I know what you're thinking... Yeah, our winters are pretty horrible, but there's no way they are worse than, say, Alaska's. Well, that's where you'd be wrong.

According to Thrillist, out of all 50 states, Michigan has one of the most miserable winters; second only to Minnesota! You read that right; Michigan winters are worse than Alaska's (Alaska is third for most miserable winters). Thrillist sites lots of reasons why Michigan winters are terrible, including:

  • Winter usually starts before Thanksgiving and ends after Easter.
  • Thanks to lots of cloud coverage, Michigan is in a perpetual state of grey.
  • Instead of just "regular" snow, we usually get hit with "a wintry mix of precipitation", which is just a fancy phrase meaning we'll get snow, then sleet, then freezing rain, and everything in between.
  • A lack of winter recreation.

Plus, according to MLive, parts of Michigan have been colder than even the most northern parts of Alaska all.winter.long. See for yourself.

So next time someone tries to tell you that their state's winter is worse than Michigan's, you can point them to this article. Unless of course that person is from Minnesota...

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