Average Annual Snowfall in Massachusetts

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Massachusetts. 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: Cape Cod and Islands, Eastern, Central and Western Massachusetts.

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

Cape Cod and Islands

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
11.7 Chatham 28.9   73.4
  9.7 Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard 23.6   59.9
  6.1 Hyannis 15.6   39.6

Eastern Massachusetts

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
22.4 Boston 43.8 111.3
14.3 East Wareham 36.1   91.7
29.1 Great Blue Hill, Milton 62.7 159.3
18.9 Haverhill 48.6 123.4
25.0 Hingham 47.1 119.6
15.7 Marblehead 40.8 103.6
14.7 New Bedford 33.2   84.3
21.9 Newburyport 53.7 136.4
13.1 Plymouth 36.2   91.9
10.3 Taunton 28.0   71.1

Central Massachusetts

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
16.6 Amherst 36.9   93.7
23.0 Barre Falls Reservoir Dam 54.7 138.9
14.5 Buffumville Lake 40.9 103.9
23.1 East Brimfield Lake 59.0 149.9
20.3 Lowell 51.9 131.8
20.3 Tully Lake 49.5 125.7
31.7 Worcester 64.1 162.8

Western Massachusetts

Annual average snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
22.1 Great Barrington 61.0 154.9
26.6 Lanesboro 62.1 157.7
25.7 West Otis 53.6 136.1
52.6 Worthington 79.7 202.4
Reference

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

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