Winter’s approaching and you’ll want to check out the snowiest cities in America


Originally posted on WeatherDB.

Brace yourself, winter is coming. You’ll sense its imminent arrival with a chill that creeps into the air. A chill that forces us to don our grandma-knit scarves, mukluks and tacky holiday sweaters.

Upon winter’s arrival, frost will cover your windows and icicles will form on your roof’s edges if you live in a cooler climate. If you’re lucky enough to live in a snowy region, snowmen and snow angels will start to decorate local lawns.

While the seasonal change might not be as dramatic in your area, some American cities experience Snowmageddons of sorts. WeatherDB researched and ranked the 30 snowiest cities in the contiguous United States. The ranking uses 30-year average monthly snowfall totals as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and prioritizes U.S. cities with populations over 6,000.

#30. Susanville, California

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Annual Snowfall: 109.4 inches
Population: 17,384
Record Snowfall: 43 inches – Jan. 3, 1901

#29. Lincoln City, Oregon

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Annual Snowfall: 110.6 inches
Population: 7,926
Record Snowfall: 58 inches – Dec. 31, 2012

#28. Dallas, Oregon

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Annual Snowfall: 110.6 inches
Population: 14,632
Record Snowfall: 58 inches – Dec. 31, 2012

#27. Oswego, New York

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Annual Snowfall: 111.8 inches
Population: 18,140
Record Snowfall: 40 inches – Dec. 8, 1958

#26. Fulton, New York

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Annual Snowfall: 111.8 inches
Population: 11,852
Record Snowfall: 40 inches – Dec. 8, 1958

#25. Woodland Park, Colorado

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Annual Snowfall: 112.1 inches
Population: 7,147
Record Snowfall: 42 inches – April 23, 1997

#24. Corry, Pennsylvania

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Annual Snowfall: 113.4 inches
Population: 6,589
Record Snowfall: 23 inches – Nov. 15, 1916

#23. Middlebury, Vermont

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Annual Snowfall: 116.2 inches
Population: 6,518
Record Snowfall: 26 inches – Jan. 30, 1925

#22. Cortland, New York

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Annual Snowfall: 117.3 inches
Population: 19,271
Record Snowfall: 33 inches – Feb. 14, 1914

#21. Meadville, Pennsylvania

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Annual Snowfall: 120.5 inches
Population: 13,370
Record Snowfall: 23.1 inches – Nov. 25, 1950

#20. Ashtabula, Ohio

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Annual Snowfall: 120.5 inches
Population: 19,144
Record Snowfall: 68 inches – April 26, 1943

#19. Jackson, Wyoming

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Annual Snowfall: 122.1 inches
Population: 9,646
Record Snowfall: 31 inches – Dec. 30, 1923

#18. Syracuse, New York

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Annual Snowfall: 123.8 inches
Population: 144,575
Record Snowfall: 36 inches – March 14, 1993

#17. Baldwinsville, New York

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Annual Snowfall: 123.8 inches
Population: 7,371
Record Snowfall: 30 inches – Jan. 6, 1910

#16. Littleton, Colorado

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Annual Snowfall: 136.2 inches
Population: 43,276
Record Snowfall: 36 inches – Oct. 23, 1906

#15. Evergreen, Colorado

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Annual Snowfall: 136.2 inches
Population: 8,942
Record Snowfall: 36 inches – April 15, 1921

#14. Batavia, New York

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Annual Snowfall: 141.9 inches
Population: 15,472
Record Snowfall: 22 inches – April 11, 1994

#13. Jamestown, New York

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Annual Snowfall: 145.9 inches
Population: 30,916
Record Snowfall: 23 inches – March 17, 1936

#12. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Annual Snowfall: 162.6 inches
Population: 12,036
Record Snowfall: 24 inches – Dec. 28, 1973

#11. Marquette, Michigan

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Annual Snowfall: 178.6 inches
Population: 21,438
Record Snowfall: 27 inches – Oct. 23, 1929

#10. Aspen, Colorado

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Annual Snowfall: 178.8 inches
Population: 6,607
Record Snowfall: 25 inches – March 24, 1965

#9. Truckee, California

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Annual Snowfall: 189.7 inches
Population: 16,100
Record Snowfall: 48 inches – Jan. 11, 1911

#8. Boulder, Colorado

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Annual Snowfall: 193.3 inches
Population: 100,403
Record Snowfall: 37 inches – April 18, 1920

#7. Sturgis, South Dakota

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Annual Snowfall: 197.5 inches
Population: 6,602
Record Snowfall: 53 inches – March 14, 1988

#6. Spearfish, South Dakota

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Annual Snowfall: 197.5 inches
Population: 10,470
Record Snowfall: 53 inches – March 14, 1988

#5. Ishpeming, Michigan

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Annual Snowfall: 203.3 inches
Population: 6,500
Record Snowfall: 27 inches – Oct. 23, 1929

#4. Houghton, Michigan

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Annual Snowfall: 207.7 inches
Population: 7,692
Record Snowfall: 23 inches – Jan. 3, 1895

#3. Berlin, New Hampshire

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Annual Snowfall: 281.2 inches
Population: 10,009
Record Snowfall: 25.5 inches – Feb. 10, 1969

#2. South Lake Tahoe, California

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Annual Snowfall: 407.4 inches
Population: 21,359
Record Snowfall: 45 inches – April 4, 1958

#1. Park City, Utah

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Annual Snowfall: 411.1 inches
Population: 7,656
Record Snowfall: 33 inches – Dec.12, 1968

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