Bridgeport Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages
This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often the Bridgeport — Stratford area in Connecticut has snow.
There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Bridgeport usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the city normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Bridgeport can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.
All the numbers are averages, based on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2010 at the Igor Sikorsky International Airport.
How Often it Snows in Bridgeport
This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).
These averages don't show how much the snowfall at Bridgeport and Stratford varies from year to year.
In December, for instance, one in four years totals nine inches or more of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than two inches for the month.
Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 11.4 inches, while the lightest years get less than 2.8 inches.
New snow for February ranges from over 11.6 inches in heavy snowfall years to under 2.4 inches in light years.
When Bridgeport Has Its First & Last Snowfalls
The first snowfall of winter for Bridgeport usually arrives in December. About once every four years, an inch or more of snow also lands in November.
The season's last snowfall typically happens in March. But every few years, April does get at least a dusting of snow.
Bridgeport is normally free of snow every year from May to October.
How Many Snowstorms Bridgeport Gets
About half the days of snowfall in the Bridgeport — Stratford area leave just a skiff, amounting to less than an inch, of fresh snow on the ground. For eight days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least an inch.
Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur once or twice a year. But major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are rare events that show up about once a decade.
How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Bridgeport
For about one-quarter of winter days, Bridgeport and Stratford have at least an inch of snow on the ground.
Snow mostly accumulates during January. Typically, on four days in January and another two or three in February, the snow covering Bridgeport gets to five or more inches deep.
National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.