Tuesday, November 5, 2013

No Sunny Texas Towns On List Of Top 101 Cloudy Towns

When someone compiles a Top 101 type list of towns ranked by some criteria as being the top, best or worst at something, usually at least one Texas town shows up on the list.

However, today a Top 101 Towns type list was in the news with nary a single Texas town making the list.

I first saw this made mention of this morning whilst checking news online to learn that Bellingham in my old home state of Washington was #1.

Bellingham is a very cool college town. But, it did not rank #1 for being a cool college town.

Bellingham ranked #1 for being the town  in America, with a population over 50,000, having the lowest average amount of sunshine per year. As in, in Bellingham it is only sunny 35% of the time.

The top 15 towns, on the list of 101, were all in Washington. Washington towns continued to show up as I scanned the list of 101 to its end. I would have thought at least one Oregon town would have been near the top of this list.

The first Oregon town to be listed was the town I was born in, Eugene, which is supposedly sunny 47.5% of the time. In my memory Eugene is always sunny, but that is likely because I only remember being in Eugene in summer. My mom and dad moved me back to Washington when I was 4, so I have no actual memory of living in Eugene.

So, this is a good list for sunny Texas to not be on.

Spencer Jack's dad, my favorite nephew, Jason, sent me a link via email, subject line: no sunshine here today. Text in email saying FUD-- Thought you'd find this interesting --FNJ.

The link was to an article on city-data.com titled Top 101 cities with the lowest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+).

Today, in usually sunny Fort Worth, Texas, we are experiencing the type weather that can go on for day after day after day after week after week after month in Western Washington.

None of the towns in my old home zone of the Skagit Valley are on this list because no Skagit Valley town has a population over 50,000.

It has been 24 hours since I have seen blue sky at my current location. Blue sky is scheduled to return tomorrow.....

1 comment:

Steve A said...

Ditto for Forks, where the "Twilight" vampires elected to live...