Average Annual Snowfall in Oregon

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Oregon. 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: Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Cascade Mountains, Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon.

Oregon Coast

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
    1.7 Astoria     1.4       3.6
    0.2 Brookings     0.6       1.5
    0.0 Gold Beach     0.0       0.0
    0.5 Honeyman State Park     0.5       1.3
    0.2 Newport     0.3       0.8
    0.6 North Bend     0.4       1.0
    0.2 Port Orford     0.2       0.5
    0.0 Seaside     0.0       0.0
    0.2 Tillamook     0.2       0.5

Willamette Valley

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
    2.3 Corvallis     3.1       7.9
    3.0 Eugene     4.9     12.4
    2.2 Portland     3.0       7.6
    3.4 Salem     6.2     15.7

Cascade Mountains

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
101.3 Crater Lake Park 482.5 1225.6
    4.7 Detroit Lake Dam     9.8     24.9
  57.8 Government Camp 246.3   625.6
  49.3 Howard Prairie Lake Dam 125.2   318.0
  24.9 Lakeview   52.8   134.1
    5.1 Medford     4.1     10.4
    4.4 Three Lynx     8.9     22.6
    9.1 Toketee Falls   25.6     65.0
  41.5 Wickiup Reservoir Dam   80.4   204.2

Central Oregon

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  15.1 Bend   22.5     57.2
  12.9 Hood River   24.3     61.7
    3.5 Madras     7.5     19.1
    3.6 The Dalles     5.1     13.0

Eastern Oregon

Snowfall averages for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
    9.1 Heppner   12.3     31.2
  10.8 La Grande   11.5     29.2
    3.2 Lake Owyhee Dam     6.3     16.0
    6.7 Ontario   10.2     25.9
  11.3 Pendleton   15.2     38.6
  26.3 Seneca   58.3   148.1
    7.9 Summer Lake   12.1     30.7
Reference

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

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