Top 10 U.S. States with the Most Unpredictable Weather

The Top Ten
1 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

In the winter you NEVER no what the weather will be like. this past year I remember it being about 30 the day before christmas then on christmas day it ends up being 80.

Down near the gulf, yes. During the summer, thunderstorms can pop up out of nowhere. During the winter it'll be cold one day, then 80 degrees the next.

They always have tornadoes and bad weather and have lots of snow in the winter. They have hurricanes frequently.

One day we had the record high for November, and the very next day we have the record low. Out of nowhere there was a blizzard. we have on and of rain. its crazy!

2 Michigan

Here is some forecast history to show the unpredictability of Michigan weather

September 7, 2017 - High of 60 degrees
September 21, 2017 - High of 95 degrees and sunny, with high humidity

October 8, 2018 - 82 degrees and sunny.
October 12, 2018 - 45 degrees and cloudy.

April 17, 2018 - 30 degrees and snowing
April 30, 2018 - 70 degrees and sunny
May 28, 2018 - 100 degrees and sunny, with high humidity

December 19, 2018 - 50 degrees and sunny
Last week of January 2019 - Polar vortex with temperatures as low as -20 with 1-2 feet of snow
First week of February 2019 - 50 degrees

Summer 2019 - We were supposed to have a cooler summer this year based on predictions, and at the beginning of June these predictions seemed true. Highs were only getting into the lower 70s. But by the end of June and into July we were getting multiple days with highs in the 90s and upper 80s.

How is this not #1? At least it should be #2!
Monday: 88 degrees and Sunny
Tuesday, Wed, and the rest of the week:same as Monday
Weekend: 20 degrees and snowing

No kidding! This winter was the absolute worst! It kept snowing till LATE APRIL

Three years ago it even snowed in May

Who ever would of predicted that the December of 2015, Michigan would still be in the 50's pretty much. It wasn't until the next year it felt cold again how bizarre here in Michigan.

3 Oklahoma

Truly a state with every extreme. It can get well over 100 degrees in the summer and below zero in the winter in the northern part of the state. There are periods of extreme drought, and catastrophic flooding. Of course, we are consistently one of the worst hit states for tornados every year. We are also one of the worst states for lightning strikes, hail storms, and high winds. Wouldn't trade it for anything though. I love Oklahoma!

First of all RANDOM THUNDER STORMS like what the frick? I remember one day we were supposed to have clear skies, it rained all day. Second of all One time we had a snow day in August... yea... just let that sink in. Third of all some cities have random tornadoes just... "Ah frick ANOTHER TORNADO" Fourth of all Living here requires two wardrobes, one for winter one for summer. HOWEVER Oklahoma is amazing. I love my birth and home state and always will.

Tor tornadoes tornadoes tornadoes. Tornadoes tornadoes tornadoes happen every second here and the temperature is absurd.

80 degrees to 20 below in less than 24 hours. Hail as big as softballs, F5 tornadoes, ice storms and earthquakes. It's never boring!

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

I remember one day in January it was around 60 degrees and the next day it was in it's low 30's. I would also like to point out our weird rain in the summer. Not just are we humid but we will get VERY unexpected rain. I remember one day I went to the pool when the forecast was clear sunny sky's and then we had this huge rain storm that lasted for like 48 minutes than it was all sunny again. - A native Arkansan

The waether forecast recently showed a low of 33 and a high of 78! By noon it was 75 degrees and by midnight or around 2 in the morning it was 32 degrees! Storms are crazy unpredictable and you never know if you're gonna have a tornado or a clear sunny day.

Arkansas will be 50 degrees one day, then 90 the next. On top of that, we get rain and storms out of nowhere. We either have a drought, or huge amounts of rain! Plus, winter is so confusing, because we can have like 3 inches of snow and then it melts by 8 a.m. when it snowed at 6. Please, make up your mind Arkansas! - A native Arkansan

Weather man in Arkansas: Okay we are going to some rain but other than that mostly sunny.
Arkansas LOL no, we are going to have all rain and right before it turns dark we're going to have a tornado, than continue the rain with hail, than it will stop, then it's going to rain some more, and after all of that then and only THEN for the next three days it'll be sunny but cold, lol enjoy!
-A native Arkansan (not the first guy the second, I'm him)

5 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.

Illinois should be #1 the most unpredictable weather I've seen in my life, I also lived in Mississippi pretty good weather not the best definitely not the worst either.

Illinois should be #1 because one day it's 34 degrees and snowing then two days later it's 80 degrees and sunny.

It was 70 degrees for a whole week from the 4th to the 11th of November, wake up and it's 42 degrees...

6 Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

Virginia weather doesn't make up its mind. We have hot, humid summers. Weak winters, overall. Let me tell you - spring and fall are WACK. It'll be like March or May and we'll get a snow day, randomly. It'll be November and 85. If you want to be a lifeguard you'll close the pool a lot due to thunderstorms in the Summer, cus of the mountains. I live in the Piedmont region and our weather is weird. Spend some time here and you'll understand why we're number five on this list.

7 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.

Missouri should be at the top of the list. In the winter the weather can go from being upper 60s to below freezing and snowing in a matter of hours. Spring time can have all kinds of crazy weather. In the winter time it will be warm, then storm really bad, followed by freezing temperatures and snow. It does not snow as much anymore but the ice is really bad. Whatever time of year it is don't he caught off guard. Also, the weathermen always get something wrong somewhere and forecasted change multiple times a day

I have lived in Missouri all my life, mostly in Springfield area, and have experienced many days when it will be 60 in the morning and 30 with snow and ice by the time you get home from work.

On the first day of spring, it was about forty-five degrees and snowing in Missouri. How does that even happen?

I've seen a 70 degree day followed by several inches of snow the next night. The following day we had a tornado.

8 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.

-20 degree wind chills Friday high of 10, after 5 inches of snow Thursday, high of 62 on Saturday tornado Monday don't know what state has tops Kansas.

I have wore a winter coat in July
In January I had to take off all of my winter clothes and wear shorts and a tank top.

It could be nice one day then freezing the next. It's not uncommon to experience all 4 seasons within a week. Or almost skip a season entirely.(ex going from Summer to winter with maybe a week of fall weather)

Whoever made this post doesn't know simple grammar and spelling.

9 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.

We had all four seasons in one day before. In the morning it was frosty and foggy like autumn, by early afternoon it was like higher 80 degrees, then it down poured and lightening and come night time we got snowflakes. Also, if the weather calls for under 50% chance of rain, expect rain. Over 50% chance of rain, expect clear skies all day. One time the sun was shining, next thing we know we're getting unexpected hail the size of quarters.

October 3 2017 it was in the mid 30s in the morning and in the low 80s in the afternoon.

January 31 2019 only had a high of 5 degrees followed by 55 degrees on February 3rd

October 11 2019 the temperature nearly reached 80 in the afternoon. The next morning it reached 39 with rain and even a couple snowflakes

October 15 2019 had a morning frost and 32 degree temps followed by a 70 degree sunny afternoon.

As of me writing this (1/9/20) It was 14 this morning and it is supposed to be 63 in 2 days.

Um this should be number 1. We are a mix of subtropical weather from the south and cold weather from Canada. U never know whats gonna happen.

As someone who lives in Ohio I'll tell we have the WORST weather. It has gone from hot and sunny to rain, cold, and snow within a day! It's even happened within a day!

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.

Colorado went from 100 degrees to snow in 48 hours, breaking the previous shortest gap between snow and extreme heat by four days. Then previous record holder was Rapids City, South Dakota.

It could honestly be snowing like a blizzard and you wait 15 minutes and it's super sunny and warm , we have a saying don't like the wether wait 15 minutes and you will like it .

Just in the last year I've lived here, I have seen:

1) Snow in late May
2) Huge ass thunderstorms with hailstorms when it was sunny an hour ago
3) September 7th: 92 degrees, sunny
September 8th: 30 degrees, 3 inches of snow
4) 65 mph winds, also sunny and 60 degrees out
5) Blizzard with 2 feet of snow March 13-16th
March 17th: 55 degrees outside, sunny

My most extreme memory of this is a day in June when I was in elementary school, sitting at my younger sister's soccer game in a tank top and shorts. The sun was shining and it was around 80 degrees. Later that day we were taking my sister out for a celebratory dinner and a winter storm warning came through. As we were leaving dinner, it started snowing and snowed the whole night.

The Contenders
11 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

The weather here is ridiculous. Yesterday was 85 degrees, right now it's 40. Even weather channels have a hard time predicting weather here, especially West TN.

If you don't like the weather here wait five minutes is a common saying to explain Tennessee. Bipolar also works really well.

My parents never bothered planning more than a day or two a head due to the weather being so unpredictable. Weather is more unless than a politician here. lol

It's normally like 70 degrees in the winter and snow doesn't come until January or February in West TN.

Well I mean one day is 83, and the next day is 45 with winds at 15 mph.

12 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 should be in the top 5 of this list. I've lived here for a long time, and it sucks when you're just going on a walk, storm appears, can't see crap, strong winds, temperature drops, uh oh, I didn't get home on time, and now I just got a frostbite and died.

Snows for two days, 85 degree heat the next three, and a thunderstorm on Friday with a tornado warning, in a week. In April. Iowa man.

13 Indiana

One day it was like 70 degrees and then a couple days later it was snowing hardcore and I was freezing my ass off completely shocked. Honestly don't move here if you are not prepared to carry two extra pairs of clothing to change into for the weather throughout the day.

I've been an Indiana resident for almost three years & it can be frustrating dealing with the weather here. It'll rain really hard for 15 mins, then the sun will come out for the next 30 mins, then the rain will return, all the while as you get wet & dry off, then get wet again. The sun & rain come & go as if you're living in a Stephen King novel.

I honestly think Indiana has the most unpredictable weather. This is because in the morning in spring you'll want to have on a long sleeve shirt and pants. Then in the evening you'll want to have shorts and a tee-shirt or a tanktop on. I mean come on Indiana

Polar freeze dropped temperatures below -46 with windchill, and a couple days later it's gonna be 55, right in the beginning of February. Nearly a 100 degree change within a few days.

14 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.

Should be number one because temperatures increase and decrease every day by a lot and thunderstorms some days and tornadoes around the north.

15 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
16 North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

One day, it rains even though you expect it to be sunny. Another day, it's sunny even though you expect it to rain. The Carolinas may have a mild climate and all, but don't expect the weather around here to be too easy to predict even with the help of weather forecasting. At least from my everyday experience living here.

The other day we had snow and frosted windows in the morning, by the afternoon it was 70 degrees...that same week we had 80 degree weather. We definitely see a variation of seasons every year and depending on where you live in NC...We have areas seseptable to hurricanes and tornadaos. The good thing is if you don't like the weather you don't have to wait long for it to change

I played in the snow one morning and the same day, that afternoon, I was outside with t shirt and shorts on playing with the remains of left over snow while it was 70 degrees outside.

It can be snowing and 20 in the morning and by the afternoon be 80. It's also scattered thunderstorm everyday and can drop a temp fairly low in summer sometimes 40

17 Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

MASS SHOULD BE FIRST, one day it will be 70 and then the next it will be snowing and 14 degrees. We have variety of weather not just one like florida.

18 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.

It can be super cold and windy, raining cats and dogs one day and then be nearly 100 f the next day. Hurricane season and summer take up like 75% of the year. Some days are so humid, it feels like your swimming when you take in a breath. Not fun.

It can be cold in May, warm in January, it constantly rains in summer, it almost never rains in spring. One of my friends in middle school said we live in a bipolar state because of the weather. It's unpredictable.

I don't know whether to laugh or scream that Florida is so low. Clearly, nobody here has visited Florida often...

Tornadoes frequently hurricanes thunderstorms because of the tropical climate

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

I've lived here until I was 19.In baltimore there are 50 days nonstop when the temperature doesn't rise above 95 and winter mean heaven for kids because half and inch of snow here means death so know school.

We got sunshowers, we got thunder without any clouds, and I'm sure at some point lightning struck on a starry night. I'll be out with my kids on a beautiful 80F day, clouds roll in, thunderhail in August, fifteen minutes later it's 115 in the heat index and mosquitos everywhere.

In one month there can be blizzards, heavy rain, hail, and tornadoes. And the temperature can go from 15 degrees to 70 degrees in a week.

The weather here is so unpredictable it doesn't make any sense!

20 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is ...read more.
21 Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

In April It'll snow for a couple inches, then the next day the snow will be melted.

Cold cold cold

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

Should be in the top ten. One day 95 and humid, the next it's 75 and dry. IN FALL. One day, there was both a downpour/tornado warning and a buncha sunshine! In winter, one day it was 40 and snowy, the next its 60 and sunny.

We can have all four seasons ina weeks time! No telling what the weather is gonna be like the next day...can't fully trust the forecast.

Don't even get me started on anything other than summer. In summer it's just hot. Anything else is completely unpredictable.

Georgia is bipolar.

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

All these other states don't know weather change. We had snow in July before. One day it was 90 degrees in March and the next day we had a record snowfall. March was hot and towards the summer in april we got more record snowfall. Some winters don't even get any snow or cold. Right now I have rain and thunder for almost a whole month and a half straight!

I've lived in PA my entire life, and the weather one day can be 80 degrees and sunny, and the next day can be 50 degrees and rainy. We have had all 4 seasons in a day before.

Reached 75 degrees in November, had massive amounts of rain in October, and was dry in April for the most part.

24 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.

I place where your nostrils can freeze shut one day, and the next day it's sunny and 75...

One day it's sub-zero frost-bite inducing temperatures, next day it's 70 with clear skies and no breeze

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

We had a lot of one week, and then the next week it was hot enough to melt the snow. Then not long after, we had a blizzard that melted into a flood.

During the winter it can easily be bellow freezing and the next week feel like summer. During the summer it can get up to nearly 100 degrees!

Dude not even a few days ago it was sunny then it was like snow. Then we barely had snow in December but at the end of January it was all like yeah let's have a bunch of snow to make u miss like 5 days of school.

Just unpredictable, like Cornhuskers football...

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