Worst Winter City

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Nancy, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yay we finally won an award lol - Forbes rated Cleveland as the Worst Winter City! I didn't need Forbes to tell me that.

  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    ...At least you guys know how to deal with lake effect...
  3. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    It's always good to be recognized.:abouttime:
  4. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Congratulations! :bravo:

    Suz ;)
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Better you than me!!;)
  6. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Woo Hoo! Buffalo did not win this title!!!
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    TM I was surprised Buffalo wasn't even in the top 10.

  8. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Really? That is pretty surprising!
  9. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I figured it out: Forbes used the 50 largest US cities... Buffalo is 68th. :winks:
  10. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks for clarifying, TM! I was shocked, too.

    Nancy - congrats!!! LOL!
  11. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I thought Buffalo would rate there. They get so much snow.
    Maybe it's about the plows, traffic, etc., as well.
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911


    Congratulations on your award Nancy!
  13. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I would rather win the award for the worst winter city than the one our city won...America's drunkest. We also won America's dumbest.

    And the city council wonders why this place is such a joke...
  14. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Yeah, that's about how I feel about WI's being the state with the worst level of DUI accidents.

    Couldn't figure out why my auto ins rates up here in the sticks are higher than they were in Chicago.

    I figured initially that it was from whacking deer and the occasional bear, but nooooo...according to my agent, we just have a LOT of people who get drunk and crash into things.

    Annoying. I don't drink and drive, I've never had so much as a moving violation, and I've never been in an at fault accident...and I've been driving for nearly 35 years!
  15. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    GN - no offense as WI is a gorgeous state... But in the winter... Not much else to do! LOL

    ...I'm surprised we didn't make it high on that list. OH is no big thing for stuff to do either.
  16. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    What?!? Step2...no big thing to do??? Are you putting down my fair city??? There's lots to do here when it snows. We have two ski resorts within 20 minutes from me, a toboggan chute that rivels all others in the metroparks,,, beautiful scenery, many ice skating rinks - several outdoors, one right in the middle of downtown, and many many sled riding hills throughout the city.


  17. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    OKAY OKAY... slinking off to the corner muttering about the R&R HoF, Lake Erie, etc. etc. etc.

    ...FWIW we have the National Museum of the United States Air Force!
  18. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Hey, there's plenty to do up here in the Winter if a: we have enough snow, and b: you don't mind freezing your tush off.

    In fact, we have one of the best networks of snowmobile trails in the country. Several ski areas, the biggest ice fishing tourney in the central states, lots of winter activities that don't require drinking.

    In fact, in my town you can't even buy a six pack at a gas station. You have to go to either a liquor store or to a liquor department where the alcohol is rung up seperately.

    Either that, or you drive out of town where you can buy booze until midnight and on holidays.