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The All-Time Low Temperature in Each U.S. State

We've examined all the weather records in the NOAA database to determine the all-time lowest temperature recorded in each U.S. state.
There are very few weather stations at high elevation, so the actual lowest temperatures might be quite a bit lower in states with high mountains.
Note: All records are current as of August 10, 2021.
State Location Temperature Date
AlabamaNew Market-27 °FJan 30, 1966
AlaskaProspect Creek-80 °FJan 23, 1971
ArizonaHawley Lake-40 °FJan 7, 1971
ArkansasGravette-29 °FFeb 13, 1905
CaliforniaTamarack-45 °FJan 7, 1937
CaliforniaBoca-45 °FJan 20, 1937
ColoradoMaybell-61 °FFeb 1, 1985
ConnecticutCoventry-32 °FJan 22, 1961
ConnecticutFalls Village-32 °FFeb 16, 1943
DelawareMillsboro-17 °FJan 17, 1893
FloridaTallahassee-2 °FFeb 13, 1899
GeorgiaBlairsville-16 °FJan 28, 1940
GeorgiaBlairsville-16 °FJan 21, 1985
HawaiiMauna Kea12 °FMay 17, 1979
HawaiiMauna Kea12 °FFeb 25, 1977
IdahoIsland Park-60 °FJan 18, 1943
IllinoisMt. Caroll-38 °FJan 31, 2019
IndianaNew Whiteland-36 °FJan 19, 1994
IowaWashta-47 °FFeb 3, 1996
Kansasnear Elkader-47 °FJan 12, 1912
KansasLebanon-40 °FFeb 13, 1905
KentuckyShelbyville-37 °FJan 19, 1994
LouisianaMinden-16 °FFeb 13, 1899
MaineVan Buren-48 °FJan 19, 1925
MarylandOakland-40 °FJan 13, 1912
MassachusettsChester-35 °FJan 12, 1981
MassachusettsColdbrook-35 °FFeb 15, 1943
MichiganVanderbilt-51 °FFeb 9, 1934
MinnesotaTower-60 °FFeb 2, 1996
MississippiCorinth-19 °FJan 30, 1966
MissouriWarsaw-40 °FFeb 13, 1905
MontanaRogers Pass-70 °FJan 20, 1954
NebraskaBridgeport-47 °FFeb 12, 1899
NebraskaOshkosh-47 °FDec 22, 1989
NevadaSan Jacinto-50 °FJan 8, 1937
New HampshireMt. Washington-46 °FJan 8, 1968
New JerseyLayton-32 °FJan 14, 1912
New MexicoGavilan-50 °FFeb 1, 1951
New YorkStillwater Reservoir-52 °FFeb 9, 1934
New YorkOld Forge-52 °FFeb 18, 1979
North CarolinaMt. Mitchell-34 °FJan 21, 1985
North DakotaParshall-60 °FFeb 15, 1936
OhioMilligan-39 °FFeb 10, 1899
OklahomaRalston-29 °FFeb 10, 2011
OregonUkiah-54 °FFeb 9, 1933
OregonSeneca-54 °FFeb 10, 1933
PennsylvaniaSmethport-42 °FJan 5, 1904
Rhode IslandWood River Junction-28 °FJan 11, 1942
South CarolinaCaesars Head-19 °FJan 21, 1985
South DakotaMcIntosh-58 °FFeb 17, 1936
TennesseeMountain City-32 °FDec 30, 1917
TexasTulia-23 °FFeb 12, 1899
TexasSeminole-23 °FFeb 8, 1933
UtahEast Portal-50 °FJan 5, 1913
VermontBloomfield-50 °FDec 30, 1933
VirginiaMountain Lake Biological Station-30 °FJan 21, 1985
WashingtonWinthrop-48 °FDec 30, 1968
WashingtonMazama-48 °FDec 30, 1968
West VirginiaLewisburg-37 °FDec 30, 1917
Wisconsinnear Couderay-55 °FFeb 2, 1996
Wisconsinnear Couderay-55 °FFeb 4, 1996
Wyomingnear Moran-63 °FFeb 9, 1933