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Hottest city in every state

Hottest city in every state
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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°)
 

Hawaii: Honolulu
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Hawaii: Honolulu

Hottest city: Honolulu
Average 90+ degree days per year: 24
Average temperature: 81.9°
Average humidity: 61% (AM), 75% (PM)
Hottest month: August (average temperature: 88.7°)
 

Idaho: Boise
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Idaho: Boise

Hottest city: Boise
Average 90+ degree days per year: 47
Average temperature: 75.8°
Average humidity: 70% (AM), 66% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 91.2°)
 

Illinois: Springfield
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Illinois: Springfield

Hottest city: Springfield
Average 90+ degree days per year: 33
Average temperature: 75.8°
Average humidity: 70% (AM), 83% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 86.2°)
 

Indiana: Evansville
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Indiana: Evansville

Hottest city: Evansville
Average 90+ degree days per year: 42
Average temperature: 78°
Average humidity: 68% (AM), 83% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 88.5°)
 

Iowa: Sioux City
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Iowa: Sioux City

Hottest city: Sioux City
Average 90+ degree days per year: 27
Average temperature: 74.3°
Average humidity: 70% (AM), 82% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 85.5°)
 

Kansas: Dodge City
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Kansas: Dodge City

Hottest city: Dodge City
Average 90+ degree days per year: 67
Average temperature: 79.6°
Average humidity: 56% (AM), 78% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 92.8°)
 

Kentucky: Paducah
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Kentucky: Paducah

Hottest city: Paducah
Average 90+ degree days per year: 45
Average temperature: 78.9°
Average humidity: 65% (AM), 84% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 89.3°)
 

Louisiana: Shreveport
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Louisiana: Shreveport

Hottest city: Shreveport
Average 90+ degree days per year: 92
Average temperature: 83.2°
Average humidity: 62% (AM), 87% (PM)
Hottest month: August (average temperature: 93.4°)
 

Maine: Portland
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Maine: Portland

Hottest city: Portland
Average 90+ degree days per year: 5
Average temperature: 69.1°
Average humidity: 61% (AM), 78% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 78.8°)
 

Maryland: Baltimore
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Maryland: Baltimore

Hottest city: Baltimore
Average 90+ degree days per year: 31
Average temperature: 77°
Average humidity: 57% (AM), 77% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 87.2°)

*Baltimore was the only city in Maryland with data available

Massachusetts: Boston
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Massachusetts: Boston

Hottest city: Boston
Average 90+ degree days per year: 13
Average temperature: 73.4°
Average humidity: 58% (AM), 72% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 81.4°)
 

Michigan: Detroit
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Michigan: Detroit

Hottest city: Detroit
Average 90+ degree days per year: 12
Average temperature: 73.9°
Average humidity: 70% (AM), 80% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 82.6°)
 

Minnesota: Minneapolis-St.Paul
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Minnesota: Minneapolis-St.Paul

Hottest city: Minneapolis-St.Paul
Average 90+ degree days per year: 15
Average temperature: 73.8°
Average humidity: 71% (AM), 79% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 83.4°)
 

Mississippi: Meridian
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Mississippi: Meridian

Hottest city: Meridian
Average 90+ degree days per year: 84
Average temperature: 80.6°
Average humidity: 60% (AM), 90% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 91.8°)
 

Missouri: St. Louis
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Missouri: St. Louis

Hottest city: St. Louis
Average 90+ degree days per year: 45
Average temperature: 80°
Average humidity: 66% (AM), 81% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 89.1°)
 

Montana: Billings
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Montana: Billings

Hottest city: Billings
Average 90+ degree days per year: 30
Average temperature: 72.8°
Average humidity: 57% (AM), 64% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 86.8°)
 

Nebraska: Scottsbluff
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Nebraska: Scottsbluff

Hottest city: Scottsbluff
Average 90+ degree days per year: 45
Average temperature: 74.1°
Average humidity: 60% (AM), 73% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 89.8°)
 

Nevada: Las Vegas
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Nevada: Las Vegas

Hottest city: Las Vegas
Average 90+ degree days per year: 135
Average temperature: 91.3°
Average humidity: 32% (AM), 37% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 104.1°)
 

New Hampshire: Concord
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New Hampshire: Concord

Hottest city: Concord
Average 90+ degree days per year: 12
Average temperature: 70°
Average humidity: 61% (AM), 80% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 82.3°)
 

New Jersey: Newark
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New Jersey: Newark

Hottest city: Newark
Average 90+ degree days per year: 22
Average temperature: 77.4°
Average humidity: 58% (AM), 72% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 86°)
 

New Mexico: Roswell
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New Mexico: Roswell

Hottest city: Roswell
Average 90+ degree days per year: 98
Average temperature: 80.3°
Average humidity: 43% (AM), 59% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 93.7°)
 

New York: Albany
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New York: Albany

Hottest city: Albany
Average 90+ degree days per year: 11
Average temperature: 71.8°
Average humidity: 65% (AM), 79% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 82.3°)
 

North Carolina: Charlotte
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North Carolina: Charlotte

Hottest city: Charlotte
Average 90+ degree days per year: 45
Average temperature: 78.5°
Average humidity: 54% (AM), 81% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 89°)
 

North Dakota: Bismarck
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North Dakota: Bismarck

Hottest city: Bismarck
Average 90+ degree days per year: 22
Average temperature: 71.1°
Average humidity: 71% (AM), 81% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 84.7°)
 

Ohio: Cincinnati
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Ohio: Cincinnati

Hottest city: Cincinnati
Average 90+ degree days per year: 22
Average temperature: 75.7°
Average humidity: 68% (AM), 81% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 86.6°)
 

Oklahoma: Tulsa
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Oklahoma: Tulsa

Hottest city: Tulsa
Average 90+ degree days per year: 73
Average temperature: 81.8°
Average humidity: 59% (AM), 81% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 93.5°)
 

Oregon: Medford
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Oregon: Medford

Hottest city: Medford
Average 90+ degree days per year: 54
Average temperature: 74.1°
Average humidity: 76% (AM), 81% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 90.7°)
 

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia
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Pennsylvania: Philadelphia

Hottest city: Philadelphia
Average 90+ degree days per year: 25
Average temperature: 78.1°
Average humidity: 58% (AM), 76% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 87.1°)
 

Rhode Island: Providence
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Rhode Island: Providence

Hottest city: Providence
Average 90+ degree days per year: 9
Average temperature: 73.5°
Average humidity: 58% (AM), 75% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 82.8°)

*Providence was the only city in Rhode Island with data available

South Carolina: Columbia
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South Carolina: Columbia

Hottest city: Columbia
Average 90+ degree days per year: 77
Average temperature: 77.3°
Average humidity: 68% (AM), 84% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 87.6°)
 

South Dakota: Rapid City
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South Dakota: Rapid City

Hottest city: Rapid City
Average 90+ degree days per year: 32
Average temperature: 72.6°
Average humidity: 65% (AM), 69% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 87.1°)
 

Tennessee: Memphis
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Tennessee: Memphis

Hottest city: Memphis
Average 90+ degree days per year: 68
Average temperature: 82.7°
Average humidity: 61% (AM), 80% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 91.6°)
 

Texas: Del Rio
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Texas: Del Rio

Hottest city: Del Rio
Average 90+ degree days per year: 134
Average temperature: 86.2°
Average humidity: 53% (AM), 78% (PM)
Hottest month: August (average temperature: 97.1°)
 

Utah: Salt Lake City
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Utah: Salt Lake City

Hottest city: Salt Lake City
Average 90+ degree days per year: 57
Average temperature: 78.7°
Average humidity: 72% (AM), 64% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 92.6°)

*Salt Lake City was the only city in Utah with data available

Vermont: Burlington
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Vermont: Burlington

Hottest city: Burlington
Average 90+ degree days per year: 7
Average temperature: 70.6°
Average humidity: 67% (AM), 77% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 80.9°)

*Burlington was the only city in Vermont with data available

Virginia: Richmond
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Virginia: Richmond

Hottest city: Richmond
Average 90+ degree days per year: 43
Average temperature: 79.3°
Average humidity: 55% (AM), 81% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 89.7°)
 

Washington: Walla Walla
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Washington: Walla Walla

Hottest city: Walla Walla
Average 90+ degree days per year: 41
Average temperature: 75°
Average humidity: 79% (AM), 71% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 89.2°)
 

West Virginia: Charleston
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West Virginia: Charleston

Hottest city: Charleston
Average 90+ degree days per year: 22
Average temperature: 75.4°
Average humidity: 62% (AM), 83% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 85.2°)
 

Wisconsin: La Crosse
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Wisconsin: La Crosse

Hottest city: La Crosse
Average 90+ degree days per year: 16
Average temperature: 73.7°
Average humidity: 71% (AM), 82% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 84.1°)
 

Wyoming: Casper
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Wyoming: Casper

Hottest city: Casper
Average 90+ degree days per year: 31
Average temperature: 70.5°
Average humidity: 62% (AM), 66% (PM)
Hottest month: July (average temperature: 88.1°)
 

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