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Old 10-30-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Garrett County, Maryland possibly qualifies, with maybe just over half of the winter with snow cover, and it certainly gets more than Pittsburgh. On my road trip to the Midwest in June, it was cold enough in the daytime at Keyser's Ridge where a jacket/sweater could come in handy, while much of the rest of Maryland is sweating it out in the heat. Then the downsloping of the mountains to the east acts as a heat compressor, and since the prevailing wind direction tends to come off those mountains, makes it difficult for there to be a lot of snow by the time you get to around I-81. But on the east coast outside the mountains, you really have to be north of I-90 to start getting into serious snow cover that truly defines the winter, with the lowland stretch between I-80 and I-90 (including inner Boston, Providence, Hartford, and the lower/middle Hudson Valley region of NY) being variable in terms of seasonal snow cover, where some winters, they're there for much of the season, others, a mere fraction. The progressively taller mountains and wider lowlands in addition of latitude contribute to the noticeable dropoff of snow presence along the East Coast.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:12 PM
 
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Vermont. That's where. I've heard they have snow on the ground for all of December, January and February (meteorological winter). Snowpack usually doesn't melt until sometime in March, and transient snows in November and even April aren't uncommon.

Good luck. White scenery isn't what it seems. You have to have a central heating system, driving in snow is dangerous, and it's too cold to enjoy much time outside.
Ask anyone that lives or is from New England and they will tell you there can/will be wild temperature swings in winter (due in part to the proximity of the Atlantic). Here you can see Burlington, VT December data from last year. You will notice it gets above freezing on several days and even gets into the mid 50s in the latter half of the month than drops below freezing the next day. That's New England weather in a nutshell if you're not from there lol. Yes, it gets snow and cold weather but having the snow stick around throughout the majority of the winter isn't a bet I'd make.:
https://www.wunderground.com/history...V/date/2018-12

Even Caribou, Maine hit 50f last December and 53f in January:
https://www.wunderground.com/history...I/date/2018-12

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Old 11-05-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Ask anyone that lives or is from New England and they will tell you there can/will be wild temperature swings in winter (due in part to the proximity of the Atlantic). Here you can see Burlington, VT December data from last year. You will notice it gets above freezing on several days and even gets into the mid 50s in the latter half of the month than drops below freezing the next day. That's New England weather in a nutshell if you're not from there lol. Yes, it gets snow and cold weather but having the snow stick around throughout the majority of the winter isn't a bet I'd make.:
https://www.wunderground.com/history...V/date/2018-12

Even Caribou, Maine hit 50f last December and 53f in January:
https://www.wunderground.com/history...I/date/2018-12
I know it can get above freezing sometimes, but it's not only about that. I've heard Flagstaff, AZ maintains a decent winter snowpack regardless of daytime temps. Why? They're counteracted by frigid nights and still cold.
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