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Bakersfield listed as one of the 'Cities With the Best Weather in America'

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 15:35:53-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — There's no question about it -- it's HOT outside!

But while some are complaining about Bakersfield's triple-digit weather these days a 24/7 Wall St.'s "Cities With the Best Weather in America" has put Bakersfield as number 17!

The website, also listed Bako as one of the seven California cities with the best weather-- even beating out Sacramento. Other top cities included Los Angeles and of course... San Diego.

24/7 Wall St. says the list was determined by an index of minimum, maximum, and average temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind, humidity, and more.

The site listed these stats below:

  • Avg. annual temperature: 65.2 °F
  • Avg. days of rain per year: 37 days
  • Avg. days below freezing per year: 13 days
  • Avg. sunny days per year: 191 days

"While many people would choose a warm climate over a freezing cold one, for many there are some climates that are just too hot," the website explained. "We rewarded places with fewer rainy days per year, as most people prefer a precipitation-free, sunny day over rain or snow. We also penalized places that get too little precipitation, however, as an arid climate can hurt vegetation and lead to wildfires and water restrictions."