Thrillist.com ranked all 50 states according to how miserable and hot the summers are, factoring in both the weather itself and the available ways people can avoid or enjoy that weather . . .
And almost all of the top ten states are in the South. They had a pretty big advantage because of the whole closer-to-the-equator thing.
But if you want to be the hottest, stickiest, and MOST uncomfortable you can get for three months straight, apparently MISSISSIPPI is the place to be.
The ten states with the most miserable summers are Mississippi . . . Louisiana . . . Arizona . . . Alabama . . . Arkansas . . . Georgia . . . Texas . . . Florida . . . New Mexico . . . and South Carolina.
The state with the mildest, most PLEASANT summer weather is Washington. The rest of the ten most pleasant states in summer are Minnesota . . . Rhode Island . . . Oregon . . . Hawaii . . . New Jersey . . . Michigan . . . California . . . Vermont . . . and Colorado.