It’s a dark and stormy… morning, and one of those days when you hate to get out of bed. One of the other things I’ve noticed since moving here is that the weather is very changeable, amazingly changeable, I would say. So, being ever the one to make comparisons, I thought I’d take a look at which cities are least changeable, at least as far as their weather goes. Here’s what I found. According to The Farmers’ Almanac, these are the ten best-weather cities:
1. Yuma, Arizona. It only rains there 17 days of the year, but it’s hotter’n Hades, and Arizona is having its own set of issues right now. Pretty sure I wouldn’t want to live there.
2. Las Vegas, Nevada. Twenty-six rainy days a year. A nice place to visit, but… you know the rest. Their economy tanked last year. Glad we’re not living there.
3. Phoenix, Arizona. Thirty-six days of rain, but again, ditto on the Arizona situation.
4. El Paso, Texas. Hey! Texas makes it onto the list, but it doesn’t say how many days of rain. Scant few, I’d imagine. Never been there, but I’d like to go sometime. It seems to be far, far away.
5. Reno, Nevada. Low humidity. Abundant sunshine. I’ve seen pictures, and it’s beautiful, especially around Lake Tahoe, but I’ve heard that it’s darned cold, even in the summertime.
6. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sunny and dry. Great weather, hence a heck of a lot of folks want to live there and run up the cost of living. Probably a great place to visit though.
7. Winslow, Arizona. Really dry with really low humidity. A few years out there would probably take a real toll on the skin.
8. and 9. Bishop and Bakersfield, California. They both made it on the list for having so few rainy days — 29 and 37, respectively. Wouldn’t want to live in California with their high cost of living though.
10. San Diego, California. Weather stays pretty much the same all year except in September and October, when all sorts of strange things happen. Again, a high cost of living. Would love to see their zoo though.
So, there you have the best-weather list. It’s nice to dream of other places, isn’t it? At least this gives us something to think about when planning a vacation. http://www.farmersalmanac.com/blog/2006/10/05/the-10-best-weather-cities/