U.S. States With the Worst Weather
The Top Ten
Ohio sits at the junction of the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes regions. It gets the worst weather from each (tornadoes, heat waves and blizzards, respectively). Warm and cold fronts are constantly cycling across the state, bringing snow in mid-May, 70-degree temps in February, and thunderstorms about every other day in the summer. The only consistent thing about Ohio's weather are the clouds. The Farmer's Almanac lists us as the 8th cloudiest state, which sounds about right.
Been here of and on 50 years. Nothing good comes from this states weather. Ever.
I swear, you can swim on Monday, and scrap snow off your car on Tuesday.
We've had snow in April and we've had 21 tornadoes sweep across Dayton. Also, it's always storming in the summer, good luck going to the pool! In all the other seasons, it goes from 40 to 60 to 30 to 80 to 20. In winter, it's too cold to shovel snow or have fun in the snow. What can get worse?
The Day high will be 59 F and raining, by the next morning It will be 17 F and snowing.. pretty drastic for not having mountainous terrain.
Winter lasts 4-6 months of the year. That's right, average 5 months. That's all I need to say.
We may get 5 good days a year on average, the rest are to hot, to cold, to wet and to cloudy with sever storms in all 4 seasons. But it's a great place for raising corn and bugs.
We get like one month of beautiful temperate weather in the May. Other than that, its ugly, cold and dreary in all other seasons and blazing hot in June and July.
It goes from hot to cold to some big thunderstorm. You can NEVER trust the weatherman here. I remember a few years back, we were suppose to have a massive snowstorm. Schools and some businesses were out for a week. When the week the snowstorm was suppose to hit, we woke up and looked out our windows. Boom. Summer weather.
Ah Oklahoma. They should change the name from the "Sooner State" to the "Blizzardquakenadoflood State"
Why do I still live here. Most tornados and earthquakes in the US. Run
I had a day where I walked outside in shorts because it was 70 degrees and there was unmelted snow from the previous day on the ground.
Its really bad here. The winters are cold and windy and the summers are hot and humid. It rains here a fair amount and we get lots of thunderstorms. We don't have a spring or a fall season for weather because it is mainly summer and winter weather. If you want nice weather don't move here.
Should be #1. It's always cloudy and/or rainy here in Pennsylvania.
It always seems to be dark here. Summer sometimes will have some sunny (albeit humid) days, but from autumn to winter and all through spring, you'll rarely see the sun. Despite the humid summers, the winters are very, very dry. They'll always be brown with one or two blizzards each year.
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.
Illinois has to be one of the worst states for weather. Most inconsistent weather you will find. It can be 70 one day and drop down into the 20's that night. Then get back up to mid 60's the next day. We have had 70-80 degree swings on a day to day basis. Prime example is on Halloween we had a winter storm. Upper 20's with sleet and snow and 25 mph winds. Then Christmas it was 60 degrees and 5 mph winds.
I live in Kewanee and the last tornado here was in the 1990s and it was only an ef0 we get hot Summers and bad thunderstorms and we only got hail once this year I've seen worse weather in Arkansas!
Humid all year round; Spring is for about a month but it is always either rainy or very cloudy. Fall is the best season here but lasts for a month. Summers are mostly unbearably hot and humid with no wind. Windy with ice, sleet, snow and rain in the winter (which makes it difficult to travel safely without nearly breaking or twisting something) but it is the only time, I think, Chicago is the sunniest, next to Summer, which lasts for 2 months.
Yeah. The weather sucks here. One week the weather was ok, next week, There was a tornado warning for the entire central Illinois, then 2 or 3 days later the power goes out because of a bad thunderstorm. I think some other stuff happened, but that's all I remember. (It was in the spring.)
Coldest state in the U.S. with extreme rainfall in some parts and extreme cold in others
Alaska isn't number one because of its small population and people often just vote on their home state
There is a reason this state has the highest concentration of pilots.
Great weather for polar bears. For people, not so much.
During January, my dad worked in a blizzard that hit Ridgefield. Yep, my dad survived crappy New Jersey weather.
In winter it doesn't snow too too often, but one time we had 17 snowstorms. No matter what during winter it will be a good thing to see 30 degrees Fahrenheit. In winter it is always windy, so it makes it feel like 10 degrees. In summers it can get up to 90 degrees and with moderate humidity, so it doesn't feel too great. There is always humidity in summer and a lot of wind in winter. When it rains it rains forever. Sometimes it rains with the sun out. And sometimes down the shore we can get tornado warnings, or at least that has happened two years in a row.
In NJ they say, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes, it will change." So true!
Winters are long, dark, icy, and freezing. Random blasts of arctic air are frequent. Summers are disgustingly humid and hot - walk one block and you'll be drenched in sweat. There is only about 1 week of Fall and Spring per year on average. It rains every Monday. Weather is very inconsistent - it might be 40 degrees and chilly one day and 70 degrees and sunny the next. When there's no sun, the sky and clouds are always gray and depressing - avoid this state at all costs!
It's really your average weather. Cold in winter, hot in summer. I don't understand why it's so high.
Hot humid summers, freezing cold winters. Rains all spring. Better like the indoors here! (In the basement due to tornadoes! )
Every day I have to check the weather to find out whether to wear a winter coat or short sleeves. No matter the season.
Back in 2009 it snowed 3 feet in late March. The next day it was in the 70s. A couple days later the snow was completely melted.
It's mid-May and I wore my winter coat today. I remember this time last year getting a scalding sun burn at a baseball game. Gray skies for 6-7 straight months from October through May.
Indiana has about 5 nice (by California standards) days per year. The other 360 days consist of freezing cold winds, snow, rain, sleet, hail, tornados, persistant heavy grey clouds, unbearable humidity in Summer, mosquitos, 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.
Say goodbye to sunshine and be prepared to see a mix of rain, slow, ice, sleet, storms, and a 30 degree temperature change in the same day
We have fake spring and fall. The seasons doesn't start normal it takes a while to get spring weather and when summer comes around it is so hot and sometimes we don't get rain for a while.
It is so hot in the summer then in the winter it's like in the teens for spring almost every day it's a thunderstorm some times tornados and fall it's all of the weather mixed together Texas is by polar in the fall
Months of heat in the summer where it's near or above 100 degrees, and it doesn't cool off at night. Wind most of the year that makes it uncomfortable to take walks. Surprisingly cold and windy in the winter, but no snow, just grey. Often there's no real spring or fall. Tornadoes, mosquitoes, and fire ants don't help either. I can't stand still in my yard without getting swarmed by fire-ants. I've lived on both coasts at various latitudes, and I've lived in the southwest. Texas has the worst weather by far. There's ALWAYS a reason that you can't go outside.
Disgustingly, savagely, brutally, ridiculously hot. So humid you can't even breathe. It's a miserable state year round and the summers are unbearable.
It's cold right now, and it's going to be 70 at 12 AM, then almost 90 in the afternoon. Then tomorrow, a cold front will come in with a thunderstorm that makes an extremely hot day go dark with 5 inches of rain showering down, plus some hail. Then don't forget hurricane season, you can't go outside for a whole month.
TLDR: about 1 in 10 days is reasonably nice. (I'm defining that as highs from 65-85 with little to no rain... (and the 80-85 days lacking severe humidity)) The other 90% of the time is miserable.
Autumn is generally fairly nice. It is followed by winters which are surprisingly cold for such a hot region (highs in the 20s and teens for weeks at a time, ice storms that knock out power to tens of thousands, etc.)
Spring is generally mid April, and lasts 1-2 weeks of nonstop severe thunderstorms, and is followed by summer.
Summer is long, hot ( most days are over 90f, generally 95-100), and very very humid. Thunderstorms are common in summer and only serve to make it more humid and give people more migraines.
Fun weather facts: Missouri gets tornadoes, earthquakes, major flooding, droughts, golfball sized hail, severe thunderstorms (1-2 a month on average), and hurricanes ( they sometimes travel up the Mississippi river to hit us. They're usually more of a mild ...more
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.
Hot, windy, humid summers and cold, windy, snowy winters.
There are two nice weeks in the spring and two nice weeks in the fall. The summers are 90 percent humidity with temps about high 80's to 90's. Its hard to do outdoor activities unless you have a pool access.
The winters in MO are any where between single digits and maybe 30's. Some times the roads are a challenge to travel on.
In Jefferson City, it reaches 90 degrees in summer and it snows a lot in the winter. There is snow forecast for April 13, 2019. Severe thunderstorms can build up extreme tornadoes
Yeah/yes I live in Wisconsin throughout the winter I get used to it I loved it because I am getting used to the cold and I love it/my state which/where my state is always cold!
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 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 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.
Wisconsin weather is great and bad. Winters are cold, but the summers are pretty hot. Wisconsin is a good place to live and visit though, no matter the weather.
Too cold to go outside from October through April and too hot to go outside from June through August.
Fantastic weather but then I'm from Chicago I love the low humidity and 300 days of sunshine every year
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.
Flat out cold, snowy, and a biting wind from Late October through the middle of May, can be quite warm with mid-high 90s in the Summer, basically there are two actually pleasant months: September, and October.
I love the cold and the snow and the isolation is a bonus.
Nobody wants to hurt poor NYs reputation but not only are the weather persons totally useless but the weather here over the last 10-15 years has been the WORST. I mean HORRIBLE to be in! Anywhere is better than here...
New York gets pretty bad weather. I mean a few days ago we just had our first winter storm down in the finger lakes and Southwestern part of the state. it just depends on where you live in the state. In valleys it would be worse since cold air falls and warmer air rises, so it would make sense, but it also depends on your geographical region in the state.
Upstate is terrible in the winter
Only the lower part of NYS is somewhat nice in terms of weather. You go to the upper part, and you won't see the sun for months while the sky literally dumps up to 200 inches of snow on top of you. You'll be sick of the blistering on your hands after waking up at 4 AM every morning to shovel all of that.
This would be #1 if it wasn'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 mosquitos bites in muggy heat-waves. If you got any time left, you'll spend it in a shelter while you wait for the Tornado / Flood to pass.
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 NE. 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), and 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.
Nebraska has the most Bi Polar weather in the WORLD. No joke it was gray and overcast for 10 minutes with a heavy rainfall. After that 10 minutes it looked like the sky hadn't been cloudy for a week. Nothing but straight sunshine.
Lived in NE, you could have zero degree in the morning, sunny sixties at noon, mid 30s at 3 and then minus twenty at midnight. With tornado warnings in between.
One day 75, the next day 55. Short summer, long winter, no spring. Need more cold weather clothing than summer stuff. Fall is overrated; a few nice days but mostly gray, rainy and rapidly losing daylight. Daylight saving time is terrible! There can be no snow through February then all hell breaks loose until May. April disappoints ("the cruelest month"). July is the best month in my opinion, when there is early and late light for a few brief weeks and the temps are actually summery. If it weren't for the cultural attractions and friends, I'd be out of here.
I love when people talk about how much they love the '4 seasons'. Haha! Unfortunately that climate doesn't exist anymore, it's primarily 1 season... winter. Winter is 8 months long, Sep - May. Spring and fall also don't exist anymore just a couple depressing weeks of rain and/or cold. Good news is there is a summer for maybe a couple of months but you'll miss it if you have to work like most people since it only exist Monday - Friday. Rest assured it will be raining or cloudy Saturday/ Sunday.
Always sunny, Always dry, and it never and I mean it NEVER rains here! Also, if you are not familiar with New England weather, that's when it can be like 70 degrees one day and than the next day it's like 10 degrees. That's Massachusetts for you! And to top that off, It snows at the worst times! In my opinion I think we have the worst weather in the country.
MA does not have the best of the weather. Rains a lot and when it is cold it is really polar style. Do not like that type of weather at all. Also the fall is few days really, lots of rain during that time as well and the summers are so short
I don't know how MN isn't ranked in the first top five for worst weather. The summers are horribly humid, the winter is bitter cold. Spring is "mild winter" and fall is "mosquito season."
I think we are one of the only states in the entirety of the United States that has ever had it so cold outside, that you could get frostbite in under 10 minutes even with winter clothing on. How many other states can say that? Too much cold and snow.
8 months of winter.. October-May because the last few years we've had major snowfall in the month of May. Winters are freezing cold and summer can be unbearably hot/humid with too many bugs.
Also police here are over the top too serious about their jobs giving tickets to people for 6 miles over the speed limit and calling for backup...
As a Minnesotan (Winona Ryder, Chris Pratt, Isaac Mutyala) the winters here are way to harsh, that if you cry (I kid you not) your tears could possibly FREEZE
Michigan is probably one of the nicest yet weather deadly places in the U.S.
super cold and cloudy in the winter in the summer its either super hot and stormy and in fall its cold windy and rainy all of the time
Grey, oppressive skies for 6 months (save for those 4 days in the winter when the sun shines, and you can count on sub zero temps at night on those occasions). Snowfall is quite heavy in winter, coupled with occasional warm ups that will test your ice skating skills everywhere. There is almost no Spring to speak of, snowstorms in April followed by Mosquito and road construction seasons. For a state bordering Canada, it can be very humid in the Summer. Windy and rainy falls give way to persistent snow after Halloween (if not before).
Um one of if not the coldest state in the U.S it is literally 30 degrees colder than ohio and just got added to the list!?
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 if it snows or not. You can even have bright sunny days in the winter but 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?
It's the drain for all bad weather anywhere in the country. It HAS to exit through here.
Way too hot and humid in the summer, cold but not cold enough for it to snow in winter and the spring is either damp and cold, way too humid or raining. At least in the fall the weather is fine.
I really despise having weather here. The rain just rains too much in the summer and it never stops.
I grew up in Seattle and am used to it, but this winter it was as if a grey blanket was draped over us for 8 7 months straight. It drizzles or rains almost every day. It's depressing. The summers are PERFECT, though.
Depression central. Going to move out!
Rain for 8 months straight. During the winter months, the sun doesn't come up until 9am. Even then, it's usually too cloudy to see the sun. Sunset is at 4pm for months at a time. Everything is always just cold and damp. All. The. Time.
I'd love to live here with the rain
I'm stuck here near the Gulf of Mexico. Summer is absolutely miserable with no temp change except when it rains. When it rains, the temperature drops into the mid 80's, and after the intense lightning storm every afternoon, the humidity spike 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 60's during winter. Florida is nothing but heat and humidity.
I totally disagree. I love living in Florida. I love the warm weather. I hate being cold and would never want to live where it snows. We do get a lot of afternoon showers in the summer, but it's a gorgeous state to live in. I am always outdoors. There are many parks, the beaches, theme parks, etc. I just love it here!
Nasty says it all. Hotter than Hattie's, and if that's not bad enough, it gets even hotter when it rains and it rains all summer in the gulf.
I moved from Florida up north to escape the heat. There are no seasons - unless you count hurricane season - then expect to get with tornadoes and downpours almost daily. The humidity makes you feel like you are breathing in a wet towel.
Its like living somewhere where the sun literally wants you dead. You go inside in April and can come back out in October
I live in Arizona and it feels like I'm being burned whenever I go outside.
Why is this 13 should be at least number five
Beats the Hell out of Kansas! At least you can go outside.
It can't be too bad since it's almost Heaven.
I have lived in wv my whole life and honestly the weather isn’t horrible. It can get cold in the winter and very icy, but it hasn’t snowed a lot in about 4 years. It’s very rainy in may-August, and it’s about 75-95 in the summer
Summer = too hot. Every day. Even if it rains, no exceptions. Rated one of the hottest in the nation. Also, in the spring and the 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!
Yes number 2 -8 at least
The winters last forever. Way too cold for too long. I stay inside for about 5 months straight. The summer starts off nice, but then the brown-tailed moths and deer tics come out. Those aren't fun. About mid-summer, it gets entirely too humid and sticky outside. Fall is best, but only lasts for a few short months. Plus, it means winter is coming soon.
A total of 6 to 8 weeks of nice weather a year... maybe
Not bad in the summer, winters are awful. It gets to 10 or 20 below zero severaltimes per year and its nothing but heavy wet snow for most of the year. Good Ice Fishing And Snowmobiling, but if you want summer, maine is not the place for you as it rarely gets over 80 degrees even in july
6-8 weeks of nice weather all year long, and only about 30 of those days are sunny. The rest of the year is cold, gray, and miserable. Truly some of the worst winters in the country. All-in-all, a depressing place to live.