BOSTON (CBS) – See if you can guess what these cities all have in common: Syracuse, NY, Erie, PA, Rochester, NY, Salt Lake City, UT, Green Bay, WI, Anchorage AK. If you guessed they are all among the snowiest cities in the country, you are right!
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports
Year-after-year these cities get pummeled with snow and are perennial anchors in the running for “snowiest city in the U.S.” (including all cities with a minimum 100,000 people).
However, this year they are all playing catch-up to one city which is currently blowing away the competition. Perhaps you have heard of this snow giant? Worcester, Mass.
That’s right, according to goldensnowglobe.com (who did a lot of number crunching), our beloved City of Worcester currently ranks #1 on the list of snowiest U.S. cities, beating out notorious snow havens like Rochester and Syracuse (lake effect snow machines) and Anchorage Alaska (need I say more?)
Worcester currently has a whopping 108.9” this season, just over 9 feet of snow!
Congrats Worcester residents, you have bragging rights over every other major U.S. city. You can also boast some of these snowy stats:
This is currently the 5th snowiest winter on record for Worcester, less than 3” behind the 4th spot but about 2 feet below the #1 ranking which came back in 1995-96.
This is the snowiest February/March EVER in Worcester, since Punxsutawney Phil came out of hiding and predicted an early spring on Feb 2nd. Worcester has had 75.3” of snow. (I will say that our own local groundhog, Ms. G, at Drumlin Farms actually predicted six more weeks of winter…well done G!)
Furthermore, the last two months in Worcester rank as the snowiest two month period out of any two months, ever, on record in Worcester…amazing.
So are we done? Can we stick a fork in this memorable, record-setting winter?
I doubt it, in fact, as I am writing, at this very moment, light snow is falling in Worcester. There could be as much as a dusting to an inch today and tonight and we cannot yet rule out some more snow early next week.
But that’s O.K., hold your heads up high Worcester residents, you are the City of Champions, the supreme kings of the winter of 2012-13, a title I am sure that many of you will unfortunately never forget…
You can follow Terry on Twitter at @TerryWBZ.