Where’s all the rain?

Check out the average annual precipitation in several U.S. cities from 1971 to 2000.

Las Vegas

4.49 inches

Phoenix

8.29 inches

Albuquerque

9.47 inches

Los Angeles

13.15 inches

Denver

15.81 inches

Salt Lake City

16.50 inches

San Francisco

22.28 inches

Chicago

36.27 inches

Seattle

38.25 inches

Washington, D.C.

39.35 inches

Houston

47.84 inches

New York City

49.69 inches

Miami

58.53 inches

New Orleans

64.16 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.