No, it's not your imagination. Cincinnati really is a pretty dreary place weather-wise.
Meteorologist Brian Brettschneider, author of Brian B's Climate Blog
and someone apparently with a lot of time on his hands, has devised a formula to rank U.S. cities on a "dreariness index." Taking into account annual precipitation, number of days with precipitation and cloudiness, Brettschneider has determined that Cincinnati is tied for the fifth worst weather with Cleveland and Lexington, Ky.
In general, the Midwest and Northeast fare badly in the rankings while the sunny, dry Southwest has the best weather. Joining Cincinnati in dreariness are Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Boston, Newark, Columbus, Indianapolis and of course the poster children for rain and clouds, Seattle and Portland.
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