All of the southern Wisconsin broadcasts this week warn of blizzards, of huge sky dumps. Flakes are coming down like crazy today. Already snow is taller than the squirrels that gather at my feeder. Already, it’s thigh-high.
Shovel in hand, hefting the piled white from my driveway, I’m tempted to think more snow falls here than anyway else in the world.
Well, that’s not true.
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In case you're curious, here are the cities with the highest average annual snowfall:
1. Valdez, Alaska, 324 inches
2. Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 259.7 inches
3. Blue Canyon, California, 240.3 inches
4. Yakutat, Alaska, 195.9 inches
5. Marquette, Michigan, 137.4 inches.
6. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 117.4 inches
7. Syracuse, New York, 116 inches
8. Talkeetna, Alaska, 115.4 inches
9. Caribou, Maine, 111. 9 inches
10. Mount Shasta, California, 104.9 inches
11. Lander, Wyoming, 101.5 inches
12. Flagstaff, Arizona, 100.3 inches
13. Juneau, Alaska, 98.5 inches
How much snow does my hometown usually get? Typical, we get 48 inches of snow.
Are you shoveling today? How much snow is falling where you are? Hope it's less than we're getting in southern Wisconsin.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climatic Data Center