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D.C. is the second-sweatiest city in America

New York tops the list

While it’s better to not sweat the small stuff, it’s hard to not sweat at all when it’s so gosh darn hot right now in the nation’s capital.

According to The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, the next few days will encounter the strongest heatwave of this summer, so expect to stay steamy with temperatures in the mid-90s for now.

These high temperatures aren’t just hitting Washington, D.C., though. According to a new report by Ranking of America, those who live in New York have it worse and are sweating way more than in the District.

If interested in seeing how D.C. fares with other cities in the nation, see which areas were deemed the sweatiest by Ranking of America:

  1. New York
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Miami
  5. Boston
  6. Philadelphia
  7. Atlanta
  8. Tampa
  9. Houston
  10. New Orleans

To come up with this list, Ranking of America looked at the percentage of homes without central air conditioning, the popularity of public transportation and citywide bike sharing programs, as well as the cities with the hottest—or most stressful—professions. Ranking of America also utilized data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the U.S. Census Bureau to determine a city's average summer temperatures and population density.

Don't Sweat It! Marketers of Honeywell Fans Partner with Environmental Scientists to Announce the 3rd Annual Ranking of America's Sweatiest Cities [PR Newswire]