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Top 10 Snowiest Cities in the USA

Top 10 Snowiest Cities in the USA
If you’re lookin’ for the white stuff, and by that I mean snow… These are your best bets!
Jack Frost is a little late this year and had some of us wondering if we’d have a white Christmas after all. But not to fret, snow lovers – the white stuff is on its way! While we all know that the northern part of the country gets dumped on the most

For the Top 10 snowiest citites in the world, please see here: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/top-10-snowiest-major-cities-a/23760437
The Weather Channels list of the Top 20 Major Cities: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/20-snowiest-large-cities-america-20140130

10. Salt Lake City (Avg. Yearly Snow: 56.5 inches)
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Nov. 24, 1908 (14 inches)
Record snowstorm: Jan. 6-10, 1993 (23.3 inches)
Record snow depth: Jan. 12, 1993 (25 inches)
Average snowiest month: December (13.2 inches)
Record snowiest month: January 1993 (50.3 inches)
Record snowiest season: 1951-1952 (117.3 inches)

9. Worcester, Mass. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 65.6 inches)
#17, Worcester, Massachusetts
Average yearly snowfall: 59.5 inches
Biggest storm: N/A
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 13 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -11.2 degrees, January 16, 2004

Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Jan. 12, 2011 (21.1 inches)
Record snow depth: Feb. 5, 1961 (42 inches)
Average snowiest month: January (18.6 inches)

8. Cleveland (Avg. Yearly Snow: 68.5 inches)
Cleveland in Ohio is one of the snowiest cities in America with more than 252 centimetres of snow expected over the year. That is a combination of the same Lake Effect snow that Syracuse experiences and also having a humid continental climate. Most of the snow falls in the eastern region known as the Snow Belt. The West Side has only exceeded 250 centimetres of snow in a season three times over the last 40 years. – See more at: http://www.rhinocarhire.com/Top-Ten/Snowy-Cities.aspx#sthash.fJ7sw6BR.dpuf
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#16, Cleveland, Ohio
Average yearly snowfall: 59.8 inches
Biggest storm: 22 inches, February 4, 2009
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 18 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -13 degrees, January 16, 2009
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Nov. 10, 1913 (17.4 inches)
Record snow depth: Feb. 5, 2009 (22 inches)
Average snowiest month: January (18.9 inches)
Record snowiest month: January 1978 (42.8 inches)
Record snowiest season: 2004-2005 (117.9 inches)

7. Anchorage, Alaska (Avg. Yearly Snow: 75.6 inches)
Average yearly snowfall: 72.7 inches
Biggest storm: 28 inches, December 23, 2003
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 10 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -22, January 17, 2004
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Mar. 17, 2002 (22 inches)
Record snow depth: Dec. 31, 1955 – Jan. 1, 1956 (47 inches)
Average snowiest month: December (17.1 inches)
Record snowiest season: 2011-2012 (134.5 inches)

6. Grand Rapids, Mich. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 75.3 inches) – NEED TO ADJUST
#9, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Average yearly snowfall: 72.3 inches
Biggest storm: 16 inches, December 21, 2008
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 21 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -11.9 degrees, January 27, 2003
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Jan. 26, 1978 (16.1 inches)
Record snow depth: Jan. 27, 1978 (27 inches)
Average snowiest month: December (21.6 inches)
Record snowiest month: December 2000 (59.2 inches)
Record snowiest season: 1951-1952 (132 inches)

5. Boulder, Colo. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 87.6 inches)
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Oct. 25, 1997 (22.1 inches)
Record snow depth: Oct. 30, 1941 (30 inches)
Average snowiest month: March (17.2 inches)

4. ACCU#9. WEAT#4. Buffalo, N.Y., U.S. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 96.1 inches)
Famous for annual snowfalls and located east of Lake Erie, Buffalo kicks off the list with an annual average of 95 inches of snow. The city is home to 259,384 residents and sits at the head of the Niagara River. President William McKinley was shot in the chest twice during an assassination attempt by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo on Sept. 6, 1901. McKinley would die of his wounds days later; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt would then take up the presidency.
Average yearly snowfall: 85.7 inches
Biggest storm: 40.9 inches, December 28, 2001
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 12 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -9 degrees, February 5, 2009

Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Dec. 10, 1995 (33.9 inches)
Record snow depth: Dec. 28, 2001 (44 inches)
Average snowiest month: December (27.3 inches)
Record snowiest month: Dec. 2001 (82.7 inches)
Record snowiest season: 1976-1977 (199.4 inches)

3. Erie, Pa. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 100.8 inches) – NEED TO ADJUST
Average yearly snowfall: 78.7 inches
Biggest storm: N/A
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 21 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -6 degrees, January 16, 2009
WEAT#2
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Nov. 22, 1956 (20 inches)
Record snow depth: Dec. 21, 1989 (39 inches)
Average snowiest month: January (29.8 inches)
Record snowiest month: December 1989 (66.9 inches)
Record snowiest season: 2000-2001 (149.1 inches)

2. Rochester, N.Y., U.S. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 100.5 inches)
Rochester slides into the number nine spot with an annual average of 99 inches of snow. The city is home to more than 260,000 people and is located south of Lake Ontario. One of the first anti-slavery publications ever produced was founded in Rochester in 1847 before the American Civil War. The North Star newspaper was created by famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass, always striving to expand upon his education, taught himself how to read and write.
Average yearly snowfall: 88.3 inches
Biggest storm: 20.1 inches, February 14, 2002
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 26 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -11.9 degrees, January 10, 2004
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Jan. 3, 1996 (23 inches)
Record snow depth: Mar. 7, 1999 and Feb. 1, 1966 (34 inches)
Average snowiest month: January (27.7 inches)
Record snowiest month: February 1958 (64.8 inches)
Record snowiest season: 1959-1960 (161.7 inches)

1. Syracuse, N.Y., U.S. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 126.3 inches)
While New York itself is a very snowy city, Syracuse gets the most average in New York State. Syracuse is known throughout America for its snowfall and has won the Golden Snowball award. The high snowfall is party a result of the proximity of Lake Ontario and the fact that it has a humid continental climate. The national average in Syracuse is 252 centimetres per year but the record is 487 centimetres. – See more at: http://www.rhinocarhire.com/Top-Ten/Snowy-Cities.aspx#sthash.fJ7sw6BR.dpuf
Tying for fifth place, Syracuse, N.Y., and Quebec City both receive an annual average snowfall of approximately 124 inches. Syracuse is the economic epicenter for much of central New York with more than 145,000 residents. The city is home to Syracuse University, which ranked number two on AccuWeather’s list for top 10 snowiest colleges. Quebec City is the second-largest city in Quebec province with a population of 491,140 people. It is one of the oldest cities in North America, and features a mix of museums and cultural attractions that celebrate the city’s rich European heritage.
Average yearly snowfall: 103.1 inches
Biggest storm: 31.9 inches, January 31, 2004
Days with snow, 2000-2010: 26 percent
Coldest day, 2000-2010: -18 degrees, January 15, 2004
Snow stats:

Record snowiest day: Feb. 15, 1946 (34 inches)
Record snow depth: Feb. 1, 1966 and Feb. 20-21, 1958 (48 inches)
Average snowiest month: January (35.7 inches)
Record snowiest month: January 2004 (78.1 inches)
Record snowiest season: 1992-1993 (192.1 inches)

Top 10 Snowiest Cities In Canada

Top 10 Snowiest Cities In Canada
If you’re lookin’ for the white stuff, and by that I mean snow… These are your best bets!
Jack Frost is a little late this year and had some of us wondering if we’d have a white Christmas after all. But not to fret, snow lovers – the white stuff is on its way! While we all know that the northern part of the country gets dumped on the most
Every part of Canada gets snow. Even the warmest Canadian cities still get between forty and sixty centimetres of snow each year. To get snow each year is just part of being Canadian.

Nice image listing the Canada cities:
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According to:
http://www.currentresults.com/Weather-Extremes/Canada/snowiest-cities.php
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Saguenay, Quebec top the lists as Canada’s snowiest large cities. St. John’s ranks first for total amount of snow, while Saguenay has the most days with fresh snowfall.
Saguenay also leads the country’s cities for how long snow lingers on the ground. But at St John’s, all that snow doesn’t stick around for long. The city doesn’t even make the top ten for most persistent snowpack.

Ten of Canada’s large cities receive an average of over two metres (6.6 feet) of snow every year. These cities with the most snow are scattered throughout Central Canada and the Maritime Provinces.

City, Inches, Centimeters
St. John’s, Newfoundland 131.9 335.0
t’s worse in St. John’s, where it’s “wet, damp and rainy.
Average snowfall: 322cm
Days of snowfall: 84
This coastal town in Newfoundland/Labrador is considered to be the oldest English-settled town in North America. It’s also one of the whitest from December till April, with the second-highest yearly average snowfall.
This is also the windiest city in Canada, 9. Windiest: St. John’s, Nfld. 23 km/h

Saguenay, Quebec 126.6 321.7
Average snowfall: 342cm
Days of snowfall: 96
Also known as the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area of the province, Saguenay is located 200 miles west of the capital of Quebec City and gets the most snowfall of any big city in the country, with an average yearly snowfall of more than 11 feet.

Québec City, Quebec 119.4 303.4
Quebec is a typical Canadian city with warm and pleasant summers, when temperatures tend to be around 25 degrees Celsius, and long gruelling winters. Residents brace themselves for an annual average of 316 centimetres of snow per year falling over 107 days. Large snowdrifts are common but Canadians are experts at coping with snow. – See more at: http://www.rhinocarhire.com/Top-Ten/Snowy-Cities.aspx#sthash.fJ7sw6BR.dpuf
Average snowfall: 316cm
Days of snowfall: 76
Steeped in history (and mounds of snow), Quebec City receives about 316cm of snow every winter. It’s always been known as a snowy destination, which is probably its draw with tourists – it is one of the most visited cities in the province (after Montreal).

Sherbrooke, Quebec 112.8 286.5
Average snowfall: 294cm
Days of snowfall: 79
A southern Quebec city with lots of wintertime precipitation, Sherbrooke, which is also a big college town, is the fourth biggest municipality in the province – and fourth on the top 10 snowiest cities in Canada).

Sudbury, Ontario 103.7 263.4
Average snowfall: 274cm
Days of snowfall: 78
Sudbury, Ontario is known for two things: its booming mining industry and its massive amounts of snow. It should come as no surprise that it’s also renowned for being a hockey tow

Barrie, Ontario 87.8 223.0
Average snowfall: 238cm
Days of snowfall: 46
A cozy city nestled along Lake Simcoe, Barrie has been called one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It’s also a regular stop for Jack Frost, with above-average snowfall.

Montréal, Quebec 82.5 209.5
Average snowfall: 218cm
Days of snowfall: 60
All that snow in Montreal doesn’t slow down this hopping city – locals as well as visitors take advantage of all that white stuff by skating in the Old Port or on Beaver lake, playing shinny at a local outdoor rink, or just meandering down one of the many snow-covered downtown streets.

Moncton, New Brunswick 111.0 282.0
Trois-Rivières, Quebec 102.0 259.0
—–St. John, New Brunswick 94.3 239.6

Ottawa – Gatineau
Average snowfall: 236cm
Days of snowfall: 66
Canada gets a lot of snow and the capital region is no exception. The average snowfalls rank them within the top 10 snowiest cities in Canada – it’s no wonder they’re popular for winter getaways, with the longest skating rink in the world and tons of seasonal festivities.

Halifax
Average snowfall: 231cm
Days of snowfall: 60
It must be the ocean breeze that brings the snowstorms to this Nova Scotia city. Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada, and next to St. John’s, it’s the one with the most snow.

London
Average snowfall: 202cm
Days of snowfall: 66
The south-western city of London, Ontario is one snow-blanketed city for several months of the year, but it’s also becoming a booming tourist locale, with a budding arts scene as well as loads of festivals.

Dire Winter Forecast Going Viral

A satire website has many believing excessive snow, and maybe the sky, will be falling.

A winter forecast map that is going viral and suggests above-normal snowfall for most of the country – and “well above-normal” snow for the Mid-Atlantic and New England – comes from a satire website.

Dire Winter Forecast Going Viral

The story has been shared widely across social media, carrying the headline “Meteorologists Predict Record-Shattering Snowfall Coming Soon.” The accompanying map forecasts an unusually snowy winter for about two-thirds of the country, and a corridor of even heavier snow from Virginia to Maine.

 You might have seen the following map on your Facebook feed or Twitter stream lately.dire winter forecast going viral

In the story on EmpireNews.net, a Dr. Boris Scvediok, doctor of global weather sciences, explains that snowfall is expected to dramatically exceed normal seasonal totals.

The Snowfall is predicted to start by the end of September

“Because this year the snowfall is predicted to start by the end of September or the beginning of October, you can expect to multiply that number by up to five, ten, maybe even twenty times in some areas,” Scvedoik says in the article. “In the worst zones, you could see 50 times the amount of snow you’ve had in the past.”

Is the Dire Winter Forecast Too Dramatic?

If that winter forecast sounds a little too dramatic to be true, it’s because it is. As is often the case with stories from similar hoax news sites, the slightly plausible nature of the headline induced many users to post and repost the link without careful examination,” the myth-busting website Snopes.com wrote about the Empire News story. Anyway this is the Dire Winter Forecast Going Viral. If you are looking for more winter forecasts, we recommend you to check out the Farmers Almanac.

The latest snowstorm dumped more than 2 feet of snow in a few spots in North East

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A snowstorm with a ferocity more familiar in February than October socked the Northeast over the weekend, knocking out power to 2.3 million, snarling air and highway travel and dumping more than 2 feet of snow in a few spots as it slowly moved north out of New England. Officials warned it could be days before many see electricity restored.

The combination of heavy, wet snow, leaf-laden trees and frigid, gusting winds brought down limbs and power lines. At least three deaths were blamed on the weather, and states of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.

Parts of New York saw a mix of snow, rain and slush that made for sheer misery at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City, where drenched protesters hunkered down in tents and under tarps as the plaza filled with rainwater and melted snow.

I bet there is a lot of snow plowing going on in North Eastern stats right now.

Read More: Snow Smacks North East Power

Octsnower All Over Again? Fall Snow Storm is Threathing North East

A storm moving up the East Coast is expected to combine with a cold air mass and dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about foot of snow Saturday in parts of the Northeast.

October snowfall records could be broken in parts of southern New England, especially at higher elevations. The October record for southern New England is 7.5 inches in Worcester in 1979.

New York City could also see trace amounts of snow, the first to fall in the city before Halloween since 1952, CBS News station WCBS-TV reports.

“”Northwestern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley, portions of northern Connecticut, the whole state of Massachusetts except for the Cape and then all the way up through New England, those areas are expected to see accumulating snow of anywhere from 4, 6, higher elevations could be as much as 8 or 10 inches,”” Morrin told CBS Radio News

The storm could bring more than 6 inches of snow to parts of Maine beginning Saturday night. Parts of southern Vermont could receive more than a foot of wet snow Saturday into Sunday.

In Pennsylvania, 6 to 10 inches could fall at higher elevations, including the Laurel Highlands in the southwestern part of the state and the Pocono Mountains in the northeastern part. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh could see a coating.

My recommendation to you guys up there in the New England state, get your shovels and snow plows ready to embrace this first big storm of the season. A foot a of wet heavy snow is hard on your back, that’s why I recommend using a snow plow.

I smell snow! The snow is coming soon!

I read this article on AccuWeather. Looks like they got a bunch in Denver. huh. But it melted I should have been down there with my plow. Well, If you live in Denver I only have one thing to say, huh. “”Good for you!””. We will get some snow sooner or later too, I can smell snow now.

A tree-snapping, travel-disrupting snowstorm has wound down in Denver. However, conditions will continue worsening southward along the I-25 corridor into northeastern New Mexico through tonight.

The storm cut power to more than 100,000 customers in the Denver area, according to Xcel Energy Wednesday afternoon. With temperatures dropping into the lower 20s and even teens in some places tonight, the situation does not bode well for people without power.
Less than 36 hours after Monday’s record 80-degree warmth, a winter wonderland has unfolded across northeastern Colorado and neighboring southeastern Wyoming.

The snow commenced in Denver and Cheyenne, Wyo., late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Snow totals have reached 3 to 6 inches in Denver with more than a foot falling toward the foothills. Areas in northwest Denver have picked up more than 8 inches of snow.

Other snow totals in Colorado include 7 to 8 inches in Fort Collins, 8 to 10 inches in Boulder, more than a foot in Greeley and 5 to 6 inches around Colorado Springs.

Read more here:
http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/56890/disruptive-denver-snowstorm-to.asp