If you've lived in Michigan for more than just a couple years, you probably know that our winters can be absolutely horrible.  If you just moved to Michigan this year (specifically to Southern Michigan), you might think that our winters are mild.  Well, sir, this winter is not normal.

Thrillist.com released their list of the worst winters in the nation and this year, Michigan landed 2nd on that list.

  1. Minnesota
  2. Michigan
  3. Alaska
  4. North Dakota
  5. Maine
  6. South Dakota
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Idaho
  9. Montana
  10. Massachusetts

Most of the states on the list have a lot of snow and pretty low temperatures, but Michigan still made it to the top.  The reasoning behind Michigan being so high on the list is our lack of sunshine in the winter months.

And despite our lack of snow and cold temperatures this winter, we have had our usual lack of sun.  Thrillist.com definitely nailed it on the head when they gave this description of our winter: "Some other states may see colder temps or more snow, but Michigan winters are unrivaled for their utter lack of sunshine. The ceaseless cloud cover begins in October, and envelopes the state in a daily sense of gloom that only worsens when the apathetic sun slouches below the horizon at quarter-to-five."

Michigan is no stranger to bad winters, being ranked the second worst winter in 2017 and being ranked the worst state for winter driving.