Local

How miserable are Carolina summers? Study ranks all 50 states from best to worst

Raleigh-designed water bottle pouch helps keep farmworkers hydrated

The Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry teamed up with NC State College of Design and Designbox in Raleigh to design and distribute water bottle pouches to farmworkers in rural NC. The pouches hold water bottles in an effort to keep farmworkers hydrate
Up Next
The Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry teamed up with NC State College of Design and Designbox in Raleigh to design and distribute water bottle pouches to farmworkers in rural NC. The pouches hold water bottles in an effort to keep farmworkers hydrate

North Carolinians like to complain about how miserable the summers are here, but a new survey indicates we’re being overly dramatic.

But Thrillist.com ranked all 50 states based on which have the worst summers, and North Carolina didn’t even rank among the Top 30 worst. We’re at No. 31.

It’s a different story for South Carolina. Thrillist.com ranked it No. 10, meaning it’s among the 10 most miserable places in the nation to spend your summer.

Says the Web site:

“During the summer months, the South Carolina town of Mount Pleasant renames itself ‘Mount How Is It Possible That My Body Is Both Slippery and Sticky Right Now Don’t Touch Me I’m Gross It’s Even Too Hot to Enjoy a Plate of Mustard-Forward Barbecue Pass The Cheerwine As It Is My Only Refuge From This Unyielding Hazy Inferno’.”

It also singles out Myrtle Beach for having “one of America’s most impressive collections of dads in golf shorts.”

North Carolina ranks at No. 31, with Thrillist.com claiming the state is “lovely during almost the entire year.”

It credits the Appalachian Mountains for that, claiming the mountain chain acts “as a sort of Captain America shield blocking the gross chubby weather of the Midwest from entering and corrupting Dean Smith’s elegant basketball and pork BBQ factory.”

“Mainland Carolina seems like it’s in a prime position to just sit back and enjoy that humid subtropical summer weather, until you start Googling cyclone danger,” says Thrillist.com

Who has the worst summer? Mississippi.

“It’s hot, and there’s nothing to do,” says Thrillist.com

Here’s the 10 worst states to spend the summer:

10. South Carolina.

9. New Mexico.

8. Florida.

7. Texas.

6. Georgia.

5. Arkansas

4. Alabama.

3. Arizona.

2. Louisiana

1. Mississippi

  Comments