Which Two States Have Never Been Above 100 Degrees?

by Joe Dorish 6 months ago in america

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Which Two States Have Never Been Above 100 Degrees?

Which two states in the United States have never been above 100 degrees? This is a great trivia question related to weather and one you can impress your friends with if you know the answers.

One of the answers is relatively easy and probably most people can easily name one of the two states but the second state is much harder to come up with which is what makes it such a great weather related trivia question.

First out of the entire 50 United States only 11 states have never been above 109 degrees. In all likelihood if you were trying to guess the 11 states you would never come up with one of them - Florida.

The hottest it has ever been in Florida is 109 degrees which occurred on June 29, 1931 in Monticello.

Listed below are all 11 states that have never been above 109 degrees and we'll start with the one relatively obvious state that has never been above 100 degrees - Alaska.

Which Two States Have Never Been Above 100 Degrees?

Alaska is the furthest north of the United States and not surprisingly has never had a temperature recording above 100 degrees. The record high is exactly 100 degrees recorded on June 27, 1915 in Ft. Yukon.

Florida - As already mentioned above the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Sunshine State is only 109 degrees.

Maryland - The Old Line State or the Free State has never been above 109 degrees, a temperature that was recorded on July 10, 1936 in both Cumberland and Frederick.

New York - not that surprising that the Empire State of New York is on the list but the place where the highest temperature ever recorded in the state is a bit of a shocker. On July 22, 1926 it was 108 degrees in Troy, NY. Troy is almost 150 miles north of New York City and one might have guessed the highest temperature ever recorded in the state would be south of there, but it can get awfully hot in Saratoga in the summer and that is about 20 miles north of Troy.

Massachusetts - The hottest temperature ever recorded in the Bay State is 107 degrees which occurred on August 2, 1975 in both New Bedford and Chester. New Bedford is a little surprising because it is on the coast and usually ocean currents prevent record hot temperatures. Chester is well inland.

New Hampshire - fittingly on July 4, 1911 it was 106 degrees in Nashua, New Hampshire, which is the hottest temperature ever recorded in the state with the motto of "Live Free or Die".

Connecticut - The Constitution State or the Nutmeg State matches New Hampshire with 106 degrees as the hottest temperature ever recorded in the state which occurred on July 15, 1995 in Danbury. A little odd since Danbury is probably over 100 miles south of Nashua, NH.

Maine - The highest temperature ever recorded in the Pine Tree State is 105 degrees which occurred on July 10, 1911 in North Bridgton, which is about 50 miles north of Portland. Seems like a pattern developing here with all the northeastern states getting listed, but the other state that has never been above 100 degrees is not in the northeast.

Vermont - The Green Mountain State matches Maine with 105 degrees being the hottest temperature ever recorded in Vermont, which occurred on July 4, 1911 in Vernon. The year 1911 must have had a very hot summer and very hot Independence Day, as the hottest temperature ever recorded in NH, Maine and Vermont occurred that summer and two of the dates were July 4th.

Rhode Island - Not surprisingly, the Ocean State is also on the list which means all of the states in New England are on this list and none of them have ever had a temperature reading above 107. On August 2, 1975, it was 104 degrees in Providence. Rhode Island is kept cool by ocean breezes which brings us to the last state which joins Alaska as the two states that have never had a temperature reading above 100 degrees and that state is

Hawaii! - Can you believe it? The Aloha State has never had an official temperature reading above 100 degrees. Hawaii is in the tropics but due to its island locations it never really gets that hot. Water tends to stay cooler than land and the ocean breezes which reach almost all of Hawaii keep the state from getting above 100 degrees, which was recorded in Pahala on April 27, 1931, and is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii.

The answer to the trivia question Which Two States Have Never Been Above 100 Degrees? is Alaska and Hawaii, the last two states added to the United States and the two states which do not border any other states and lie outside the other 48.

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Joe Dorish is a native New Yorker who has traveled to all 50 states and beyond.

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