Everyone hates winter, but everyone loves bragging rights. Subtly bragging about how your winter is so much worse than someone else's winter is a pastime as old as walking to school uphill both ways.
The team at 24/7 Wall St. dug through data from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to find the epicenter of winter bragging rights in every state. They located the county with the largest single-day snowfall in recorded history for each state.
The data makes for an interesting conversation starter as climate change continues to alter precipitation throughout the world. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that snowfall has decreased across much of North America in part because warmer temperatures have precipitation falling in the form of rain. (Though, that's not the case around the Great Lakes where warmer temperatures may actually be causing increased snowfall.)
The records used date all the way back to 1872 when 27 inches fell on Brooklyn in a single day. That's a drop in the bucket compared to the largest single-day snowfall on record, per 24/7 Wall St., Boulder County in Colorado had 6 feet and 4 inches of snow drop over the course of 24 hours in 1921.
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