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Extreme National Parks: Hottest, Coldest, Snowiest, Windiest

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Snowiest National Park
No, it’s not in Alaska as some might surmise. Actually the Paradise section of Washington State’s Mt. Rainier National Park, established on March 2, 1899, is considered the snowiest park with an average of 680 inches falling in a year. In 1971-72, snowfall amounts measured 1,224 inches. Paradise, at 5,400 feet on the mountain’s south slope, was named for its proliferation of wildflowers each summer–the antidote to all that snow!

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