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Popular belief is Florida (the sunshine state), however, that is merely the "popular" belief perpetuated by license plates and the Florida visitors bureau. The actual meteorological data shows that 5 U.S. states actually have a greater claim on that title than Florida. The top state, and it makes sense when you think about it, is Arizona. Next, are California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, in that order. These stats are from the national weather service and were reported in USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/weather/news/2004-06-21-fla-sunshine_x.htm As stated in the USA Today article, Florida has more days where between 20% and 70% of the sun is blocked by clouds than anywhere else in the United States. See what marketing can do for you.

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In most states there are one or two cities that receive a lot of sunshine annually. But in the following states the whole state receives a lot of sunshine.

Arizona

California

Florida

Idaho

Nevada

New Mexico

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Wyoming

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Probably Arizona, or in that area. Difficult to give an answer by state, however, when there is so much variation in these large states. But somewhere in SoCal or southern Arizona (Tucson, Yuma, etc.) has the most sunny days.

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States generally have pretty large areas, and many have a number of different climate zones. That makes it very difficult to say which "state" has the most sunny days a year. Las Vegas, Nevada and Alburquerque, New Mexico have in excess of 200 sunny days per year. But that doesn't mean it was sunny across all of Nevada or New Mexico on any given day. It almost certainly wasn't. In contrast, California has towns in the desert and the lower end of the Imperial Valley that have a bit short of 200 sunny days in a year, but in you look at towns in the northwest of this big state that are on the Pacific Ocean, you will find that, say, Crescent City is gray much more than it is sunny. It might be better to look at cities or towns rather than whole states. Maybe.

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Arizona (Yuma) achieves the world record for most recorded annual average sunshine (4174 hrs avg-4300 hrs was the record for sunny hours a year)

Mass (Boston) 2638 hrs yr

Maryland (Balto) 2583 hrs yr

Florida (Miami) 3154 hrs yr

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Arizona. See the Related Links for "USATODAY.com - Sunshine State isn't the sunniest" to the bottom for the answer.

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Yuma, Arizona gets the most year-round sunshine of any place in the United States. Yuma is also the least humid and has fewer days of precipitation than any other US city.

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