DRIEST U.S. LOCATIONS EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Every location in the United States that is "dry" is west of the Mississippi
River (and primarily west of 100 degrees West latitude). However, a few
locations east of the Mississippi (all in the northern Great Lakes) receive
less than 30 inches of rain per year, though all of these locations have
rather cool (and sometimes cold) climates, so less of this rain water evaporates.
In contrast, south Florida looks drier (even though rainfall exceeds 50
inches per year in almost all locations except the Keys) because the
evapotranspiration rates are so high since there is plenty of warmth.
1. Watertown, New York
2. Green Bay, Wisconsin
3. Bellaire, Michigan
4. Alpena, Michigan
4. Houghton Lake, Michigan
6. Iron Mountain, Michigan
7. Clintonville, Wisconsin
8. Dansville, New York
9. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
10. Oscoda, Michigan
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