UMD is ranked the fifth snowiest college in the U.S.

By KBJR News 1

January 22, 2014 Updated Jan 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - UMD is ranked the fifth snowiest college in the U.S. by AccuWeather Incorporated. AccuWeather says UMD can expect almost 86 inches of snow during a year.

Michigan Technological University is ranked the snowiest university in the U.S. with almost 200 inches of snow per year.

UMD did beat the University of Alaska Fairbanks for more snow. The Alaska college is ranked tenth with an average of 62 inches of snow.

Some UMD students, like Tristan Covington, are not surprised by this at all, but thought UMD would have been ranked higher on the list.

"It’s not fun. The roads are crappy and it’s cold every day. It’s a task to get to school every morning,” UMD sophomore, Tristan Covington, said.

AccuWeather based this ranking system on how much annual average snowfall college universities receive around the nation.

Ramona Marozas

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