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WXnation.com's Top 40 Weather Days of 2006

Determined by number of WXnation.com's unique users, Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2006: (Also, see Top 40 city pages visited in 2006)

1 Nov. 30: Winter Storm From S. Plains To Great Lakes: Okla. gets up to foot of snow; N. Texas prepares for wintry mix; Foot of snow possible in KC, slick roads cause traffic problems; Several inches of rain, ice, snow likely in St. Louis; Mo. braces for winter weather; 9 inches of snow possible in Chicago; Seattle breaks one-month precipitation record in snowy weather; NW facing new snowstorm Blog entry
2 Dec. 29: 2nd Colo. Snowstorm/Texas Tornadoes: Denver gets blitzed by another snowstorm; Life-threatening blizzard paralyzes plains; Second storm in as many weeks breaks Cheyenne's Dec. snow record; One dead as tornadoes move across Texas; Bush, first lady seek tornado cover Blog entry
3 Feb. 12: NYC Blizzard Breaks Record: Biggest snow from single storm in NYC since records began in 1869: More than 2 feet of snow; Blizzard blasts into New England Blog entry
4 Dec. 1: Chicago Snowstorm/St. Louis Ice Storm: Chicago flights canceled, foot of snow forecast; Ice storm cuts power in St. Louis; Major snowstorm hits Plains, Midwest Blog entry
5 Dec. 21: Colorado Blizzard: Thousands stranded overnight, Thurs. at Denver Int'l Airport, home; 2 to more than 4 feet of snow in areas; DIA won't reopen until noon Fri. Blog entry

6 Mar. 20: Winter Storm In Nebr., Ill., Iowa: 25 inches of snow reported in Nebr.; Winter storm aims at C. Ind.; Snow, sleet heads for KC, St. Louis Blog entry
7 Aug. 29: Tropical Storm Ernesto heads for S. Fla.; Hurricane Katrina: One year later Blog entry
8 Nov. 29: Winter storm in forecast for N. Texas, Okla., Mo.; Seattle rain at 15.26, closing in on monthly record 15.33 Blog entry
9 Dec. 20: Denver, Plains blizzard dumps 2 feet or more of snow in places, strands 5,000 at Denver Int'l Airport Blog entry
10 Apr. 7: Severe weather outbreak kills at least 10 in Tenn., hits several states; High risk for severe storms, tornadoes in Plains, Midwest, South Blog entry
11 Feb. 11: NYC, Boston, Providence under blizzard warnings as major winter storm arrives Blog entry
12 Oct. 13: Rare Oct. snowfall dumps 2 feet of snow in Buffalo, NY, area; 392,000 without power; Parts of Ontario hit hard Blog entry
13 Mar. 13: Tornado, severe storm outbreak in Midwest; Birmingham under tornado warning Blog entry
14 Feb. 16: Blizzard warning for Green Bay, WI; Storms race across Midwest; Winter storm watch issued for parts of North Texas Blog entry
15 Mar. 19: Dallas/Fort Worth flooding: More than 9 inches of rain; Winter storm warnings in Plains states; Hawaiian islands heavy rain; Australia's 'Hurricane Katrina' Blog entry
16 Mar. 21: Storm moves east after dumping snow on Plains; Hits: Nebraska digs out after up to 28 inches of snow fell Blog entry
17 Aug. 28: Tropical Storm Ernesto weakens after becoming hurricane, S. Fla. under hurricane watch Blog entry
18 Feb. 13: NYC gets back to business after record-breaking nor'easter blankets Central Park with 26.9 inches of snow; New England 2 gets feet of snow Blog entry
19 June 19: More than 10 inches of rain prompt flood watch, road closures in Houston area Blog entry
20 June 12: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Alberto; Hurricane warnings issued in Fla.; Alberto expected to generate heavy rain for S. Fla Blog entry
21 Mar. 12: Tornado warning for KC; High risk of severe storms in Okla., Kansas, Mo., Ill., Iowa Blog entry
22 Sept. 1: Just short of a hurricane, Tropical Storm Ernesto makes landfall in N.C.; D.C. declares state of emergency in preparation for storm Blog entry
23 Dec. 22: Legions join great Denver sleepover, snow cancels 2,000 flights; Rain across eastern half of U.S.; 65,000 without power one week after Wash. storm Blog entry
24 Aug. 30: Tropical Storm Ernesto makes landfall in upper Fla. Keys, then SW Miami-Dade Co., Fla. Blog entry
25 July 4: Space shuttle Discovery lifts off; Independence Day webcams Blog entry
26 Feb. 10: Major winter snowstorm forecast to descend on East, Up to foot of snow possible in NYC, Boston, Philly, Hartford Blog entry
27 Aug. 2: Eastern U.S. swelters in heat wave; N.Y. dims lights; Chicago evacuates hundreds; NYC may reach 115 degree heat index Blog entry
28 Mar. 9: Storms advance into Birmingham; Storm batters W. Washington Blog entry
29 Feb. 18: Winter moves south, chilly temps across much of U.S.: Record low of -36 in NE; Philippines landslide death toll reaches 1,800 Blog entry
30 Oct. 16: 3 dead in Texas thunderstorms, flooding; 100s evacuated, Hawaii aftershocks after 6.6 quake; Buffalo area, Ontario cities recovering from freak storm Blog entry
31 Feb. 17: Wintry blast begins: Foot of snow covers Colo., Neb.; Weird mix hits Wis.; Freezing rain chance all weekend in D/FW? Blog entry
32 June 26: Serious flooding in Md. spurs state of emergency: Total of 10 inches possible; Record rainfall poses flooding threat for Harrisburg, Penn. area Blog entry
33 Apr. 6: Storms in Kansas, Neb., Okla., Texas; Severe weather outbreak likely today from Plains to Midwest, South Blog entry
34 Aug. 31: Ernesto may hit N.C. as Cat. 1 Hurricane tonight after weakening over Fla.; Carolinas on alert as weakened Ernesto moves north Blog entry
35 July 21: National Guard in St. Louis for storm duty, 435,000 still without power; Tropical Storm Beryl passes over Nantucket; Bay Area heat; Heat wave's death toll to 16 Blog entry
36 Jan. 2: Severe storms move across Ohio Valley, SE; Reno's worst flood in 9 years; Fires ravage Okla. City, Texas towns Blog entry
37 June 22: Severe storms pound Midwest, Great Lakes; N. Ohio hit by storms; Heat bursts occur across Nebraska early Tues.; Wildfires in West Blog entry
38 Mar. 30: Tornado warning in Des Moines area, sighting in Omaha Blog entry
39 Apr. 3: Tornado outbreak in Midwest, South: Storms kill at least 27, including 23 in Tenn.; Almost 800 storm reports Sunday; Severe storms in Mid-Atlantic Blog entry
40 June 28: 9 dead in worst flooding in eastern U.S. for decades; Up to 200,000 ordered evacuated in Penn. flooding; Flooding expected along the Delaware Blog entry


Top 40 City Pages Visited In 2006: Jan. 1-Dec. 31, as determined by WXnation.com page views
(Last year's rank follows)

Biggest gainers: Denver, S. Louis, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Buffalo, Omaha
New to Top 40: London, U.K., Nashville, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Louisville, Knoxville, Columbus
Biggest fallers: New Orleans, W. Palm Beach, Miami, Cleveland, Los Angeles
Out of Top 40: Key West, Mobile, Ala., Cape Coral/Ft. Myers, Panama City, Pittsburgh

1. Dallas-Ft. Worth (3) 11. Orlando (10) 21. Baltimore (19) 31. San Antonio (35)
2. Denver (20) 12. Los Angeles (5) 22. Washington D.C. (17) 32. Phoenix (--)
3. New York City (4) 13. Kansas City (16) 23. San Francisco (33) 33. Austin (32)
4. Houston (2) 14. Oklahoma City (29) 24. Buffalo (34) 34. Philadelphia (--)
5. Chicago (12) 15. Atlanta (15) 25. Charlotte (30) 35. Louisville (--)
6. Toronto (6) 16. New Orleans (1) 26. Tampa (21) 36. Knoxville (--)
7. Boston (7) 17. Miami (9) 27. Omaha (36) 37. W. Palm Beach (22)
8. Vancouver (8) 18. Detroit (18) 28. London, U.K. (--) 38. Syracuse (37)
9. St. Louis (27) 19. Minneapolis (14) 29. Nashville (--) 39. Cleveland (31)
10. Indianapolis (13) 20. Reno (23) 30. Las Vegas (31) 40. Columbus (--)

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