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.
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.
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.
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
Arizona. See the Related Links for "USATODAY.com - Sunshine State isn't the sunniest" to the bottom for the answer.
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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Kansas gets the highest number of tornadoes per area unit, with about 12 tornadoes per 10,000 square miles per year.
They average 283 days of sunshine per year.
The sun shines almost every day in Southern California. My guess would be 325 days a year.
The surface of the sun!
Queensland is the Austalian state with the nickname of "Sunshine State". This is because much the state has a mild and temperate climate all year around, and some of the most popular beaches in Australia.
58 days a year.
Of the US states, Michigan and Washington receive the least amount of sunshine per year.
200, on average.
Aphotic zone is the area of a lake or an ocean which gets little or no sunshine throughout the year.
New York State gets tornadoes every year. From 1961 to 1990 the state has averaged 5 tornadoes each year. Most of them are weak.
The answer I got was not specific. It just says Albuquerque averages more than 300 days of sunshine a year. I found another site by accident that says Albuquerque gets 310 days of sunshine a year.
Texas, though the average is much more than 110 per year.
90% of sunshine/year = 328.5 days/year
Phoenix Arizona average of 296 days a year
The okanagan receives over 2000 hours of sunshine every year.