U.S. States With the Worst Weather


The Top Ten

1 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.

State color should be grey as that is the color of the sky 99% of the time. Absolutely drastic weather changes day to day, severe storms regularly, and we just had a confirmed by the NWS 17 tornadoes touch down on Monday. Winter seems to last from October until March, then April-June constant rain. July-September is scorching hot, often raining still. We tend to have maybe a week of fall if at all.

Lol today there was a high of 94 degrees in findlay Ohio. right next to findlay one place had a high of 79 and the other a high of 109 degrees! Now those from Arizona...it is much hotter over on the East. We have that hot sticky weather that makes u feel like u are trapped in an airless oven while all you clothes stick to your skin. Ohio is so hot in the summer time that most palm trees would thrive more in ohio than in Florida! This is due to the radiation of the sun and the absolute airless weather. In the winter we often experience temperatures as low as -6 degrees. In fall maybe a high of 65 and low of 40... spring a high of 70 and a low of 45. lol last year on February 8th (my birthday) it was 87 degrees... if you come to Ohio you are bound to experience different weather eac day

Worst weather hands down. Maybe three beautiful days a year.

It can be cold and wet one day and then 90 degrees the next

2 Oklahoma Oklahoma

I seen a bad thunderstorm on earthcam on the route 66 cam one day, it was really raining heavy with loud thunder, I remember watching it live for probably an hour

Literally the worst weather, especially the OKC area. Tornadoes, scorching summers, freezing winters, with rarely any nice weather. I hate it here.

2 words: Tornado Alley

Very spontaneous weather. The high humidity makes it feel hotter than it actually is, making what could potentially be a perfectly-sunny day into a nastily-sticky day. Don't even get me started with our tornadoes.

3 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.

Winter last 4-6 months of the year. That's right, average 5 months. That's all I need to say.

Freezing or Hot as hell. Wind that will shake your house and raining all the time or a drought! 2 to 4 weeks a year were its nice. Nice for me is saying wow its nice out today. Not wow at least it's better then yesterday! (that's Iowa)
Iowa is the Bi-Polar state for weather. It sucks!

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.

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

Whoever came up with the name "Its always sunny in Philadelphia", needs to get their brain checked. In the winter, you will barely get any day's with sun. I swear every other week there is a nor'easter that brings either an inch, or a foot of snow. Not to mention the unbearable dry cold that'l make your lips fall off! In my opinion it's a bit better in the summer, but summer does have its problems. Humidity is the absolute worst; the real temperature could be 86, but it'l peel like 100! Thunderstorms seem to be every other day (especially this year, 2019). It seems that once every 5 years, we get some sort of tropical storm or hurricane.

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.

When it's dry, it's a glimpse of Heaven... which is RARE!

Pennsylvania is the worst, thunderstorms all year round, when it’s summer it gets very hot, in winter the snow is brutal and has at least 2 blizzards a year, never has perfect weather and always rains

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.

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.)

It should at least be in the top 3 when it's snowing and 34 and then 2 days later 80 and sunny.

Awful winters. don't live here, awful, awful, awful

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.

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

How is Pennsylvania's weather worse than this?

How is this not number 1?

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

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 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!

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.

It's really your average weather. Cold in winter, hot in summer. I don't understand why it's so high. - Smash64

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

Never know what it’s gonna be like no matter the month

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.

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

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.

The wether is TERIBLE!

How is Texas not number 1? Rainy, windy, extreme heat and cold in the same day within 4 hours. Don't tell Texas what bad weather is it can make you experience it in no time.

10 Indiana Indiana

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.

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

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.

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.


The Newcomers

? Utah Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 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.

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.

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

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

Humidity can get so bad it might as well be raining

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

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. - movingsoon

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.

13 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.

Fantastic weather but then I'm from Chicago I love the low humidity and 300 days of sunshine every year

Beating down sun in the summer and fall.

I love the cold and the snow and the isolation is a bonus.

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.

14 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.

ALWAYS cloudy skies upstate.

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.

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.

15 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.

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.

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 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.

Certainly the most miserable state is Massachusetts!

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

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.

I agree with the last person

Nebraska always seem to have sometipe of bad weather. In winter is always having blisieds but I think that also wyoming has bad weather but still they get major thunderstorms in summer

i do too

17 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.

We had a blizzard in april and 2 weeks later it was other 100

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...

If you like it cold for 8 months, move to Minnesota

It can be -37 with a -40 wind chill but can also go up to 110. I have been in 3 tornados and I am 16. It snows in October and May. It also gets to a point where it is to cold to snow. The summers are hot and sticky. Why the hell is this not up higher

18 Michigan Michigan

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!?

6 months of winter-like weather per year which is November-April. Summer is 90 days ( June, July & August). The other months are cold, rainy, cloudy, grey & dreary. Add that with the pot holes & highest car insurance in the country & that makes Michigan one of the worst states to live in. Houses are dirt cheap but I understand why. Smh

Winter in Michigan begins well before Thanksgiving and ends the week of Easter. Summer in Michigan begins well before Memorial Day and ends the week of Columbus Day. That means that fall and spring have about 1-3 weeks each a year, so there is rapidly changing weather here.

The best features of Michigan are the Great Lakes, the Upper Peninsula, Ann Arbor's University of Michigan environment, and being located at the western edge of the Eastern Time zone. Michigan's weather is no worse than many states at its latitude. It's winters are mistakenly lumped int with the much more frigid winters of Minnesota. (Must be the "M" that begins the name of each state.) Michigan's winters are moderated by the Great Lakes without resulting in the massive snow falls of places like Buffalo, New York...A very nice state if one avoids the eastern cities of Detroit, Flint, and other cities bordering Lake Huron.

19 Maryland Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, 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 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? - CrappyMaryland

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. - DumbFriesNub

20 Florida Florida

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.

Sinkholes, flooding, blasting heat, hurricanes, the whole shazam.

It sucks

The weather in Florida is so humid that my hair got frizzy while I was in the car with the windows up! LoL

21 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.

The summers are great, but in the the winter it stays cold and rainy all day and it barely ever snows

So depressing!

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!

22 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.

We moved to Prescott 12 years ago from Ny best decision!

One has to educate himself about ALL of the very different climates of Arizona. It's not so hot for months on end in many of it's regions. The Sedona area and slightly south doesn't have the extremes mentioned here. And even if you like snow (I don't), Flagstaff is at least SUNNY. The whole state is SUNNY,SUNNY, SUNNY! Coming from the Northeast (cloudy,cold windy) who doesn't love sunshine? - Netcorrupter

Its like living somewhere where the sun literally wants you dead. You go inside in April and can come back out in October

You want to live somewhere, where you can't leave the house and be active outside until well after dark, from May to mid-Oct, then AZ is for you. In July-Late September when you take a deep breath during the day, you feel like you are burning your lungs. After 11pm 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 4:30a to 5:45a, you play golf or tennis, then.

23 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.

It can't be too bad since it's almost Heaven. - Stalin

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

24 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.

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.

Yes number 2 -8 at least

Alabama has some of the worst weather in the country!

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

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25 Maine Maine

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.

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.

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

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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.

One night it was hot as hell and the next day felt like we were already in winter. That was at the beginning of fall

Where do I begin? I've lived here my entire life and I have to say it's Purgatory. The weather (especially in Fall, Winter and Spring) can range from 0 degrees to 95 degrees (especially in the Northeast Mountains). The Summer heat is sweltering with little to no wind. Humidity is insane. Monsoon season usually sets in around April 1st and continues until Oct 22nd. When it's cold here, your bones actually ache due to the humidity in the air. I've been outside in short sleeves... with snow on the ground. This is just the northeastern part. Don't get me started on Atlanta.

Flash floods, never just light rain

Never have a day off where it’s sunny. Usually depressing rain, cold one day, hot as hell the next. Almost impossible to do anything. On top of that our traffic is the worst and partially because people can't drive in the weather

27 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.

Hurricanes, tornadoes,occasional ice storms & snow, hail, high heat & humidity rains & flooding... need I say more?

Three words: rain, rain and rain. Maybe it rains more other places? If so then they are sad places to live indeed.

It rains WAYY too much here. NC needs to be in the top #10

How the hell can this state be #36? This state sucks. It's always either way too cold or way to hot, and we get snow in April. Spring doesn't even exist down here!

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28 Louisiana Louisiana

Hot as HELL in the summer, lots of floods during storm, barely any snow, many hurricanes and tropical cyclones, worst hurricane by far has to be katrina. Oh yeah forgot to mention THE PEARL RIVER FLOODS a lot DURING STORMS!

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

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

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 Mississippi Mississippi

I have lived in NY, AK, IN, TX, and now MS. MS has the worst weather by far. We had 75 inches of rain last year in the hill country, and after 4 months, we're at about 37 inches with storms forecast for the next 12 of 15 days. It's terrible here.

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

It is so rainy there

I live on the Tennessee River in Northeast MS. Summers are long & hot, perfect for lake life, but very humid. Fall & winter are typically very mild, but winter temperatures can feel colder than they actually are due to rain. I prefer warm weather, so if I didn’t live here I’d want to be on a beach somewhere!

31 New Hampshire New Hampshire

I've lived here all my life and winters generally begin in November and "can" go into early April. Winter temps are generally in the 20s - 30s but can drop down into the single numbers which even for natives can seem bone chilling. Snow is to be expected and most storms are generally 5-8 inches but can and do go higher which keep the skiers happy. On the upside the highways are cleared to bare tar after any snow storm. Spring (May) and summers (mid-June - September) can be lovely and so appreciated but aren't always guaranteed and seem too short. Temps do vary - high 70s to low 90s - with humidity thrown in. Some compensation can be found in the fall if you enjoy the foliage when temps in the 60's. A variety for sure!

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.

32 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.

Spontaneous snow throughout the whole year minus 2 months...

Montana is usually just forgotten. 🤣

33 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.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, ice storms and somehow its 36th on the list. Also high humidity with high heat in the summer. Definitely not as bad as places like Mississippi or Alaska but it's definitely worse than many of these states on the list.

Rains like crazy during summer

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

Spring and fall last about 2 weeks. Western side of the state anyways. Heat index as high as 115 and wind chill below zero. It also rains 50 inches per year.

Kentucky has always changing weather! Some days, you think you'll die of heat stroke, and the next day, it freezes your butt off!

35 Vermont Vermont

When you finally come out of your cave winter house in May or early June, it's time to sweat because almost no one has central air in their houses. Summer happiness is over by October when Winter returns.

WORST foul weather anywhere in the U.S. Still has snow in late May. When you are stuck in a gully between two mountains, the sun sets at 2:30. If you are unfortunate enough to be a work-a-day joe, driving to work on icy roads in the morning are dangerous. Road crews are slow when it dumps 12ft. of snow overnight. People are unhappy and smug. So damn happy we moved.

Bernie sanders doesn't mind the winters

36 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.

This list is bogus... I've lived in Arkansas my entire life.

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 lisr is bogus

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.

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

I am a native of Hawaii. It is beautiful weather and fresh fruit year round. lowest as 60 degrees highest at 80

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.

Unpopular opinion from a local: Hawaii does NOT have good weather... or is overrated.

The summers get brutal, and I almost passed out in JANUARY of all months due to heat illness.
Don't even get me started on the humidity and rain...

Also, when they say it's cold, it's really nothing! What's so bad about below 20°C (68°F) but above 10°C (50°F)? People in the mainland will have difficulty not reacting at Hawaii locals that can't stand it.

The hurricanes are often pretty brutal when they land, and have insane effects. Floods, REALLY scorching days afterwards, and try to get me started on the traffic butterfly effect. It just makes the weather in Hawaii worse.

It was even more brutal last year, due to the volcano. There was a heat index of 95°F (35°C) in LATE SEPTEMBER... WHEN THE TEMPERATURE WAS ACTUALLY 87°F (31°C)!

38 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.

Spring is hot and HUMID. Rains all the time. It rained on both my junior and senior prom. Pollen is the WORST. Summer is RIDICULOUSLY hot and humid, and the mosquitos are AWFUL. Fall doesn't exist here, we just go from summer to winter overnight. Winters are rainy, it doesn't snow here, but it ices.

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

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

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

Worst state, hands down. The weather is only a part of it.

Love Nevada but the wind storms in the spring suck

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.

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

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

Your right on the money there I'm in virgina its crazy

In the winter here it can be 75 degrees one day and the next day it can be 15 degrees outside! It makes you go insane

Virginia Weather is bipolar. One day it's 90 degrees and sunny the next it's 40 degrees and raining. Seriously it makes your sinuses go crazy.

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.

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

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.

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!

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

42 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.

I live over in central Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains. The weather on this side of the mountains absolutely SUCKS. Summer are brutally hot and ridiculously sunny as this region of Oregon is a desert. Combined with our high elevation of over 4000 feet, sunburns are very common. There is never a cloud in the sky and you would be lucky to see it rain here. Compared to western Oregon, the winters suck here. It is brutally cold and windy. The only good thing about living here is the skiing.

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.

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

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43 South Dakota South Dakota

In South Dakota the winters are either -20 or 45. in the spring is when we get tons of snow.in the summer we get strong thunder storm heavy hail like golf ball high dry heat. in the fall during the day it is 80 at night it get to 45.

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)...

44 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.

45 Connecticut Connecticut


46 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.

so true

47 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.

It can be too hot, like 114 degrees farinheit. I prefer places like Pennsylvania, new jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, because they have all 4 seasons and its not too cold nor is it too hot.

Good weather for sure, High cost of living and crime rates with way to many liberals running the place.

Southern California has the best weather in the United States. No humidity. The Pacific ocean is like a giant water cooler. Winters are mild with no snow however if you want snow we have the mountains. You can go to the mountains and the beach in one day.
I've been to Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, New York, Florida, Italy, France, Austria, Belguim, Russia, Romania, Scotland and more and California has the best weather. Try San Diego, California.

I live in California and the weather is great year round

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