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      Hancock named one of snowiest

      The Weather Channel recently named Hancock as the third snowiest city in the nation.

      The designation was awarded to the Keweenaw city after average annual snowfall for the last 30 years was examined. The list includes cities from around the U.S. with populations over 1,000. Hancock statistics include an annual average snowfall of 218 inches with the single snowiest day being January 18, 1996 with 26.5 inches.

      "Hancock is a very unique place, not only in Upper Michigan, but actually, you know, across the country. It's a place that can receive snowfall with wind directions from anywhere from north, to northwest, to west, even out east," said National Weather Service Meteorologist, Mike Dutter.

      Hancock wasn't the only U.P. city to make the list; Ironwood came in at number 10 with an annual average of 164 inches.

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