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Travel Tip: America’s Wettest Cities

Photo Credit: Todd Diemer

Locations in this article:  Albuquerque, NM Seattle, WA

When it rains, it pours, especially if you happen to travel to America’s wettest city. And it might surprise you to learn which city that is.

According to the numbers from the National Climatic Data Center, the answer might surprise you. The rainiest U.S. city is not Seattle.

It’s Hilo, Hawaii. On average, Hilo gets more than 126 inches of rain every year.

What are the other wettest cities?

Number four is Mobile, Alabama. Mobile’s wettest month is also a surprise– July–when it averages more than seven inches of rain.

Number three is Astoria, Oregon. Astoria receives at least some precipitation on 190 days each year.

And you’d better bring some foul weather gear if you’re heading to Annette Island in Alaska. Its wet season lasts a full seven months–from September to April–which means it’s usually raining there 231 days a year.

If you’re looking for some relief from rain, then head to Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s the driest and least rainy city in the U.S.

Photo Credit:
Todd Diemer

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