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Top 10 U.S. States with the Least Precipitation

Can you guess the states of the U.S.A. that have the least average annual precipitation?
1971-2000 according to the NOAA, as reported here
Last updated: March 30, 2017
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cm/year
State
24.1
Nevada
31.0
Utah
32.8
Wyoming
34.5
Arizona
37.0
New Mexico
cm/year
State
39.0
Montana
40.5
Colorado
45.2
North Dakota
48.1
Idaho
51.1
South Dakota
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level 21
Mar 31, 2017
Oh yeah. Easy peasy.
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level 72
Mar 31, 2017
Much easier then the rainiest ones.
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Jun 12, 2017
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Mar 31, 2017
Seems they are all adjacent to the east of the Rockies, although I did try Alaska first in case snow did not count.
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level 67
Jul 12, 2017
Either east of the Rockies or in the rain shadow of the Cascades or Sierra Nevada (Great Basin states). Also, Alaska has rainforests.
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level 55
Aug 9, 2017
I tried Alaska, too, because the snow is pretty dry. However, I wasn't taking into account that southeastern Alaska is very rainy.
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level 52
Nov 8, 2017
And surprisingly lush. There are drier and less...'jungly' places far further south, and it's all thanks to their many, many, many rivers.
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level 53
Jul 7, 2017
My first 100% on a quiz about US states. (I am not american)
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level 47
Jul 7, 2017
Quiz should be renamed to "Western States that don't border the Pacific".
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level 48
Jul 7, 2017
One of the few things on this website that made me laugh.
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Jul 8, 2017
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Aug 17, 2017
Hm... I don't see Washington on this. :)
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level 52
Nov 8, 2017
Still less than 100 cm a year, which is barely even half of Hawaii's 178.5/yr., the wettest of them all. Seattle is surprisingly un-rainy for the stereotypes you'd hear. Much like London, it's more of a constant dull fog. A full 84% of Seattle's days (second from all major U.S. cities) is cloudy.