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What states have a high UV index?

What states have a high UV index?

The southern states, California, and especially Hawaii, are closest to the equator and tend to have a higher UV Index. States at a high altitude, such as Utah and Colorado, also tend to have a relatively high UV Index.

Where is the highest UV index in the US?

With an overall White demographic percentage of more than 94 percent (80.2 percent Hispanic), El Paso has the highest Fair-Skin Index ranking of any city on our list that also sits in the NREL’s most unforgiving zone for sunlight exposure.

What is the UV index for the US?

The UV Index represents the amount of skin-damaging UV radiation reaching the earth’s surface at any instant of time. The basic UV Index forecast is given for solar noon — the sun’s highest point in the sky and the time of the highest fluctuation in UV radiation (under clear sky conditions).

Which states have the strongest sun?

Here are the 10 states with the most sun:

  • Nevada (5,296)
  • Texas (5,137)
  • California (5,050)
  • Colorado (4,960)
  • Oklahoma (4,912)
  • Kansas (4,890)
  • Utah (4,887)
  • Florida (4,859)

Where is the sun most intense on Earth?

the equator
In general, the sun’s rays are the most intense at the equator and the least intense at the poles. On an average yearly basis, areas north of the Arctic Circle receive only about 40 percent as much solar radiation as equatorial regions.

Is the sun stronger in Hawaii?

Due to the Hawaiian Island’s proximity to the equator, the suns rays are much stronger that what you might experience at home. (Unless of course, your home is also near the equator.) And, isn’t it miserable to get a sunburn on vacation?! You do need to take even more precautions in the sun at the Hawaiian Islands.

Is 11 UV Index bad?

8 to 10 means very high risk. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. A UV Index reading of 11 or more means extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.

What is the safest UV Index?

UV Index 0-2 means minimal danger from the sun’s UV rays for the average person. UV Index 3-5 means low risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. UV Index 6-7 means moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. UV Index 8-10 means high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.

What does UV Index 7 mean?

A UV Index of 6-7 (High) means there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair skinned people may burn in less than 20 minutes. Protection against significant skin and eye damage is essential. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If outdoors, try to stay in a shaded area.

Which country has no night?

In Svalbard, Norway, which is the northern-most inhabited region of Europe, the sun shines continuously from April 10 to August 23. Visit the region and live for days, for there is no night. Don’t forget to get a peek of the northern lights when visiting.

Is the morning or evening sun hotter?

The Sun rays are almost vertical. But in the morning and evening, the angle of sun rays is oblique. Slanting rays fall in the morning and evening. As the vertical rays give more heat per unit area, the noon is hotter than morning and evening.

Is Jamaica or Hawaii better?

Both islands are a mix of beach and lush mountains, but Jamaica probably has the better coastline of the two. The white-sand beaches and crystal clear water in Jamaica are some of the best in the Caribbean though. However Hawaii has better snorkeling and diving sites.