Recently, The Weather Channel (TWC) released a report highlighting “America’s Safest Weather Cities.” There were two on the list in the Northeast: Caribou, Maine and Rochester.
Interestingly, for a city that is normally maligned in various “places rated almanacs” for its snowy winters (not everyone thinks snow is bad, by the way), I suppose this is a nice change of pace for the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Perhaps I am taking this ranking too seriously, but it irks me, nevertheless.
The Weather Channel claims that it used certain criteria to make these determinations (heat, flood, cold, snow/ice, lightning and tropical cyclones).
So then how is it that Albany, with half the annual snowfall of Rochester and otherwise comparable conditions, did not make the list? Why is it that Buffalo, which receives slightly less snowfall than Rochester, but is mostly similar, did not make the list?