St. Louis (KSDK) -- St. Louis was one of the worst places to be this summer, according to a new report from the Weather Channel and weather.com.
The Weather Channel came up with a list of the top five worst summer cities of 2012. They looked at effects from heat, drought, tropical activity and unexpected cold.
Worst Summer Cities List: (no particular order)
St. Louis -- St. Louis had 11 days where temperatures reached 105 degrees or higher, breaking the previous record of 10 days set during the Dust Bowl in 1934. There was also one-third of the average precipitation for June and July.
Colorado Springs, Co -- Colorado Springs recorded its hottest summer on record for June- August. Dry conditions and heat helped fuel the Waldo Canyon Fire that killed two people.
Anchorage, Alaska-- Anchorage had an unseasonably cold summer. It was the second coldest July on record.
Washington, D.C. -- The heat and severe weather helped Washington, D.C. make the list. The city recorded all all-time June record high of 104 degrees. July was the second hottest month on record for the city. Also, severe storms and 70 mph winds knocked out power to thousands of people trying to cope with the heat.
New Orleans -- Prior to Hurricane Isaac's arrival, the Big Easy had already recorded its seventh wettest July on record with 11.59 inches, which was 5.66 inches above average. The city also saw extensive flooding, additional heavy rain and damaging winds from Hurricane Isaac.
Additional information is available on weather.com.