One Michigan City Ranked Top 10 Snowiest in America
Living in Michigan, we really do get the best of all four seasons, but there's just something about winter that you can't help but love. From the exhilarating snow sports to the cozy charm of snow-covered streets, there's something truly magical about embracing the snowy season here.
It's true, Michigan rivals some pretty heavy hitters when it comes to being the mega hub for snow. From coast to coast, winter rules in several cities across the nation. So, what cities can stake claim to being the snowiest in the nation? Redfin decided to find out.
Redfin, a residential real estate brokerage and mortgage origination service & blog, took on the task of searching out "The 10 Snowiest Cities in the U.S.". They concentrated on cities in the U.S. with a population of 75,000 or more.
"For our purposes of determining the “snowiest” cities, this list will focus on cities that receive the highest average seasonal snowfall. Some cities may see more days with measurable snowfall but lower average totals, so we won’t include them. Additionally, this list will focus on the highest seasonal snowfall totals, not annual", they said.
What Michigan City Made the Top 10 Snowiest in the Nation?
It's no surprise that Michigan had at least one city make the top 10, but it may be a surprise as to which city. Although the Upper Peninsula has some pretty heavy snowfall, it was a city on the west side of the Lower Peninsula that took the crown.
Landing at #8, Grand Rapids is considered one of the snowiest cities in America. According to Redfin, the average seasonal snowfall is 77.6 inches with a record seasonal snowfall of 132.2 inches. Here's what they had to say about Grand Rapids;
"Grand Rapids, MI, is the eight-snowiest city in the U.S. Similar to many other cities on the list, the city sees most of its snow from lake effect storms. Grand Rapids is just to the east of Lake Michigan, meaning if cold air is blowing from the west or southwest, snow is likely to fall in the area. However, these wind patterns usually only last for around 12 hours at a time, meaning the region sees much lower snowfall totals than the top spots on this list".
Although the predictions are out for this year's winter in Michigan, at the end of the day it's all in the hands of Mother Nature. Let's hope she's in a good mood this year.
Check out the full list of The 10 Snowiest Cities in the U.S. here.
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