updated 3/21/2011 10:23:45 AM ET 2011-03-21T14:23:45

Another winter has mercifully come to an end.

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From record-setting snowstorms to bitter cold to, yes, flooding, the winter of 2010-2011 will be long remembered in some locations.

TWC Meteorologists Tim Ballisty, Chris Dolce, and Jonathan Erdman first selected a list of 10 finalists for the Worst Winter cities crown.

We then asked for your vote to rank the cities. Thanks to your over 21,000 votes, here is our list of the Top 5 Worst Winter Cities for 2010-2011.

5.  Hartford

  • Record snowstorm on Jan. 12; 24" in one day!
  • Over 7 feet of snow this winter
  • Record snowiest month: 54.3" in January 2011 (Avg. for whole season: 44.8")
  • 6 days with 5"+ snow (Entire season average is 2)

4.  Chicago

  • 3rd heaviest snowstorm of record (21.2" Jan. 31-Feb. 2)
  • Record Feb. calendar day snow (13.6") Feb. 1.
  • Record snowy February (29")
  • 4th straight season with 50"+ snow (1st time on record)

3.  Syracuse  

  • Snowy, even by their standards
  • 4th snowiest season on record (174.2" as of Mar. 18)
  • Record snowiest December (72.8"...over 6 feet!). Second snowiest month all-time.
  • At least 43" snow in Dec., Jan. and Feb.

2.  Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • First season with 80"+ snow since 1991-1992.
  • One of top 5 snowstorms of record (17.1" Dec. 10-11)
  • Record snowy December (33.6")
  • Metrodome roof collapses due to weight of heavy snow in mid-Dec. storm (see photos)

1.  New York City

  • 2 of 7 snowstorms of 20" or more in same winter season!
  • Post Christmas storm snarled E. Coast travel. Late Jan. "thundersnow".
  • Third snowiest season on record (60.9"). Snowiest season in 15 years.
  • Record snowiest January (36"). Average for entire season is 22".

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