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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
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First submittedMarch 30, 2017
Last updatedMarch 30, 2017
Times taken13,738
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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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level 39
Jun 12, 2017
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level 67
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 69
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 51
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 55
Jul 7, 2017
My first 100% on a quiz about US states. (I am not american)
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level 49
Jul 7, 2017
Quiz should be renamed to "Western States that don't border the Pacific".
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level 53
Jul 7, 2017
One of the few things on this website that made me laugh.
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level 33
Jul 8, 2017
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level 68
Jul 8, 2019
Right. Once you've figured out the area of the dry zone, all you need to do is name the states in the vicinity of it. 100%. :)
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level 66
Aug 17, 2017
Hm... I don't see Washington on this. :)
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level 51
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.
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level 46
Jul 8, 2019
Wow. So easy, I got them all on the first try. None of them were incorrect.
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level 33
Jul 25, 2019
Shocked California isn't on here since all I hear is complaints of how dry it is ever day. lol