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Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Minnesota can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.
This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Hermantown, the snowiest place in Minnesota.
So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Minnesota cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Minnesota with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in North Star State.
What's the snowiest place in Minnesota with more than 5,000 people? That would be Hermantown with an average annual snowfall of 84.0 inches.
Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.
The 10 Snowiest Cities In Minnesota For 2021
How We Determined The Cities In Minnesota With The Most Snow
In order to rank the snowiest cities in Minnesota, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the North Star State get the most annual snowfall.
Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:
- Minneapolis -- 53.1 inches
- St. Paul -- 51.0 inches
- Rochester -- 49.1 inches
There's a complete chart at the bottom.
If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Minnesota with at least snow snowfall:
- Winona -- 33.8 inches
- Redwood Falls -- 35.8 inches
- Crookston -- 35.9 inches
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