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Best Weather United States

Christina Perez
• Tuesday, 27 October, 2020
• 9 min read

Since many people prefer clear skies and warm temperatures, U.S. News looked for the metro areas among the 150 largest in the U.S. considered for the Best Places to Live rankings that offer the most moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine. We looked for places that had the fewest average number of days above 90 degrees and below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and for those with the fewest fully cloudy days, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

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More than 200 days a year have at least some sun, with 118 fully clear days on average, which means there are plenty of ideal days to visit attractions along the Mississippi River or hit up popular outdoor attractions like the Memphis Zoo, Shelby Farms Park or Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park to the north of the city. Located in the northwestern portion of South Carolina, Greenville enjoys milder weather partly due to its proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

With a population of 329,839 residents, Spartanburg is the smallest metro area on this list of the Best Places to Live for the Weather. Still, there’s no shortage of good days to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, or drive a little outside the metro area to visit Bank head National Forest or Balladeer National Forest, which are both roughly an hour’s drive from the city.

In Modesto, you can expect an average of 82 days each year above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 261 with clear or partly cloudy skies. Similar in population size to Modesto, neighboring Stockton also makes the list for its few cold days and plenty of sun.

San Juan’s location in the Caribbean means it has an elevated risk of storms during hurricane season. But those storms certainly aren’t the whole story, as the San Juan area averages 276 clear or partly cloudy days annually.

This popular tourist destination in coastal South Carolina doesn’t reach above 90 degrees more than 44 days a year, on average. Myrtle Beach is the fastest-growing metro area on the Best Places to Live list, having increased in population by 14.27% between 2014 and 2018 due to net migration alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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This Arkansas metro area has roughly 30 more cold and hot days per year than Myrtle Beach, but the weather extremes balance each other out. Additionally, Fayetteville sees three more clear or partly cloudy days per year on average.

If you like the idea of getting out into nature in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville could be the perfect place to make your home base. Atlanta gets some cool nights and a fair share of hot days, but those almost completely cancel each other out across an entire year.

Tulsa's residents enjoy, on average, 230 clear or partly cloudy days per year. While Oklahoma City experiences plenty of cold nights and hot days, a near-even balance between the two makes either extreme seem more tolerable for a full year.

A clear day will also make it easy to see far distances in this flat part of the country. Not the only Local metro area on the list, Los Angeles averages just 103 cloudy days per year.

With no nights of freezing temperatures and 21 days over 90 degrees, on average, the City of Angels makes for a great place to enjoy warm weather without extremes. An average of 116 days throughout the year are partly cloudy, which frequently burn off in the morning for clear afternoons, which is characteristic of the area.

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Since it's known for rolling fog, San Francisco ranking high on the list may come as a surprise. And with just 102 cloudy days per year on average, you’ll be spending plenty of time at the beach enjoying the blue skies and sunshine.

With an average of 267 clear or partly cloudy days, Salinas has just 98 days throughout the year that are cloudy, which makes for ideal weather for visiting the beaches, marine reserves and parks along Monterey Bay. A little northwest of Los Angeles along the California coast, Santa Barbara benefits from beach breezes and the beauty of Los Padres National Forest, located directly north of the metro area.

Whether you're choosing your next vacation spot, looking for the best place to retire, or planning a move to a new state, you'll probably want to think about the weather. To help you decide where to visit or live in the United States, here are the top ten states with the best year round weather in America.

Of course, climate preferences are highly personal, so these criteria may not fit your idea of good weather. The examples give you a starting point, but by no means cover all the places in the state that get great weather year round.

You can't beat the south and central California coast for pleasant temperatures' year round. Monthly average high temperatures for Honolulu on the island of Oahu and Kahului on Maui stay in the 80s all year.

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Temperatures in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Del Rio and Victoria, for example, stay perfectly warm in winter, although summers here get a little hotter than in southern California, reaching highs in the mid-90s. Galveston stays slightly cooler year round with average monthly highs ranging from 61 degrees in January to 90 in August.

But the daily high temperatures from October to April generally remain in the ideal range of 65 to 85 degrees. Key West is one of the driest and sunniest areas, with an annual rainfall of 39 inches and 76 percent sun.

Depending on your preference for hot weather, Georgia could rank above Florida on the list of top 10 states for best weather. Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah stay a little cooler than Florida through most of the year, which makes these places more comfortable in May and September.

Macon is among the sunniest and driest cities in the state with 45 inches of rain and 66 percent sunshine. Charleston has pleasant temperatures' year round with highs ranging from 57 degrees in January to 89 in July.

Annual rainfall totals a reasonable 46 inches and the sun shines a respectable 63 percent of the time. Wilmington remains cooler than other places on the top 10 list, with January highs hovering around 40 degrees.


Two places in this state with worthy weather include one that's relatively warm and wet, the other cool and dry. Daily high temperatures for Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and New Orleans average above 60 degrees throughout winter and reach the low 90s during summer.

Indiana Indianapolis Kentucky Jackson, Lexington Ohio Columbus Pennsylvania Harrisburg Tennessee Bristol West Virginia Charleston, Huntington In a perfect world, the weather would always be agreeable, we wouldn’t get caught in the rain, snowed in or fear a heat stroke.

California LA tops the list, and California has many other cities on the south and central coasts where the weather is pretty great all year round, such as Long Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Diego. It’s never bitter cold, definitely no snow, and rain adds up to about 20 inches per year; the rest of the time, 73%, skies are clear so there’s sunshine.

Image courtesy of Unsplash Texas cities, such as Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Victoria and Del Rio are warm while other states are covered in snow, and in the summer, temperatures can reach the mid 90s. In the summer, the hottest it gets is a little above 90 degrees, and it stays moderately dry with 45 to 50 inches of rain throughout the year.

South Carolina Tropical in some respects and always the possibility of a hurricane, Charleston, SC doesn’t get any colder than about 56 degrees in January, which is one among the three coldest months of the year in the US. Kill Devil Hills is a gem here sitting third on the list of cities with the most favorable weather due to its cool breezes and clear skies.

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Asheville drops to the mid 40s in January but remains cooler than other cities in the summer putting it at number 4 on the list. While it does get 57 inches of rain a year, more than most other places on the list, it stays above 60 degrees, even in the winter, and reaches up to the 90s in the summer.

This list is considering the fact that the vast majority don’t want to live in places where it snows a few months out of the year or perhaps has a love for gardening or nature. If you would like to be able to go skiing in your own backyard without getting snowed in, then consider Denver, CO or Prescott, AZ, which have comfortable summer climates.

Today we’re going to take a look at what most people would consider the best places for the weather in the country. Most of the cities on this list are the type of places the local weatherman can show reruns and nobody would really notice during certain parts of the year.

For seven or eight months a year St. George stays in that sweet spot between 75 and 55. This is where I live and I can tell you firsthand the rain isn’t as bad as people make it out to be.

The downside is the light rain and drizzle happens more often than other places in this country. Winters aren’t brutal at all, temperatures getting as low as the mid-30s most the time with the occasional snow dusting.

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The summers are great in Portland Oregon and only get into the 90s a few days during the hottest time of the year. So you won’t feel like you’re drowning on dry land in the summer like you wouldn’t say Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi.

Sherman Texas is a small town of about 40,000 residents near the Oklahoma border. Winters here are pretty mild with temperatures dropping maybe to the mid-30s during the night and then raising up to the mid-’50s during the day.

During the summer temperatures rise up to the high 80s and mid-90s during the hottest times the year. This is the northern section of Texas so it doesn’t get crazy like other places in the state.

Sarasota is home to just under sixty thousand residents and is considered by many ones of the best places to live in the United States. The city is on the more western side of the state of Florida on Sarasota Bay right off the Gulf of Mexico.

In reality, there are about 10 different cities in Florida that could have easily slipped into this slot. Locals love Sarasota for its warm summer days that reached into the 90s but nothing crazy hot.

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Greenville is a smaller city of just under seventy thousand residents. The city is great because you get warm in the summer like most of the southern areas.

But you still get it and in the winter you get a small chill the average summer temperatures around 85 degrees. During the day at least seven months of the year, they stay pretty close to that sweet spot.

Greenville also has one of my favorite features of any city I’ve probably ever visited. The Greenville is actually the only city I believe I’ve ever been to that has a natural waterfall in town.

The average amount of rain in the city is about 19 inches a year. San Diego is one of the best places to go in your search for the best weather in the country.

Thankfully the oceans right there and it offers a nice cool breeze during the summer. San Diego is normally in the top 5 when ranking the quality of life.

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You have to love a city that goes heavy on casual wear and burritos Hilo is located on the Big Island and by most people’s standards, this is paradise.

Thankfully the cities right next to the ocean and Hilo Bay so that kind of takes care of the humidity most the time. People flock to great weather which raises the price on everything.

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