One of the winter staples for the Midwest is snow, and lots of it. The entire United States is breaking a record for the most amount of snow in...forever. We are currently experiencing the highest percentage of coverage since we actually started keeping track of this sort of thing.

On February 16th, 73% of the entire country was covered in snow. We started keeping count of snowfall through the National Snowfall Analysis in 2003, and we are currently experiencing the most encompassing amount of snow coverage since.

We are all pretty used to this by now, right? Midwesterners are familiar with the entire process of snow cleanup; the salting of the roads, snow emergencies, and even plowing.

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Well, Minnesota wants to give people a chance to...familiarize themselves with the snowplow machines. Recently, the Minnesota Department of Transportation put out a call for people to help name some of the Snowplow vehicles in use. There were more than 24,000 name nominations for these vehicles, according to Minnesota DOT officials.

They have narrowed it down to forty-nine names. Here are all of them:

1. Ain’t Snow Stopping Us Now

2. Babe the Orange Plow

3. Blizzard Blaster

4. Blizzard Wizard

5. Blizzard of Oz

6. Buzz Iceclear

7. C-3PSnow

8. Cold Enough for Ya?

9. Darth Blader

10. Dontcha Snow

11. Duck Duck Orange Truck

12. Edward Blizzardhands

13. F. Salt Fitzgerald

14. Fast and the Flurry Less

15. Flake Superior

16. For Your Ice Only

17. Frostbite

18. Frosty the Snowplow

19. Giiwedin (Ojibwe word for ‘north wind’)

20. Goldy Snow-pher

21. Ičamna (Dakota word for ‘blizzard’)

22. Joe Plow-er

23. Justin Moresnow

24. Kent Brrr-bek

25. King of the North

26. L'Plow du Nord

27. Lake SnowBeGone

28.  Live, Laugh, Plow

29. Luke Snowalker

30. Mary Tyler More Snow

31. Minnesota nICE

32. No Business Like Snow Business

33. Oh Snow You Didn't!

34. Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya

35. Plow Bunyan

36. Plowabunga!

37. Plowy McPlowFace

38. Plowin' in the Wind

39. Princess Kay of the Snowy Way

40. Purple Snow

41. Raspberry Brrr-et

42. Road Carew

43. Sir Plows A Lot

44. Snowbi Wan Kenobi

45. Snow Place like Home

46. Tator Tot Hotdish

47. Spirit of '91

48. The Truck Formerly Known as Plow

49. The Winterstate

My top three on this list are Justin Moresnow, Plowy McPlowface, and Edward Blizzardhands. You can pick up to eight of your favorite names for a snowplow. Voting for this HIGHLY prestigious contest closes on February 26th. After that, MnDOT will announce the winners of the contest and name eight snowplows; one in each of the MnDOT Districts.

So, maybe you'll be driving by Plowy McPlowFace one day if you happen to be going through Minnesota.

 

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