Snowiest U.S. State Capitals

Can you name the ten state capitals that get the most snow per year?
1981-2010 according to currentresults.com
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Last updated: November 20, 2017
First submittedJune 25, 2017
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Inches
Capital
94.2
Montpelier
71.3
Augusta
69.8
Juneau
60.8
Concord
60.3
Cheyenne
Inches
Capital
59.1
Albany
56.2
Salt Lake City
53.8
Denver
51.2
Bismarck
51.1
Lansing
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Level 42
Jun 28, 2017
This quiz was satisfiying. make a sunny one too maybe!
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Level 42
Jun 28, 2017
ikr
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Level 84
Jun 28, 2017
Much harder than the driest capitals quiz. I am surprised that Lincoln didn't make the list.
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Level 50
Jun 28, 2017
How is Salt Lake City the least guessed when it's the only one on this list that has held a WINTER Olympics?
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2017
I thought Salt Lake City was in the desert.... guess I was wrong
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Level 78
Nov 20, 2017
The area is high desert, but SLC is in a bowl surrounded by the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. I've read that most of the snow in the city is actually lake effect from the Great Salt Lake. One of our daughters lives there, and whatever the reason, they do get a lot of snow.
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Level 60
Nov 22, 2017
Right, I explicitly skipped it and named the capital of every other state in the Mountain West. Then again, since it IS in the Mountain West...I should've tried it LOL
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Level 48
Apr 15, 2018
Salt Lake City native here - it's still a desert because the actual amount of water we get falls within that classification. We get a lot of snow (schools don't get a snow day even if we get 1 foot overnight), but it's mostly fluffy powder that's great for skiing but doesn't have a lot of water for the amount of snow. We get hardly any rain and rely on the snow pack in the mountains for most of our water through the summer.
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Level 69
Sep 16, 2019
In addition to being surrounded by mountains, SLC is at about 4,200 feet elevation, with a 9,000+ foot mountain within city limits.
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Level 74
Oct 10, 2017
Salt Lake hosted the Olympics, but most of the events were held at nearby Park City, which is in the Wasatches and gets much more snow. Salt Lake is at the base of the Wasatches.
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Level 83
Oct 26, 2019
Albany is about as close to Lake Placid as Salt Lake City is to the Olympic site. Both cities are also lower elevation than the mountains where the outdoor events were held.
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Level 49
Dec 17, 2020
Yes but Albany isn't in a desert, and Albany is much further north.

It makes perfect sense that SLC is there, but it's still more surprising than Albany.

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Level 65
Dec 17, 2020
Sochi, Russia doesn't have a single month where the average low temperature is beneath freezing.
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Level 66
Nov 20, 2017
Metropolitan, or city proper?
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Level ∞
Nov 20, 2017
City proper but I don't think it matters.
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Level ∞
Nov 20, 2017
There were a couple errors in this quiz. We were missing Juneau and Lansing. It should be accurate now.
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Level 62
Nov 20, 2017
I was shocked by the absence of St Paul and Boston!
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Level 47
Nov 20, 2017
Boston averages in the low to mid 40's for snowfall but once you head north and west it goes up considerably.
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Level 53
Nov 20, 2017
I somehow got all of them...
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Level 75
Mar 20, 2018
Damn! I was sure I was onto something with Honolulu and Baton Rouge.
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Level 28
Dec 18, 2020
Lol
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Level 53
Mar 15, 2019
How is St. Paul not here?
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Level 83
Oct 26, 2019
It didn't snow as much as the other places over the course of 30 years.
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Level 56
Feb 24, 2021
Actually, it does, it just doesn't appear on the list of cities on the source data.
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Level 29
May 11, 2020
How is Pierre not on here, as a South Dakotan I am offended :) we get huge bucket loads of snow ever year
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Level 28
Dec 18, 2020
ikr even north dakota isn't even on here
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Level 55
Dec 21, 2020
bismarck is on here
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2020
100%. Alllmost missed Montpelier. I was all but certain that Vermont's capital was the final answer but I couldn't grasp the actual name until 10 seconds left. Also, anyone know which city is depicted in the picture? Montpelier?
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Level 62
Dec 17, 2020
You can click on it to reveal the source. It seems to be Salt Lake City.
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Level 56
Dec 17, 2020
Montpelier is a very small town. No roads that look like the one pictured there. If you ever want to visit a quaint capital, I'd highly recommend it. Unfortunately, though, the nearest airport is about an hour away, in Burling, VT, and even that is one of the smallest international airports.
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Level 56
Dec 17, 2020
I live near Montpelier. We don't get that much snow. 61.4" on average, annually. St. Paul, MN, gets around 52" annually, more than Lansing, MI, or Bismark, ND. I think the quiz might be a little off.
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Level 39
Dec 17, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2020
Had time to guess all the capitals of states that border Canada (other than Washington) as well as all of New England as well as all other midwestern states, such as South Dakota and Iowa. Still finished with 1:08 remaining even though I was really wrong about the answers.

In other words, too much time.

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Level 48
Dec 17, 2020
I thought for sure Madison would be there but when I checked, they "only" average 42 inches per year.
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Level 28
Dec 17, 2020
This quiz make me cry... who lives in a tropical country, understand me.
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Level 61
Dec 17, 2020
Taken this twice and forgot SLC both times. Typed Anchorage instead of Juneau.
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Level 38
Dec 18, 2020
Surprised that Montpelier & Augusta got more snow than Juneau.
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Level 72
Dec 18, 2020
I.e. states I'd like to live in! 😁
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Level 70
Dec 19, 2020
Good Quiz......I wonder has any 'jetpunker' visited all State Capitals?
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Level 44
Dec 21, 2020
Damn how did I miss SLC