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

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

Texas is the most bipolar state in the United States.

Texas weather is bipolar

One day it was 78 degrees sunny and humid the next in was 22 degrees cold windy cloudy and dry!

Yee haaw I'm bored in class

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2 Michigan Michigan

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.

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

Sometimes a lot of snow

The Polar vortex made the temperature go down to 15 below zero, and within a week the temperature went up to 50 degrees.

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3 Oklahoma 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!

The weather of Okahoma is ridiculous. The difference between Northern and Southern weather is so confusing. 10 in Miami 75 in McAlester.

If it were possible to fit five seasons into one day, Oklahoma would do it.

Moore County is the tornado hotspot of the US! - Camaro6

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4 Missouri 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 is wack

It was -9 on a Thursday and then on Saturday it was 58 like what?

The windchill on Wednesday was -20. It's Monday now and it's 70.

Yes

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5 Illinois 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 because one day it's 34 degrees and snowing then two days later it's 80 degrees and sunny.

Illinois should be number 1 because At the beginning of the week we had 80 degree weather but 6 days later its snowing

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.

6 Virginia 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.

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7 Ohio 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.

One day it's freezing cold, so the next day you where coats or jackets and pants. When you walk outside, it's sO hot and you get to suffer.

I once walked to school while it was hailing, walked home and it was raining, later it was sunny outside

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.

The weather predicted sun one day and we all went to school. Everybody had to go home early and the next day there was no school because the school got snowed in

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8 Kansas 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 was 70 in May, then dropped to low 30s

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

Don't like the weather? Wait 5 minutes and it will be different.

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.

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

It’s got the most unpredictable weather in the country.

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

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

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.

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10 Colorado 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.

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.

If you don't like the weather here wait five minutes is a common saying in colorado

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11 Tennessee 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.

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

Yesterday was 20 degrees, next day it's sunny, day after it's flooding

Bipolar

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.

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12 Iowa 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.

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 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.

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.

Three years in Indiana & the winters are the worst. The snow is everyday for three months. I hate Indiana.

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.

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14 California 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.
15 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

Literally different weather every single day. Yesterday it was nice and sunny, today it’s like 30° And raining w a chance of flooding. Not to mention tomorrow it’s supposed to snow 😑

One day, It's 90°, next It's 50°, then it's 95°, then It's 40° and raining, then it snows, then it's 80°... I could keep going!

16 North Carolina 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 year we had 80s and 90s during christmas, and 30s in april

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

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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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

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

Is this state southern or northern? It seems to be mashed up.

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.

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18 Massachusetts 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.

Worst state ever!

MASS SHOULD BE 1ST ON THIS LIST

19 Florida Florida

Tornadoes frequently hurricanes thunderstorms because of the tropical climate

This should be number 1
They get hurricanes all the time - Bizcut4life

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

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. - Elric-san

20 Georgia 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.

Georgia is bipolar.

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

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21 New York 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.

Worst state ever!

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

Cold cold cold

4/15; 20 inches of snow

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

€It’s the end of April and there is 6 inches of snow on the ground”

23 Pennsylvania 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!

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

Feb. 24 - 70 degree weather. Warm & sunny.
Feb. 25 - tornado. Thunderstorms. Cold weather. Snowfall at night.
Feb. 26 - 20s/30s. Cold.

24 Minnesota 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...

25 Nebraska 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...

26 South Dakota South Dakota

South Dakota's weather doesn't even care about the season, it has snowed in the summer. In 2018 my home town (Philip) was #1 coldest in the nation

27 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

It goes from 50 to 90 and on christmas it's usually 80 then the next week its like 30 which is like horrible weather and then you have a couple weeks later and then it will be 90 again.

We had a day where it was 80 degrees in February, it was 22 the very next day.

Yep - Jonerman

It’s 20° one day, then it’s 80° the next.

28 Alabama 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.

Seriously 2 days ago it was in the 80s almost 90s and now it is in the 40s.

Once it snowed for about 3 days straight then the next week it was in the mid 70’s

Like you would not believe. One day the temps are in the eighties and the next forties.

Tell me about it

29 New Jersey 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.

Winters are cold as hell, summers hot as hell,and in the spring one day its 70 degrees and the next day it's 35 degrees. That type of weather happens a lot in March and April though. And it rains a lot in May and you never know when it'll rain.

Wicked weather for a great state.

At least it snows there a lot! ❄️

30 Washington 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.

Washington is actually very undpredictable and should be higher up. It will be raining for 10 mins, sunny and hot, raining right after, then sunny again. - elpy

31 West Virginia 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.

One day it’s 80 degrees next day it is 20 degrees and snowing

32 Connecticut Connecticut
33 North Dakota North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.
34 Arizona 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.
35 Vermont Vermont

The weather changes so frequently here that its crazy. Christmas was 55 and no snow and then the day after it was 30 and 2 feet of snow. Its just crazy!

36 New Mexico New Mexico
37 Mississippi Mississippi
38 Delaware Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.
39 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.
40 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

There could be a winter storm alert in effect, and notuung happens, the forecast could be sunny, and out of nowhere there is a blizzard covering vancouver to Eugene. In the summer everything is on fire except the rain.

41 Montana Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña.
42 Alaska 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.
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