06 October 2014

Top 10 US Cities - weather


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%

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