Ready for winter? Here are the 30 snowiest cities in America

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Brace yourself, winter is coming. You’ll sense its imminent arrival with a chill that creeps into the air. A chill that forces us to don our grandma-knit scarves, mukluks and tacky holiday sweaters.

Upon winter’s arrival, frost will cover your windows and icicles will form on your roof’s edges if you live in a cooler climate. If you’re lucky enough to live in a snowy region, snowmen and snow angels will start to decorate local lawns.

While the seasonal change might not be as dramatic in your area, some American cities experience Snowmageddons of sorts. WeatherDB researched and ranked the 30 snowiest cities in the contiguous United States. The ranking uses 30-year average monthly snowfall totals as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and prioritizes U.S. cities with populations over 6,000.

#30. Susanville, California

 

Annual Snowfall: 109.4 inches Population: 17,384 Record Snowfall: 43 inches – Jan. 3, 1901

#29. Lincoln City, Oregon

 

Annual Snowfall: 110.6 inches Population: 7,926 Record Snowfall: 58 inches – Dec. 31, 2012

#28. Dallas, Oregon

 

Annual Snowfall: 110.6 inches Population: 14,632 Record Snowfall: 58 inches – Dec. 31, 2012

#27. Oswego, New York

 

Annual Snowfall: 111.8 inches Population: 18,140 Record Snowfall: 40 inches – Dec. 8, 1958

#26. Fulton, New York

 

Annual Snowfall: 111.8 inches Population: 11,852 Record Snowfall: 40 inches – Dec. 8, 1958

#25. Woodland Park, Colorado

 

Annual Snowfall: 112.1 inches Population: 7,147 Record Snowfall: 42 inches – April 23, 1997

#24. Corry, Pennsylvania

 

Annual Snowfall: 113.4 inches Population: 6,589 Record Snowfall: 23 inches – Nov. 15, 1916

#23. Middlebury, Vermont

 

Annual Snowfall: 116.2 inches Population: 6,518 Record Snowfall: 26 inches – Jan. 30, 1925

#22. Cortland, New York

 

Annual Snowfall: 117.3 inches Population: 19,271 Record Snowfall: 33 inches – Feb. 14, 1914

#21. Meadville, Pennsylvania

 

Annual Snowfall: 120.5 inches Population: 13,370 Record Snowfall: 23.1 inches – Nov. 25, 1950

#20. Ashtabula, Ohio

 

Annual Snowfall: 120.5 inches Population: 19,144 Record Snowfall: 68 inches – April 26, 1943

#19. Jackson, Wyoming

 

Annual Snowfall: 122.1 inches Population: 9,646 Record Snowfall: 31 inches – Dec. 30, 1923

#18. Syracuse, New York

 

Annual Snowfall: 123.8 inches Population: 144,575 Record Snowfall: 36 inches – March 14, 1993

#17. Baldwinsville, New York

 

Annual Snowfall: 123.8 inches Population: 7,371 Record Snowfall: 30 inches – Jan. 6, 1910

#16. Littleton, Colorado

 

Annual Snowfall: 136.2 inches Population: 43,276 Record Snowfall: 36 inches – Oct. 23, 1906

#15. Evergreen, Colorado

 

Annual Snowfall: 136.2 inches Population: 8,942 Record Snowfall: 36 inches – April 15, 1921

#14. Batavia, New York

 

Annual Snowfall: 141.9 inches Population: 15,472 Record Snowfall: 22 inches – April 11, 1994

#13. Jamestown, New York

 

Annual Snowfall: 145.9 inches Population: 30,916 Record Snowfall: 23 inches – March 17, 1936

#12. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

 

Annual Snowfall: 162.6 inches Population: 12,036 Record Snowfall: 24 inches – Dec. 28, 1973

#11. Marquette, Michigan

 

Annual Snowfall: 178.6 inches Population: 21,438 Record Snowfall: 27 inches – Oct. 23, 1929

#10. Aspen, Colorado

 

Annual Snowfall: 178.8 inches Population: 6,607 Record Snowfall: 25 inches – March 24, 1965

#9. Truckee, California

 

Annual Snowfall: 189.7 inches Population: 16,100 Record Snowfall: 48 inches – Jan. 11, 1911

#8. Boulder, Colorado

 

Annual Snowfall: 193.3 inches Population: 100,403 Record Snowfall: 37 inches – April 18, 1920

#7. Sturgis, South Dakota

 

Annual Snowfall: 197.5 inches Population: 6,602 Record Snowfall: 53 inches – March 14, 1988

#6. Spearfish, South Dakota

 

Annual Snowfall: 197.5 inches Population: 10,470 Record Snowfall: 53 inches – March 14, 1988

#5. Ishpeming, Michigan

 

Annual Snowfall: 203.3 inches Population: 6,500 Record Snowfall: 27 inches – Oct. 23, 1929

#4. Houghton, Michigan

 

Annual Snowfall: 207.7 inches Population: 7,692 Record Snowfall: 23 inches – Jan. 3, 1895

#3. Berlin, New Hampshire

 

Annual Snowfall: 281.2 inches Population: 10,009 Record Snowfall: 25.5 inches – Feb. 10, 1969

#2. South Lake Tahoe, California

 

Annual Snowfall: 407.4 inches Population: 21,359 Record Snowfall: 45 inches – April 4, 1958

#1. Park City, Utah

 

Annual Snowfall: 411.1 inches Population: 7,656 Record Snowfall: 33 inches – Dec.12, 1968

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