Monday, June 23, 2014

State with the "worst weather"?

The weather page in last Sunday's Trib had an interesting Q&A section by Tom Skilling, resident weather guy.   
         Which state has the worst weather? Florida, maybe, because of hurricanes?
        There is no single, satisfying answer. To borrow from a cliche, bad weather is in the eye of the beholder. It is probably unfair to judge a state's climate based on just one kind of weather event when so many weather occurrences can be dangerous or just plain troublesome. It's true, though, that Florida experiences more hurricane activity than any other state. 
    However, taking into consideration the totality of dangerous, costly or merely inconvenient weather - hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, blizzards, heat, cold, humidity, rain, snow, glaze, fog - one state leads all others in variety and frequency of nasty weather: Minnesota.

Having spent the majority of my formative years in that state, I believe I am a stronger, hardier person as a result of surviving all of the above. What say you?

1 comment:

  1. ha HA! yes, I agree! Interesting...when I read of all that I'm dealing with here in Minnesota, I feel a sense of PRIDE that I am, in fact, "dealing with it." If nothing else, it sure makes one appreciate the absolutely beautiful weather we've enjoyed the past few days. :)


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