U.S. States With the Worst Weather

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The Top Ten

1 Oklahoma Oklahoma

Why do I still live here. Most tornados and earthquakes in the US. Run

Literal tornadoes all the time. The temperature can range from below freezing in the morning to piping hot in the afternoon. We do not have winter wardrobes or summer wardrobes. We just have to check the temperature for the day.

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.

No actual words can describe how awful the weather (among a lot of other things) is in Oklahoma. Pretty sure every natural disaster and weather-related event has and does happen in the state with the exception of a Tsunami. I’m sure that will come through soon enough though.

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2 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.

Tornadoes, blizzards, thunderstorms, hail etc; - cfb

And when its 90 percent humid all you can smell is pig farms yep real nice folks

I live in Iowa, and the school year is almost over. It's May 21st and it is cold as hell.

Rainy cloudy spring

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3 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.

Well in this case, this morning I was wearing 3 jackets and jeans. Tonight shorts and a hoodie. Tomorrow is gonna be 70 and sunny, Friday 65 and sunny, Saturday 60 and rain, Sunday 50 and thunderstorms, Monday 35 and snow.

It isn't an odd occasion to run the air conditioner and furnace in the same day. People in Ohio lose their minds when the sun comes out.

Very cloudy and rainy

Gray, gray, gray

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

I lived here for my entire childhood. I wish I could speak positively about Pennsylvania, but the climate is hard to beat for rain, snow, and the never-ending wind. Don't forget about the consistent days of overcast and threats of rain every time you step outside.

Northeastern PA has the worst weather climate I have ever lived in. If its not raining then its probably snowing but one thing for sure its almost always overcast and gloomy. Very depressing.

Weather here is the WORST. One day it's 60 degrees and warm, the next it's snowing. If you want a state with normal weather, don't come here, because you've come to the wrong place.

Lived in the laurel highlands all my life...beautiful coutry but our summers suck, wet and cool. Winters are long, snowy, windy, and very cold. Our furnaces run 9 months a year and only get 2 or 3 months of motorcycle weather...and it rains most of that. LOVELY place to live

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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.

Two days ago it snowed a few inches and the day after it was 77 degrees and sunny. It gets extremely cold in the winters and unbearably hot and humid in the summers. Spring and fall is all rain and thunderstorms, some severe. My area gets an average of about 5 tornado warnings a year. 0/10, would move again.

Hot and incredibly humid in the summer, and the winters are full of ice storms.

Weather is not THAT bad. Nice four seasons. Northern Il., where I live does not have excessive bug populations. What is terrible about Illinois is the GOVERNMENT. Would flee for that reason alone!

I WAS DRIVING TO VISIT SOMEONE AND WAS ALMOST KILLED ON THE INTERSTATE FROM A TOTAL BLACKOUT RAIN...

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6 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.

Great weather for polar bears. For people, not so much.

Don't go outside with wet hair, that's all I have to say

7 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.

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.

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.

Hot humid summers, freezing cold winters. Rains all spring. Better like the indoors here! (In the basement due to tornadoes! )

Come to Kansas if you wanna expirence a heat wave and blizzard at the same time all while raining and a tornado hits your home

You'll wake up and it'll be 60 degrees and sunny and by noon there will be a blizzard, by far the worst weather in America

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

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.

SICK OF THE LONG hot summers and constant humid winds, it's just miserable. Like the devil's bad breath. Even in Jan! Land isn't land, it's just flat clay. No clear streams, no mountains, just endless miles of people and the same stupid corporate logos.

When you go through all 4 seasons in 7 days you know Texas has to have the worst weather

terrible

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10 Indiana Indiana

The humidity in southern Indiana gets to dangerous levels, it is absolutely miserable to even walk to your mailbox, hazardous to seniors and outdoor workers.

We have tornadoes, blizzards, floods, heat waves, and polar vortexes. It is freezing in the winter and hot and humid in the summer.

Weather is always changing, there will be a 20 degree difference in one day. Summers are hot, humid, and uncomfortable.

Weather can never stay warm for more than a couple days. It’s spring right now, and a couple days ago it was 70 degrees and now it’s 38!

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The Newcomers

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

Like Maryland, but hotter and more humid. In northern Virginia it’s snow in the winter, and come summer 90+ average with very high humidity. Unpredictable as well.

? Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

The Contenders

11 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.

Joplin Tornado. enough said - bobbythebrony

We want to move. It sucks so bad. Don't step foot in this state.

One word. Humid.

It's misery

12 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.

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 have seen it Sunny, Rainy, and Snowy all in one day. Y'all shouldn't come here, it sucks!

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

Worst weather in the nation by far. 40 degrees below normal AGAIN for the entire week. Mid April and we haven't even reached "normal" temps yet. Rain/snow in May and then right into 90's with maxed out humidity.

It's below freezing in the north

I live in northern Wisconsin and the weather here is unbelievably awful, from the rain to the humidity in the summer and the - 30 below tempature in the winter.

TO MUCH SNOW. period

14 New York New York

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.

Upstate is terrible in the winter

Upstate has nice, snowy winters! You experience all four seasons here.

We get all the weather in NY. Downstate where I live we get cold, rainy winters. It snows a bit too, but the rain the next day will wash the snow away. It was a Nor’easter (storm with rain snow and wind) everyday! In spring and fall it can be 50 or 90 degrees. And summer is warm and dry, for the most part. It thunders a lot in fall, and there are hurricanes then too.

15 Nebraska 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 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.

Blistering hot one day, then the next day you have to wear a coat. Tornado Valley, floods, dry spells, snow, ice...we have it all!

Cold then hot; tornadoes - cfb

16 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.

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.

Mass has the worst weather

Winter - cold, cloudy, more rain than snow, dark at 4 p.m.,
Spring - cold, cloudy, more rain than snow, dark at 6 p.m. You might see the sun every 6 days or so, but it will still be so cold and windy that you won't want to be outside
Summer - don't blink! You'll miss it. Starts around July 1 and ends Aug. 15. Also rains a lot
Fall - cold, cloudy, more rain than snow, dark at 5 p.m.
Seriously, this is the most monotonous and depressing weather in the US

17 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.

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.

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.

Rain all the time - cfb

Depression central. Going to move out!

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

Humid summers & frigid winters

Always experincing for seasons in two weekd

19 Florida Florida

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!

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.

Disgustingly hot and humid, it even gets hurricanes pretty much EVERY YEAR!

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20 Michigan Michigan

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).

I hate living in Michigan and can't wait to move. It's either too hot, too cold, snowing, raining, humid, or windy. Not to mention full of liberals. The state and local governments of any major city are strong on affirmative action and it shows in the culture and attitude of it's employees.

It's nice 3 months out of the year. It gets nice in February for a week and you feel like it's spring and then you get 4 inches of snow. The weather is more unpredictable than Florida.

Michigan has terrible weather!

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21 Arizona Arizona

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 - bjinmaro64

Beats the Hell out of Kansas! At least you can go outside.

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22 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.

How the hell can this state be 24th worst, obviously no one that's voting has lived here... this place sucks number 1

Their winters are too rough

It sunsets in January at 4:00, and we got snow from october to APRIL.

The winters never end

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23 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.

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

Hot,humid and tornadoes. Thankfully we have Tide football.

24 Maine Maine

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

A total of 6 to 8 weeks of nice weather a year... maybe

8 month of winter the other 4 mouth of poor sledding enough with the snow

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.

25 Louisiana Louisiana

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

It could've been #1 in 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina

Hurricanes, floods, inconsistent weather.

Floods tornadoes and hurricanes b

26 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.
27 West Virginia West Virginia
28 New Hampshire New Hampshire

Its too dry. It NEVER rains here and I mean never. we always get snow storms though, which is very annoying. its always freezing here it never gets above 40 during the winter time. and during the summer its always really hot and sunny.

29 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.

Funny how a lot of people visit but no one ever stays

Windy all the time never a moment of peace

30 North Dakota North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

Five months with an average high under 40, seven months with an average high under 60. Average low of 6, 0, 6 from December to February. Flat state with terrible winds. Cold! Cold! Cold!

In April you have either tornadoes, snowstorms, or catastrophic flooding. Windchill often gets below -50 in the winter and Fargo is known for having some of the highest heat indexes in the nation. It's a no-brainer why people in this state drink so much.

Actually, weather in North Dakota is windier and colder than South Dakota in the winter...

31 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

It rained when I went to Vegas in 2015. I honestly was not expecting that. I really enjoyed it. It gave me a break from the heat.

Love Nevada but the wind storms in the spring suck

Where's the rainfall. it receives the lowest average rainfall

32 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

Hawaii has this painful type of heat:Moisture heat. When Hawaii gets "hot", it feels like you're getting burnt alive due to the moisture in Hawaii's atmosphere and such. It isn't summer yet in HNL, but my body's always sweating already.

33 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.

Here in the Willamette Valley there is a lot of gray skies and lots of rain. We do have nice springs turning to summer (finally! ) after July 4th. If we are lucky summer lasts until mid October but sometimes it ends early. Falls are beautiful sometimes warm and balmy sometimes cold and colorful. Back to winters, wet, windy and gray, very, very gray. Eastern Oregon is a whole different story. Even in winter they have clear blue skies (it's very cold though).

State of doom and gloom. Mostly rain for 9 months. Barely a summer 2 months if your lucky. Forget Autumn, gone in a blink of a eye. Beautiful but the weather here is depressing. Explains the suicide rates.

This place does have a lot of rain but it has normal weather too - bjinmaro64

People kill themselves because it's so depressing. Move out now!

34 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.

Very warm summers but does not get above 85 often. expect extremely humid morning and nights from June thru September as there are severe thunderstorms almost every nights. From December thru April it does not get above 40 often but expect two or three heat blasts with highs in the 60s and 70s Followed by a week of highs in the teens with wind chill some in the negatives. Light Snow Weekly with a significant Snow storm every few weeks. Although it does not snow like in the north our winters can be very dangerous because of our notorious ice storms every other week and Especislly in November- April where it rains during the day but the drops into the 20s at nights wich leaves a lot of black ice

35 South Dakota South Dakota

Everyone's commenting about (Rain/Hot/Tornadoes/Blizzards/Etc)...I live in a valley in NE South Dakota and the temperature can differ drastically in the winter...Last february we had a 1 week period where wind chills were near -20 then the heat suddenly blasted up to nearly 80...You want severe weather come to SD we get everything every other state gets (besides hurricanes)...

36 Vermont Vermont

Bernie sanders doesn't mind the winters

37 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.

Moved here to Little Rock from Houston. Quite a bit cooler overall, but temp is not bad. Tornado warnings and watches are beyond my counting capabilities. I have lived in Florida, Texas my whole lives and never considered a tornado shelter, but now have 2 one for house 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.

38 Mississippi Mississippi

Armpit of the nation. Hot and humid as hell all the time. No one wants to be there.

It is so rainy there

39 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.
40 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.

Very hot and wet in the summer and tornados and thunderstorms most of the spring and summer - qwhx

Hot and rainy springs and summers and sometimes really cold winters.

41 Delaware Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

Long, cold, wet and snowy Winters. Humid, grey and never-ending rain in the Spring. Summer days have high temperatures amplified by the humidity; sever thunderstorms and flash floods add to the misery. Autumn days are the most bearable; with mainly mild temperatures, but the humidity and rain showers overshadow the fall pleasantries.

42 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.
43 California California

Have been to Cali several times. Wonderful place for weather. Now, they do get what's referred to as "June gloom", but hey, I'd rather live in Cali, than anywhere else! I don't have time to check out the rest of our planet. I'll just go where I know has the best weather.

Best weather in the country, warm and dry and no bugs

Los Angeles is too hot and in San Francisco you can't get even in the water because it's freezing.

Dude... California weather beats Texas, New York, etc... there really is no contest. Texans are either getting blown away by hurricanes, embracing tornados, or of course, the terrible, hot weather, while New Yorkers are either freezing their butts off in the overrated “Big Apple” or burning hot in the again, “Big Apple.”

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