WORCESTER — In the end, perennial powerhouse Syracuse faded. Last year’s champion, Anchorage, never put up a fight. For once, New England’s second-largest city stood second to none.
On the first day of spring Wednesday, Worcester, yes, Worcester, was the snowiest city in the United States for the winter of 2012-2013, according to the National Weather Service. From the mighty Rockies to the lee of Lake Erie, no city larger than 100,000 inhabitants saw more white stuff than the 108.9 inches in Worcester, after Tuesday’s storm dropped 4.2 inches of frosting on the cake.