The 6 Snowiest Cities in America:

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Valdez, AK.
Valdez, AK.

The Weather Channel just compiled a list of the 6 snowiest cities in America.  

Here is The Weather Channel’s criteria for this list of the 6 snowiest cities in the USA:

“We examined 30-year average annual snowfall data from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center from 1981-2010 to come up with a list of America’s Six Snowiest Cities.

We limited the list to cities with populations of at least 1,000 as of the latest census data. Unincorporated towns, mountains, national parks and ranger stations were not included.”The Weather Channel

THE 6 SNOWIEST CITIES IN AMERICA:

Valdez, AK snowfall averages as compared to other large things.
Valdez, AK snowfall averages as compared to other large things.

#1 – Valdez, Alaska = 326″

Average yearly snow: 326.3″
Snowiest month: December (71.9″)
Snowiest day: 47.5″ (1/16/1990)
Population (2010): 3976

 

Crested Butte, CO.
Crested Butte, CO.

#2 – Crested Butte, Colorado = 215″

Average yearly snow: 215.3″
Snowiest month: January (39.5″)
Snowiest day: 31″ (1/1/1982)
Record depth: 120″ (12/31/1923)
Population (2010): 1487
Lake Effect snow hammering Hancock, MI.
Lake Effect snow hammering Hancock, MI.

#3 – Hancock, Michigan = 211″

Average yearly snow: 211.9″
Snowiest month: January (65.6″)
Snowiest day: 26.5″ (1/18/1996)
Record depth: 73″ (2/28/1937)
Population (2010): 4634

 

Truckee, CA.  2011.
Truckee, CA. 2011.

#4 – Truckee, California = 202″

Average yearly snow: 202.6″
Snowiest month: February (44.3″)
Population (2010): 16,180
Lead, SD.
Lead, SD.

 

#5 – Lead, South Dakota = 200″

Average yearly snow: 200.8″
Snowiest month: March (35.4″)
Snowiest day: 52″ (3/14/1973)
Record depth: 73″ (3/1/1998)
Population (2010): 3124
Boonville, NY.  They had to resort to snow tunnels in the Snowstorm of 1943.
Boonville, NY. They had to resort to snow tunnels in the Snowstorm of 1943.

#6 – Boonville, New York = 193” 

Average yearly snow: 193.5″
Snowiest month: January (52.9″)
Snowiest day: 35″ (1/12/1978)
Record depth: 80″ (3/11/1971)
Population (2010): 4572

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