Average Monthly Temperatures for Each State in Winter

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The average temperatures during winter for every state in the US are listed below. 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 winter temperatures 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.

Average temperature for each state during winter.
Winter Average Rank State DecJanFeb
° F ° C     °F °F °F
46.58.1 7 Alabama 474448
2.6-16.3 50 Alaska 413
43.66.4 10 Arizona 434246
41.55.3 12 Arkansas 423944
46.27.9 8 California 454549
25.8-3.4 35 Colorado 252428
28.5-1.9 30 Connecticut 312628
36.12.3 16 Delaware 383436
59.415.2 2 Florida 605860
47.88.8 5 Georgia 484649
67.419.7 1 Hawaii 686767
25.4-3.7 37 Idaho 242428
28.3-2.1 32 Illinois 302530
29.4-1.4 29 Indiana 312631
21.7-5.7 39 Iowa 231824
31.9-0.1 26 Kansas 322935
35.92.2 18 Kentucky 373337
50.910.5 3 Louisiana 514953
16.8-8.4 47 Maine 201417
34.71.5 19 Maryland 373235
27.4-2.6 34 Massachusetts 302527
21.7-5.7 39 Michigan 251921
12.4-10.9 48 Minnesota 14815
46.78.2 6 Mississippi 474449
32.30.2 24 Missouri 332935
Winter Average Rank State DecJanFeb
° F ° C     °F °F °F
21.2-6.0 41 Montana 211824
25.7-3.5 36 Nebraska 262329
32.20.1 25 Nevada 313036
21.1-6.1 43 New Hampshire 241821
33.00.6 21 New Jersey 353133
36.12.3 16 New Mexico 353439
23.3-4.8 38 New York 272123
42.15.6 11 North Carolina 434043
12.2-11.0 49 North Dakota 13815
29.5-1.4 28 Ohio 322730
39.13.9 13 Oklahoma 393642
34.01.1 20 Oregon 333337
28.4-2.0 31 Pennsylvania 312628
31.4-0.3 27 Rhode Island 342931
46.17.8 9 South Carolina 464447
19.5-6.9 44 South Dakota 201623
39.13.9 13 Tennessee 403641
47.98.8 4 Texas 474650
28.2-2.1 33 Utah 272632
19.4-7.0 45 Vermont 231619
36.82.7 15 Virginia 383538
33.00.6 21 Washington 323236
32.80.4 23 West Virginia 343033
17.2-8.2 46 Wisconsin 191319
21.2-6.0 41 Wyoming 211924
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