A reminder of how hard Maine is when it comes to snow

This post was originally published on Jan. 30, 2014.

How many inches — wait, make that feet — of snow do you think it takes for most schools in Maine to cancel?

According to data compiled by Reddit user atrubetskoy, the Western half of the state takes two feet or more to cancel. The coastal parts — 12 inches. On average.

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How do we compare to the rests of the country? You’d be surprised.

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Though, to be fair (and the author of the chart points this out), canceling school for a snowstorm is more a function of how often and/or prepared an area is to deal with snow and not really how “hard” we Notherners and Midwesterners are.

So when we have another day that feels like this:

Just be glad it isn’t like this when you hit I-95: