Sunday, April 14, 2013

Toughest Weather City Championship

 Who knew my little town would win a nation award. Now given, there are plenty of places that get extreme weather however for the past 3 years it has been nuts!
Weather Channel did a little competition between all the cities in the U.S. for locals to vote on their own city having the most extreme weather.

Well when Lubbock made it to the final four I though that was as far as we would go concidering the other three cities:
Fargo, ND
Fairbanks, AK
Caribou, ME
These cities get feet of snow, hurricanes, extreme heat and so on. So to think that Lubbock would then make it to the final two I was excited!

Toughest Weather City Championship Result
Fairbanks, Alaska                                 vs.                   Lubbock, Texas 
- Extreme cold, snowy, mild summer                             - Wind, snow, F5 tornado in 1970
- 114 days of subzero cold                                            - Drought-prone, dust storms
- 65" of snow                                                                  - 8.1" snow, 7 days w/ snow
- 90+ heat once every two years                                  - 85 days of 90+ heat
(courtesy of

After a ton of voting, the poles closed and results were given:
Whose weather is toughest?
Fairbanks, Alaska 34.15%  (4,498 votes) 

Lubbock, Texas 65.85%  (8,672 votes) 

 There were a total of 13,170!
Here are a few pictures of the past three years of extreme weather here in good ol’ Lubbock, TX:

Haboob 2011

Dust Storm 2012

Golf Ball size Hail 2012

Damage From Hail Storm 2012

2012 Texas Drought

Lubbock Blizzard 2013


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