Akron Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages

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This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Akron, Ohio has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Akron usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the city normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Akron can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.

All the numbers are averages, based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010 at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport located a few miles south of downtown Akron.

How Often it Snows in Akron

This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

Average total snowfall and days with fresh snow in Akron
Days   Inches Centimetres
13.0 January 12.4   31.5
  9.4 February 10.5   26.7
  6.8 March   8.2   20.8
  2.5 April   2.7     6.9
  0.5 October   0.4     1.0
  3.4 November   3.0     7.6
10.3 December 10.2   25.9
45.9 Year 47.5 120.7

These averages don't show how much Akron's snowfall varies from year to year.

In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 13.2 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 5.9 inches for the month.

Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 14.7 inches, while the lightest years get less than 7.8 inches.

Snow in February ranges from over 12.4 inches in heavy snowfall years to under 5.8 inches in light years.

When Akron Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

Akron's first snowfall of winter usually arrives in November, although in some years it starts snowing in October.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in April.

Akron is normally free of snow every year from May to September.

How Many Snowstorms Akron Gets

Most days of snowfall in Akron result in just a skiff of less than an inch left on the ground. For 16 days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least an inch.

Snowstorms of over five inches a day typically occur about once a year. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are not normal here.

Number of days per month and year on average in Akron with a total snowfall of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
  4.4 0.8 January 0.3 0.0
  3.3 0.9 February 0.3 0.0
  2.7 0.8 March 0.3 0.0
  0.7 0.1 April 0.1 0.0
  0.1 0.1 October 0.0 0.0
  1.1 0.1 November 0.0 0.0
  3.7 0.6 December 0.2 0.0
16.0 3.4 Year 1.2 0.0

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Akron

For over half of winter days, Akron has no more than an inch of snow on the ground.

Snow mostly accumulates during January. Typically, on five days in January and another three in February, the snow covering Akron gets to five or more inches deep.

Average total days per month and year in Akron with snow depth of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches on the ground
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
15.4   8.3 January   5.2 1.0
11.8   5.7 February   3.0 0.7
  6.1   2.6 March   1.2 0.2
  0.9   0.2 April   0.1 0.0
  1.5   0.3 November   0.0 0.0
10.6   4.5 December   1.8 0.2
46.3 21.6 Year 11.3 2.1
Reference

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

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