Weather in the USA

The United States is the fourth largest country in the world, and it follows that weather in the US is incredibly variable due to its tremendous size and its diversity of geographic features. The terrain varies hugely from arctic to desert.

The West Coast has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate, while the Pacific Northwest Coast has cooler summers and mild winters. Along the East Coast, conditions range from subtropical in the south to a humid continental climate in the north. Central USA has extreme temperature variations with cold winters and hot summers (with tornadoes). The eastern central areas are humid and western central states are mostly semi-arid.