Discover the 7 Warmest States in February

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Whether you want a nice warm holiday in February or you are just curious, this month is great for traveling to warm states. While other states experience snowstorms and cold weather, these states are under the sun. February is technically a winter month, although some states experience high and warm temperatures. It’s rare for the states on this list to fall below freezing. Instead, they are the seven warmest states in February. Read on to learn more about each.


Lanikai Beach in Hawaii
Hawaii can reach temperatures of 79 degrees even in February. Pictured here is Lanikai Beach.


Hawaii is a tropical island made up of smaller islands. It is also one of the warmest states in the US. Hawaii has a population of over 1.4 million people. In winter, the average daily temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature in Hawaii in February is 79 degrees Fahrenheit. The state can also see lows of around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Hawaii is teeming with wildlife, both on land and in the sea. Some of the most spectacular animals that live in Hawaii are the nene (Hawaii goose), monk seals, sea turtles, sharks, manta rays and humpback whales.


Florida’s official nickname is Sunshine State.

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Florida is sometimes referred to as the Sunshine State. Over 104 million visitors travel to Florida each year from around the world. Visit Florida’s many white sand beaches and amusement parks. Florida’s average daily temperature varies. However, the state often sees highs in the 90’s and low 100’s. The average temperature in Florida in February is 75 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it can drop to lows of 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Florida is a warm state. The highest temperature ever recorded in Florida was 108 degrees Fahrenheit on February 13, 1899. Despite being so warm in Florida, hundreds of species of animals call it home. Common Florida native animals include alligators, bobcats, Florida panthers and river otters.


All of Texas is made up of a variety of unique environments, most of which are warm.

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Texas has over 29 million inhabitants. It’s a growing state with thousands of new residents every year. Texas is also a hot state with unique environments. For example, Texas has deserts, natural rivers and springs, and lush green mountains. Texas is huge, so it shouldn’t surprise you to know how hot the temperatures can get! The average daytime temperature in Texas ranges from 36 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit. In February, highs of up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit are reached in this state. While this may be too cold to take a dip and swim, you can enjoy a nice hike. Texas has a diverse environment which also means they are home to many animals such as cougars, black bears and wolves.

New Mexico

Cumbres and Toltec passenger steam train
Made up mostly of desert land, New Mexico is hot and dry.


New Mexico is home to 2 million residents. It is the fifth largest state in the US. The climate in New Mexico is hot and dry. Much of New Mexico is desert land, particularly the Chihuahuan Desert. New Mexico has an average temperature in the mid 50’s. The average temperature in February is 60 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the state experiences extreme highs, sometimes reaching as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The highest temperature ever recorded in New Mexico is 116 degrees Fahrenheit and has been recorded twice. The state has many native and unique wildlife including moose, rattlesnakes, bull snakes, and bighorn sheep.


Phoenix, Ariz
Arizona’s temperature rarely drops below freezing. Pictured here is a view of downtown Phoenix, Arizona from the heights of South Mountain.

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Arizona reaches high temperatures. It is a very hot state with an arid climate. Winter visitors often visit Arizona escaping the cold north. Arizona has about 7.2 million inhabitants. These residents experience average temperatures between 69 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Rarely does Arizona fall below freezing. While February is a warm state, July is the warmest month with average highs of 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Pheonix. The coolest season occurs between December and February and typically stays as low as 46 degrees Fahrenheit. These warm temperatures are perfect for Arizona bark scorpions, milk snakes, and rattlesnakes.


New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulf Coast States, USA, Car
February is not necessarily considered warm in Louisiana, but it is warmer than other states during the month.


Technically, February is not considered a warm month in Louisiana; However, it is a warm season compared to the other states in the country. Louisiana has average temperatures in the low to mid 60’s. It is very unlikely that Louisiana residents and visitors will see snow flurries in February. Although the mid-60s is not the warmest month in the state, Louisiana can reach high temperatures of up to 114 degrees Fahrenheit. Common animals that can withstand these Louisiana temperatures include banded watersnakes, northern mockingbirds, and river rats (coypu).


Route 50 Nevada
The highest February temperature in Nevada is around 64 degrees.


Nevada has a population of over 3.14 million. These residents withstand both high and low temperatures. In February, the highest temperature in Nevada is 64 degrees Fahrenheit. However, sometimes the temperature in February climbs to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The lows are in the low to mid 40s. The highest temperature recorded in Nevada was 125 degrees Fahrenheit on July 29, 1994. Common animals in Nevada include mountain lions, foxes, and rabbits.


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