The 30 Hottest Cities in America

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25. Bishop, CA
> Avg. number of 90°F+ days:
91
> Record high: 110°F
> Avg. daily high in July: 98.4°F
> Avg. daily high in August: 96.3°F

Not far from Death Valley, Bishop is one of the hottest and driest cities in the country. Precipitation exceeds a hundredth of an inch on only 5.2 days a year on average, fewer than in every other U.S. city other than Barrow, Alaska. Unlike Barrow, however, which averages less than one day a year of temperatures hitting 70°F, temperatures reach at least 90°F on 91 days each year.

24. Shreveport, LA
> Avg. number of 90°F+ days:
92
> Record high: 109°F
> Avg. daily high in July: 92.3°F
> Avg. daily high in August: 93.4°F

Shreveport is the hottest city in Louisiana and one of the hottest cities in the United States. The city averages 92 days in a year where temperatures hit 90°F or higher. The average temperature last year in the Northern Louisiana city was nearly 68°F, the fifth hottest in the city since record keeping began 76 years ago.

23. Orlando, FL
> Avg. number of 90°F+ days:
97
> Record high: 101°F
> Avg. daily high in July: 91.8°F
> Avg. daily high in August: 91.6°F

The temperature in Orlando, Florida hits or exceeds 90°F on 97 days in a given year. As was the case with many Florida cities, including Key West, Miami, and Tampa, the average temperature in Orlando in 2015 was the highest on record, reaching 75.6°F. Perhaps not surprisingly, in a given year, temperatures in hit freezing only once in Orlando.

22. Roswell, NM
> Avg. number of 90°F+ days:
98
> Record high: 114°F
> Avg. daily high in July: 93.7°F
> Avg. daily high in August: 91.7°F

In Roswell, there are an average of 98 days a year when temperatures exceed 90°F. Over the course of a given year, the average high temperature in the city is just over 75°F. The average high in July, however, is nearly 94°F.

Though it is one of the hottest cities in the country, Roswell also has its share of cold weather. There are an average of 88 days of freezing temperatures each year the New Mexico city, the second most of any of the hottest U.S. cities.

21. Fort Myers, FL
> Avg. number of 90°F+ days:
99
> Record high: 103°F
> Avg. daily high in July: 91.9°F
> Avg. daily high in August: 91.8°F

Fort Myers is one of the hottest cities in the country and the hottest in Florida. Temperatures exceed 90°F an average of 99 days each year and typically hit freezing levels only once. The average temperature in the Gulf coast city was 77°F last year. According to NOAA, 2015 was the hottest year in Fort Myers since city-level record keeping began 90 years ago.