You can find a lot of warm places out there in the United States. If you are interested in learning more about the warmest places out of them, you can follow this article. We will quickly highlight five of the warmest places that you can find in the United States as of now. Click here to ease the burden of these hot places.
Brownsville in Texas
Brownsville is a city in South Texas that is close towards the Mexican border and is situated just on western Gulf Coast. As a result, this city is rather far south. Although it is not the most southern city in the US, temperatures there may still become rather high, particularly in the summer. The typical high in the middle of July is 94.4°F. The warmest months are July and August, so avoid going then if you really want to escape the heat. In Brownsville, there are about 223 bright days each year. The US has 205 sunny days on average.
Dallas in Texas
Texas is a large and stunning state. But you guys, it’s hot as hell. The remaining four positions on our top list were occupied by four Texas communities. With 134 nights per year with temps over 90°F, Del Rio ranks fourth. The average temperature throughout the year is 81.6°F, as if that weren’t enough. Although not oppressively hot, it is still very warm. With 107 degrees in April 2019, Del Rio had its warmest April since 1984. Del Rio often has humidity, which makes it seem hotter than other sections of Texas which get more of a dry heat.
Nevada in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the warmest places in the US, which is no surprise given that it is located right in the heart of the desert. Regarding the hottest temperature ever recorded, it was tied with Tucson. At one time, 117°F was recorded in both cities. But here, the average summer temperature is substantially higher, rising to 104.1°F. In addition, Las Vegas is the American city that is warming the quickest, per the Climate Central, a group that researches climate change.
Tucson in Arizona
On the nationwide list of the warmest cities in the US, another Arizonan City was ranked second. Tucson has above 90°F temperatures on at least 148 days annually, which equates to almost 12 full weeks of oppressive heat. The typical daily high in mid-summer is 100.2°F.
Unexpectedly, Tucson often has warmer winters than Phoenix. Tucson’s record high temperature is higher than Phoenix’s on 58 days on average every year, and almost all of these days come in the late autumn or early winter.
Scottsdale in Arizona
Phoenix is now the warmest city in America, per the climate data from a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The city experiences above 90°F temperatures 169 days out of the year. And the scorching 122°F was the hottest temperature ever recorded. That is sexy as hell! On June 26, 1990, Phoenix saw its all-time high temperature of 122 degrees, which was recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
What causes Phoenix to get so hot? It’s because the valley’s surrounding mountains obstruct rain and clouds, allowing heat to accumulate under strong air pressure. Another factor is because it is close to the equator. Phoenix also is an Urban Heat Island (UHI), which would be a region where temperatures are continuously higher than those in the vicinity due to the presence of many concrete and asphalt structures and buildings that trap heat.
If you are planning to visit any of these, you should be ready to face extreme temperatures that exist. Hence, make sure that you don’t end up with any struggles with proper preparation.
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
Winter Camping Tips for Staying Warm
You’re either a person that loves camping, or you’re not. A good way to tell you’re an avid outdoors fanatic is whether you’re up for a camping trip in the dead of winter. This is a surefire sign that you’re a die-hard fan.
There’s no other way to put it, winter camping is cold. It comes with the territory, but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant and miserable.
Whether you’re new to camping, or a seasoned pro, here are a few tips to help you keep toasty while enjoying the great outdoors this winter.
You probably wear a few layers around the house during winter, so it’s important to do the same when camping. In fact, it’s even more important because you don’t have the same type of insulation around you.
In short, you need to dress to impress when you’re camping in the cold. This includes a base layer, mid-layer, and a thick, winter-friendly puffer or shell jacket over the top.
Opt for moisture-wicking base layer materials, such as wool, bamboo, polyester, or nylon. Don’t forget to protect your head with a hat, gloves, and hiking boots suited to the snow.
It’s tempting to avoid changing out of your clothes at the end of the day, especially if you’ve tackled a few hiking trails. But sweat is the enemy when you’re out in the cold.
When you’re getting ready to settle for the evening, make sure to change out of sweaty base layer clothing and get into something dry and warm.
The same type of layering applies when you hit the hay- a base layer, mid layer, and puffer jacket over the top. Take it from the experts at Gear Assistant, this is the best way to get a solid night’s sleep.
If you’re new to winter camping, it’s worth investing in a double-pad sleeping bag, as well as a camping mattress. Essentially, your mattress keeps you off the ground and adds a layer between you and the cold ground.
A two-pad sleeping bag offers thermal resistance (look for a high R-value), as well as a reflective fabric that deflects the cold. These two-pad combination sleeping bags are the only winter-grade option to go for!
We get it, it sounds counter-productive to let air into your tent when you’re camping in the snow. But trust us, it’s super important for a warm night’s sleep.
This is because your warm breath releases CO2 vapor into your tent. This vapor eventually becomes water droplets that accumulate on the inside of the tent, which will then freeze. The result is ice on the inside of your tent, i.e. you’ll be sleeping inside an igloo!
Open up one or two vents to allow for good airflow and avoid freezing overnight.
Winter camping has the potential to be a beautiful, rewarding, and fun experience — but only if you’re equipped with the right kit and know-how. We hope this blog helps you to prepare! If you’re a big fan of sports and the great outdoors, don’t miss the rest of this site for your fix of sports news, updates, and more.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]