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Worcester tops the charts for most snowfall

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.

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