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Old 10-04-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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None :-(
Canoga Park CA.
My only hope is that it went down to 18F once.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:57 PM
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Here in Dallas we don't see much. Usually a couple of ice storms a year with a little snow mixed in. My son was 4 years old before he had probably seen an inch of snow. (He was 15 before he saw several inches and that was when he went with our youth group skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado!) The roads can get pretty nasty down here when we do get precip because we are not as prepared to deal with it as northern areas where it is typical...and we are not as experienced driving on it either!

Some areas of Texas do get more snow than D/FW. When we lived in Lubbock out in the Panhandle of Texas, the year before we left we got 10 inches one week-end and 18 inches a couple weeks later. So... it does snow in Texas but not so much in Dallas.

How much does your area usually see? How frequently? Do you like it or not?

I live in suburbs about 35-40 miles north of DFW and we've been getting at least 1-2 snows a year the last 5-7 years. Ice/sleet a few times a year also. Of course, it's not unusual for it to be snowing here at my house while my friends further south towards the city are only getting a cold rain due to a large temperature difference sometimes.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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None! I've heard that it does snow here once or twice every 20 years or so.

I heard down in Tucson they had a freak blizzard in January and got about an inch. Haha.
Actually, the Phoenix metro area did receive a dusting of snow this past winter (2006-2007)...it was somewhat spotty in parts but in parts of the area it stuck to the ground for a little bit.

Tucson actually averages about 1.5 inches of snowfall per year.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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I was just in Tucson, and I can see how they'd be snow-free. Funny thing, though. Drove up to the top of Mt Lemmon right outside of Tucson and they apparently get around 200 inches a year. It's amazing what a mile or so of altitude will do.
Tucson isn't exactly snow free...the city itself averages about 1.5 to 2 inches of snowfall per year - barely any, but it happens.

Yeah, altitude means everything. I lived for a few years in Albuquerque which isn't much different lattitude-wise than Phoenix, however, it averages 10 inches of snow per year and this past year got 30+, due to being at 5000 feet (compared to Phoenix at roughly 1000 and Tucson at roughly 2500).
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City gets 57 inches annually, but my house is a little bit higher in elevation and probably sees closer to 70. I love snow and I wish we'd get more of it.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Actually, the Phoenix metro area did receive a dusting of snow this past winter (2006-2007)...it was somewhat spotty in parts but in parts of the area it stuck to the ground for a little bit.

Tucson actually averages about 1.5 inches of snowfall per year.
Yes, I've heard that there was snow in my community back in January (before I arrived) as well as other higher elevations in the Northeast Valley.

The accumulating January snowfall in Tucson was rare.

Tucson definitely doesn't average any snow at all. According to the locals it snows about every 7 to 10 years. The average high and low during the coldest part of the year is 64 and 39. That's definitely not cold enough for any snow.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scranton, PA: We receive roughly 50 inches of snow per year, even though the past five or six years have been below-average. We've had major blizzards in 1993, 1996, and this past Valentine's Day 2007 in recent memory.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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Syracuse averages about 112 inches annually.

Top Snowiest Cities in the US

I believe Rochester, NY is the only other "major" US community that averages more than 100 inches.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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HMMMM, I see a pattern here. NEARLY all the cities are in either NY or MI.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Here in eastern Connecticut, the average is about 43" a winter. Last year it was half that amount. We are currently suffering from a drought here (35% Below yearly average for precip)
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