A Number-One Ranking That Minnesotans Find Miserable But Should Support
We all have been through it and frankly, we should all stand behind it and scream from the top of our lungs that we are number one.
Minnesota winters are brutal and we all know that, and the latest rankings from Thrillist put Minnesota as the state with the most miserable winters. Here is what Thrillist had to say about Minnesota's winters:
"How can you remain so upbeat when you get all the winter weather patterns? Alberta clippers? Sure. Panhandle hooks? You betcha! Parts of northern Minnesota see up to 170in of snow in a winter. One hundred seventy inches! That’s like two and a half times the height of Kent Hrbek!! It can get down to -60 degrees, a temperature at which frostbite can occur in fewer than five minutes. There are no chinook winds or moderating oceans to temper things outside of a small area by Lake Superior. Your sports teams never win championships. All of your good high school hockey players end up starring for NHL teams in other cities. Ice fishing can’t be that cool, really."
First off, Ice Fishing IS cool. Give it a try after you have been couped up in the house for weeks after -60 degree weather. You'd love it too. Second, there is much more to do in the winter when the snow comes. Does it come with some brutal driving conditions? Yes, but only for a day or two. Then, snowmobiles, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and many more options!
Yes, we all know that the winters are brutal and there are many people that would love to just skip the three (or maybe six) months of winter Minnesota has. Still, no one has it as bad as we do when it comes to miserable winters and Minnesotans should be proud of that!
Not to anyone's surprise, Michigan was no. 2, Alaska no. 3, and North Dakota no. 4.