Average Annual Snowfall in New York

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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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