Michigan Town Receives “Snowiest” Honor

When it comes to the snowiest places in America — Michigan is well represented. The Weather Channel puts the Upper Peninsula town of Hancock at No. 3 on its list – with an average of 218 inches a year.

Nick Sirdenis, who heads the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau, says, “We don’t get so many of the giant storms where you get 30 inches and then you don’t get anything for a while, it snows everyday.”

He says the slow compiling of snow each day just creeps up on you and before you know it there’s up to 21 inches of snow.

Hancock was beat out for the “snowiest” honors by Boonville, New York, with an average of 220.5 inches, and Valdez, Alaska, with nearly 298 inches of snow a year.

Ironwood was 10th on the Weather Channel list with 164.6 inches of snow each year.

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