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Top 10 cities to not visit this winter

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Till now, you have seen hottest cities on earth, coldest cities on earth and also from forbidden to haunted you have seen about all these. But as it is winter season so, today, we are going to show you the pictures of the cities that are the snowiest cities on earth. If you are planning to visit there, then please take the time to look at the condition of these cities these days.

1. Buffalo

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Located just east of Lake Erie, which borders the winter wonderland known as Canada, Buffalo experiences more snow than most major Canadian cities, which tend to be known for long, snowy winters. Buffalo residents also experience increased production of snow due to the meteorological pattern is known as “lake-effect snow”, which drastically increases overall snowfall.

2. Rochester

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located fairly close to Canada, south of Lake Ontario, Rochester deals with large amounts of lake-effect snow that occasionally leads to blizzards. Sustained winds that exceeded 60 mph battered the regions, blowing snow from the lake. Snow drifts of up to 30 feet accumulated in some areas.

3. Akita

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Via: ville.montreal.qc.ca

Home of Akita Castle, a fortification built around 733 A.D., Akita has a population of more than 320,000 residents. It achieved the designation of a “core city” of Japan in 1997. The first two months of the year tend to dump the most snow on the people of Akita, with an average of 54.3 inches in January and 42.5 inches in February – over 90% of its average annual snowfall.

4. Saguenay

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Saguenay is located about 120 miles north of Quebec City, capital of the province of Quebec. Formed through a merger of four smaller cities – La Baie, Laterriere, Chicoutimi, and Jonquiere – Saguenay has a population of more than 144,000 Francophones living close to the Saguenay River and Lac Saint-Jean.

5. Syracuse

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Syracuse is located in the state of New York, situated close to a lake – in this case, both Lake Ontario and Onondaga Lake. Metropolitan Syracuse has a population of more than 144,000 in the city with more than 662,000 people living in the surrounding metropolitan region.

6. Quebec City

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The second biggest city in the province of Quebec, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America and features some of the most beautiful architecture and culture inspired by the city’s French and European roots. Quebec celebrates the winter with the annual Quebec Winter Carnival. This year marks the carnival’s 60th anniversary.

7. St. John’s

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via: stjohnssnowclearing.ca

St. John’s is located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and receives the most snow on average than any major Canadian city. This city is believed to be the oldest in North America and sprung from some of the first waves of settlements from European interlopers.

8. Toyama

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This area of Japan receives so much snow on an annual basis that the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route – Yuki no Otani – features giant walls of snow on both sides that tower over all drivers, completely blocking the view. Toyama is the capital of the Toyama Prefecture and is home to over 417,000 residents.

9. Sapporo

With a population of approximately 2 million, Sapporo is the largest city in this list. The fourth largest city in Japan is the second snowiest place on Earth, with an average of 17 feet of snow annually. Like the Quebec City, Sapporo has an annual festival, which is known as the Sapporo Snow Festival, which welcomes about two million tourists during this event.

10. Aomori City

The snowiest city on earth is Aomori city in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. This place on an average receives an annual snowfall of 26 feet (312 inches), 100 inches more than Sapporo. The reason why this area receives so much of snow is its location in the high altitude amid Hakkoda Mountains, Aomori Bay, and Mutsu Bay, connecting cold northern air with snow production supported by adjacent bodies of water.

Aomori tops the list of snowiest places on earth due to: the oceanic position, Japan’s geographical location, high elevations of the cliffs, and country’s closeness to breezy air from northeast Asia

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