Record U.S. Snowfalls by State and Where Minnesota Ranks
Sure, we get snow in Minnesota, and our winter's last longer than a lot of other states. But when it comes to a 24 hour dumping of it, many states kick our butt and personally I'm good with that.
House Method decided to look and see the record snowfall for each state in a 24 hour period. Here's the top ten and you'll notice a common theme with them. They have mountains.
- Colorado: 76.0" - Boulder County, 4/15/1921
- California: 75.0" - Yuba County, 1/14/1952
- Washington: 70.0" - Pierce County, 11/26/1955
- Alaska: 62.0"- Valdez-Cordova Census Area, 12/29/1955
- Oregon: 60.0" - Malheur County, 4/8/2009
- Idaho: 60.0" - Benewah County, 1/22/1982
- South Dakota: 52.0" - Lawrence County, 3/14/1973
- Montana: 51.8" - Lewis and Clark County, 3/9/2006
- New York: 50.0" - Oneida County, 2/1/1966
- Wyoming: 49.0" - Johnson County, 3/21/1924
Check out the interactive map for not only Minnesota, but every other state.
But House Method didn't stop there. They went deeper and looked at counties for Minnesota and every state as well. I'm guessing a lot of work went into this.
Lake County, 1/7/1994, 36.0"
St. Louis County, 11/1/1991, 29.0"
Cook County, 4/5/1933, 28.0"
Becker County, 2/23/1922, 25.0"
Crow Wing County, 3/4/1985, 24.0"
You can also check out annual snowfalls for every county in the United States.