Average Annual Snowfall in Idaho





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Idaho. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern, Central, Southwestern and Northern Idaho.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Eastern Idaho

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
38.6 Idaho Falls 36.9 93.7
21.2 Malad City 34.0 86.4
51.6 Pocatello 66.4 168.7
28.1 Preston 53.9 136.9

Central Idaho

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
33.7 Craters of the Moon Monument 95.7 243.1
38.1 Ketchum 112.6 286.0
15.0 Lake Walcott, Minidoka Dam 23.4 59.4
25.9 Middle Fork Lodge 40.3 102.4
20.4 Salmon 24.8 63.0
33.7 Stanley, Sawtooth Recreation Area 75.9 192.8
23.1 Twin Falls 27.2 69.1

Southwestern Idaho

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
19.4 Boise 19.2 48.8
1.2 Bruneau 2.5 6.4
27.1 Idaho City 69.1 175.5
0.7 Lake Lowell, Deer Flat Dam 1.9 4.8
49.4 McCall 135.7 344.7
7.0 Mountain Home 10.3 26.2

Northern Idaho

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
16.9 Coeur d’Alene 29.6 75.2
65.3 Elk City 120.3 305.6
28.9 Kellogg 49.0 124.5
10.6 Lewiston 10.5 26.7
27.1 Moscow 49.2 125.0
3.8 Riggins 4.7 11.9
29.8 Sandpoint 57.7 146.6
37.6 Wallace 78.8 200.2
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Idaho Snowfall
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