35 US cities where it rarely drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Spring is just around the corner, and those of us trapped in the winter months have the promise of warm weather on our minds.
  • But many US cities get to experience this luxury year-round. From California to Florida, numerous American cities rarely have temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • We've gathered a list of some of the warmest cities in the country.
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If you're reading this in the North, it may make you want to pack your bags.

These American cities, spanning from California to Florida, rarely experience temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. A few never do.

Each of these places experience mild winters, extremely warm summers, and an abundance of yearly sunshine. In the dead of winter's darkness, they can sound like a dream.

Using NOAA data of monthly temperature averages from 2010-2020 and average annual days of possible sunshine, here's a list of US cities where the threat of harsh blizzards, winds, and temperatures are a distant thought.

Pretty much every day in Los Angeles, California, is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. According to a 2018 analysis from climate scientist Brian Brettschneider in the Washington Post, LA ranks at No. 2 for having the most "nice days" in a year, with 182.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 68.3 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 61.8 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 73%

San Diego, California, also experiences every day above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, on average. But despite its southern location, it rarely gets too hot. Few days exceed 100 degrees.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 67.6
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 59.1
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 68%

San Francisco, California, maintains pleasant temperatures throughout the year, and typically only averages two days a year above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. From April to October, 80-degree weather is common.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 62 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 53.7 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 66%

Miami, Florida, consistently warms above 70 degrees Fahrenheit from March to November, and experiences temperatures above 50 degrees every day of the year.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 79.1 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 72.3 degrees 
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 70%

Orlando, Florida, experiences average temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months, and can reach as high as 100 degrees in the summer.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 75.5 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 66.5 degrees

Tampa, Florida maintains a yearly average high of 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 76.3 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 66 degrees 
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 66%

Fort Myers, Florida, hasn't recorded any snowfall in the last 10 years.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 76.9 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 69.1 degrees

Jacksonville, Florida, rarely gets scorching hot, but temperatures typically remain above 80 degrees Fahrenheit from June to September.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 71.3 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 59.7 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 63%

Temperatures often reach into the high 90s in Phoenix, Arizona. The minimum temps recorded are even above 50 degrees Fahrenheit from April to October.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 77.3 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 57.9 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 85%

Brownsville, Texas, maintains an average temperature above 70 degrees Fahrenheit each year, and temperatures stay above 50 throughout the winter months.

  • Average annual high temperature: 77.2 degrees
  • Average annual low temperature: 66 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 60%

West Palm Beach, Florida, typically remains above 50 degrees Fahrenheit each day, and throughout the winter months, temperatures can reach an average high over 75 degrees.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 78 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 71.5 degrees

Savannah, Georgia, maintains average high temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the summer. But some days between December and February, temperatures can dip below 50 degrees.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 69.8 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 57.1 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 62%

New Orleans, Louisiana, experiences its highest temperatures in July and August, and typically maintains temperatures above 50 degrees during the winter.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 73 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 60.5 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 57%

Mobile, Alabama, has an average annual low temperature of 54.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and temperatures tend to stay above 50 throughout the winter.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 69.6 degrees 
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 54.5 degrees

Columbus, Georgia, experiences its coldest months from December to March, but maintains an average yearly temperature of 65.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 68.5 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 52.8 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 50%

Columbia, South Carolina, maintains an average annual temperature in the 60s each year, but can drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit from December to February.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 67.3 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 51.4 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 64%

Lake Charles, Louisiana, maintains an average high in the 80s during the summer months, but may drop into the 40s some winter days.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 71.1 degrees 
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 57.7 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 72%

Jackson, Mississippi, maintains average temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit most months, but may drop into the 40s in the winter.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 67.7 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 51.7 degrees  
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 61%

Gainesville, Florida, experiences an average annual high temperature above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and temperatures typically remain above 50 throughout the winter.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 72.2 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 59.2 degrees

Montgomery, Alabama, maintains average temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit most months, but may experience colder weather in January.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 72.2 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 59.2 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 58%

Port Arthur, Texas, experiences an average low temperature of nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and typically remains above 50 during the winter months.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 71.7 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 58.4 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 58%

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, maintains annual temperature averages in the 60s and 70s, and typically stays above 50 degrees in the winter.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 70.2 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 56.8 degrees

Tallahassee, Florida, typically remains above 50 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, but may drop into the 40s from December to March.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 71.7 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 57.1 degrees

Shreveport, Louisiana, typically experiences temperature averages above 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, but can drop into the high 40s in January.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 68.9 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 50.9 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 64%

The average temperature in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, is 66.1 degrees Fahrenheit, and the area typically remains above 50 throughout the winter months.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 69.8 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 50 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 61%

Houston, Texas, maintains an average low of nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, and stays warm during the winter months.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 72.2 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 57.4 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 59%

Fresno, California, maintains an annual low temperature above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but may dip below that threshold from December to February.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 69 degrees 
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 52 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 79%

Bakersfield, California, maintains average monthly temperatures above 50 degrees each year. It's usually in the 70s and 80s from May to October.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 69.4 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 51.9 degrees

Waco, Texas, tends to stay above 50 degrees Fahrenheit each month, but may fall into the 40s more often in January.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 69.5 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 51 degrees

Corpus Christi, Texas, maintains an average low temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and very rarely falls below 50 degrees during the winter months.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 75.8 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 61.8 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 60%

San Angelo, Texas, experiences average annual temperatures in the high 60s, and on average, stays above 50 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 69.3 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 50.6 degrees

Austin, Texas, averages its above 50 degrees Fahrenheit each month, but may drop into the 40s in January and February. It's usually in the 70s and 80s.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 72.1 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 56.3 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 60%

San Antonio, Texas, experiences average monthly temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and maintains an annual high in the 70s.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 71.8 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 56.6 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 60%

Las Vegas, Nevada, can reach temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the summer. The average temp in July and August is above 90.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 72.3 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 52.3 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 84%

Tucson, Arizona, maintains an average annual temperature in the 70s, and can surpass 100 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the summer.

  • Average annual high in the last 10 years: 73.2 degrees
  • Average annual low in the last 10 years: 54.2 degrees
  • Average annual possible days with sunshine: 85%

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