I've always been very honest about the fact that I love winter. I imagine it is because winter is, (if you'll pardon the expression), the "polar opposite" of summer, which I abhor. I hate the heat, the humidity, bugs, yardwork, etc., all of which are part and parcel of the summer season.

Give me winter, with cold air, snow, warm sweaters, hot toddies, Christmas lights, mittens, and curling up in a cozy blanket in front of a toasty fireplace. No, I'm not entirely crazy, as I really hate ice, but it's the price one pays for cheering for a severely maligned season.

All of that aside, I realize that most people are not fans of winter and Thrillist found those people and surveyed them. They analyzed weather patterns, average winter season temperatures, amounts of snow, road conditions and more.

With all that information they ranked all 50 states from best to worst regarding winter. The worst winter was awarded to our neighbor to the north and east, Minnesota.

Here are the top 10 states with the worst winters:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Michigan
  3. Alaska
  4. North Dakota
  5. Maine
  6. South Dakota
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Idaho
  9. Montana
  10. Massachusetts

As you may imagine Hawaii has the best winter, followed by Arizona, California, Colorado (huh?), Florida, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, and Alabama, all in the "best" top 10.

If you'd like to see where and why all the states ranked where they did, see Thrillist.

Source: Thrillist


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