Winter Temperature Averages for Every State





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.

The temperatures are state-wide averages calculated from temperatures recorded during the months of December, January and February.

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.

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 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.
State Avg ° F Avg ° C Rank
Alabama 46.58.1 7
Alaska 2.6-16.350
Arizona 43.66.410
Arkansas 41.55.312
California 46.27.98
Colorado 25.8-3.435
Connecticut 28.5-1.930
Delaware 36.12.316
Florida 59.415.22
Georgia 47.88.85
Hawaii 67.419.71
Idaho 25.4-3.737
Illinois 28.3-2.132
Indiana 29.4-1.429
Iowa 21.7-5.739
Kansas 31.9-0.126
Kentucky 35.92.218
Louisiana 50.910.53
Maine 16.8-8.447
Maryland 34.71.519
Massachusetts 27.4-2.634
Michigan 21.7-5.739
Minnesota 12.4-10.948
Mississippi 46.78.26
Missouri 32.30.2 24
State Avg ° F Avg ° C Rank
Montana 21.2-6.0 41
Nebraska 25.7-3.536
Nevada 32.20.125
New Hampshire 21.1-6.143
New Jersey 33.00.621
New Mexico 36.12.316
New York 23.3-4.838
North Carolina 42.15.611
North Dakota 12.2-11.049
Ohio 29.5-1.428
Oklahoma 39.13.913
Oregon 34.01.120
Pennsylvania 28.4-2.031
Rhode Island 31.4-0.327
South Carolina 46.17.89
South Dakota 19.5-6.944
Tennessee 39.13.913
Texas 47.98.84
Utah 28.2-2.133
Vermont 19.4-7.045
Virginia 36.82.715
Washington 33.00.621
West Virginia 32.80.423
Wisconsin 17.2-8.246
Wyoming 21.2-6.041
State Temperatures
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