Talk:U.S. state and territory temperature extremes

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There is a glitch in the table - Florida should be at the top when sorted by lowest temp but appears further down the list. Since this is a standard looking table this problem also probably appears elsewhere on Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:54, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

This happens because the sorting is alphabetic and not numeric. I'm not certain if it can be fixed - but i'll look into it. The alternative is to shut sorting off entirely. --Kim D. Petersen (talk) 00:04, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Since Hawaii is the only state whose record high is less than 100°F, the simplest solution would be to add a leading zero. R36 (talk) 05:28, 15 March 2019 (UTC)


Is it ok to include DC and PR into this list, even though they are not states because they are US owned? (talk) 19:03, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I just added DC. Took some digging to find the info for DC, BTW. Don't see why not add PR.--Phyllis1753 (talk) 16:09, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Prominent blog mention[edit]

This article was mentioned by Anthony Watts (blogger) in a July 30, 2011 blog entry on Watts Up With That?.Jarhed (talk) 15:19, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Low temp for Utah[edit]

I'm not sure how to edit Wikipedia articles, but the low temperature for Utah appears to be wrong. See Wikipedia article for Peter Sinks, located at

WA record[edit]

The Washington state record was possibly broken with a temperature of 120°F recorded at Sunharbor on June 28, 2015. Does anyone know if this reading has been confirmed? UltraSnowstorm (talk) 02:41, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

I read up on this based on the information contained in these two articles:
First off, I could not find a village named Sunharbor, WA in the area that temperature was taken - only a subdivision called "Sun Harbor Estates", near the small town of Ash, which is a few miles ENE of Burbank). The warmest reading on record that I saw for nearby Kennewick was 117F. Thus, from the looks of the maps in Cliff Mass' blog post, I'm guessing it was a home weather station which was showing up as part of a surface observation mesonetwork. Readings such as these are not given consideration for official climate records due to the fact that the instrumentation is not NWS "standard issue" (i.e. what is used by their Cooperative Observer network) and thus the readings are unreliable. I hope this answers your question. AJC3fromS2K (talk) 11:20, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Christopher Burt blog posts on Wunderground from 2011[edit]

Mr. Burt is obviously a SME on temperature extremes as he has a degree in Meteorology and has published a book on the subject. In his two posts, he has uncovered several obvious errors and dubious readings in the temperature data from which the official NCDC records are taken. Based on this, currently there are 8 readings in this table that were taken from his two referenced blog posts (the record highs in HI, OR, and VT; the record lows in CT, HI, MA SC, WY). I've noticed that these values have, in the past, been reverted to the official NCDC records, however not recently. This morning, I made a couple minor edits based on assumption that his numbers were accepted, and the fact they had already been previously referenced. While I don't doubt his findings at all, I question whether his posts fall under WP:RS. Thoughts? Thanks in advance. AJC3fromS2K (talk) 09:38, 7 March 2019 (UTC)