Due to change in global weather systems, weather is getting severe and fierce every year. Snow in winters is the most difficult to deal with. Even in present era of technology and machines, snow storms stop or change almost all the activities in daily routine. Let’s checkout the list of the most snowiest cities in the United States.
1. Buffalo, New York
Average yearly snowfall: 85.7 inches
Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York. It is located in western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie. Winters in Western New York are generally cold and snowy. Buffalo is a city that offers a variety of tourist attractions, including the Buffalo Zoo, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Kleinhans Music Hall.
2. Syracuse, New York
Average yearly snowfall: 103.1 inches
Syracuse is known as the heart of New York. It is located in the country seat of Onondaga County in New York. Syracuse is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants. Syracuse is also mentioned in One of America’s Top 20 Green Cities.
3. Flagstaff, Arizona
Average yearly snowfall: 81.1 inches
Flagstaff is located in the northern Arizona. It is the county seat of Coconino county. The city is named after a Ponderosa Pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston.
4. Erie, Pennsylvania
Average yearly snowfall: 78.7 inches
Erie is the fourth largest city of the Pennsylvania state. It is an an industrial city located on the shore of Lake Erie and the regional hub of northwestern of Pennsylvania. Erie’s Metropolitan Area consists of approximately 280,000 residents and an Urbanized Area population of approximately 195,000.
5. Anchorage, Alaska
Average yearly snowfall: 72.7 inches
Anchorage which is officially called as the Municipality of Anchorage, is the northernmost major city in the United States. One of the most important fact about Anchorage is that it has been named by Kiplinger as the most tax friendly city in the United States.
6. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Average yearly snowfall: 72.3 inches
Grand Rapids is a city in the state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 40 miles east of Lake Michigan.
7. Salt Lake City, Utah
Average yearly snowfall: 60.9 inches
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of Utah. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC. With an estimated population of 183,171, the city lies in the Salt lake city metropolitan area, which has a total estimated population of 1,130,293. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger Urban area known as the Wasatch Front, which has an estimated population of 2,298,915.
8. South Bend, Indiana
Average yearly snowfall: 61.6 inches
South Bend is the fourth largest city in Indiana. It is the county seat of St. Joseph county and the cultural hub of the Michiana region. The city has River access that assisted heavy industrial development such as that of Studebaker, Oliver Chilled Plow Company and other large corporations.
9. Cheyenne, Wyoming
Average yearly snowfall: 60.4 inches
Cheyenne is the capital and largest city of the Wyoming State. The population of Cheyenne is 57,618 at the 2010 census.
10. Cleveland, Ohio
Average yearly snowfall: 59.8 inches
Cleveland is the most populous county in the state of Ohio. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location at the head of numerous canals and railroad lines. With the decline of heavy manufacturing, Cleveland’s businesses have diversified into the service economy, including the financial services, insurance, legal and healthcare sectors.