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The Twenty Wettest Places

The Twenty Wettest Places

Rain Rain go Away!

Here are the 20 wettest places in the US according to NOAA data:
(Annual rainfall based on NOAA averages over the past 30 years)

  1. Yukatat, Ak – 160.38 inches
  2. Hilo, Hi – 126.27″
  3. Mt. Washington – 101.91″
  4. Quillayute, Wa – 101.72″
  5. Annette, Ak – 100.83″
  6. Kodiak, Ak – 75.35″
  7. Valdez, Ak – 67.41
  8. Astoria, Or – 67.13″
  9. Mobile Al – 66.29″
  10. Pensacola, Fl – 64.28″
  11. New Orleans, La – 64.16″
  12. Tallahassee, Fl – 63.21
  13. Baton Rouge, La – 63.08″
  14. West Palm Beach, Fl – 61.39″
  15. Port Arthur, Tx – 59.89″
  16. Meridan, Ms – 58.65″
  17. Miami, Fl – 58.53
  18. Juneau. Ak – 58.33″
  19. Wilmington, NC – 57.07″
  20. Apalachicola, Fl – 56.51″

Ever wonder what area of the country sees the most rain?

WeatherBill, a company that provides weather protection services for companies and industries, analyzed U.S. rainfall and rainy day data, from 200 National Weather Service Stations in 195 cities across 48 states, from the last thirty years to identify precipitation averages, seasonality, volatility and trends. Here are some interesting stats from their research:

  • U.S. average rainfall is highest from July-September, while rainy days are highest from April-June. Both U.S. average rainfall and rainy days are lowest from January-March.
  • The Southeast Regions are by far the wettest. Florida, Louisiana and Alabama are the wettest states.
  • The Mountain and Pacific Regions are the driest. California, Montana, Nevada and Arizona are the driest states.
  • The Southern and Pacific Regions are the most volatile or unpredictable. Florida, Louisiana, California, Oregon and Texas are the most volatile states.

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