United States of America

Thinking about travelling in The United States of America or taking your holidays or vacation in The United States, then you will need to know what to expect from the weather. The Weather In shows you what it’s like now and what the climate is usually like in many regions across the USA. The Weather In also tells you about great events and activities to see whilst you are visiting the USA whether you are there in Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring.

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It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 7:00 PM EDT on May 26, 2018
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It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 7:00 PM EDT on May 27, 2018
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It is forcast to be Overcast at 7:00 PM EDT on May 28, 2018
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It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 7:00 PM EDT on May 29, 2018
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Grand Canyon, early sunset, taken from South Rim taken by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz

Grand Canyon, early sunset, taken from South Rim

Weather and Climate

The Southwest is a hot desert climate, cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Yuma, and Palm Springs have hot Summers with highs up to 38 C (100 F) and mild to cool Winters with daytimes around 16C (60 F) and cold at night. The far southwest (California coast) has a mild Mediterranean climate and like most Mediterranean climates, the coastal California has a dry Summer, traditional Autumn, wet Winter and changeable Springtime.

The southeast has a warm to hot, humid, subtropical climate. Cities like Houston, Atlanta, Charleston and New Orleans have average highs in the lower 30 °C (90 °F)s and combined with the moist tropical air enjoy a sultry summer time.  In winter the daily temperatures in the southeast are a lot  cooler with highs in the 50 °F (10 °C)’s and 60 °F (16 °C)’s and lows in the 30 °F (−1 °C) and 40 °F (4 °C)’s. Rainfall is plentiful in the south eastern USA and summer is normally the wettest time, especially in areas along the Gulf and south Atlantic coast

The Midwest, northern Plains, Great Lake and New England regions have a humid continental climate. In the Midwest there are four strong seasons with warm to hot summers, cold and snowy winters, and rain in all seasons. Temperatures can rise or drop rapidly and winds can be extreme with the regular occurrence of Tornado’s especially in Spring.

The central plains and East Coast (NYC/Connecticut southward) has a temperate humid climate. Cities in this region like St. Louis, Cincinnati and New York City have long hot summers that are humid and moderately cold to cool winters with occasional snowfall. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year so keep an umbrella handy or pack a rain jacket.

The Pacific Northwest has a temperate oceanic climate. It is wet and cool in Autumn, Winter, and early Spring and drier in the summer months. Because many areas have plentiful rainfall and mild summers, the Pacific Northwest has some of North America’s most lush and extensive forests, which are extensively populated with Coast Douglas fir trees.  Cool Summers along the immediate coastline are also common. The numerous mountainous regions have an Alpine climate.

Major Attractions

Marvel over the Grand Canyon; The Grand Canyon is located in Northern Arizona and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States. Carved out over millions of years by the Colorado River, the canyon is over 1.6 km (1 mile) deep in places and 446 km (277 miles) long.

No trip to The USA would be complete without a visit to New York and Manhattan. Manhattan is one of New York’s five boroughs and its skyline is what people most often think of when they picture New York. It’s familiar skyline has been featured a thousand times over in movies and is particularly famous for its Skyscrapers, The Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

The empire state building image by joiseyshowaa - Flickr.com

The Empire State Building from New Jersey

Tramp around Yellowstone National Park  it was the world’s first national park, established in 1872 to preserve the vast number of geysers, hot springs, and other thermal areas, as well as to protect the incredible wildlife and rugged beauty of the region.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the “Golden Gate” which is the name of the strait between San Francisco and Marin County to the north. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and is located where San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean.

Niagara Falls is situated between the state of New York and the province of Ontario, Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders on the North American continent. Niagara Falls is actually three different falls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls.

The gambling Mecca of the world, Las Vegas is situated in the midst of the southern Nevada desert landscape. Casinos can be found throughout Las Vegas, but the strip, a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South, contains the most of them.

Head to Washington DC and see the White House, the official residence and office of the President of the United States. It was built between 1792 and 1800 and first used by President John Adams. Set aside a day for the Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum and research complex.

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