Average Annual Snowfall in Kansas

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and lakes in Kansas. 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 and Western Kansas.

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

Eastern Kansas

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  5.4 Fort Scott 10.8 27.4
  6.2 Independence 11.1 28.2
  4.4 John Redmond Lake   9.6 24.4
  8.0 Lawrence 13.4 34.0
  8.0 Leavenworth 16.6 42.2
10.2 Olathe 14.9 37.8
  8.1 Perry Lake 14.8 37.6
12.7 Topeka 17.8 45.2

Central Kansas

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
13.3 Concordia 20.2 51.3
  7.5 Great Bend 15.5 39.4
  8.0 Hutchinson 12.2 31.0
  9.3 Lovewell Reservoir Dam 17.3 43.9
  9.4 Manhattan 16.7 42.4
  9.2 Salina 16.6 42.2
  4.4 Tuttle Creek Lake   8.8 22.4
10.0 Wichita 14.7 37.3
  7.1 Wilson Lake 13.9 35.3

Western Kansas

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
15.6 Colby 29.8 75.7
13.7 Dodge City 21.1 53.6
  9.5 Elkhart 21.4 54.4
10.6 Garden City 18.3 46.5
20.9 Goodland 35.5 90.2
  8.2 Keith Sebelius Reservoir 17.5 44.5
  9.0 Liberal 19.1 48.5
  6.8 Webster Reservoir Dam 15.6 39.6
Reference

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

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