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Old 02-25-2009, 04:11 PM
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
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Ive just become aware that the cascade mountain range of western washington is the snowiest region in the country. What towns would/could I look into moving to if I wanted to live in a snowy/winter town? Ive been looking into colorado for quite sometime now but i would like as cold and snowy winter as possible. Any info would help. Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:46 PM
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Leavenworth is snowy and pretends it's a German town in the Alps.
Concrete, WA is awfully snowy.
Spokane is a much larger town but gets pretty dumped on as well.
I'm guessing that Cle Elum will be right up there. Cle Elum and Roslyn are awfully pretty.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:10 PM
Location: Eastern Washington
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Well if you want serious cold you would be best off in International Falls, Minnesota.

This year Spokane got a record amount of snow.

If you are a ski fanatic, most any town in the Cascades has plenty of snow for skiing most of the winter, and still has plenty now. More than a couple of feet worth does not change things much, but is more work to clear out of places you have to clear it out of. Just a thought.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:04 PM
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Go to this website, this has climate summaries from Washington. Note, not all of these places are cities or towns. On the left side, scroll down where it has all the washington towns. Click on the ones you want, and you will see a climate summary.

Cle Elum averages 83.9 inches of snow.
Leavenworth averages 95.9

It did not list Roslyn, you may have to google that.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:34 PM
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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You should also check out some towns in Pend Oreille county - it's located farther north than Spokane and gets a lot more snow.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:30 PM
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Metaline, in Pond Orielle County, averages about 86 inches of snow per year, Twisp gets about 72, so Leavenworth is our leader so far, with Metaline and Cle Elum not far behind.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:19 PM
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Open a map, and enlarge it enough to see town names along the Cascades. There are plenty of them. Also the cities and towns in the northern half of Washington state will have lots of snow, as indicated above.

Where you live will be determined by where you must work...
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:39 PM
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I wouldn't recommend moving to a place that snows all day every day. When you live somewhere that doesn't get snow very often, snow is pretty much the epitome of fun. It gives you a free day off school/work/whatever and it is really pretty as well! But if you live somewhere where it snows ALL the time, then it just becomes a burden and takes all the fun out of snow. Shoveling two hours just to go to the grocery store = not fun. An annual snowfall of about 30-40 inches I think would probably be the perfect amount. That way, it doesn't get in your way as much, and snow still seems like a special thing each time it comes.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:59 PM
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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Just in case you may consider a move outside of Washington state.. you may consider my old home town of Houghton, MI. You'll receive your winter fix by golly. Like around 250 inches per winter! By the time May comes around... you'll be glad to see on the sun and green grass. the only draw back is the economy which actually is not near is bad as it is down state in places like Detroit or Flint, but still, they have seen better times.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:30 PM
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Here's a link to an animation of this year's snowfall.

NOHRSC NSA animation
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