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Placentia makes list of Canadian cities with worst winter

The Town of Placentia.
The Town of Placentia. - Nicholas Mercer

PLACENTIA, NL — Placentia made the cut in a ranked list of Canadian cities experiencing the worst winters.

The list, published last Wednesday on, ranks Placentia 15th in the country. While the short write up included in the article acknowledges Placentia's relatively mild winters, it suggests the amount of precipitation the town of 3,500 receives in winter should compel people to stay in doors.

"If you’re going to survive a winter in Newfoundland and Labrador, you’re going to need a good pair of boots and a warm jacket—and they better be waterproof," the article's author wrote. "In Placentia, snowfall totals just 173 cm, but when you add in the 575 mm of winter rainfall and an average temp of – 4° C, you’ll see why this town made the list."

The article goes on to mention some of the town's attractions where folks can stay dry, such as the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre, O'Reilly House and the Three Sisters Pub.

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