Average Annual Snowfall in New York





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in New York state. 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: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

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

Downstate New York

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
10.5 Bridgehampton, Long Island 26.8 68.1
11.5 Brookhaven, Long Island 31.9 81.0
11.9 New York City, Brooklyn 22.7 57.7
11.1 New York City, Central Park 25.1 63.8
13.7 New York JFK Airport 23.8 60.5
13.1 New York La Guardia Airport 26.9 68.3
10.7 White Plains 27.7 70.4

Hudson Valley & Catskills

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
34.8 Albany 59.1 150.1
13.5 Poughkeepsie 32.8 83.3
26.8 Saratoga Springs 63.4 161.0
39.7 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 94.5 240.0

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
31.5 Glens Falls 68.0 172.7
53.6 Lake Placid 103.0 261.6
52.4 Massena 69.4 176.3
69.5 Old Forge 177.3 450.3
43.4 Watertown 112.1 284.7

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
64.5 Binghamton 83.4 211.8
21.2 Elmira 37.9 96.3
43.9 Ithaca 64.4 163.6
66.4 Syracuse 123.8 314.5
56.5 Utica 88.3 224.3

Western New York State

Total snowfall averages for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
61.0 Buffalo 94.7 240.5
42.5 Jamestown 97.5 247.7
52.8 Niagara Falls 76.1 193.3
65.9 Rochester 99.5 252.7
Reference

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

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