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Phoenix deemed as No. 2 sunniest city in the nation

Jan 16, 2021, 6:30 AM | Updated: 10:45 am

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PHOENIX — Death, taxes and plenty of sunshine in the Valley of the Sun.

Phoenix was deemed the No. 2 sunniest city in the U.S. by national moving company Move.org on Wednesday.

Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it was found that the Arizona capital sees an annual of 211 sunny days a year, or 57.81%.

But Phoenix wasn’t the only Grand Canyon State city to crack the top 10.

In fact, Yuma took the cake with a whopping 242 annual days of sunshine, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of the year (66.3%), while Tucson’s 193 sunny days (52.88%) landed at the No. 6 spot.

Other Arizona cities to make the top 50 were Winslow at No. 12 with 177 days of sunshine (48.49%), while Flagstaff came in at No. 20 with its 162 annual sunny days (44.38%).

On the completely opposite side of the sunlight spectrum were a couple of Alaska cities.

Cold Bay took home the title of the least amount of sunny days at only 10 (2.7%), while Paul Island’s 18 days of sunshine only accounts for 4.9% of the year.

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Phoenix deemed as No. 2 sunniest city in the nation