We delve once more into the vast collection of useless lists meant to quantify cities across this great nation. The latest ranking comes from Blue Rhino the leading brand of propane tank exchange. For the past two years they've ranked the Best Grillin' Cities over 50K in population. This year Spokane broke the top ten and landed at lucky number 7, beating out Boise(10), Seattle(11), and Portland(12).
Using data gleaned from the National Weather Service the complex methodology for the ranking is this: the number of ideal grilling days reported during the months of May through August 2007, which are defined as days under 90 degrees and having no precipitation.
Snooze...We thought for sure they'd compiled cities with the most tank exchanges per capita or something. Eh, we'll take it. Now if only Summer would arrive.
- Blue Rhino Cookout Capitals Ranking - [website]