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County with the most severe weather in every state

County with the most severe weather in every state
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County with the most severe weather in every state

Humanity has consistently been awed by the destructive force of the natural world. Greek mythology contains dozens of gods and goddesses that were little more than weather events personified: Zeus’ rage manifested itself as thunder and lightning bolts while the harsh winter months were said to be caused by the goddess of spring returning to her husband in the Underworld.

While most people no longer explain scientific phenomena through oral tradition, persistent bad weather can leave many wondering if they’ve been cursed with bad luck. Stacker set out to find the places in America most impacted by severe weather. Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Stacker sorted a decade of storm events large and small from 2008 to 2017, weighting all of them equally, and created a list of the counties with the most severe weather in every state.

Do you think you have the worst weather around? Click through the find out if that’s really the case, and discover which two Midwestern counties have 100 or more severe weather events every year.

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Alaska: Haines County
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Alaska: Haines County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 12
Most frequent severe weather: Winter storm (7.5 events per year); heavy snow (3.8 events per year); blizzard (0.3 events per year); high wind (0.3 events per year)

Alabama: Madison County
3/Ken Lund // Flickr

Alabama: Madison County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 71
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (35 events per year); hail (16 events per year); flash flood (10.6 events per year)

Arkansas: Pulaski County
4/Airman 1st Class Scott Poe // U.S. Air Force

Arkansas: Pulaski County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 58
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (18.7 events per year); thunderstorm wind (17.7 events per year); flash flood (9.6 events per year)

Arizona: Maricopa County
5/wxcasterphx // Flickr

Arizona: Maricopa County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 73
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (35.8 events per year); flash flood (11.7 events per year); heavy rain (9.8 events per year)

California: San Bernardino County
6/Simbajak // Wikimedia Commons

California: San Bernardino County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 60
Most frequent severe weather: Flash flood (34.5 events per year); thunderstorm wind (4.9 events per year); heavy snow (4.2 events per year)

Colorado: El Paso County
7/spring_fed_images // Wikimedia Commons

Colorado: El Paso County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 81
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (58.3 events per year); flash flood (10.1 events per year); thunderstorm wind (2.7 events per year)

Connecticut: Fairfield County
8/MTAPhotos // Flickr

Connecticut: Fairfield County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 39
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (15.8 events per year); winter weather (4.7 events per year); flash flood (4.3 events per year)

Delaware: New Castle County
9/Ken Lund // Flickr

Delaware: New Castle County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 56
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (13 events per year); strong wind (8.8 events per year); flood (5.9 events per year)

Florida: Duval County
10/U.S. Coast Guard // Flickr

Florida: Duval County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 60
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (25.7 events per year); heavy rain (10.2 events per year); hail (9.4 events per year)

Georgia: Chatham County
11/Georgia National Guard // Flickr

Georgia: Chatham County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 46
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (28.1 events per year); hail (9.6 events per year); flash flood (3.6 events per year)

Hawaii: Honolulu County
12/Anthony Quintano// Flickr

Hawaii: Honolulu County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 67
Most frequent severe weather: Heavy rain (28.3 events per year); high surf (26.7 events per year); flash flood (6.1 events per year)

Iowa: Polk County
13/Katie Haugland Bowen // Flickr

Iowa: Polk County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 90
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (28.6 events per year); hail (21.8 events per year); heavy rain (20.1 events per year)

Idaho: Ada County
14/Boise Metro Chamber // Flickr

Idaho: Ada County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 30
Most frequent severe weather: Heavy snow (19.1 events per year); winter weather (2.3 events per year); thunderstorm wind (1.5 events per year)

Illinois: Cook County
15/Ken Lund // Wikimedia Commons

Illinois: Cook County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 76
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (33.7 events per year); hail (20.8 events per year); flash flood (7.5 events per year)

Indiana: Marion County
16/Howard Kang // Flickr

Indiana: Marion County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 39
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (15.4 events per year); thunderstorm wind (15.1 events per year); flash flood (3.8 events per year)

Kansas: Sedgwick County
17/State Farm // Flickr

Kansas: Sedgwick County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 100
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (50.6 events per year); thunderstorm wind (33.8 events per year); flash flood (7 events per year)

Kentucky: Jefferson County
18/Bill Alden // Flickr

Kentucky: Jefferson County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 48
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (22.3 events per year); flash flood (6.4 events per year); flash flood (6.4 events per year)

Louisiana: Caddo County
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Louisiana: Caddo County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 56
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (21.4 events per year); hail (12.7 events per year); flash flood (10.7 events per year)

Massachusetts: Middlesex County
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Massachusetts: Middlesex County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 56
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (25.7 events per year); hail (9.7 events per year); flood (6.4 events per year)

Maryland: Baltimore County
21/Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

Maryland: Baltimore County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 70
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (24.1 events per year); flash flood (15.2 events per year); winter weather (7.3 events per year)

Maine: Aroostook County
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Maine: Aroostook County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 57
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (30.8 events per year); hail (10.5 events per year); flash flood (4.6 events per year)

Michigan: Oakland County
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Michigan: Oakland County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 38
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (25.8 events per year); hail (10.4 events per year); flash flood (0.5 events per year)

Minnesota: Hennepin County
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Minnesota: Hennepin County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 44
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (19.9 events per year); thunderstorm wind (12.4 events per year); heavy rain (3.4 events per year)

Missouri: Greene County
25/Trint Williams // Wikimedia Commons

Missouri: Greene County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 83
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (32.2 events per year); hail (22 events per year); flash flood (14.8 events per year)

Mississippi: Hinds County
26/Mississippi National Guard // Wikimedia Commons

Mississippi: Hinds County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 42
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (19.4 events per year); hail (8.3 events per year); flash flood (7.3 events per year)

Montana: Carbon County
27/Elkman // Wikimedia Commons

Montana: Carbon County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 51
Most frequent severe weather: High wind (33 events per year); heavy snow (6.1 events per year); winter storm (5.2 events per year)

North Carolina: Wake County
28/Mywebsite1234000 // Wikimedia Commons

North Carolina: Wake County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 42
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (21.9 events per year); hail (10.2 events per year); flash flood (7.1 events per year)

North Dakota: Grand Forks County
29/gfpeck // Flickr

North Dakota: Grand Forks County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 36
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (11.3 events per year); thunderstorm wind (7.9 events per year); tornado (3.3 events per year)

Nebraska: Lincoln County
30/Ammodramus // Wikimedia Commons

Nebraska: Lincoln County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 67
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (39 events per year); thunderstorm wind (19.5 events per year); tornado (2.4 events per year)

New Hampshire: Grafton County
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New Hampshire: Grafton County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 42
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (18.4 events per year); flood (6.6 events per year); flash flood (5.8 events per year)

New Jersey: Atlantic County
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New Jersey: Atlantic County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 44
Most frequent severe weather: Winter weather (12.5 events per year); strong wind (5.6 events per year); thunderstorm wind (4.8 events per year)

New Mexico: Eddy County
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New Mexico: Eddy County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 30
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (17.4 events per year); flash flood (6.8 events per year); thunderstorm wind (4.4 events per year)

Nevada: Clark County
34/ElCapitanBSC // Flickr

Nevada: Clark County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 60
Most frequent severe weather: Flash flood (20.3 events per year); high wind (11.6 events per year); thunderstorm wind (7.7 events per year)

New York: Oneida County
35/The National Guard// Flickr

New York: Oneida County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 48
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (16.6 events per year); thunderstorm wind (13.1 events per year); flash flood (4.3 events per year)

Ohio: Hamilton County
36/Sonnett // Flickr

Ohio: Hamilton County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 43
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (13.2 events per year); hail (9.2 events per year); flash flood (7 events per year)

Oklahoma: Tulsa County
37/Win Henderson // Wikimedia Commons

Oklahoma: Tulsa County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 61
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (22.2 events per year); thunderstorm wind (22 events per year); flash flood (10.7 events per year)

Oregon: Gilliam County
38/Richard Bauer // Wikimedia Commons

Oregon: Gilliam County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 22
Most frequent severe weather: Frost/freeze (10.3 events per year); high wind (8.1 events per year); high surf (2.4 events per year)

Pennsylvania: Allegheny County
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Pennsylvania: Allegheny County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 78
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (30.9 events per year); flash flood (16.9 events per year); hail (15.3 events per year)

Rhode Island: Providence County
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Rhode Island: Providence County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 20
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (5.4 events per year); flood (3.2 events per year); hail (2.7 events per year)

South Carolina: Charleston County
41/U.S. Department of Agriculture // Flickr

South Carolina: Charleston County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 65
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (25.1 events per year); flash flood (17 events per year); hail (15.2 events per year)

South Dakota: Pennington County
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South Dakota: Pennington County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 77
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (49.4 events per year); thunderstorm wind (21.5 events per year); flood (2.3 events per year)

Tennessee: Davidson County
43/stephenyeargin // Flickr

Tennessee: Davidson County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 57
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (36.7 events per year); hail (9.7 events per year); flash flood (3.4 events per year)

Texas: Tarrant County
44/Dameon Hudson // Wikimedia Commons

Texas: Tarrant County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 67
Most frequent severe weather: Hail (28.7 events per year); thunderstorm wind (25.6 events per year); flash flood (6.2 events per year)

Utah: Kane County
45/Stephen Edmonds // Wikimedia Commons

Utah: Kane County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 28
Most frequent severe weather: Flash flood (10.9 events per year); winter weather (8 events per year); drought (3.4 events per year)

Virginia: Fairfax County
46/Jarek Tuszyński // Wikimedia Commons

Virginia: Fairfax County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 48
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (25.1 events per year); flash flood (10.5 events per year); hail (5.6 events per year)

Vermont: Chittenden County
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Vermont: Chittenden County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 33
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (11.4 events per year); hail (8.4 events per year); winter storm (4.3 events per year)

Washington: Kittitas County
48/Ed Edahl // Wikimedia Commons

Washington: Kittitas County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 26
Most frequent severe weather: Heavy snow (17.2 events per year); winter weather (2.3 events per year); wildfire (1.8 events per year)

Wisconsin: La Crosse County
49/davidwilson1949 // Flickr

Wisconsin: La Crosse County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 40
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (9.3 events per year); winter weather (6.8 events per year); hail (6 events per year)

West Virginia: Kanawha County
50/Leif Skoogfors // Flickr

West Virginia: Kanawha County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 37
Most frequent severe weather: Thunderstorm wind (17.9 events per year); hail (7.6 events per year); winter weather (2.6 events per year)

Wyoming: Albany County
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Wyoming: Albany County

Severe weather events per year (2008–2017): 133
Most frequent severe weather: High wind (125 events per year); winter storm (4.9 events per year); blizzard (0.9 events per year); heavy snow (0.9 events per year)

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