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The Snowiest Colleges in America

Coming from Montreal, I found winter at Dartmouth to be fairly mild, but among U.S. schools, Accuweather ranks the College in the Top 10 Snowiest Colleges:

10. Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.)
9. University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks, Alaska)
8. Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.)
7. Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
6. Southern New Hampshire University (Hooksett, N.H.)
5. University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)
4. University of Minnesota Duluth (Duluth, Minn.)
3. University at Buffalo (Buffalo, N.Y.)
2. University of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.)
1. Syracuse University (Syracuse, N.Y.)

However, if Accuweather ever comes out with a Most Depressing Mud Season ranking, I bet that we’d rank higher than tenth.

Erratum: As if further proof were needed of the fleeting nature of glory, Accuweather has now revised its list, placing Michigan Technological University at the top of the heap, thereby knocking the College off its list. Readers who have nothing else to do in life but memorize Dartblog posts will recall that Michigan Tech also bumped Dartmouth out of the Guiness Book of World Records when it built a snowball bigger than our previous recordholder.

Addendum: A longtime reader writes in:

That snowfall list is just silly.

Marquette, MI, home of Northern Michigan University, gets 129 inches of snow a year. Syracuse gets 116. I think the people who made the list forget that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is in the United States.

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