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The Top 10 Coldest US Cities

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Not a big fan of the heat? Can't wait for the first snowfall? If you like cold weather here in the US, all you have to do in most cases is move north. All but one of the coldest cities in the US are found in the Upper Midwest, where frequent Arctic blasts make winters more brutal than the rest of the country, with some of the coldest temperatures outside of Alaska!

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10 Windiest US Cities

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Chicago is called "America's Windy City." It earned this nickname because of its windy winters. However, is Chicago the windiest city in America? To find out, we compiled data on the 10 windiest cities in the US. The results might surprise you.

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What is the Windiest Place on Earth?

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In a previous blog, we talked about the windiest cities in the United States. However, there are far windier places on our planet. That got us thinking: what is the windiest place on Earth? It turns out that there are places far windier than Chicago, the nation's windy city.

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The Top 10 Wettest US States

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Most of the United States has a temperate climate, meaning extremes in temperature and precipitation aren’t too common. However, in ...

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The 10 Warmest States in the US

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Some people hate the cold. We understand that (although we’re big fans of snow). So where should you move if ...

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The 10 States With the Best Weather Year Round

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Some people like the change of seasons. But others of us would much rather have dependable nice weather day in ...

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The 10 Stormiest Cities in the US

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Thunderstorms are a regular occurrence during the spring and summer months for large swaths of the United States. As storm ...

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What is the Rainiest City in the US?

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Have you ever been stuck inside on a rainy day? It can be frustrating to stay inside when it is raining (although you could keep track of how much rain you're getting with a weather station!). If you're in the rainiest city in the US, it's far more likely to be raining or snowing outside than sunny.

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The Top 10 Warmest US Cities

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As winter approaches, many people prepare for the cold weather and freezing temperatures. However, some towns don't have to worry about dragging out the winter clothing from storage as the year ends. These locations have some of the best weather in the US if you're into the heat.

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The Sunniest US Cities

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Sunshine is good for you. It's a natural source of Vitamin D. It elevates your mood and has been shown to lower blood pressure. A sunny day makes outdoor activities that much more pleasant. If you love the sunshine, there's no better place in America to be than the Desert Southwest.

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The Top 10 Snowiest US Cities

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Snowfall is one of the things that people look forward to in winter (although some of us feel a sense of impending doom when those first flakes fall), and the snowiest cities in the US get quite a bit of it every winter. It's an excellent excuse for staying inside with a fire and hot chocolate curled up on the couch.

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Top 10 Driest US Cities

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Rainy days get you down? The answer appears to be to move to the Southwest United States. Cities in the Desert Southwest are some of the driest in the country, with average annual rainfall as little as three inches per year! We combed the data and picked out the 10 most driest cities in the US, which are pretty bone dry.