continental U.S.


: the states of the U.S. except for Hawaii

Examples of continental U.S. in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where to go & stay for the 2024 solar eclipse The 2024 eclipse will stretch from the west coast of Mexico, across the continental U.S., up to Newfoundland and eastern Canada. Maya Silver, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Oct. 2023 As the southernmost point in the continental U.S., Key West is a perfect destination for travelers in search of winter sun. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 23 Oct. 2023 The Mississippi River is one of the most important trade routes in the continental U.S., with September and October marking the start of the prime time for grains to move down the river to be shipped through New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico following the fall harvest. Max Golembo, ABC News, 16 Oct. 2023 The Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental U.S. Born in Mississippi, Buffett discovered Key West in the early 1970s. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 13 Oct. 2023 In all other states in the continental U.S., viewers will be treated to a partial solar eclipse, with the moon obscuring only part of the sun in the sky. Denise Chow, NBC News, 13 Oct. 2023 None of those was a threat to the continental U.S. Tropical Storm Franklin was the only storm that was of immediate concern to any land area. Leigh Morgan, al, 22 Aug. 2023 Fares for travel to Hawaii from the continental U.S. are available from Aug. 8 to Nov. 1. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 25 May 2023 There are more than 200 types of mosquitoes living in the continental U.S. and its territories according to Orkin. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 24 May 2023 See More

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“Continental U.S..” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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