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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 09-19-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I'm looking at Texas weather and heat index is still in the 100s, ten days from October. Pretty normal for these parts, or at least not unusual. Is it the hottest state overall?
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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It's Florida:

https://www.currentresults.com/Weath...est-states.php
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Boston
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It's definitely Florida....
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Florida for statewide, but the hottest locations in the US are in California, which you didn't include
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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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

If we are being technical, California is the hottest state. Of the Examples of extreme high temperatures officially recorded in the USA 20 of the 31 have been recorded in California (Death valley, CA received the highest recorded temperature in all of North America at 134F.

The hottest states over all:
1. Florida
2.Hawaii
3. Louisana
4. Texas
5. Georgia
6.Mississippi
7. Alabama
8. South Carolina
9. Arkansas
10 Arizona

https://www.currentresults.com/Weath...est-states.php

Arizona comes in at 10 for hottest year round, 10 for hottest winters, and 10 for hottest summers.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:21 PM
 
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I'm in Louisiana. This summer heat is unbearable, especially with the high humidity. I thought for sure it would be #1! I figure with its crooked politics, the way things are here...I thought for SURE this place was the closest to being hell on earth! Lol
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Florida for statewide, but the hottest locations in the US are in California, which you didn't include
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.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Interesting. Hawaii is not one of the ten hottest in the summer.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:19 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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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.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, 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.
You know that California is 35% desert, right? And the hottest "location" in the country (Death Valley) and the hottest city in the country (Needles) are both in CA right? You also have the Coachella and Imperial Valleys, Palm Springs' normal high temp in mid-July is 109, not even Yuma gets that hot (their mid-July high is 108)
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