Before I get into the top 5 driest and wettest U.S. major cities, here’s a brief idea of how I collected the data. First, the cities must have a population size of 100,000 or more. Second, populations are not added for a site that has multiple city names. For example, Seattle-Tacoma just goes as Seattle for this list, and just uses the Seattle population to determine if it is a major city. Also, the city must have an official National Weather Service reporting site. Finally, if a city has multiple NWS sites, I use the one that seems to be the most official, usually the one that is listed first on the NWS observed weather reports pages. If you have any questions/comments about my method, feel free to leave a comment on this post.
Now for the lists. Data is from November 7th.
|Driest Major U.S. Cities|
|1||Las Vegas, NV||4.12|
|4||El Paso, TX||6.51|
|Wettest Major U.S. Cities|
|1||San Juan, PR||78.67|
|3||Fort Lauderdale, FL||58.27|
I’ll try to get updates going each week depending on how the statistics change.
Have a great week everyone!