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Joe Knows: As Winter Solstice approaches, NH city ranked in top 3 of US's snowiest

NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com

CONCORD - Believe it or not... but we still have several more days before Winter even begins!

The Winter Solstice official arrives Dec. 22.

You may have noticed frost covering your windows and soon enough icicles will hang off the gutters with snowmen and snow angels decorating the lawn. But this is not going to be a typical New England winter.

December will have above normal temperatures through the month and latest forecasts are calling for warmer than normal January thanks to an El Nino driven pattern in the Pacific Ocean!

So we just may be getting a well deserved break from Old man winter this year.

While the seasonal change might not be as dramatic in your area, some American cities tend to experience Snowmageddons of sorts.

WeatherDB has researched and ranked the 10 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.

THE TOP 10 SNOWIEST CITIES IN AMERICA

1) Park City, UT Annual Avg: 411"

2) South Lake Tahoe, CA Annual Avg: 407"

3) Berlin, New Hampshire Annual Avg: 281"

4) Houghton, MI Annual Avg: 207

5) Ishpeming, MI Annual Avg: 203"

6) Spearfish, South Dakota Annual Avg: 197"

7) Sturgis, SD Annual Avg: 197"

8) Boulder, CO Annual Avg 193"

9) Truckee, CA Annual Avg: 189"

10) Aspen, CO Annual Avg: 178"

Congratulations Berlin, New Hampshire! You are in the Top 3!

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