United States Weather Extremes





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Hottest Place: 134 °F (56.7 °C) at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913.

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Driest State: Nevada averages just 9.5 inches (241 millimetres) of precipitation a year.

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Wettest Location: Mt. Waialeale, Kauai, Hawaii received from 1931 to 1960 a total of 460 inches (11,684 millimetres) of rain on average a year.

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Snowiest City: Rochester, New York averages 100 inches (2.5 metres) of snowfall a year.

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Sunniest Place: Yuma, Arizona gets 4300 hours of sunshine a year on average.

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Calmest City: San Diego, California averages just five stormy days a year.

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Cloudiest Spot: Cloud covers over one-quarter of the sky at Cold Bay, Alaska on an average of 354 days a year.

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Windiest Place: Wind blowing across the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire averages 35.1 miles an hour (56.5 kilometres per hour) year-round.

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Least Humid City: The relative humidity averages 30.3 percent in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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