If gray skies get you down, Yuma should be at the top of your list of potential travel destinations.
We hold the Guinness World Record as the sunniest city on earth, with sunshine 91 percent of daylight hours (a mean of 4,055 hours per year of 4,456 possible).
We're also officially the sunniest city in the United States, as well as the driest, least humid and the city with the least frequent days of precipitation.* Yuma's average annual rainfall is around three inches a year, and humidity is generally low except during the summer monsoon season (July & August).
Despite what you've heard, however, we are not hottest - Miami and Key West have us beat there!*
Note that nights can be cool during the winter - that's why you'll see Yumans bundled up while visitors go coatless - but hard freezes are rare, allowing vegetables and citrus to flourish through the winter.
And your nose will know it's March from the perfume of orange blossoms wafting on the breeze!
*SOURCE: National Climatic Data Center (NOAA)
In January of 2007, Yuma witnessed a record low of 13°F. Chilly for the desert, but we made up for it July 28, 1995, with a record high of 124°F! Now THAT'S a scorcher.
Check out the current weather in Yuma here.