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U.S. State Capitals Where it Doesn't Snow

Can you name the state capitals that get less than 1 inch of snow per year?
1981–2010 according to currentresults.com
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First submittedJune 25, 2017
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Inches
Capital City
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Honolulu
0
Phoenix
0
Sacramento
0
Tallahassee
0.2
Baton Rouge
Inches
Capital City
0.4
Montgomery
0.5
Columbia
0.6
Austin
0.9
Jackson
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Level 87
Jun 26, 2017
Yes, I sure remember getting caught in that blizzard in Jackson, MS... (?)
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2017
According to the same source, Jackson gets 0.6" per year. Should be on here.
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2017
Fixed, thanks
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Level 85
Jun 26, 2017
It's 0.6 days of snow, but 0.9 inches of snow (at https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Mississippi/annual-snowfall.php).
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Level 66
Jun 28, 2017
Yes, but it only lasted 0.6 days
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Level 32
Dec 21, 2017
So nobody's confused, just say 14 hours...
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Level 75
Sep 29, 2017
It wasn't a blizzard, but I remember driving through a snowstorm in Jackson in the 1970s. I guess we were lucky enough to be there during the 0.9 inches for that year.
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Level 55
Sep 29, 2017
It snows in Topeka, Kansas?
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Level 58
Nov 10, 2017
Of course. It has a temperate, continental climate. Hot, humid summers, and cold snowy winters.
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2019
It's like Britain for example
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Level 29
Dec 11, 2020
Not really Britain is temperate it basically never snows here and rarely goes below freezing and in the summer rarely goes above 25 degrees.
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Level 83
Jan 31, 2024
I think I've seen the UK's climate compared more to Washington/British Columbia, which fits given it's coastal and around the same latitude. I don't think we'd get the extremes of a region far inland even if we were as far south as Kansas.
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Level 77
Sep 29, 2017
Really? Sacramento?
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Level 62
Oct 1, 2017
Oh yes. Hot as balls there in the summer, mild-warm in the winter. No snow whatsoever.
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Level 67
Dec 21, 2017
I thought that was odd too. Seems far north enough that it should at least get some snow, but then...stats don't lie.
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Level 77
Dec 11, 2020
Locations closer to oceans have more temperate climates
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Level 89
Jun 5, 2018
Yep, really. Sacramento is far enough north but it's also just barely above sea level. Hot in the summer and mild in the winter. Rarely does the temperature drop below freezing and even when it does it's usually just for a few hours in the middle of the night. It is however only about an 1.5 hour drive to snow in the Sierra.
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Level 53
May 11, 2019
That's what I was thinking... Same latitude as Southern Ohio.
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Level 67
Nov 17, 2020
Sea-level California has really mild winters, for reasons that I don't understand.
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Level 32
May 25, 2021
no, we don't. it actually snows here a lot.
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2023
My bad.
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Level 72
Dec 11, 2020
i was thinking the same thing. I always drive thru Sacramento to go skiing. So many times, shortly after Sac, it's time to put on the chains. Hard to believe that is doesn't snow there, since it is so close to Tahoe where there is massive snow.
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Level 55
Jan 24, 2023
I grew up outside Sacamento at an elevation around 600' and we'd get dustings of snow every couple of years. Sac at an elevation of only 30' I bet would be pretty rare
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Level 32
Dec 21, 2017
First on the day it was featured
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Level 77
Dec 21, 2017
Surprised that Colombia was on the list and not Atlanta
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Level 76
Feb 6, 2018
Me too! Looking at a map, it looks like Atlanta is maybe twice as far inland as Columbia, so maybe that explains it.
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Level 91
Dec 11, 2020
I was in Columbia waaay back in 1987, in basic training at Fort Jackson, and it snowed for the first time in a long time. It was only a couple inches, but the entire area just shut down because nobody knew how to drive in snow and they didn't even have the equipment to clear the roads.
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Level 37
Dec 11, 2020
It snows quite frequently in Atlanta...its essentially in the foothills of the Appalachians and is the highest (1050 ft) major city east of the Mississippi. Not unusual to wake up to temperatures in the 20's during the winter.
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Level 88
Dec 11, 2020
I've lived in Atlanta for over 17 years, and I wouldn't say it snows "frequently". Maybe if you are talking about the northernmost portions of the metro area, but even then I think "occasionally" would be more accurate. You're right about the winter temperatures, but they don't often coincide with the moisture necessary to produce significant snowfall.
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Level 70
Mar 26, 2023
Snow Jam 1982 Atlanta
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Level 89
Aug 13, 2018
Never ever consider driving in ANY of these places if it snows while you're there.
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Level 20
May 15, 2019
Coming from a boy who actually lives in Hawaii it's awesome because there's no snow but even then when I go to the states on vacation it's even better cuz I rarely get to experience snow
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Level 37
May 25, 2019
You are a boy who lives in Hawaii and vacation in the states? Um, so Hawaii isn't a state?
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Level 58
Feb 17, 2020
pretty sure he means the continental us
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Level 68
Dec 11, 2020
You can live in one country and still go on vacation in that country. I don't understand the confusion.
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2020
It snows on the higher peaks in Hawaii. I've seen it.
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2023
Are you sure?

We might need to send some more people to check.

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Level 67
Jan 25, 2023
[Holding up hand] Oooh, oooh, send me. I'll go. I hate Winter.
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Level 72
Dec 13, 2020
You can ski on Mauna Kea. (But don't buy a season ticket.)
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Level 70
Jan 4, 2020
It snows in Atlanta, GA?
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Level 88
Dec 11, 2020
Not often, and usually less than an inch when it does. Sometimes we have snowstorms that cause accumulation of more than an inch, but they are few and far between. I would have thought they were rare enough that Atlanta would appear as an answer on this quiz, but apparently not.
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Level 74
Nov 15, 2021
Yep, last I visited it did
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Level 32
Jan 24, 2023
Sadly it never snows for me once I go down there.
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Level 85
Dec 11, 2020
It snowed during the day in Tallahasse in 2017. Now my young daughter expects it to snow every year. Needless to say, it hasn't since.
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Level 50
Dec 14, 2020
Surprised not to see Olympia or Salem here. Most of the Pacific Northwest lowlands get very little snow. It gets cold in the winter, but usually just freezes.
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2023
There's very little, and then there's less than 1" a year.

A single day of medium-light snow can easily beat that.

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Level 32
Dec 14, 2020
lol of course i forget about honolulu
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Level 72
Dec 18, 2020
Argh, spent 30 seconds wondering why I couldn't spell Honolulu, then was too frustrated with myself to finish.
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Level 57
Jun 12, 2022
How the heck is Santa Fe not on here?
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2023
By virtue of being by far the most elevated state capital. Forget "mile-high" Denver, 'cause Santa Fe has nearly another 2000 feet on it.
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Level 53
Jan 24, 2023
🤦‍♂️i spent the whole quiz doing country capitals. i was wondering why Riyadh and khartoum etc. wouldnt work
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Level 32
Jan 26, 2023
Never knew baton rouge had snow. Ever since I was there I haven't seen any snow.
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2023
7/9 captured by time limit again.
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Level 15
Aug 28, 2023
Please update this quiz!