Seattle and more U.S. cities with most/least depressing winters

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Seattle and more U.S. cities with most/least depressing winters

CaptionCloseCities with the sunniest winters:10. Miami, FloridaCities with the sunniest winters:10. Miami, FloridaCities with the sunniest winters:9. Flagstaff, ArizonaCities with the sunniest winters:9. Flagstaff, ArizonaCities with the sunniest winters:8....

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Seattle and more U.S. cities with most/least depressing winters

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Cities with the sunniest winters:

10. Miami, Florida

Cities with the sunniest winters:

10. Miami, Florida

Cities with the sunniest winters:

9. Flagstaff, Arizona

Cities with the sunniest winters:

9. Flagstaff, Arizona

Cities with the sunniest winters:

8. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cities with the sunniest winters:

8. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cities with the sunniest winters:

7. Las Vegas, Nevada

Cities with the sunniest winters:

7. Las Vegas, Nevada

Cities with the sunniest winters:

6. Honolulu, Hawaii

Cities with the sunniest winters:

6. Honolulu, Hawaii

Cities with the sunniest winters:

5. Kahului, Hawaii

Cities with the sunniest winters:

5. Kahului, Hawaii

Cities with the sunniest winters:

4. Phoenix, Arizona

Cities with the sunniest winters:

4. Phoenix, Arizona

Cities with the sunniest winters:

3. Key West, Florida

Cities with the sunniest winters:

3. Key West, Florida

Cities with the sunniest winters:

2. El Paso, Texas

Cities with the sunniest winters:

2. El Paso, Texas

Cities with the sunniest winters:

1. Tucson, Arizona

Cities with the sunniest winters:

1. Tucson, Arizona

Cities with the most depressing winters:

10. Rochester, New York

Cities with the most depressing winters:

10. Rochester, New York

Cities with the most depressing winters:

9. Cleveland, Ohio

Cities with the most depressing winters:

9. Cleveland, Ohio

Cities with the most depressing winters:

8. Syracuse, New York

Cities with the most depressing winters:

8. Syracuse, New York

Cities with the most depressing winters:

7. Buffalo, New York

Cities with the most depressing winters:

7. Buffalo, New York

Cities with the most depressing winters:

6. Grand Rapids, Michigan

Cities with the most depressing winters:

6. Grand Rapids, Michigan

Cities with the most depressing winters:

5. Missoula, Montana

Cities with the most depressing winters:

5. Missoula, Montana

Cities with the most depressing winters:

4. Spokane, Washington

Cities with the most depressing winters:

4. Spokane, Washington

Cities with the most depressing winters:

3. Portland, Oregon

Cities with the most depressing winters:

3. Portland, Oregon

Cities with the most depressing winters:

2. Seattle, Washington

Cities with the most depressing winters:

2. Seattle, Washington

Cities with the most depressing winters:

1. Anchorage, Alaska

Cities with the most depressing winters:

1. Anchorage, Alaska

Seattle's great, right?

With access to all of the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty, not to mention a robust technology-driven economy and a bevy of extracurricular activities (Amazing food! Craft beer! Legal marijuana!), it's a pretty great place to live.

Unfortunately, all of the Emerald City's charms come with one significant caveat: the long, dark, wet winter.

Anyone who's lived in Seattle since before the Trump presidency began knows the drill. After a wonderful six weeks or so of summer and an abbreviated fall, winter stakes its claim to the city for what seems like half a year. Short, gloomy days -- often punctuated by the city's trademark drizzle -- sometimes give way to a beautiful, debilitating blanket of snow, but for the most part, the city stays dark and wet.

It's for that reason that Seattle ranked highly on SmartAsset.com's list of American cities with the most depressing winters. The list took into account the percentage of sunshine from November through February, as well as the average energy produced by a solar power during winter days.

Check out the gallery above to see where Seattle ranks in their list of most depressing winters, as well as which cities you might consider taking a quick weekend trip to in order to melt away the gloom.

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