Winter Wonderlands - The Snowiest Cities in America

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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

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

#29. Lincoln City, Oregon

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

#28. Dallas, Oregon

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

#27. Oswego, New York

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

#26. Fulton, New York

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

#25. Woodland Park, Colorado

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

#24. Corry, Pennsylvania

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

#23. Middlebury, Vermont

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

#22. Cortland, New York

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

#21. Meadville, Pennsylvania

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

#20. Ashtabula, Ohio

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

#19. Jackson, Wyoming

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

#18. Syracuse, New York

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

#17. Baldwinsville, New York

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

#16. Littleton, Colorado

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

#15. Evergreen, Colorado

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

#14. Batavia, New York

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

#13. Jamestown, New York

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

#12. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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

#11. Marquette, Michigan

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

#10. Aspen, Colorado

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

#9. Truckee, California

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

#8. Boulder, Colorado

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

#7. Sturgis, South Dakota

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

#6. Spearfish, South Dakota

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

#5. Ishpeming, Michigan

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

#4. Houghton, Michigan

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

#3. Berlin, New Hampshire

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

#2. South Lake Tahoe, California

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

#1. Park City, Utah

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

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