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Interesting U.S. Weather Info

Even if you're not a "Weather Nut," you should find this interesting.
Kind of looks like God never intended for people to live in Florida!

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
Avg 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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%

  • Fastest warming  
    12 hour warm-up:  83 degrees. From -33 in the morning to 50 by late afternoon in Granville, ND 
    on February 21, 1918
    15 minute warm-up:  42 degrees. From -5 to 37 degrees in Fort Assiniboine, Montana on January 19, 1893
    7 minute warm-up:  34 degrees in Kipp, Montana in 1896

  • Fastest Cooling
    24 hour chill:  100 degrees. From 44 to -54 below zero in Browning, Montana on January 23-24, 1916.
    12 hour chill:  84 degrees. From 63 to -21 below zero in Fairfield, Montana on December 24, 1924.
    2 hour chill:  62 degrees. From 49 at 6:00am to -13 at 8:00am in Rapid City, South Dakota on January 10, 1911
    15 minute chill:  47 degrees. From 55 at 7:00am to 8 at 7:15am in Rapid City, South Dakota on January 10, 1911

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