Top 10 U.S. States with the Worst Weather

The Top Ten
1 Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

As I agree that Ohio weather sucks, I have to point out that not enough emphasis was placed on the damned HUMIDITY! This wretched state is humid ALL the time! Even in the winter, which makes for a wetter-feeling winter and not a nice dry cold that's easier to tolerate.

I must say we have no winter anymore also (and never a fall). We have maybe 2 weeks (total) of what you'd call real cold temperatures and the rest is usually in the 40s or 50s. It never snows anymore and if it does, it's more icy which only creates hell for road conditions.

But oh, the humidity! It literally SMACKS you in the face when you walk outside! It's like hitting a brick wall of sticky, hot, wet miserableness! You can't breathe EVER and though the temp might say it's 89 degrees, the "real feel" is always at 100 and the humidity at 90%! It's absolutely unbearable to be outside. So WHY do people STILL flock to live here!? As soon as my responsibilities are done here, I'M OUT! And I can't wait! Ohio sucks!

2 Oklahoma

I've lived here my entire life, and holy crap, this weather is crazy. One day it's 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and the next it's 105 degrees Fahrenheit. And don't even get me started on the tornadoes.

The climate and conditions are something else, too. One day? Raining. The next? Heatstroke. The next? Windy. I can't believe my mom still trusts the weatherman.

Oklahoma has by far the wackiest weather I've ever seen. Temperatures regularly go from 40 degrees in the morning to 75 in the afternoon. And don't even get me started on the tornadoes - like, one every couple of weeks! Not to mention the thunderstorms that we have almost every week! Plus, the winters are not predictable in the least. Snow predicted? Better wear your shorts.

3 Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west. Iowa is a strong Republican state with Constitutional Carry. Masks have never been mandatory and Iowa was never locked down.

This state is miserable. It's hotter and more humid than Florida in the summer. Although the snow is minimal in the winter, the icy, cold wind never stops. I lived in Traverse City, Michigan, for eight years and can honestly tell you that the winters there are much more pleasant.

In addition, there is nothing to do in Iowa. There are very few natural lakes in the entire state, and the people are not Iowa nice. They are the same miserable losers you will find anywhere else in this decaying country.

4 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Brutally hot and densely humid summers in the 100-plus-degree range for weeks to months. Heavy rainfall and/or chances of hail some years. Possible winter freezes like the big freeze in 2021. Heavy winds spring 2022. Heatwave summer 2022. Record-breaking rain summer 2022.

Whatever the weather is in the morning can drastically change around noon, being extreme and unpredictable more times than desired. Prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, extreme heat, hail, heavy winds, and freezes. If everything is bigger in Texas, then being "bigger" is not a good thing. Big and nasty weather is nothing to brag about.

5 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

I hate the cold. I live in Tennessee, and even the short, mild winters are too much for me. I can't imagine how bad Alaska would be, and to add to that, how gloomy it would be.

There is a reason this state has the highest concentration of pilots.

-30s in the winter? No thanks. Dark skies and seasonal depression. I bet a lot of people drink there.

6 Indiana

The weather in the Midwest is super bipolar. It makes no sense, you get all kinds of crap. Fall will always be the best season, though.

Indiana has about five nice (by California standards) days per year. The other 360 days consist of freezing cold winds, snow, rain, sleet, hail, tornadoes, persistent heavy gray clouds, unbearable humidity in summer, mosquitoes, sweat bees, wasps, relentless pestering flies, and armies of ants.

No partially nice day goes without rain ruining it. If it is sunny in Indiana, it means rain is close behind. Otherwise, it's just too cold to be outside in a t-shirt.

7 Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

I think we can all unanimously agree that Illinois has the worst weather in not just the United States, but also in the entire world. For example, on Monday it is cloudy, on Tuesday it is snowy, on Wednesday it is literally burning hot outside, and on Thursday, it is windy. Some areas like Chicago literally snowed over 25 inches in 2011.

Global warming is not helping this problem because there are many floods and heat waves at any given time. So I think we can all agree that Illinois has worse weather than any other U.S. state and probably one of the worst places in the world due to this madness. I personally think that non-native Ohio people who voted Ohio as having the worst weather are just trolls. Not to mention that there are a ton of memes that agree with this statement. Also, one week, Illinois is drier than the Sahara Desert and the next week Illinois gets more humid than Brazil.

8 Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

Having lived in eastern Missouri all of my life, I can agree 100% to this. The climate here is challenging, dismal, and not fit for humans. The humidity is atrocious most of the year, even when it hasn't rained for two weeks. And then there is the heat. Why does it get so hot in the summer? Actually, much of the Midwest is like this.

My good friend from Puerto Rico thought he left hurricanes when he moved to St. Louis over 25 years ago. Nope. They still reach up this far north if they hit the Gulf hard enough. Most, if not all, humans should leave the state and leave it to wildlife, which doesn't seem to have a problem with it. We never seem to have a normal spring, which can differ by as much as 4-6 weeks year to year. I guess this is the downside to living in the middle of a huge continent.

9 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

If you're an "indoor person" you'll love Western Pennsylvania.

There's no such thing as a truly nice day here. There's always something annoying going on. For example, if the temperature is reasonable, it will be overcast and raining on and off all day. If the humidity isn't set to "sauna", it's incredibly windy. If it isn't windy, the black flies and mosquitoes will eat you alive while you sweat to death in the stagnant, humid fart-smelling air. On the off chance it's actually sunny, it will also be either freezing cold or blazing hot. Winters, on the other hand, are just miserable, dark and cold with almost no snow on a regular basis. It's not uncommon at any point in the year to go a week or more without seeing the sun at all.

10 Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

I used to go to college in Durango. September definitely is the most beautiful month. I do not think the summer heat is that bad there, and it is a dry heat, but then again I was born in the Phoenix area. It is rarely over 100 in most parts of Colorado.

The snow and the cold are pretty bad, and also parts of Colorado can get quite windy. I think the temperature range is the worst part. The high can be 75 and the low can be 40. The winters are beautiful, but the price of that beauty is shoveling snow, slippery roads, defrosting cars, etc.

The Contenders
11 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area,... read more
12 Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

One day it's freezing, and the next I'm dying of a heat stroke. Not to mention the wind! If you have anything in your backyard, you better nail it to the ground.

Just a few months ago (October 2018), it snowed like 3 inches in the first week of October, and the temp was in the teens or 20s. It's now January, and tomorrow is supposed to be 58 degrees for a high.

Every day I have to check the weather to find out whether to wear a winter coat or short sleeves. No matter the season.

13 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

I'm stuck here near the Gulf of Mexico. Summer is absolutely miserable with no temperature change except when it rains. When it rains, the temperature drops into the mid-80s, and after the intense lightning storm every afternoon, the humidity spikes back up even higher.

The humidity is so constant you feel unproductive. You can sit outside, doing nothing, and within a minute or two you are sweating like a pig. No wonder AC was invented here. There are almost no seasons, with central Florida going into the 60s during winter. Florida is nothing but heat and humidity.

14 New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

This is my state, and I have to agree that it has some extreme weather here and there. Winters are absolutely cold. You could easily die of hypothermia. Frequent arctic blasts from Canada come down to the state and cause snowstorms. One time, I was playing on my 3DS, trading Pokemon online, until the power went out and I had to find a source. The roads can get really icy as well.

Summers here are absolute hell. You can easily drown in your own sweat, even if you head to the Jersey Shore for a dip in the ocean. One time, I was so hot I had to guzzle down 5 pints of water. I'm not kidding. Spring is decent, and autumn is the best season because of the fall colors. Love the state for the most part, hate the weather.

15 Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

Moved here to Little Rock from Houston. Quite a bit cooler overall, but the temperature is not bad. Tornado warnings and watches are beyond my counting capabilities. I have lived in Florida and Texas my whole life and never considered a tornado shelter, but now have two - one for home and one for work. I am sure there are worse tornado states (Oklahoma, Kansas), but if coming to this area, beware - a tornado alert is as common as the beauty of the Natural State.

If you like no break at night because the dew point doesn't let up, all the southern states are the worst. I lived in Cali and Washington State, and those places are amazing compared to Ark. This whole list is bogus.

16 Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Why is this state so far down? Let me welcome you to Wisconsin. January is when the real winter usually begins. Rain is not uncommon, followed by a 30-degree drop to freeze everything, followed by snow. A false spring usually arrives in April, followed by more snow or cold grayness. May and June are likely to have a few nice days. You will lose pints of blood to mosquitoes the rest of the summer. The humidity reaches southern levels during cold and hot days.

September and October have a 'summer return' which can often be the nicest part of the year, minus insects. Trees are bare from November through April all over again. This year I witnessed -34 to -12 for about a week for the first time in my 40-year life. Unless you're from Illinois and seeking refuge, don't move here, just visit.

17 Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

Worst weather ever! Unbearably freezing in the winter. Fall and spring are barely even seasons - they're so short. Summer is hot and humid, and there are so many bugs! Minnesota should at least be in the top 5 for worst weather. Many of the people voting on here have clearly never been there. Basically, the whole Midwest sucks. The Southwest is the best!

Minnesota is only bad during the winter. Summer is actually very nice. It's June, and we're getting mid-to-high 70s all week, perfect! The winter does suck though, from November (sometimes October, rarely December) to sometimes April or even May. Summer snow is extremely rare but possible.

18 Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

There are some states with colder winters and some with hotter summers than Nebraska gets, but I've never been to a state that gets unbearably miserable heat and bitter cold like Nebraska. The summers are humid and can hover in the mid-to-upper 90s (and a few years ago there were days and days in the 100s). The winters are usually within 20 degrees above or below 0 (-16 in my hometown the other night!) with bitter wind. Oh, and also the tornadoes.

This would be #1 if it weren't for the fact that few are dumb enough to live here, so not many people voted. Spend your entire winter scooping snow while it's below freezing, then spend your entire summer scratching mosquito bites in muggy heat waves. If you have any time left, you'll spend it in a shelter while you wait for the tornado or flood to pass.

19 Michigan

Here was literally the order of the seasons last academic school year: summer, winter, spring, winter, summer. Yes, you heard me correctly. In late September, we got a heat wave and it was 90 degrees and humid, which made it super unbearable. Summer in Michigan went on through early October, where it was in fact pleasant, about 70 degrees and partly cloudy. By the end of October, it was winter! You can tell when it is winter in Michigan because the sky is gray and it is super cold, and sometimes you'll get proper snow.

The weather stayed like that until one week in mid-February, where it was 60 degrees and sunny. After that one week, though, more winter weather followed lasting until late April. What also makes me mad is instead of the proper snowfalls happening in December or January, they happen in April or early November! About a month later in late May, it was 95 and humid! It is not common to have a year with weather like that in Michigan. What's also ironic is that I've lived in Oklahoma and have visited Texas many times in my life, yet Michigan is where all the tornadoes seem to happen for our family.

20 Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

I live in Georgia, and it should be in the top ten. We have some of the most ridiculous weather you could imagine.

First of all, the weather is extremely unpredictable, which is weird since we don't have high altitude or weather patterns. Take winter for example, we only get snow once or twice a year because the snow always misses us and moves through North Carolina and Tennessee. And guess what? It has to be rain. We always get it like 5 or 6 times a week in January, February, and March, which is really annoying since every time it gets really cold, the rain comes in the hottest part of the day. (It was 70 degrees on Christmas in 2021.) We only get snow when the weather people are being negative about it.

And the summers, don't even get me started. It hardly goes below 65 degrees, and it feels like 100 degrees throughout July when we get small thunderstorms almost every day. And what else? Nothing, if you consider nothing to be the puzzle-piece-sized mosquitoes near Atlanta.

Spring sucks as well. The allergy and rain issues are out of control, and there are already bugs and countless spiders... Joro spiders. The year-round temperature ranges roughly 100 degrees, and we often have two or three seasons in a day. It's basically Florida weather without the mild winters. Overall, the weather here sucks.

21 Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

Summer is too hot every day, even if it rains, no exceptions. Rated one of the hottest in the nation. Also, in the spring and fall, you can expect that sometimes it'll be in the 60s or 70s one day and in the 30s the next. That happens every year, multiple times.

This should be in the top five. We have had some of the worst tornadoes in US history and we can have bad hurricanes.

Alabama has some of the worst weather in the country!

22 Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

I grew up in Seattle and am used to it, but this winter it was as if a gray blanket was draped over us for seven months straight. It drizzles or rains almost every day. It's depressing. The summers are perfect, though.

Rain for eight months straight. During the winter months, the sun doesn't come up until 9 AM. Even then, it's usually too cloudy to see the sun. Sunset is at 4 PM for months at a time. Everything is always just cold and damp. All. The. Time.

The temperature is pretty good, but it's super rainy.

23 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

You want to live somewhere where you can't leave the house and be active outside until well after dark from May to mid-October? Then Arizona is for you. In July through late September, when you take a deep breath during the day, you feel like you are burning your lungs. After 11 p.m., when you go for a walk or a jog, it may still be 110 degrees, but the sun isn't beating down on you. Daily lows during the summer are seen from 4:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m., then you play golf or tennis.

I hate the heat. I live in New England and even the lukewarm, short summers are too much for me. I can't imagine how bad Arizona in the summer is.

24 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

Maryland has the worst weather anywhere. And I speak from experience, as I've been to most of the lower 48 states.

You can never enjoy a whole season of weather because:

It's hot and humid in the summer.

Cold in the winter, regardless of if it snows or not. You can even have bright, sunny days in the winter but (it will be) cold as anything you've ever felt.

In the spring, you may get one week of California weather. They never complain about the weather in California, so what am I still doing here?

The differences in the seasons are way too much. First thing, it's summer and it's humid, and you're thinking "I wish it were cooler". Then the winter is brisk and terrible, and all you can think is "Oh man, if only it were hot outside". You can never get used to one climate like you can in Florida.

25 Louisiana

Six inches of rain in two days followed by a week of hot, humid, sunny weather; rinse and repeat. At least as hot and humid as south Florida if not more so in summer (May-October). Colder and wetter than Florida or Texas in winter. Plus, it will be 70 degrees for a week in January then plummet to 18 overnight after plants start growing.

The humidity is horrible! No snow, tons of floods, and just overall bad weather

Hurricanes, floods, inconsistent weather.

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