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View Poll Results: Hottest state?
Texas 46 25.14%
Louisiana 6 3.28%
Alabama 0 0%
Mississsippi 3 1.64%
Georgia 1 0.55%
Florida 42 22.95%
South Carolina 2 1.09%
Arizona 80 43.72%
New Mexico 1 0.55%
Arkansas 2 1.09%
Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Utah does not belong. And most of Nevada doesn't either. Whereas, just about all of texas and Florida is toasty.
You're clearly referring to heat index - heat and humidity together - not absolute temperatures (i.e. highest temperature limits). TX and FL are known for high heat index, but they'll never reach the temperatures seen in the west.

The hottest absolute temperatures are again in the desert southwest (NV, UT, AZ, etc.); the driest region of the country

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Old 07-27-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Where is death valley California. Thats the hottest
place in the world.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:39 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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How is Nevada missing from this poll?
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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I agree. I am from Arizona but also lived in Florida for thirteen years. I did the comparison as an aggregate analysis of the entire state - not just one area or one season of the year.

It is true that Phoenix gets a higher thermometer reading in the summer than Florida. But that is offset by much cooler temperatures in Flagstaff, Northern Arizona, White Mountains, Four Corners, Mogollon Rim, etc. Florida doesn't have any places like that - there is no "cooler" place to escape to within the state. I know because I've lived there.

As for the humidity, I still say that a humid 98 F at 98% humidity in Tallahassee is still not as bad as Phoenix at 120 F. But the nice thing about the desert is that it (1) cools off in the morning, (2) is relatively dry and (3) you can still be active at night or early morning.

In general, Florida heat sucks in the summer - especially after a rain storm when it gets really humid. I tried to "escape" the heat by going to the Appalachian Trail in North GA but it was just as bad. Here in Arizona you can still find snow at the summit high up in the mountain near Flagstaff above 12,000 feet. Winters in FL were great though.
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Old 07-28-2018, 09:58 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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LOL @ the fact that Arizona is winning in the poll, smh. The question was what is the hottest state over all....I hope people realize that the whole state isn't like Phoenix, right?
A huge chunk of the northern section (colorado Plateau) of the state barely sees any temperatures over 85. Take Flagstaff for example, it snows over 100 inches a year and the average low in winter is around 17, daytime temps can get as low as 14. Where in Florida or Texas do they have areas of their state where it snows over 100 inches/consistently sees lows in the mid teens?
https://www.google.com/search?q=Nort...RYAZwQ_AUIBygC

This reason alone should be a good reason as to why, if we are talking about states as a whole, Arizona does not deserve the title as the hottest. Same goes for central Arizona (the transition zone), for example take prescott...the largest city in Central AZ. The average high in summer is 85 and the average low in winter is below freezing at 23.
https://goo.gl/images/h9Wv27
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This is so true. Most people are ignorant of both geography and climate, overall LOL.

Most don't realize Arizona has amazingly high pine forested mountains all over the state, and in the north, they can be snow capped mostly year-round.

Florida is the hottest state. A flat, southern, humid, swampy, beachy state all over. Zero mountains and with the highest elevation being 345 feet, it is the ultimate low-lying, flat state.
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Old 07-28-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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This is so true. Most people are ignorant of both geography and climate, overall LOL.

Most don't realize Arizona has amazingly high pine forested mountains all over the state, and in the north, they can be snow capped mostly year-round.

Florida is the hottest state. A flat, southern, humid, swampy, beachy state all over. Zero mountains and with the highest elevation being 345 feet, it is the ultimate low-lying, flat state.
Yeah, I think only 1/3 of the state is considered to be hot, now, it is really hot, I'll say that. But I think the northern part is 4 seasons.
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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How is Nevada missing from this poll?
Nevada also gets cold in the winter though.
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