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U.S. Cities with the Most Precipitation

Which American metro areas got the most average annual precipitation?
From 1981 to 2010
Metro areas with a population above 1,000,000 only
According to Wikipedia
Quiz by kybreeze
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Last updated: April 16, 2019
First submittedJuly 17, 2012
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City
62.5
New Orleans
61.9
Miami
56.4
San Juan, Puerto Rico
53.7
Birmingham
53.7
Memphis
52.4
Jacksonville
50.7
Orlando
49.9
New York City
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City
49.8
Houston
49.7
Atlanta
47.3
Nashville
47.2
Providence
46.5
Virginia Beach
46.3
Tampa
45.9
Hartford
44.9
Louisville
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level 39
Jul 17, 2012
So much for the whole Seattle thing.
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level 70
Nov 5, 2012
Yeah, it drizzles a lot there, but it doesn't often rain hard. Most of the precipitation falls in the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascades to the east.
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level 62
Jul 24, 2019
Yeah, I was pretty surprised too. In fact, hailing from Seattle was one of the reasons I clicked on the quiz. I figured, 'ah, I got this one.' But, nope. I guess just being cloudy and misty all of the time doesn't really count.
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level 76
Oct 21, 2014
Thought of Virginia Beach but didn't think it was large enough to make the cut.
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level 76
Apr 24, 2019
It's the largest city in Virginia, by both population and total area. Tricky because it's basically a huge suburb.
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level 52
Jul 24, 2019
It's actually quite large!
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level 64
Jul 24, 2019
It should probably be "Hampton Roads" rather than VB. VB's population is around 400k, but the whole Hampton Roads area (which includes Norfolk and 5 other cities) has a population around 1.7 m
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level 79
Oct 5, 2015
Does this include total precipitation, i.e., rain equivalent of snow? It appears not. I would think that if that were included, cities like Cleveland and Buffalo would make the list.
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level ∞
Apr 16, 2019
Yes, it does include the rain equivalent of snow.
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level 64
Jul 24, 2019
1 inch of rain is equal to about 10 inches of snow fyi
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level 67
Apr 16, 2019
I hate to be THAT guy, but should this include San Juan, PR? Or at least a stipulation of integral territory?
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level ∞
Apr 16, 2019
I hate to be that guy but I'm going to do it anyway. Lol, added San Juan as a filled in answer.
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level 72
Apr 17, 2019
Grammar: Which American metro areas have the greatest average annual precipitation?
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level 78
Apr 18, 2019
Don't you say that a city gets precipitation? This is for the period 1981-2010 so...
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level 72
Apr 24, 2019
gets works as well, but got does not.
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level 77
Apr 17, 2019
Interesting. I grew up within 100 miles of St. Louis (with, of course, no mountains between us), but my hometown has over 7 inches/year more precipitation than St. Louis does.
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level 76
Apr 27, 2019
I'd love the quiz saying:
"Oh! Were you expecting that certain Pacific Northwest city, weren't you? Psych!!!! It's not here!"
It could be as a caveat, or a modal pop-up after the timer runs out, or whenever you type said Pacific Northwest city.
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level 38
Jul 24, 2019
Get over yourself Pac Northwest
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level 67
Jul 24, 2019
Hartford has over a million people?!?
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level 44
Jul 24, 2019
Around 1.2 million in Greater Hartford, which is basically just eastern Connecticut https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Hartford
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level 52
Jul 24, 2019
Hartford is dab smack in the middle of the state.
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level 78
Jul 24, 2019
Wasn't doing well at all until I got to Florida. And it's called the Sunshine State, why?
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level 52
Jul 24, 2019
For that tourist money
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level 52
Jul 24, 2019
Damn I had no idea Birmingham got more rain than Jacksonville, it was sooooo dry when I went!