalley 120 Jul. 5, 1936 1,750 McIntosh -58 Feb. 17, 1936 2,277 Elk Point 8.00 Sep. 10, 1900 1,127
Tennessee..... Perryville 113 2 Aug. 9, 1930 377 Mountain City -32 Dec. 30, 1917 2,471 McMinnville 11.00 Mar. 28, 1902 900
Texas Seymour 120 Aug. 12, 1936 1,291 Seminole -23 2 Feb. 8, 1933 3,275 Alvin 2 43.00 Jul. 25-26,1979 50
Utah..... Saint George 117 Jul. 5, 1985 2,880 Peter's Sink -69 Feb. 1, 1985 8,092 Bug Point 2 6.00 Sep. 5, 1970 6,600
Vermont... Vernon 105 Jul. 4, 1911 310 Bloomfield -50 Dec. 30, 1933 915 Somerset 8.77 Nov. 3-4, 1927 2,080
Virginia. Balcony Falls 110 Jul. 15, 1954 725 Mtn. Lake Bio. Stn. -30 Jan. 22, 1985 3,870 Nelson Co. 2 27.00 Aug. 20, 1969 500
Washington Ice Harbor Dam 118 2 Aug. 5, 1961 475 Mazama & Winthrop -48 Dec. 30, 1968 2,120; 1,755 Mt. Mitchell #2 14.26 Nov. 23-24, 1986 3,600
West Virginia Martinsburg 112 2 Jul. 10, 1936 435 Lewisburg -37 Dec. 30, 1917 2,200 Rockport 2 19.00 Jul. 18, 1889 700
Wisconsin.... Wisconsin Dells 114 Jul. 13, 1936 900 Couderay -55 Feb. 4, 1996 1,300 Mellen 11.72 June. 24, 1946 1,150
Wyoming.... Basin 114 Jul. 12, 1900 3,500 Riverside R.S. -66 Feb. 9, 1933 6,500 Cheyenne 6.06 Aug. 1, 1985 6,126



1 Also on earlier dates at the same or other places. 2 Estimated.

Source: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, accessed date: May 11, 1999;

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/climate/severeweather/extremes.html



http://www.allcountries.org/uscensus/407_highest_and_lowest_temperatures_and_record.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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