Least Sunny Cities in the U.S.

Which cities get the least sunlight?  NerdWallet looked at data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine which cities in the U.S. have the least sunshine.

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Least Sunny Cities in the U.S.

Rank City Annual % average possible sunshine
1 JUNEAU, AK 30%
2 MT. WASHINGTON, NH 33%
3 QUILLAYUTE, WA 33%
4 ELKINS, WV 40%
5 ANCHORAGE, AK 41%
6 HILO, HI 41%
7 POHNPEI, MICRONESIA, PC 41%
8 NOME, AK 42%
9 PAGO PAGO, AMER SAMOA, PC 42%
10 SEATTLE C.O., WA 43%
11 PITTSBURGH, PA 45%
12 GRAND RAPIDS, MI 46%
13 GUAM, PC 46%
14 SYRACUSE, NY 46%
15 CHUUK, MICORNESIA., PC 47%
16 SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 47%
17 SEATTLE SEA-TAC AP, WA 47%
18 ALPENA, MI 48%
19 BUFFALO, NY 48%
20 PORTLAND, OR 48%
21 BINGHAMTON, NY 49%
22 BURLINGTON, VT 49%
23 CLEVELAND, OH 49%
24 COLUMBUS, OH 50%
25 GREATER CINCINNATI AP, KY 50%
26 MARQUETTE, MI 50%
27 AVOCA, PA 51%
28 EUREKA, CA. 51%
29 KOROR, PC 51%
30 LANSING, MI 51%
31 ROCHESTER, NY 51%
32 BLUE HILL, MA 52%
33 DULUTH, MN 52%
34 TOLEDO, OH 52%
35 ALBANY, NY 53%
36 ALLENTOWN, PA 53%
37 DAYTON, OH 53%
38 DETROIT, MI 53%
39 CHICAGO, IL 54%
40 CONCORD, NH 54%
41 GREEN BAY, WI 54%
42 MADISON, WI 54%
43 MILWAUKEE, WI 54%
44 SPOKANE, WA 54%
45 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 55%
46 MISSOULA, MT 55%
47 MOLINE, IL 55%
48 YAP, MICRONESIA., PC 55%
49 ATLANTIC CITY AP, NJ 56%
50 COLUMBIA, MO 56%
51 HARTFORD, CT 56%
52 KNOXVILLE, TN 56%
53 LOUISVILLE, KY 56%
54 NASHVILLE, TN 56%
55 PEORIA, IL 56%
56 PHILADELPHIA, PA 56%
57 WASHINGTON NAT’L AP, D.C. 56%
58 BALTIMORE, MD 57%
59 BIRMINGHAM C.O., AL 57%
60 CHATTANOOGA, TN 57%
61 FARGO, ND 57%
62 MIDDLETOWN/HARRISBURG AP, PA 57%
63 NEW ORLEANS, LA 57%
64 PORTLAND, ME 57%
65 ST. LOUIS, MO 57%
66 BIRMINGHAM AP, AL 58%
67 BOSTON, MA 58%
68 HARRISBURG, PA 58%
69 LIHUE, HI 58%
70 MAJURO, MARSHALL IS, PC 58%
71 MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL, MN 58%
72 MONTGOMERY, AL 58%
73 NEW YORK C.PARK, NY 58%
74 PADUCAH KY 58%
75 PORT ARTHUR, TX 58%
76 PROVIDENCE, RI 58%
77 RALEIGH, NC 58%
78 SPRINGFIELD, IL 58%
79 ASHEVILLE, NC 59%
80 BISMARCK, ND 59%
81 DES MOINES, IA 59%
82 EVANSVILLE, IN 59%
83 FORT WAYNE, IN 59%
84 HELENA, MT 59%
85 HOUSTON, TX 59%
86 LYNCHBURG, VA 59%
87 ATLANTA, GA 60%
88 AUSTIN/BERGSTROM, TX 60%
89 AUSTIN/CITY, TX 60%
90 BILLINGS, MT 60%
91 BROWNSVILLE, TX 60%
92 CAPE HATTERAS, NC 60%
93 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 60%
94 GREENSBORO-WNSTN-SALM, NC 60%
95 GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AP, SC 60%
96 KANSAS CITY, MO 60%
97 NORFOLK, VA 60%
98 OMAHA (NORTH), NE 60%
99 PENSACOLA, FL 60%
100 SAN ANTONIO, TX 60%
101 SPRINGFIELD, MO 60%
102 WILLISTON, ND 60%
103 CAIRO, IL 61%
104 DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX 61%
105 FORT SMITH, AR 61%
106 GREAT FALLS, MT 61%
107 JACKSON, MS 61%
108 LINCOLN, NE 61%
109 SIOUX CITY, IA 61%
110 TOPEKA, KS 61%
111 CHARLOTTE, NC 62%
112 GALVESTON, TX 62%
113 LITTLE ROCK, AR 62%
114 SAVANNAH, GA 62%
115 TULSA, OK 62%
116 CHARLESTON AP, SC 63%
117 HURON, SD 63%
118 JACKSONVILLE, FL 63%
119 RAPID CITY, SD 63%
120 RICHMOND, VA 63%
121 SHERIDAN, WY 63%
122 WILMINGTON, NC 63%
123 BOISE, ID 64%
124 COLUMBIA, SC 64%
125 MEMPHIS, TN 64%
126 POCATELLO, ID 64%
127 SHREVEPORT, LA 64%
128 TUPELO, MS 64%
129 VALENTINE, NE 65%
130 WICHITA, KS 65%
131 APALACHICOLA, FL 66%
132 CHEYENNE, WY 66%
133 MACON, GA 66%
134 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 66%
135 SAN FRANCISCO C.O., CA 66%
136 TAMPA, FL 66%
137 CONCORDIA, KS 67%
138 KAHULUI, HI 67%
139 NORTH PLATTE, NE 67%
140 SAN JUAN, PR 67%
141 LANDER, WY 68%
142 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 68%
143 SAN DIEGO, CA 68%
144 WINNEMUCCA, NV 68%
145 DENVER, CO 69%
146 ABILENE, TX 70%
147 DODGE CITY, KS 70%
148 MIAMI, FL 70%
149 MILFORD, UT 70%
150 WAKE ISLAND, PC 70%
151 GRAND JUNCTION, CO 71%
152 HONOLULU, HI 71%
153 JOHNSTON ISLAND, PC 71%
154 LAKE CHARLES, LA 72%
155 LUBBOCK, TX 72%
156 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR 72%
157 AMARILLO, TX 73%
158 ELY, NV 73%
159 LOS ANGELES C.O., CA 73%
160 MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX 74%
161 ROSWELL, NM 74%
162 ALBUQUERQUE, NM 76%
163 KEY WEST, FL 76%
164 PUEBLO, CO 76%
165 FLAGSTAFF, AZ 78%
166 SACRAMENTO, CA 78%
167 FRESNO, CA 79%
168 RENO, NV 79%
169 EL PASO, TX 84%
170 LAS VEGAS, NV 85%
171 PHOENIX, AZ 85%
172 TUCSON, AZ 85%
173 REDDING, CA 88%
174 YUMA, AZ 90%