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Old 04-14-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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According to weather.com (and Wikipedia), the record high temperature in Buffalo, NY was 99°F, which was in 1948.
Which U.S. cities have record high temperatures, lower than that?

Source: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxcli...nav_undeclared
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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That matches the record high for Fairbanks, AK according to Wikipedia.

I was just looking at my hometown of Seattle on weather.com earlier. Record high for the city was 96 degrees. Although in summer of 2009, some outlying areas (such as where I currently live in Burien) broke 100 degrees for the first time in recorded history.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:28 AM
 
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That matches the record high for Fairbanks, AK according to Wikipedia.

I was just looking at my hometown of Seattle on weather.com earlier. Record high for the city was 96 degrees. Although in summer of 2009, some outlying areas (such as where I currently live in Burien) broke 100 degrees for the first time in recorded history.
Yep, true. Record high for Seattle was broken in 2009, at 103 F at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Source: Seattle breaks record for hottest day ever - Seattle News - MyNorthwest.com
and Wikipedia
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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On June 14, 1969 Anchorage AK boiled all the way up to a prostrating 84 degrees to set their all time record high for any month. Honolulu didn't do a whole lot better on September 19th, 1995 when it cracked 95 for the first time in history. These were "official" temperatures gathered from the Western Regional Climate center.

On the U.S. mainland there are several places that have never seen the century mark. These include Flagstaff (AZ) and Santa Fe (NM) both topping out near enough at 99; Hoquiam and Bellingham in Washinton hitting 99 and 97 respectively; Laramie (WY) at 97 and the Miami Metro area where among several stations, the best I could find was a 98 recorded in Miami proper on May 25, 2005. There are others.

As far as "lowest" is concerned.....I'm placing my bets on Barrow, in Alaska. Sitting at 70 or so degrees north and surrounded by water on 3 sides, there ain't a whole lot of heat happening there. On July 13, 1993 they hit a steamy 79 degrees for their all-time high.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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If you go to the North Fork of Long Island, the two stations I found have a record of 96°F and 98°F. Chatham in Cape Cod has a record of 95°F. Same with Block Island, Rhode Island. Though some of these stations haven't been running for a long time.

The coast of Northern California has places that have never reached the 90s. Record for Ferndale, CA is 88 and Eureka 87.

The coast of Oregon actually reaches higher temperatures, into the 90s. Though one station (North Bend) recorded 180° in April.

If you count Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, it might have the lowest record high of any weather station in the 48 states (72°F).
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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On June 14, 1969 Anchorage AK boiled all the way up to a prostrating 84 degrees to set their all time record high for any month.
According to weather.com (and Wikipedia climate table), Anchorage, AK's record high is 92 F, which was in 1931.
Source: Average Weather for Anchorage, AK - Temperature and Precipitation

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As far as "lowest" is concerned.....I'm placing my bets on Barrow, in Alaska. Sitting at 70 or so degrees north and surrounded by water on 3 sides, there ain't a whole lot of heat happening there. On July 13, 1993 they hit a steamy 79 degrees for their all-time high.
Woah, true! According to weather.com (and Wikipedia), record high temperature for Barrow, AK is 79 F, which was in 1993.
Source: Average Weather for Barrow, AK - Temperature and Precipitation

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The coast of Northern California has places that have never reached the 90s. Record for Ferndale, CA is 88 and Eureka 87.
According to weather.com, record high for Ferndale, CA is 102 F, which was in 1931.
Source: Average Weather for Ferndale, CA - Temperature and Precipitation

And wow, also true. According to weather.com (and Wikipedia), record high for Eureka, CA is 87 F, which was in 1993.
Source: Average Weather for Eureka, CA - Temperature and Precipitation

So we have Barrow, AK with a record high of 79 F, and Eureka, CA with a record high of 87 F. Impressive! Now, the question becomes, are these locations in the middle of nowhere, or is there actually stuff to do there?

Are there any other cities with a record high lower than 87 F? (Great work guys!)
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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Leadville, CO record high of 85°F, close to breckenridge and about 2 hours from Denver. Not sure if that means middle of nowhere.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Leadville, CO record high of 85°F, close to breckenridge and about 2 hours from Denver. Not sure if that means middle of nowhere.
Haven't been to Leadville, but Breckenridge is a charming town.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Every town in Pacific Northwest has recorded AT LEAST 90s. while 90% has recorded 100s and 30% recorded 110s. Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington holds coldest temperature for the region including the hottest. Coldest spot is very localized, low as -50 and hottest temperature being 119 and 121 degrees respectively. Many record heat in East Coast and Midwest results from weather phenomenon in wind directions and etc, while West coast including PNW record temperature is resulted naturally, just under right condition, (I.E. strong High pressure) without any phenomenon.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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Leadville, CO record high of 85°F, close to breckenridge and about 2 hours from Denver. Not sure if that means middle of nowhere.
Woah, true. According to weather.com, record high temperature in Leadville, CO is 85 F, which was in 2003.
Source: Average Weather for Leadville, CO - Temperature and Precipitation

So far, we have:
Barrow, Alaska (pop. 3,982 - 4,683) with a record high temperature of 79° F
Leadville, Colorado (pop. 2,688 - 2,821) with a record high temperature of 85° F
Eureka, California (pop. 26,128) with a record high temperature of 87° F

Barrow, AK is definitely in the middle of nowhere... google images look so empty.
Barrow, AK - Google Search

Other two are unknown. Kind of surprised that all of these cities are located on the left half of the country. I wonder if there are any with a record high lower than 87/90° F on the opposite side of the country.

Thank you for the data guys. Very interesting!
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