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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.  

    ALSO: Most walk-friendly cities in America

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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

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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

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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°)
     

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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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