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How does the hottest day in Alabama compare to the rest of the USA?
How does the hottest day in Alabama compare to the rest of the USA?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — On some of these hottest days, you could actually fry an egg on the sidewalk or the hood of your car — but could it be any worse in other parts of the country?

For example, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky all have fairly average hottest days. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, the average hottest daytime temperature is 115 degrees Fahrenheit. In West Virginia, it’s 113 degrees, in Ohio, it’s 113 degrees Fahrenheit and in Kentucky, it’s 113 degrees Fahrenheit, the data shows.


The hottest days in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky can hardly keep up with the heat waves in the West and Southwest.

The hottest day on record was recorded in California at a scorching 56 degrees Celsius, the data shows. Just behind California are the southwestern states known for their extreme heat: Arizona (59 degrees) and Nevada (41 degrees).

In general, the further west you go in the USA, the hotter the hottest days are.

The coldest and hottest days still reach triple-digit temperatures thanks to Alaska and Hawaii, both at a frigid 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the data shows. Other states at the lower end of the scale include Rhode Island (104), Maine (105) and Connecticut (106).

The most recent hottest day in 2021 occurred in three states: Washington (120), Oregon (119) and Utah (117). The oldest hottest day was in Maine in 1898, where temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius.

By Aurora