10 Sunniest Cities In The United States.

What is going on everyone? Welcome back to the world according to Briggs, I am

just outside of Portland Oregon and I gotta tell you it's kind of cold for us

I say for us because I know there's a few cities in the country right now that

are well below zero about three weeks ago I did a video about the coldest

states and I thought today I would help get your mind off the cold your aching

knees chattering teeth and look at cities that get the most Sun yes

sunshine something we haven't seen much of in Portland for about five months and

for those of you in Portland that want to bring up the fact that we had like

two sunny days three weeks ago or five weeks ago stop typing don't nitpick

sunlight is very important to human beings sunlight can improve your mood

may prevent us from eating too much it helps stimulate the body's production of

vitamin D it can help clear up skin conditions like psoriasis it may even

help maintain the efficiency of the human eye that'll be good for all of you

when I start making videos in 8k someday the Sun can also do bad things so too

much is a bad thing too much of anything's really a bad thing so wear

sunscreen sunblock whatever you want to call it to make this video I looked at

data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine

the sunniest cities in the United States and rank them by the percentage of days

with possible sunshine on average now that's how we're gonna do this video

stay to the end of the video I'll have a question for you about the subject of

future videos see which ones you prefer I guess if we're talking sunshine we got

to start with the golden state and

number 10 Sacramento the sunshine in California is legendary one of the main

reasons people moved to California is the sunshine I was in Sacramento in

October of 2018 it was like 85 degrees the whole weekend sunny and filled to

the brim with homeless in Sacramento there are 218 parks and parkways

totaling four thousand three hundred and thirty point seven acres of land for

public use and about 213 of those parks have very tanned homeless people

spending than item I'm sure okay maybe not 213 but a bunch of them do and they

all have tans I noticed that was there every homeless person had an incredible

tan now I'm sure there's Canadians watching documentaries about homeless in

California thinking if they can't afford rent how are they affording a tanning

membership the percentage of sunny days in Sacramento is

78.5% number nine flagstaff arizona flagstaff arizona carries the nickname

of the city of seven wonders it's because it's got seven incredible land

features including the national forest a couple monuments some great hiking

canyons and of course the granddaddy of all hump the Grand Canyon the really

good news is you can visit these locations and be relatively sure you'll

have a nice clear day whenever you go there and it's a good thing they rarely

have cloud cover because it's also home of the Lowell Observatory this is the

place that found the planet of Pluto in 1930

you know Pluto the one that was a planet then someone said it wasn't a plant it

was just a couple of rocks then I guess they said it was a dwarf planet and you

know honestly I don't think they like being called Dwarfs I think they prefer

little planets the percentage of sunny days in Flagstaff is seventy eight point

six percent number eight Reno Nevada this one caught me by surprise then I

remembered almost every single time I've been to Reno it was during the holidays

and they get some snow last time I was there it was during the summer I think

it was actually in August of 2017 it was kind of nice Reno is famous for being

the second Nevada City it's just not as sleazy but still has great gambling Reno

has dry hot summer day so many of the residents and the visitors skip the

gambling and the casinos and head down to things like the Truckee River

whitewater park which is kind of cool it's got like little rapids in the

middle of town they also have a thing at the Whitney Peak Hotel they've got a

climbing wall that climbing wall is pretty cool it's outside and it goes all

the way to the top of this 20 some-odd story hotel and with a 79 percent chance

that you'll have sunny weather you should give it a try I think I made it

15 feet up and called it good it's just me though

number seven Fresno California ask anyone from Fresno how summers were

growing up in Fresno and they might start to cry

Fresno gets hot and it never seems to have wind that's my own personal

experience never seems to be windy there not even a light breeze it's rough

Fresno has an average of 36 days of triple digit heat each summer but in

2018 they had 57 days of 100 temperature weather and that set a new record well

past their 30 consecutive days of triple digit weather and that was in July in

August and that's a rough summer I was there I think 2017 maybe 2016 anyway I

may have eaten my body weight and talked they had this taco truck festival thing

going on oh man it was incredible it's kind of bad when you're looking at taco

trucks going you know I think I could just fit one more in but you could

barely walk yeah that was a great festival you have a seventy nine point

four percent chance of having sunny weather in Fresno on average number six

El Paso Texas El Paso is a border town that has one of the largest military

installations in the United States right there in the city kind of it's sort of

in the north area near the El Paso International Airport Fort Bliss you

also have clear skies for most of the year in El Paso and the cities nickname

is Sun City and for good reason they get a lot of Sun they also get very hot and

dry summer days that feel like you're just a $24 goober ride away from the

actual Sun that's how hot it is Franklin Mountain State Park is a good place to

enjoy a summer day and try not to get heatstroke

Franklin Mountain Park is the largest urban park in the contiguous United

States that's completely within the city of El Paso the annual average percentage

of possible sunshine in El Paso is 84% number five Tucson Arizona Tucson is in

the Sonora Desert and it's known for its great Mexican food the food is hot and

so is the weather last time I did a video that mentioned Tucson had some

Jacqueline give me a hard time because I said a swamp cooler didn't cut it in

Tucson you need AC if you don't want to sweat most the year this clown worked it

around where he was offended I was promoting environmental killing AC units

when I kind of shot that down he switched to only you know people in

poverty can afford swamp color so obviously I hate poverty P it was just

weird he was more heated than the weather and the food he was also part of

the reason I tell people that being offended is not a skill or a talent you

need to just not complain so much anyway the summer's here very hot the

temperatures regularly climb into the hundreds they almost never have humidity

so I mean that's good humidity and 100 degree weather always sucks

my suggestion is put on some sunscreen and go get some Mexican food to enjoy

some a scene if you see some clown pushing a swamp cooler and a shopping

cart and crying that would be the guy from the last one the annual average

percentage of possible sunshine is 85 percent number four Phoenix Arizona

Arizona's capital city is the most heavily populated capital city in the

u.s. and I don't know why I didn't know that

and I still don't know why it is probably because I'm one of those people

that isn't big on hot weather some really most people prefer hot weather

the Summer Sun in the valley a Sun could make a Tucson dude with a swamp cooler

moved to Minnesota Phoenix averages more than 100 days a year topping 100 degrees

that's a hundred days of triple digits with temperatures above 110 not being

uncommon those super hot days most locals stay inside with their

air-conditioning not their swamp cooler or they do something like go the movies

just anything with air-conditioning and to stay out of that heat it gets rough

the annual average percentage of possible sunshine in Phoenix is 86

percent number 3 Las Vegas Nevada Las Vegas is the only place I know where

people go to visit lose a couple months worth of paychecks and then tell you

they had a great time then they turn around ask for a loan to buy some bread

and Gatorade Las Vegas does amazing things to people including sunburns I

think a smart business plan in Las Vegas is a skincare line that comes with booze

already in it that way you will always remember to put your lotion on Las Vegas

has more than 100 casinos in the metro area the mostly sunny days are clear and

hot with temperatures into the 100's almost all summer if you're less than 20

pounds overweight and want to hang out by the pool that's really good news when

you're over 20 pounds overweight like me you sit there and look like you're

waiting for a bus most the time if you're not there for the pool the

casinos are always well air-conditioned the average annual percentage of

possible sunshine 85% number to ready in California have you ever heard of ready

in California most people have been outside in Northern California not a lot

goes on here I mean other than oppressive heat reading is known as the

trails capital of California they have tons of hiking and biking trails in the

hills surrounding the city with over 300 days of sunshine reading is the second

sunniest city in the u.s. the Sacramento River is the longest river in California

and it runs right through town I've never been fly-fishing but I have an

army buddy that lives just outside of Redding in a place called Anderson and

he said the fly-fishing is decent does it all the time which is good because

it's so freakin hot there and when you fly fish you get to stand in a river for

hours of time sidenote I told him what my video was about and he mentioned he

started marking down what the first day of the year was that they get over 90

degree weather each year for the fifteen years now and he said in that 15

years he figures it's about two weeks sooner than it was in 2005 but he said

his data's not complete because it needs to get over 20 years anyway you're

probably thinking why would a man randomly do that he got his degree in

meteorology and he worked for the government for like 20 years after 10

years in the Army so yeah that's that's his kind of brain that he does stuff

like that actually he retires April 1st so congratulations sergeant Andrews

actually that's what he was when I knew him I'm sure he's had other titles since

you know 1989 or 90 the annual average percentage of possible sunshine in

Redding California is 88 percent and number one yuma arizona yuma arizona is

the hottest city in the united states they have so much Sun I think it's

baking the brains of the locals for proof of this they don't seem to think

that there's a problem that the local high school sports teams are called the

criminals I'm not kidding google it actually it's a great story how that

came to be the school was established in 1909 and then the next year a fire broke

out and burned down the school in 1910 the school then used the local prison

which had recently been closed for the next three years to hold classes but

classes were held in the cell blocks that same year Yuma's football team was

dubbed the criminals by fans of Phoenix Union High School after losing the

championship game to Yuma and it stuck the annual average percentage of

possible sunshine in Yuma is 90 percent it's actually a little over ninety point

one percent that's a lot of sunshine alright so that's the end of the video

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