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Old 03-28-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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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.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Boise, Idaho
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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If you want similar weather but with snow, stay in the Pacific Northwest but go higher in elevation or inland. Boise works, like TheTruth08 said. If you want even more snow, go to Coeur d'Alene.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:00 PM
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The cities along the Great Lakes region. Very overcast and when the lake effect snow comes in it seems to stay around all winter. From Buffalo to Rome NY there seemed to be an eternal grey and dreary sky in winter. I remember driving towards NYC and once I got to around Albany the skies would open up and turn blue.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:38 PM
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The cities along the Great Lakes region. Very overcast and when the lake effect snow comes in it seems to stay around all winter. From Buffalo to Rome NY there seemed to be an eternal grey and dreary sky in winter. I remember driving towards NYC and once I got to around Albany the skies would open up and turn blue.
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.

Also, you can be in the country within 15 minutes or so from the city. There are many parks within an hour as well.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Try Aberdeen, Scotland. Might be just what you are looking for.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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We average about 120 inches of snow a winter. That's the most of any city in the US.
No it's not. There are plenty of cities that get more snow on average than Syracuse.

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Snowiest Cities in the U.S. (over 10,000 in population) - annual snowfall

1. Truckee, CA 203.4 inches

2. Marquette, MI 179.8 inches

3. Steamboat Springs, CO 173.3 inches

4. Oswego, NY 153.3 inches

5. Sault. Ste. Marie, MI 131.2 inches

6. Syracuse, NY 120.2 inches

7. Meadville, PA 111.2 inches

8. Flagstaff, AZ 111.1 inches

9. Watertown, NY 110.8 inches

10. Muskegon, MI 105.9 inches


Read more: "Winter Blizzards and Cold Records: Weather Extremes: Coldest, Snowiest Cities in the United States" - Winter Blizzards and Cold Records: Weather Extremes: Coldest, Snowiest Cities in the United States

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Old 03-29-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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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.
The Twin Cities and Milwaukee both get a lot of precipitation in the form of snow. And it doesn't get much more "foresty" than Wisconsin or Minnesota.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:11 PM
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No it's not. There are plenty of cities that get more snow on average than Syracuse.
I meant major cities. Even when looking at that list, there aren't that many that get more than Syracuse. Actually, Oswego is in the Syracuse metro area and Watertown is only an hour north. Believe me, I've driven many times in that snow belt as Oswego County is in between Syracuse and Watertown.
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The Twin Cities and Milwaukee both get a lot of precipitation in the form of snow. And it doesn't get much more "foresty" than Wisconsin or Minnesota.
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).
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