10 Major Cities With the Worst Winter of 2013-2014

By Jon Erdman
Published: March 21, 2014

#10: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Twin Cities snow

Freeway Ford sales consultant Debra Andrson makes her way through the lot to clear snow off news cars Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Bloomington, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Fast Facts

  • Dec-Feb. departure from average temperature ranking: 4th (9.1 deg. colder than average)
  • Departure from average season snow ranking: 22nd (12.1 inches above average)
  • Worst winter index: 26

Flexing its cold muscle, the Twin Cities skidded into the list thanks to the ninth coldest winter on record.

Minneapolis/St. Paul nearly doubled the average number of days with lows of zero degrees or colder (53 days), and have continued the chill well into March, as of this writing. 

The cities would have ranked higher with a bit more spectacular of a snow season. While still over a foot above average as of the end of winter, their 60.9 inch season total masks the fact they missed out on a blockbuster snow event. The heaviest snow total came from Winter Storm Seneca on Feb. 20-21, which dumped 9.9 inches on the area.

Coincidentally, this was the winter the Metrodome was first deflated, then demolished. This time, unlike December 2010, weather did not contribute to the Metrodome's problems.

NEXT > #9: Titletown

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