Snow City!: Cleveland Ranks #1 on "America's Worst Winter Weather Cities"

Published: Feb. 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2010 at 6:45 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Clevelanders already knew it, but now it's official. Forbes magazine released their list of "America's Worst Winter Weather Cities" today and Cleveland, Ohio ranked the worst city for winter weather.

Here's our stats:

  • Average Annual Temperature: 49.6°F
  • Average Precipitation: 38.7 inches
  • Average Snowfall: 58.9 inches

Forbes magazine said "Our measures show that those in Cleveland experience the worst winter months. Located on the south shore of Lake Erie, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has relatively mild summers but its winters require endurance. Cleveland gets hit by lake-effect snow, averaging almost 60 inches every winter and its frigid winters help produce an average annual temperature of only 50 degrees, 10 degrees below the 50-city average."

These areas get the most snowfall and rain, and experience the coldest annual temperatures, of the 50 measured.

  1. Cleveland
  2. Boston
  3. New York City
  4. Milwaukee
  5. Chicago
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Indianapolis
  8. Columbus
  9. Detroit
  10. Baltimore

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