Care to take a guess where Michigan lands in the ranking of states with the worst winter weather?

We're not number one, but close.

The Mit ranks number two, eclipsed only by Minnesota. According to Thrillist Travel:

Winter in Michigan begins well before Thanksgiving and stretches far past Easter, which makes for four-to-six wearisome months of always-gray, always-cold, always-drizzly, but-rarely-snowy-in-a-good-way misery.

The site goes on to fairly accurately characterize Michigan's snow-covered roads and bone-chilling temperatures, but then misses the boat on recreation:

You do not look forward to outdoor winter recreation because there is none. You might go bowling. You probably put on weight. If you are lucky you might have a snowmobile, but it's a pain in the ass to get out.

Ever hear of skiing? Sledding? Ice skating? Ice fishing?

By the way, if you're looking for the state with the best weather, it's Hawaii. If you want to stay within the 48 contiguous states, you'll have to move to Arizona.

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