Top Ten States Ranked In Order Of Their Long Hard Winters

When it comes to winter weather, every US state has its pluses and minuses. However, there is no denying the fact that some states have worse winters than others. If you dislike the freezing temperatures and snow, we don’t blame you. That’s why we’ve created a list of all of the states that you definitely want to avoid this upcoming winter season.

It’s based on a subjective, although, surprisingly accurate ranking by Thrillist. Once you read through the reasons for their various choices, we’re positive that you’ll find yourself nodding your head in agreement as well. These 10 states have the worst wintertime weather, by far. Make sure to put on your gloves and hats, folks, it’s going to be a cold and windy ride!
The interesting thing about Massachusetts winters is that depending on which part of the state you live in, the weather could be completely different. On the coast, you get heavy snowfall, but with temperatures that are slightly warmer.

Once you head inland to Central and Western Massachusetts, snowfall decreases somewhat, but the temperatures plummet too. If you hate winter weather, neither part of the state is really a good choice.


The Northern Rockies are a beautiful natural paradise during the summer months. However, when winter comes, you better run in the other direction.

Helena, Montana maintains the national record for the lowest temperature ever observed in the lower 48. The thermometer was once recorded reaching negative 70°F in that area. Plus, elsewhere in Montana, Arctic air occasionally rips down slopes at wind speeds of over 100 mph.

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