A potentially record-breaking heat wave is melting parts of the Southwest. Check out some of the hottest U.S. temperatures on record by state as recorded by the U.S. National Climatic Data Center.
17. (tie) Washington -- 118 degrees (Aug. 5, 1961)
17. (tie) Nebraska -- 118 degrees (July 24, 1936)
17. (tie) Missouri -- 118 degrees (July 14, 1954)
17. (tie) Iowa -- 118 degrees (July 20, 1934)
17. (tie) Idaho -- 118 degrees (July 28, 1934)
17. (tie) Colorado -- 118 degrees (July 11, 1888)
11. Oregon -- 119 degrees (Aug. 10, 1898)
10. (tie) Texas -- 120 degrees (Aug. 12, 1936)
10. (tie) South Dakota -- 120 degrees (July 15, 2006)
10. (tie) Oklahoma -- 120 degrees (June 27, 1994)
10. (tie) Arkansas -- 120 degrees (Aug. 10, 1936)
6. (tie) North Dakota -- 121 degrees (July 6, 1936)
6. (tie) Kansas -- 121 degrees (July 24, 1936)
4. New Mexico -- 122 degrees (June 27, 1994)
3. Nevada -- 125 degrees (June 29, 1994)
2. Arizona -- 128 degrees (June 29, 1994)
1. California -- 134 degrees (July 10, 1913)
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