Video: Phoenix named America's sweatiest city

msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 6/26/2008 12:08:32 PM ET 2008-06-26T16:08:32

Heavy perspirers, take note.

It may be "dry heat" out there, but Phoenix leads a list of America's sweatiest cities, according to an annual ranking from deodorant maker Old Spice.

The desert city's average high temperature was 95.1 degrees in June, July and August 2007, the company said. As a result, the average Phoenix resident pumped out 26.4 ounces of sweat per hour. That's the equivalent of more than two cans of soda. Las Vegas is America's second-drippiest city, followed by Tallahassee, Fla. San Francisco, with an average summer temperature of just 63.5 degrees, is the nation's least sweaty city, coming in at No. 100 on the list.

The company says its findings are based on computer simulations of the amount of sweat an average person would have produced walking around in cities during the summer months last year.

Do you live in a sweaty city? Check the list.

   1.   Phoenix, Ariz.
    2.   Las Vegas, Nev.
    3.   Tallahassee, Fla.
    4.   Tucson, Ariz.
    5.   Memphis, Tenn.
    6.   Miami, Fla.
    7.   Houston, Texas
    8.   Tampa, Fla.
    9.   Baton Rouge, La.
    10.  Fort Myers, Fla.
    11.  Huntsville, Ala.
    12.  New Orleans, La.
    13.  Birmingham, Ala.
    14.  Jacksonville, Fla.
    15.  West Palm Beach, Fla.
    16.  Montgomery, Ala.
    17.  Orlando, Fla.
    18.  Dallas, Texas
    19.  Little Rock, Ark.
    20.  Corpus Christi, Texas
    21.  El Paso, Texas
    22.  Waco, Texas
    23.  Austin, Texas
    24.  Columbia, S.C.
    25.  Mobile, Ala.
    26.  Jackson, Miss.
    27.  Nashville, Tenn.
    28.  San Antonio, Texas
    29.  Honolulu, Hawaii
    30.  Fresno, Calif.
    31.  Savannah, Ga.
    32.  Shreveport, La.
    33.  Charleston, S.C.
    34.  Chattanooga, Tenn.
    35.  Louisville, Ky.
    36.  Tulsa, Okla.
    37.  Raleigh, N.C.
    38.  St. Louis, Mo.
    39.  Salt Lake City, Utah
    40.  Kansas City, Mo.
    41.  Knoxville, Tenn.
    42.  Oklahoma City, Okla.
    43.  Atlanta, Ga.
    44.  Wichita, Kan. (TIE)
         Charlotte, N.C. (TIE)
    46.  Greensboro, N.C.
    47.  Evansville, Ind.
    48.  Washington, D.C.
    49.  Richmond, Va.
    50.  Norfolk, Va.
    51.  Albuquerque, N.M.
    52.  Springfield, Mo.
    53.  Roanoke, Va.
    54.  Lexington, Ky.
    55.  Omaha, Neb.
    56.  Reno, Nev.
    57.  Indianapolis, Ind.
    58.  Baltimore, Md.
    59.  Cincinnati, Ohio
    60.  Des Moines, Iowa
    61.  Charleston, W.Va.
    62.  Philadelphia, Pa.
    63.  Springfield, Ill.
    64.  Harrisburg, Pa.
    65.  Sacramento, Calif.
    66.  Cleveland, Ohio
    67.  Chicago, Ill.
    68.  New York, N.Y.
    69.  Dayton, Ohio
    70.  Asheville, N.C.
    71.  Los Angeles, Calif.
    72.  Columbus, Ohio
    73.  Toledo, Ohio
    74.  Detroit, Mich.
    75.  Grand Rapids, Mich.
    76.  South Bend, Ind.
    77.  Providence, R.I.
    78.  Hartford, Conn.
    79.  Minneapolis, Minn.
    80.  Boston, Mass.
    81.  Pittsburgh, Pa.
    82.  Denver, Colo.
    83.  Madison, Wis.
    84.  Milwaukee, Wis.
    85.  Buffalo, N.Y.
    86.  Rochester, N.Y.
    87.  Albany, N.Y.
    88.  Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
    89.  Colorado Springs, Colo.
    90.  Flint, Mich.
    91.  Syracuse, N.Y.
    92.  San Diego, Calif.
    93.  Youngstown, Ohio
    94.  Green Bay, Wis.
    95.  Burlington, Vt.
    96.  Spokane, Wash.
    97.  Portland, Maine
    98.  Portland, Ore.
    99.  Seattle, Wash.
    100. San Francisco, Calif.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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