US Weather Top 10's
 

Top 10 cities with
Least weather variety

Based on temperature variation, precipitation, wind, severe weather

 

1.  San Francisco, California

 

2.  San Diego , California

 

3.  Los Angeles , California

 

4.  Santa Barbara , California

 

5.  Eureka , California

 

6.  Long Beach , California

 

7.  Honolulu , Hawaii

 

8.  Santa Maria , California

 

9.  San Luis Obispo , California

 

10.  Kahului , Hawaii

 


 
Top 10 hail prone cities
Based on frequency and severity of hail

 

1.  Tulsa , Oklahoma

 

2.  Amarillo , Texas

 

3.  Oklahoma City , Oklahoma

 

4.  Wichita , Kansas

 

5. Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

 

6.  Arlington , Texas

 

7.  Denver , Colorado

 

8.  Colorado Springs , Colorado

 

9.  Shreveport , Louisiana

 

10.  Kansas City , Missouri / Kansas

 


 
Top 10 Tropical storm / Hurricane prone cities 
Average # of years with no storm.  Totals based on data from 1871- 2007, hitting within 60 miles of the city

 

1.  Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

 

2.49

 

2.  Delray Beach , Florida

 

2.54

 

3.  Hollywood , Florida

 

2.58

 

4.  Deerfield Beach , Florida

 

2.58

 

5.  Boca Raton , Florida

 

2.58

 

6. Florida City, Florida

 

2.63

 

7.. Grand Isle, Louisiana

 

2.63

 

8. Ft. Pierce, Florida

 

2.69

 

9. Miami, Florida

 

2.69

 

10. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 

2.69

 


 
Top 10 Tornado  states
Ave
 number of tornadoes per 10,000 square
Miles, occurring from 1953-2004

 

1. Florida

 

9.4

 

2. Oklahoma

 

8.2

 

3. Kansas

 

6.7

 

4. Iowa

 

6.6

 

5. Illinois

 

6.2

 

6. Indiana

 

6.1

 

7. Mississippi

 

5.7

 

8. Maryland

 

5.7

 

9. Louisiana

 

5.6

 

10. Texas

 

5.2

 


 
Top 10 Thunderstorm
Cities
 
Ave annual number of thunderstorms

 

1. Fort Myers, Florida

 

89

 

2. Tampa, Florida

 

87

 

3. Tallahassee, Florida

 

83

 

4. Gainesville, Florida

 

81

 

5. Orlando, Florida

 

80

 

6. Mobile, Alabama

 

79

 

7. W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

79

 

8. Lake Charles, Louisiana

 

76

 

9. Daytona Beach, Florida

 

75

 

10. Vero Beach, Florida

 

75

 


 
Top 10 Tornado prone cities
Ranked by tornadoes per 1,000 miles

 

1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

2. Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

3. Dallas - Ft. Worth, Texas

 

4. Wichita, Kansas

 

5. Springfield, Missouri

 

6. Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri

 

7. Ft. Smith, Arkansas

 

8. Little Rock, Arkansas

 

9. Jackson, Mississippi

 

10. Birmingham, Alabama

 


 
Top 10 Earthquake prone states
# of earthquakes in the last 30 years
Centered in the state

 

1. Alaska

 

2. California

 

3. Hawaii

 

4.. Nevada

 

5. Washington

 

6. Idaho

 

7. Wyoming

 

8. Montana

 

9. Utah

 

10. Oregon

 


 
10 all-time hottest
Temperatures

Obtained from state temperature
Records, 
NCDC

 

1. Death Valley, California

 

134

 

2. Lake Havasu, Arizona

 

128

 

3. Laughlin, Nevada

 

125

 

4. Lakewood, New Mexico

 

122

 

5. Alton, Kansas

 

121

 

6. Steele, North Dakota

 

121

 

7. Ozark, Arkansas

 

120

 

8. Tipton, Oklahoma

 

120

 

9. Seymour, Texas

 

120

 

10. Usta, South Dakota

 

120

 


 
10 all-time coldest
Temperatures
 
Obtained from state temperature
Records, 
NCDC

 

1. Prospect Creek, Alaska

 

-80

 

2. Rogers Pass, Montana

 

-70

 

3.. Peters Sink, Utah

 

-69

 

4. Riverside, Wyoming

 

-66

 

5. Maybell, Colorado

 

-61

 

6. Tower, Minnesota

 

-60

 

7. Parshall, North Dakota

 

-60

 

8. Island Park Dam, Idaho

 

-60

 

9. McIntosh, South Dakota

 

-58

 

10. Couderay, Wisconsin

 

-55

 


 
10 hottest cities
Average annual temperature, 
F

 

1. Key West, Florida

 

77.7

 

2. Miami, Florida

 

75.6

 

3. W Palm Beach, Florida

 

74.6

 

4. Ft. Myers, Florida

 

73.9

 

5. Yuma, Florida

 

73.9

 

6. Brownsville, Texas

 

73.6

 

7. Orlando, Florida

 

72.4

 

8. Vero Beach, Florida

 

72.4

 

9. Corpus Christi, Texas

 

72.1

 

10. Tampa, Florida

 

72.0

 

  
 
10 coldest cities
Average annual temperature, 
F

 

1. International Falls, Minnesota

 

36.4

 

2. Duluth, Minnesota

 

38.2

 

3. Caribou, Maine

 

38.9

 

4. Marquette, Michigan

 

39.2

 

5. Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

 

39.7

 

6. Fargo, North Dakota

 

40.5

 

7. Williston, North Dakota

 

40.8

 

8. Alamosa, Colorado

 

41.2

 

9. Bismarck, North Dakota

 

41.3

 

10. St. Cloud, Minnesota

 

41.4

 

 
10 driest cities
Ave annual precipitation in inches

 

1. Yuma, Arizona

 

2.65

 

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

 

4.19

 

3. Bishop, California

 

5.61

 

4. Bakersfield, California

 

5.72

 

5. Phoenix, Arizona

 

7.11

 

6. Alamosa, Colorado

 

7.13

 

7. Reno, California

 

7.49

 

8. Winslow, Arizona

 

7.64

 

9. El Paso, Texas

 

7.82

 

10. Winnemucca, Nevada

 

7.82

 

  
 
10 wettest cities 
Ave annual precipitation in inches

 

1. Hilo, Hawaii

 

128.00

 

2. Quillayute, Washington

 

104.50

 

3. Astoria, Oregon

 

69.60

 

4. Blue Canyon, California

 

67.87

 

5. Mobile, Alabama

 

64.64

 

6. Tallahassee, Florida

 

64.59

 

7. Pensacola, Florida

 

61.16

 

8. New Orleans, Louisiana

 

59.74

 

9. W Palm Beach, Florida

 

59.72

 

10. Miami, Florida

 

59.55

 

 
10 snowiest cities
Ave annual precipitation in inches

 

1. Blue Canyon, California

 

240.8

 

2. Marquette, Michigan

 

128.6

 

3. Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

 

116.7

 

4. Syracuse, New York

 

111.6

 

5. Caribou, Maine

 

110.4

 

6. Mount Shasta, California

 

104.9

 

7. Lander, Wyoming

 

102.5

 

8. Flagstaff, Arizona

 

99.9

 

9. Sexton Summit, Oregon

 

97.8

 

10. Muskegon, Michigan

 

97.0

 

  
 
10 windiest cities
Ave annual wind speed in mph

 

1. Blue Hill Observatory, Massachusetts

 

15.4

 

2. Dodge City, Kansas

 

14.0

 

3. Amarillo, Texas

 

13.5

 

4. Rochester, Minnesota

 

13.1

 

5. Casper, Wyoming

 

12.9

 

6. Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

12.9

 

7. Great Falls, Montana

 

12.7

 

8. Goodland, Kansas

 

12.6

 

9. Boston, Massachusetts

 

12.5

 

10. Lubbock, Texas

 

12.4

 

 
10 sunniest cities
Annual percent of possible sunshine

 

1. Yuma, Arizona

 

90%

 

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

 

85%

 

3. Phoenix, Arizona

 

85%

 

4. Tucson, Arizona

 

85%

 

5. El Paso, Texas

 

83%

 

6. Flagstaff, Arizona

 

79%

 

7. Fresno, California

 

79%

 

8. Reno, Nevada

 

79%

 

9. Sacramento, California

 

78%

 

10. Albuquerque, N.M.

 

76%

 

  
 
10 cloudiest cities
Ave number of cloudy days per year

 

1. Astoria, Oregon

 

240

 

2. Quillayute, Washington

 

240

 

3. Olympia, Washington

 

229

 

4. Seattle, Washington

 

227

 

5. Portland, Oregon

 

223

 

6. Kalispell, Montana

 

213

 

7. Binghamton, New York

 

212

 

8. Beckley, West Virginia

 

211

 

9. Elkins, West Virginia

 

211

 

10. Eugene, Oregon

 

209

 

 
10 most humid cities
Ave relative humidity in %

 

1. Quillayute, Washington

 

83.0

 

2. Olympia, Washington

 

78.0

 

3. Port Arthur, Texas

 

77.5

 

4. Lake Charles, Louisiana

 

77.0

 

5. Apalachicola, Florida

 

76.5

 

6. Gainesville, Florida

 

76.5

 

7. Corpus Christi, Texas

 

76.0

 

8. Eugene, Oregon

 

75.5

 

9. New Orleans, Louisiana

 

75.5

 

10. Houston, Texas

 

75.0

 

  
 
10 least humid cities
Ave relative humidity in %

 

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

 

30.5

 

2. Phoenix, Arizona

 

37.0

 

3. Yuma, Arizona

 

38.0

 

4. Tucson, Arizona

 

39.0

 

5. El Paso, Texas

 

42.5

 

6. Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

44.5

 

7. Winslow, Arizona

 

46.0

 

8. Grand Junction, Colorado

 

48.0

 

9. Winnemucca, Nevada

 

48.5

 

10. Reno, Nevada

 

50.5

 

 
10 rainiest cities
Number of days per year with rain

 

1. Hilo, Hawaii

 

277

 

2. Quillayute, Washington

 

210

 

3. Astoria, Oregon

 

191

 

4. Elkins, West Virginia

 

171

 

5. Syracuse, New York

 

171

 

6. Buffalo, New York

 

169

 

7. Marquette, Michigan

 

168

 

8. Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

 

166

 

9. Erie, Pennsylvania

 

165

 

10. Binghamton, New York

 

162

 

  
 
10 least rainy cities
Number of days per year with rain

 

1. Yuma, Arizona

 

17

 

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

 

26

 

3. Bishop, California

 

29

 

4. Santa Barbara, California

 

30

 

5. Long Beach, California

 

32

 

6. Los Angeles, California

 

35

 

7. Great Falls, Montana

 

35

 

8. Phoenix, Arizona

 

36

 

9. Bakersfield, California

 

37

 

10. San Diego, California

 

42

 


                                                                        
Largest annual temperature
variation

Change in average temperature between
summer and winter

 

1. Fairbanks, Alaska

 

90.8

 

2. Bettles, Alaska

 

90.0

 

3. International Falls, MN

 

88.8

 

4. Fargo, North Dakota

 

87

 

5. Williston, North Dakota

 

86.6

 

6. Aberdeen, South Dakota

 

86.5

 

7. McGrath, Alaska

 

86.2

 

8. Bismarck, North Dakota

 

86.1

 

9. Alamosa, Colorado

 

85.9

 

10. St. Cloud, Minnesota

 

85

 

  
 
10 most uncomfortable cities
Average combination of summer heat and humidity

 

1. Phoenix, Arizona

 

2. Corpus Christi, Texas

 

3. San Antonio, Texas

 

4. Dallas, Texas

 

5. West Palm Beach, Florida

 

6. Miami, Florida

 

7. Waco, Texas

 

8.. Houston, Texas

 

9. Montgomery, Alabama

 

10. New Orleans, Louisiana

 


                    
  
Top 10 clean air cities 
Based on long-term particle pollution

 

1. Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

2. Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

3. Honolulu, Hawaii

 

4. Great Falls, Montana

 

5. Tucson, Arizona

 

6. Anchorage, Alaska

 

7. Farmington, New Mexico

 

8. Bismarck, North Dakota

 

9. Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

10. Rapid City, South Dakota

 

  
 
Top 10 dirty air cities 
Based on long-term particle pollution

 

1. Los Angeles, California

 

2. Bakersfield, California

 

3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

4. Visalia, California

 

5. Fresno, California

 

6. Detroit, Michigan

 

7. Hanford, California

 

8. Cleveland, Ohio

 

9. Atlanta, Georgia

 

10. Chicago, Illinois

 

 
Best cities for allergies 
Based on pollen counts from 1999-2002

 

1. Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

3. Seattle, Washington

 

4. San Francisco, California

 

5. Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

6. Chicago, Illinois

 

7. Syracuse, New York

 

8. Salt Lake City, Utah

 

9. Los Angeles, California

 

10. Denver, Colorado

 

  
 
Worst cities for allergies 
Based on pollen counts from 1999-20002

 

1. Kansas City, Mo/Ks

 

2. Louisville, Kentucky

 

3. Tampa/St. Pete, Florida

 

4. Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

5. Atlanta, Georgia

 

6. Austin, Texas

 

7. St. Louis, Missouri

 

8. Sacramento, California

 

9. Orlando, Florida

 

10. Indianapolis, Indiana

 


 

 

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