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Old 04-14-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Possibly Chicago.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:25 AM
 
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Midwest, no contest. The roads would be prepped BEFORE the snow would hit most times. If snow was a sure thing (over 5"), the crews would be "up and at 'em", no matter what the hour. And if it snowed overnight, they would be out overnight, plowing their hearts away. Great guys!
Up there I bet they plow the roads ahead of the storm!
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:29 AM
 
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There's enough people living at Mammoth Lakes and Lake Tahoe that there's school systems and hospitals and fire departments. Real cities. . They have been buried up to the roofs this year. People dug out their homes. Yes, people live at high elevations.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/So...4d-119.9771868 kinda like this? Nope. Hardly anyone there. Ignore those casinos. Nobody gambles there. Ignore the fact they shut schoools down a few days a year when they get over a foot a storm.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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So apparently Upstate New York doesn't exist to most people, but it's the correct answer.

Come on folks. Seriously, it's annoying. The Upper Midwest gets half the amount of snowfall. They're just bitterly cold.


Syracuse takes the cake.


This week shows why Syracuse is US snow champ: 3 types of storms in 2 days | syracuse.com
Yes, the answer is upstate NY and it's not even up for debate.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I've lived in 3 states across the upper Midwest and in Montana. One thing I can assure you is that people in the Upper Peninsula like to talk a big game about how winter hardy they are but my kids were out of school for snow more there than in the other three combined. And it wasn't for depth. And they'd close for cold but it got far colder for far longer in Montana and school wasn't closed there once. For any reason.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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I imagine, logically, that amount of snow, its duration on the ground, and the topography are closely correlated to average ability to deal with it.

-The high mountain communities probably handle it the best.
-Yoopers probably handle it second best
-Any of the other Lake Effect Snowbelt are probably handle it second best.
-Upper Midwest not technically in the snow belt and New England are probably third.
-Everyone else follows accordingly to their levels of snow, duration, and topography.

Anomalies:
-Coloradans have a large percentage of transplants from non-snowy locations worsening their average ability to handle snow. Yes, I lived there and it is very noticeable.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Denver seems to do well.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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Chicago.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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New England, and we'll send our trucks to DC or down South if they get snow.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Debatable
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There is a great irony in PA. Philadelphia's suburbs handle snow magnitudes better than Erie does, despite Erie recieving illegal levels of snow. Back in the SE burbs the roads were well-salted and every street was plowed clean ASAP. In Erie (the suburbs), we were absolutely overrun with snow and only the major roads were plowed. In the neighbordhoods you were on your own. Minimal salting, plowing seemed totally random. Probably has to do with funding and the SE burbs being quite wealthy, but you'd figure Erie would be more prepared.
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