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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 New York 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 Oswego, the snowiest place in New York.
So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which New York cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in New York with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Empire State.
What's the snowiest place in New York with more than 5,000 people? That would be Oswego with an average annual snowfall of 136.6 inches.
Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.
The 10 Snowiest Cities In New York For 2022
How We Determined The Cities In New York With The Most Snow
In order to rank the snowiest cities in New York, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Empire State get the most annual snowfall.
Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:
- New York -- 25.4 inches
- Buffalo -- 88.6 inches
- Rochester -- 85.0 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 New York with at least snow snowfall:
- Carle Place -- 20.4 inches
- East Garden City -- 20.7 inches
- Uniondale -- 21.3 inches
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