Average Snowfall for New York in December

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The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during December at cities, towns and parks in New York state. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres) this month.

The snowfall totals are 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.

Downstate New York

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  1.7 Bridgehampton, Long Island   4.0   10.2
  2.4 Brookhaven, Long Island   5.0   12.7
  2.2 New York City, Brooklyn   3.6     9.1
  2.3 New York City, Central Park   4.8   12.2
  2.8 New York JFK Airport   4.7   11.9
  2.6 New York La Guardia Airport   5.2   13.2
  2.3 White Plains   5.2   13.2

Hudson Valley & Catskills

December snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  7.4 Albany 13.7   34.8
  2.9 Poughkeepsie   5.3   13.5
  5.7 Saratoga Springs 15.1   38.4
  8.0 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 20.7   52.6

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average snow for December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  6.9 Glens Falls 12.8   32.5
12.0 Lake Placid 22.7   57.7
11.2 Massena 14.3   36.3
15.9 Old Forge 40.8 103.6
10.5 Watertown 31.6   80.3

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
13.4 Binghamton 17.8   45.2
  4.0 Elmira   7.5   19.1
  9.2 Ithaca 12.6   32.0
14.7 Syracuse 32.7   83.1
13.1 Utica 19.8   50.3

Western New York State

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
14.0 Buffalo 27.4   69.6
10.1 Jamestown 23.2   58.9
11.9 Niagara Falls 18.2   46.2
14.5 Rochester 21.8   55.4
Reference

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

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