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Old 10-06-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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No weather disasters: no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no blizzards, no fires.

Seattle is going to top this list for me. So is Fresno.

Please don't say Buffalo. People keep saying Buffalo has hardly any natural disasters. Yeah, like a blizzard is not a natural disaster.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:23 AM
 
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Singapore is a classic example. No hurricanes due to proximity to equator, no tornadoes, and of course no blizzards. Flooding is also rare.

The only real natural disaster is haze. Forest fires don't happen directly in Singapore, but forest fires in Indonesia blow smoke over Singapore sometimes.

Yet the weather is absolutely gross year round in Singapore. 90F heat, sun, and dewpoints in the upper 70s year round.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:11 PM
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Location: Laurentia
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No weather disasters: no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no blizzards, no fires.

Seattle is going to top this list for me. So is Fresno.

Please don't say Buffalo. People keep saying Buffalo has hardly any natural disasters. Yeah, like a blizzard is not a natural disaster.
Buffalo isn't unpleasant/uncomfortable; it is listed as having relatively good weather for much of the year. Winters aren't even all that cold, just snowy. A blizzard in Buffalo is not a natural disaster since they get heavy snowfall all of the time and are prepared for it. 2 feet of snow in Buffalo overnight? No big deal. Other places that don't get it? Probably a big problem.

I will nominate this place for having a very uncomfortable/unpleasant climate despite being relatively free of weather disasters:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma,_Arizona

This place will seriously mess you up when you are working in Detroit in November and you get sent down here...and find that it's in the upper 80's and it's either hot or inferno-hot year round:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsville,_Texas

The others that come to mind all are prone to catching on fire so they don't count for your purposes

To summarize, it's awful if it is: 1. Year-round hot 2. Dry 3. Overly sunny 4. Has a dry season or less than 33" of annual rainfall 5. Catches on fire 6. Doesn't snow and 7. Lacks one or more of the 4 seasons. See, I'm not picky at all, lol
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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My area of FL. Most boring weather there is and hot and super high dew points most of the year.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR area
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Dallol, Ethiopia doesn't have tornadoes, blizzards, or fires. Don't think hurricanes reach it either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallol,_Ethiopia#Climate

Seattle and Fresno are comfortable for 7-8 months of the year temperature-wise. Dallol is a year-round hell.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Flovis
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No weather disasters: no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no blizzards, no fires.

Seattle is going to top this list for me. So is Fresno.

Please don't say Buffalo. People keep saying Buffalo has hardly any natural disasters. Yeah, like a blizzard is not a natural disaster.
Seattle doesn't get crazy blizzards but it does get earthquakes. That count?

Hellish Fresno forecast


No fire danger this week for Fresno cause it won't be dry enough. That will stay in Sacramento. Have fun with that.

Edit: you forgot vegas
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:42 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Seattle is going to top this list for me
If you count earthquakes you should read this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_subduction_zone

Also, we do get windstorms though they aren't exactly hurricanes.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:24 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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The Atacama Desert in Peru. It can go years there without a single raindrop. Arica, Chile, one of the largest cities in the Atacama, has 1" of rain... every 33.4 years on average.

Phoenix, Arizona gets more rain in a year than Arica has gotten since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, and Phoenix is still a desert climate.

The Atacama Desert may be largely free of disasters, but as far as inhabited climates go it is unrivaled in being awful.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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No weather disasters: no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no blizzards, no fires.

Seattle is going to top this list for me. So is Fresno.

Please don't say Buffalo. People keep saying Buffalo has hardly any natural disasters. Yeah, like a blizzard is not a natural disaster.
Seattle on top of the list? How so?
Sure Seattle doesn't have much risk of weather-related disasters (tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.) But it also doesn't have uncomfortable/unpleasant weather. Its summers are arguably the best in the entire country with sun, low humidity, and upper 70's being the norm. And winter is more mild than any of the rest of the northern half of the country.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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If you count earthquakes you should read this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_subduction_zone
Also, we do get windstorms though they aren't exactly hurricanes.
Add to that Mt. Ranier, when she pops off again Seattle's outer reaches may be affected by mudfows or ash. But that may not happen for hundreds of years, if ever, so the actual danger is pretty low. Cascadia is a real thing that is going to change the lives of millions when it goes, and it's "overdue" in historical terms.

To the post, a location with a miserable climate but few natural disasters? I'd pick Antarctica.
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