What’s the rainiest city in the United States?

The clock’s ticking. The spotlight’s getting hotter. What’s your guess?

Chances are you just lost one billion dollars. Seattle? Wrong. Portland? Not even close. The rainiest city in the United States is Mobile.

Seattle’s ranking? Number 41. Portland? 42.

In a study on the top 10 rainiest cities in the United States released by San Francisco-based WeatherBill, Inc., Mobile averages more than five feet of rainfall annually. Portland gets about three feet. Cities in the Southeast dominate the list until the Northwest makes its début at number 24 with Olympia. The capital city of The Evergreen State maintains its rainy day reputation by being the city with the most rainy days annually (63 days) but the Northwest’s rainy day pride doesn’t last long: Mobile comes in second on the most rainy days list with 59 days.

But I have to say after 25 days of rain in April and the last 20 days with measurable rainfall I think Portland and Seattle may have moved up on the list a few points. This morning the sun is out and the sky is blue. Time to celebrate!

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2 Responses

  1. I’m surprised! We could use a little of that rain–unusually dry here, but supposed to get some rain this afternoon! Of course! we had plans to do something outside!

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