Which States Have The Most Miserable Winters? – North Dakota Ranked
It's that time of year again.
How Bad Is It?
We aren't operating under the delusion that North Dakota is a walk in the park during the Winter, but how bad are our Winters in comparison to other cold-weather/Northern states?
Thrillist did some research, and found where each state ranks when it comes to unbearable Winters. Where North Dakota falls might shock you.
They looked at everything from average temperatures and weather patterns, to how each state handles snow and ice removal from roads.
I'm sure it's no surprise that the state with the best winters is Hawaii. I looked it up; the lowest temperature Hawaii has on record dates back to 1969; it was 52 degrees in January of that year. -- Excuse me while I pack my bags. This is where I'll be hibernating this winter.
Florida and Arizona also ranked below Hawaii as the "Best."
You might think Alaska, Michigan, or even Minnesota would be worse than North Dakota.. -- NOPE! The source ranked North Dakota as the MOST MISERABLE state for Winter in the country. When you hear North Dakotans say "That ain't cold" when you talk about your 30 degree Winter, we aren't lying.
According to Thrillist, North Dakota temps dropped down to - 60 degrees in the 1930's. We have earned bragging rights. We are tough-as-nails, cold-weather survivalists. Fear us.
Chapped lips, soggy socks, and sludgy sidewalks -- who's ready? *Insert battle cry*
Without fail, every year when it hits about 30 degrees you will inevitably see at least one person wearing shorts and flip flops. -- We like to show off our resilience a little bit.
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