America’s Rainiest Cities

Recently, my wife and I were discussing places we’d like to live, and Seattle popped up. During our discussion, she worried that Seattle might be too gloomy, too overcast, and too rainy for us. I guess I’ll have to share with her this list, which ranks the rainiest cities in the US. Seattle doesn’t even crack the Top 10.

  1. Mobile, Alabama
  2. Pensacola, Florida
  3. New Orleans, Louisiana
  4. West Palm Beach, Florida
  5. Lafayette, Louisiana
  6. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  7. Miami, Florida
  8. Port Arthur, Texas
  9. Tallahassee, Florida
  10. Lake Charles, Louisiana

Amusingly, I live outside the fourth rainiest city (which is currently in its fifth week of water restrictions, thanks to a drought). Maybe it’s time to pack up and move to Seattle, after all.

Other rainy-day thoughts: