Dec 042013

By Linda Kor
Winslow has many things it’s known for such as the Standin’ On The Corner Park, the La Posada Hotel and historic Route 66 running through the heart of the community, and now it has one more.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, Winslow is one of the top 10 cities in the nation for its weather. Ranked at No. 7, the city was selected for reasons such as temperatures, sky conditions, precipitation, humidity and wind.
Two other Arizona cities made the list including Yuma in the number one spot and Phoenix taking third. Two cities in Nevada made the list with Las Vegas taking second and Reno ranked fifth. Albuquerque, N.M. took sixth, El Paso, Texas, fourth, and three cities in California made the list including Bishop at eighth, Bakersfield, ninth and San Diego ranking tenth.
It was noted that the reasons Winslow did so well in the final decision making was because it is the seventh least humid city, at 46 percent, and eighth driest with annual precipitation totaling only 7.64 inches.
The Farmers’ Almanac is a 198-year-old periodical that is famous for its long-range weather predictions and astronomical data. The findings for determining the ranking was based on the information contained in the 2002 Farmers’ Almanac with the editor admitting that any list is highly subjective.