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Old 11-04-2019, 04:10 PM
tij
 
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Worst in the US excluding Alaska would probably be Death Valley, with Yuma, International Falls MN, and Caribou ME right behind.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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Worst in the US excluding Alaska would probably be Death Valley, with Yuma, International Falls MN, and Caribou ME right behind.
Death Valley really isn't hospitable. There might technically be some residents but it isn't a really effective area for civilization whereas Yuma and the others have decent (or more than decent) population sizes.
Really that whole Colorado River valley of CA/AZ is absurdly hot.


For me, all of Alaska. Beautiful state, but too cold.
In the same vein, northern plains of the US, bitter cold, absurd windchills. Extremely bipolar in the spring/fall.
Honorary mention to the Pacific NW. Obviously much of it is hospitable with no major extremes (except perhaps rainfall). But, too gloomy in the winter and rarely gets "warm" in the coolest months.


Outside of the US, Siberia for being insanely cold.
Persian Gulf for being incredibly hot AND humid with no clouds to offer relief. Summers are just insane there. India also has a particularly hot season and then a very humid season over much of the country. Very brief cool down in DJF.
And then any place that's non strop hot and humid year round. I need a break from summer eventually.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois (United States)
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Worst (in the United States):

Yuma, Arizona or Death Valley, California.

Worst (gloablly):

Kuwait City, Kuwait or Timbuktu, Mali.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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In general I vote for whichever place has the most number of months with extreme heat. But since a place with persistent extreme summer doesn't exist in Canada, I'll have to go with extreme cold and darkest winter. So:

Worst in Canada:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alert,_Nunavut#Climate

Worst globally:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khartoum#Climate
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Seoul
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Worst in the US excluding Alaska would probably be Death Valley, with Yuma, International Falls MN, and Caribou ME right behind.
From big cities, I'd say Fargo and Green Bay
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:58 AM
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From big cities, I'd say Fargo and Green Bay
Think you'd find Duluth worse, which has a comparable (slightly larger) population than those two, fairly comparable (maybe slightly milder due to the lake) winters to Fargo with significantly more snow and cooler summers than either.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:33 PM
 
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Heat and humidity is the bane of my existence so probably some place in Florida and I'll echo what segfault1361 said a few posts up said with this place globally:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khartoum#Climate
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Worst in the US: Utqiagvik (Barrow), AK
Worst in the world: La Rinconada, Peru.

I'm only going with inhabited places of >100 people here. I chose La Rinconada for worst in the world, because you can put on more clothes/have heat for cold, or have AC for heat, but for low air pressures you just about need an oxygen mask. The air pressure at La Rinconada is only half that of sea level.
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Old 01-01-2021, 11:26 PM
 
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Worst in the US: Death Valley tied with Yuma, Arizona. Extreme heat and too much bright beating down on you sunshine, the lack of precipitation is not only unsustainable but can also be pretty depressing.

Worst in the world: Atacama desert in Chile for the same reasons listed.

Sunlight is good but not all of the time, I am a rain lover, and a balance between sunny and rainy days is best in my opinion, So that would mean anything arid of semi arid would be my least favourite.
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Old 01-02-2021, 12:14 AM
 
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Worst in the US is probably San Juan.


Worst in the world... too many options. Bangkok, Bandar Abbas, Oranjestad, Dallol. All crap, but in different ways.
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