World Temperature Extremes

WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

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NOTE: There has been numerous extreme high temperatures recorded prior to about 1910 using non-standard instrumentation in Australia, such as the quoted 53.1C (127.6F) at Cloncurry, Queensland in January, 1889. This and several other observations have now been taken off the official records after a study of old temperature extremes by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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UNITED STATES TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

NOTE: The National Weather Service in the United States rounds their temperatures to the nearest whole degree fahrenheit. ALABAMA Centerville 44.4 C (112.0 F) on the 5th September, 1925 New Market -32.8 C (-27.0 F) on the 30th January, 1966 ALASKA Fort Yukon 37.8 C (100.0 F) on the 27th June, 1915 Prospect Creek -62.2 C (-80.0 F) on the 23rd January, 1971 ARIZONA Lake Havasu City 53.3 C (128.0 F) on the 29th June, 1994 Hawley Lake -40.0 C (-40.0 F) on the 7th January, 1971 ARKANSAS Ozark 48.9 C (120.0 F) on the 10th August, 1936 Pond -33.9 C (-29.0 F) on the 13th February, 1905 CALIFORNIA Death Valley 56.7 C (134.0 F) on the 10th July, 1913 Boca -42.8 C (-45.0 F) on the 20th January, 1937 COLORADO Bennett 47.8 C (118.0 F) on the 11th July, 1888 Maybell -51.7 C (-61.0 F) on the 1st February, 1985 CONNECTICUT Danbury 40.6 C (105.0 F) on the 21st July, 1991 * Falls Village -35.6 C (-32.0 F) on the 16th February, 1943 DELAWARE Millsboro 43.3 C (110.0 F) on the 21st July, 1930 Millsboro -27.2 C (-17.0 F) on the 17th January, 1893 FLORIDA Monticello 42.8 C (109.0 F) on the 29th June, 1931 Tallahassee -18.9 C (-2.0 F) on the 13th February, 1899 GEORGIA Louisville 44.4 C (112.0 F) on the 24th July, 1952 CCC Camp -27.2 C (-17.0 F) on the 27th January, 1940 HAWAII Pahala 37.8C (100.0 F) on the 27th April, 1931 Mauna Kea -11.1 C (12.0 F) on the 17th May, 1979 IDAHO Orofino 47.8 C (118.0 F) on the 28th July, 1934 Island Park Dam -51.1 C (-60.0 F) on the 18th January, 1943 ILLINOIS East St. Louis 47.2 C (117.0 F) on the 14th July, 1954 Elizabeth -37.2 C (-35.0 F) on the 3rd February, 1996 * INDIANA Collegeville 46.7 C (116.0 F) on the 14th July, 1936 New Whiteland -37.8 C (-36.0 F) on the 19th January, 1994 IOWA Keokuk 47.8 C (118.0 F) on the 20th July, 1934 Elkader -43.9 C (-47.0 F) on the 3rd February, 1996 * KANSAS Alton 49.4 C (121.0 F) on the 24th July, 1936 * Lebanon -40.0 C (-40.0 F) on the 13th February, 1905 KENTUCKY Greensburg 45.6 C (114.0 F) on the 28th July, 1930 Cynthiana -36.7 C (-34.0 F) on the 28th January, 1963 LOUISIANA Plain Dealing 45.6 C (114.0 F) on the 10th August, 1936 Minden -26.7 C (-16.0 F) on the 13th February, 1899 MAINE North Bridgton 40.6 C (105.0 F) on the 10th July, 1911 * Van Buren -44.4 C (-48.0 F) on the 19th January, 1925 MARYLAND Cumberland 42.8 C (109.0 F) on the 10th July, 1936 * Oakland -40.0 C (-40.0 F) on the 13th January, 1912 MASSACHUSETTS New Bedford 41.7 C (107.0 F) on the 2nd August, 1975 Chester -37.2 C (-35.0 F) on the 12th January, 1981 MICHIGAN Mio 44.4 C (112.0 F) on the 13th July, 1936 Vanderbilt -46.1 C (-51.0 F) on the 9th February , 1934 MINNESOTA Moorhead 45.6 C (114.0 F) on the 6th July, 1936 * Tower -51.1 C (-60.0 F) on the 2nd February, 1996 MISSISSIPPI Holly Springs 46.1 C (115.0 F) on the 29th July, 1930 Corinth -28.3 C (-19.0 F) on the 30th January, 1966 MISSOURI Warsaw 47.8 C (118.0 F) on the 14th July, 1954 * Warsaw -40.0 C (-40.0 F) on the 13th February, 1905 MONTANA Medicine Lake 47.2 C (117.0 F) on the 5th July, 1937 Rogers Pass -56.7 C (-70.0 F) on the 20th January, 1954 NEBRASKA Minden 47.8 C (118.0 F) on the 24th July, 1936 * Camp Clarke -43.9 C (-47.0 F) on the 12th February, 1899 NEVADA Laughlin 51.7 C (125.0 F) on the 29th June, 1994 San Jacinto -45.6 C (-50.0 F) on the 8th January, 1937 NEW HAMPSHIRE Nashua 41.1 C (106.0 F) on the 4th July, 1911 Pittsburg -43.3 C (-46.0 F) on the 28th January, 1925 NEW JERSEY Runyon 43.3 C (110.0 F) on the 10th July, 1936 River Vale -36.7 C (-34.0 F) on the 5th January, 1904 NEW MEXICO Waste Isolat Pilot Plt 50.0 C (122.0 F) on the 27th June, 1994 Gavilan -45.6 C (-50.0 F) on the 1st February, 1951 NEW YORK Troy 42.2 C (108.0 F) on the 22nd July, 1926 Old Forge -46.7 C (-52.0 F) on the 18th February, 1979 * NORTH CAROLINA Fayetteville 43.3 C (110.0 F) on the 21st August, 1983 Mt. Mitchell -36.7 C (-34.0 F) on the 21st January, 1985 NORTH DAKOTA Steele 49.4 C (121.0 F) on the 6th July, 1936 Parshall -51.1 C (-60.0 F) on the 15th February, 1936 OHIO Gallipolis 45.0 C (113.0 F) on the 21st July, 1934 * Milligan -39.4 C (-39.0 F) on the 10th February, 1899 OKLAHOMA Tipton 48.9 C (120.0 F) on the 27th June, 1994 * Watts -32.8 C (-27.0 F) on the 18th January, 1930 OREGON Pendleton 48.3 C (119.0 F) on the 10th August, 1898 Seneca -47.8 C (-54.0 F) on the 10th February, 1933 * PENNSYLVANIA Phoenixville 43.9 C (111.0 F) on the 10th July, 1936 * Smethport -41.1 C (-42.0 F) on the 5th January, 1904 RHODE ISLAND Providence 40.0 C (104.0 F) on the 2nd August, 1975 Greene -31.7 C (-25.0 F) on the 5th February, 1996 SOUTH CAROLINA Camden 43.9 C (111.0 F) on the 28th June, 1954 * Caesars Head -28.3 C (-19.0 F) on the 21st January, 1985 SOUTH DAKOTA Gannvalley 48.9 C (120.0 F) on the 5th July, 1936 McIntosh -50.0 C (-58.0 F) on the 17th February, 1936 TENNESSEE Perryville 45.0 C (113.0 F) on the 9th August, 1930 * Mountain City -35.6 C (-32.0 F) on the 30th December, 1917 TEXAS Seymour 48.9 C (120.0 F) on the 12th August, 1936 Seminole -30.6 C (-23.0 F) on the 8th February, 1933 * UTAH Saint George 47.2 C (117.0 F) on the 5th July, 1985 Peter's Sink -56.1 C (-69.0 F) on the 1st February, 1985 VERMONT Vernon 40.6 C (105.0 F) on the 4th July, 1911 Bloomfield -45.6 C (-50.0 F) on the 30th December, 1933 VIRGINIA Balcony Falls 43.3 C (110.0 F) on the 15th July, 1954 Mtn. Lake Bio -34.4 C (-30.0 F) on the 22nd January, 1985 WASHINGTON STATE Ice Harbor Dam 47.8 C (118.0 F) on the 5th August, 1961 * Mazama -44.4 C (-48.0 F) on the 30th December, 1968 WEST VIRGINIA Martinsburg 44.4 C (112.0 F) on the 10th July, 1936 * Lewisburg -38.3 C (-37.0 F) on the 30th December, 1917 WISCONSIN Wisconsin Dells 45.6 C (114.0 F) on the 13th July, 1936 Danbury -47.8 C (-54.0 F) on the 24th January, 1922 WYOMING Basin 45.6 C (114.0 F) on the 12th July, 1900 Riverside -54.4 C (-66.0 F) on the 9th February, 1933 * = Also recorded on earlier dates.

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