Best places to move to avoid snow
Hate winter weather? These cities are for you!
Does the thought of shoveling your sidewalk, commuting to work behind a snow plow and dressing for freezing temperatures have you dreaming of a tropical climate? Would you prefer to turn on the air conditioner instead of lighting a fire or cranking up the heat? If so, you’ll want to check out these 10 places — they have some of the best weather in the country (and little to no snow)!
Which cities have the best weather in the U.S.?
There are very few places in the Unites States where it never snows, but there are areas with great weather where snowfall is rare. While we can’t predict what Mother Nature will do each year, these cities are typically free of severe winter weather.
1. Phoenix, AZ – Areas on the outskirts of Phoenix may see flurries, but it rarely snows in the heart of the city. It averages 0 inches of annual snowfall, so while you may experience a dust storm, there are no snow storms to be had here.
2. San Francisco, CA – While it did get a trace amount of snow back in 2011, the last measurable snowfall was an inch in 1976. Even in January, low temperatures don’t drop below 45 degrees on average, so you can expect warm temps year-round.
3. Corpus Christi, TX – Snow is incredibly rare in south Texas, but strange weather patterns can bring it in on some occasions. In 2004, a weather event brought about 8 inches to the area, but if any falls, it’s usually melted within a day or two. Most years, snowfall totals are trace amounts, if any.
4. Key West, FL – Being the southernmost point of the United States, you might imagine that Key West has pretty great weather. The record cold temperature is 41 degrees, so residents don’t experience any flurries.
5. Las Vegas, NV – Being in the dry, warm desert means Vegas hardly ever has snow. In the last 100 years, there have been few events — the last snowfall was just 3 inches in 2008.
6. Houston, TX – Another south Texas town that rarely sees winter weather. If you do see any snowflakes, it’s a trace amount or less than an inch.
7. San Diego, CA – The last measurable snowfall in San Diego was in 1967. In the last 125, flurries have only fallen five times. Instead, you’ll enjoy warm temperatures and the hot, dry Santa Ana winds.
8. Orlando, FL – Not surprisingly, the subtropical climate in Orlando doesn’t produce much snow. The last time they got any measurable amounts was in 1977, when a couple inches fell (and then quickly melted).
9. Honolulu, HI – Believe it or not, there are places in Hawaii that see snow! The mountain tops of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea get it at their high elevations, but the beach areas don’t. So if you want to avoid snow, Honolulu is a safe bet.
10. Jacksonville, FL – Even in northern Florida, extreme winter weather is rare. The last measurable snowfall was in 1989, and before that, it was 1973 and 1958.
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