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Old 03-31-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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I've always thought that there was a bit of misconception that Mpls/StPaul receives lots of snow relative to it's location. In truth, both the Twin Cities (49.9) and Milwaukee (47.0) are similar in annual snowfall totals to Hartford (49.6), Spokane (48.6), Pittsburgh (43.6) and Boston (42.8).
The biggest difference is that snow probably sticks around longer in Minnesota and Wisconsin than it does those other places.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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what's with the title? Kinda misleading.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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I don't really get the point of this thread. I suppose if you wanted dark weather and more snow move to Juneau, its wet and rainy like Seattle with a bit more snow in the winter, but most of the year gets heavy rain LOL.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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I was going to say Syracuse would be perfect. We average about 120 inches of snow a winter. That's the most of any city in the US.

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Hardly true, I am not sure where people in upstate NY get this idea that they live in the snowiest place. Maybe its because so many people live there.

There are plenty of other cities in the US that get well over 120 inches. Granted most of them are in the western states.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Are there any cities with weather similiar to Portland and Seattle, but with snow?

It'd also be nice if they had a lot of foresty/nature areas.
We've had six plus solid months of snow in Fairbanks. It's been cloudy a lot of the year too. And this past summer, it was cold and rainy all summer long.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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oh and we have lots of forest/nature stuff near by.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Hardly true, I am not sure where people in upstate NY get this idea that they live in the snowiest place. Maybe its because so many people live there.

There are plenty of other cities in the US that get well over 120 inches. Granted most of them are in the western states.
Believe me, on average, the part of Upstate NY I'm in gets a lot of snow. Actually, if you look at the list another poster provided, there are 3 cities within an hour of each in my part of Upstate NY on the list due to the lake effect snow we get from Lake Ontario.

An example of this is when I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY just outside of Watertown. I drove on I-81 from Watertown to just north of Syracuse around Brewerton, with my hazard lights on going about 30-40 mph. It was so bad at one point that there was bumper to bumper traffic on the interstate from say Pulaski to about Central Square in Oswego County. Once I got past Brewerton though, it was completely clear. By the way, this was the day before Thanksgiving 2000.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Seattle and Portland actually got quiet a lot of snow this past winter
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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Believe me, on average, the part of Upstate NY I'm in gets a lot of snow. Actually, if you look at the list another poster provided, there are 3 cities within an hour of each in my part of Upstate NY on the list due to the lake effect snow we get from Lake Ontario.

An example of this is when I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY just outside of Watertown. I drove on I-81 from Watertown to just north of Syracuse around Brewerton, with my hazard lights on going about 30-40 mph. It was so bad at one point that there was bumper to bumper traffic on the interstate from say Pulaski to about Central Square in Oswego County. Once I got past Brewerton though, it was completely clear. By the way, this was the day before Thanksgiving 2000.
OF course upstate NY gets alot of snow by eastern standards. I am just saying there are plenty of places that get way more! Its just no one happens to live there. Most of the intermountain west get quite a bit more snow.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Memphis, TN Metro Area
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I love Syracuse...all that snow! Too bad my job took me to KY (NO SNOW)
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