Average Annual Snowfall in Montana





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Montana. 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: Northwestern, Southwestern, South - Central and Eastern Montana.

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

Northwestern Montana

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
33.4 Cut Bank 33.0 83.8
20.9 Flathead Lake, Polson 31.8 80.8
24.3 Gibson Reservoir Dam 56.4 143.3
46.9 Kalispell 55.7 141.5
24.9 Libby 45.4 115.3
39.4 Missoula 37.9 96.3
21.0 Rogers Pass 85.0 215.9
51.6 Seeley Lake 112.7 286.3
49.9 West Glacier 117.0 297.2
34.7 Whitefish 65.0 165.1

Southwestern Montana

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
54.1 Bozeman 91.0 231.1
57.4 Butte 62.2 158.0
57.0 Hebgen Lake Dam 182.3 463.0
32.9 Helena 38.1 96.8
19.8 Sula 26.8 68.1
33.5 Virginia City 67.6 171.7

South - Central Montana

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
38.7 Billings 55.0 139.7
87.2 Cooke City 200.7 509.8
54.9 Mystic Lake 174.8 444.0
37.5 Red Lodge 145.2 368.8

Eastern Montana

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
35.4 Glasgow 34.8 88.4
15.8 Glendive 19.9 50.5
45.2 Great Falls 63.1 160.3
33.3 Havre City 38.5 97.8
48.9 Lewistown 62.8 159.5
25.1 Miles City 29.5 74.9
Reference

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

Montana Snowfall
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