Average Monthly Temperatures for Each State in Winter

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The map here shows how winter temperatures compare across the American states. Below the map are the data it's based on. Plus there's a ranking of states in winter from hottest to coldest. For those who want to drill down deeper, the table also provides state-wide average temperatures for each winter month.

Winter temperature averages range from a high of 67.4 degrees Fahrenheit (19.7 degrees Celsius) in Hawaii to a low of 2.6 °F (-16.3 °C) in Alaska. For the entire United States, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, the season averages just above freezing at 33.2 °F (0.7 °C).

The temperatures are based on data collected by weather stations throughout each state during the years 1971 to 2000 and made available by the NOAA National Climatic Data Center of the United States.

USA state map of average winter temperatures

The average temperatures during winter for every state in the US are listed below in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. The tables provide state-wide average temperatures for each winter month, December, January and February, plus an average for the entire season. The states are also ranked from the hottest state in winter at number 1 to the coldest state at number 50.

Average temperature for each state during winter.
Winter Average Rank State DecJanFeb
° F ° C     °F °F °F
46.58.1 7 Alabama 474448
2.6-16.350Alaska413
43.66.410Arizona434246
41.55.312Arkansas423944
46.27.98California454549
25.8-3.435Colorado252428
28.5-1.930Connecticut312628
36.12.316Delaware383436
59.415.22Florida605860
47.88.85Georgia484649
67.419.71Hawaii686767
25.4-3.737Idaho242428
28.3-2.132Illinois302530
29.4-1.429Indiana312631
21.7-5.739Iowa231824
31.9-0.126Kansas322935
35.92.218Kentucky373337
50.910.53Louisiana514953
16.8-8.447Maine201417
34.71.519Maryland373235
27.4-2.634Massachusetts302527
21.7-5.739Michigan251921
12.4-10.948Minnesota14815
46.78.26Mississippi474449
32.30.2 24 Missouri 332935
Winter Average Rank State DecJanFeb
° F ° C     °F °F °F
21.2-6.0 41 Montana 211824
25.7-3.536Nebraska262329
32.20.125Nevada313036
21.1-6.143New Hampshire241821
33.00.621New Jersey353133
36.12.316New Mexico353439
23.3-4.838New York272123
42.15.611North Carolina434043
12.2-11.049North Dakota13815
29.5-1.428Ohio322730
39.13.913Oklahoma393642
34.01.120Oregon333337
28.4-2.031Pennsylvania312628
31.4-0.327Rhode Island342931
46.17.89South Carolina464447
19.5-6.944South Dakota201623
39.13.913Tennessee403641
47.98.84Texas474650
28.2-2.133Utah272632
19.4-7.045Vermont231619
36.82.715Virginia383538
33.00.621Washington323236
32.80.423West Virginia343033
17.2-8.246Wisconsin191319
21.2-6.041Wyoming211924
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