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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 09-20-2016, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Using the word "hottest" vs. "warmest" suggests to me that the topic is about the very hottest Summer weather. I could be wrong but that's how I read it. For example, I never hear anyone ask "Who has the hottest Winter?" It's almost always "Who has the warmest Winter?"
Regarding why AZ is leading this poll may have to do with the actual experiences of those who live in the states and how it's reported. If AZ's population was concentrated in the cooler parts of the states, we'd hear those temps reported on a daily basis during the Summer. As it stands, the vast majority of the people in AZ live in the hottest parts of the state so that's what we hear and, frankly, what most Arizonans experience.
That said, I've lived through both Miami and Houston Summers and I'll take the Miami Summer over the Houston Summer 10 times out of 10. I've never been to Louisiana for the Summer but I suspect that I'd find it equally as as stifling but without the air pollution of Houston.
The California low desert gets hotter than Arizona due to lower elevation and less monsoon influence
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:38 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Been in Arizona, ohio and Florida. To me, Arizona(Phoenix area) felt much much hotter to us then Florida. Florida heat/humidity feels like summer just in Ohio, it only lasts longer. I would choose Texas and Arizona as hottest states.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I didn't, not sure I should. A big part of that state is really chilly, but yes, I know Sacramento and Fresno, that area is Texas hot.
While those places can get hot in the summer, They aren't even the hottest parts of the state. People don't realize this, but there is way more to California aside from the coastal sections of the state. As another poster said California is 35% desert, that's kinda similar to Arizona which is 42% desert. A large chunk of California gets really hot during the summer, I definitely don't think it deserves the title of the hottest state because of the northern section and the coastal sections, but I deff think it should be an option in this poll/should replace New Mexico on the poll due to places like Joshua tree, death valley, palm springs, indio, Blythe, Bakersfield, el centro ect.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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While those places can get hot in the summer, They aren't even the hottest parts of the state. People don't realize this, but there is way more to california aside from the coastal sections of the state. As another poster said California is 35% desert and Arziona is 42% desert. A large chunk of California gets really hot during the summer, I definitely don't think it deserves the title of the hottest state because of the northern section and the coastal sections, but I deff think it should be an option in this poll/should replace New Mexico on the poll due to places like Joshua tree, death valley, palm springs, indio, Blythe, Bakersfield, el centro ect.
Exactly, Needles is the hottest incorporated city in the US with a normal high hitting 111 in July
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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Exactly, Needles is the hottest incorporated city in the US with a normal high hitting 111 in July
Bullhead is 112 in July.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:07 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I'm going with Texas because almost all of the state is miserably hot during the summer months.

Although the temperatures may be hotter in Arizona, you can escape the heat by moving to a place like Flagstaff. There is no escaping the heat in Texas unless you are inside.
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'd say FL, because its hot in summer, and much warmer in winter than most states, by a long shot. People who voted AZ are crazy... most of the state is not hot whatsoever. The only hot parts are those under 2K elevation.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Bullhead is 112 in July.
I don't buy Bullheads reading just based on the fact that it is slightly higher up and further north than Needles, prob really has the same 111 as Needles
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I voted Arizona from personal experience. Shoutout to Florida humidity tho
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I'd say FL, because its hot in summer, and much warmer in winter than most states, by a long shot. People who voted AZ are crazy... most of the state is not hot whatsoever. The only hot parts are those under 2K elevation.
Agreed, it's pretty unbelievable actually haha, if CD has taught me anything it's that most of this country doesn't know anything about Arizona. Arizona as a whole is actually cooler than every state he listed aside from New Mexico.
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