It's good to be #1

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



I just heard on the news this morning that Cleveland, Ohio has been ranked the Number One worst winter weather city in the country. I'm so proud.

Of course, those babies in Buffalo, New York are cryin' because they're not number one. They based it on the largest cities in the country, Buffalo. Sorry, no little girly cities allowed. You can't compete with the big boys. (sniff..sniff..)

I can remember when I was a kid, walking through piles of snow, uphill both ways to get to school. My parents said it built character and I think it did! Snow days here are virtually non-existent except for those pussies in Catholic schools.

According to Forbes:

Our measures show that those in Cleveland experience the worst winter months. Located on the south shore of Lake Erie, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has relatively mild summers but its winters require endurance. Cleveland gets hit by lake-effect snow, averaging almost 60 inches every winter and its frigid winters help produce an average annual temperature of only 50 degrees, 10 degrees below the 50-city average.

Here's the complete list:

1) Cleveland

2) Boston

3) New York City

4) Milwaukee

5) Chicago

6) Minneapolis

7) Indianapolis

8) Columbus

9) Detroit

10) Baltimore


I have to go shovel my driveway now...

18 comments

  1. So that explains all the dang Ohio plates and Buckeye bumper stickers down here. I better heat up another pot of grits.

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  2. I feel your pain, we're #2 here in Boston. Gotta love bipolar New England weather.

    http://aprylsmindshowers.blogspot.com/

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  3. Congratulations on the dubious honor! I'm so happy it's Cleveland and not a Canadian city on the other side of Lake Erie.

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  4. Yeah, St. Louis didn't even make the top ten, which is good.

    Of course as far as these lists go, St. Louis is always one of the worst or most dangerous cities to live in. Simultaneously we live adjacent to Ellisville, which was ranked #2 as best quality cities to live in. Go figure...

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  5. Thank God we don't get snow here!

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  6. I'm sort of surprised Wichita or Kansas City weren't on there. But that is OK, 10 with 20 mph wind and 8 inches on the ground is bad enough.
    How was it uphill to school both ways? ;-)

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  7. I can't believe Dreary Erie, the Mistake on the Lake didn't even make the list.

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  8. Wow, that is cold! Here in California we get pretty cold too. Sometimes it even dips down into the low 60's and we have to put on a t-shirt.

    Brrrrrrrr.

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  9. Well congratulations! That looks cold!

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  10. I'm glad you've found solice in your wintery mess. I personally HATE all the snow we got over the weekend and am praying the newscasters are all wrong and we won't get any tonite! Here is Pittsburgh btw.

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  11. yay congrats! I always knew that Cleveland rocked and this is yet another reason!

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  12. I am from Chicago.We are number 5. we wuz robbed.

    I am willing to bet there isn't a driveway anywhere in the picture!

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  13. I went to school in Erie, PA, much too small a city to even get mentioned as 'et al'

    I remember the blizzard of '77. Car was snowed (and plowed) in for weeks. On street parking.
    Fortunately, I could walk every where and hump what I needed back home with me.

    I live north of New York now. I don't see why they are on the list. They are just too sissy about cleaning it up.

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  14. Having lived or having spent a lot of time in a bunch of these places I think the list is not right. New York especially is milder than a bunch of these listed cities. I think it should look more like:

    1) Minneapolis

    2) Boston

    3) Milwaukee

    4) Chicago

    5) Cleveland

    6) Detroit

    7) Indianapolis

    8) Columbus

    9) New York City

    10) Baltimore

    Some of the worst weather I have ever seen, outside of Buffalo and Syracuse, is in Michigan City. The lake effect snow and wind there is truly ghastly.

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  15. um...I'm sorry Forbes.

    But have you checked out Philadelphia lately??

    SNOW..SNOW...SNOW.

    I somehow think we should be below Cleveland.

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