Average Snowfall for US Cities in February

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The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during February at the largest cities in the United States. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.01 inches (0.25 centimetres) this month. Plus there's a summary of which city in February is usually the snowiest.

The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. The major cities listed here represent the 51 biggest metropolitan centers in the US, all those with over one million people in 2010.

Some cities that normally never get snow at all have had a rare snowfall in February. In 1976, San Jose received half an inch of snow, while the Phoenix airport recorded 0.6 inches in 1939.

Snowiest Cities in February

  • Most days with snowfall = 14 in Rochester
  • Greatest amount of new snow = 22 inches at Rochester

Cities Without Snow in February

  • Normally no snow falls this month in Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Riverside, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Tampa
February snowfall averages by city
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  0.6 Atlanta, Georgia   0.4   1.0
  0.2 Austin, Texas   0.2   0.5
  2.8 Baltimore, Maryland   8.0 20.3
  0.2 Birmingham, Alabama   0.1   0.3
  5.3 Boston, Massachusetts 10.9 27.7
13.1 Buffalo, New York 17.3 43.9
  0.5 Charlotte, North Carolina   1.2   3.0
  6.1 Chicago, Illinois   9.1 23.1
  2.9 Cincinnati, Ohio   3.4   8.6
10.1 Cleveland, Ohio 14.9 37.8
  6.7 Columbus, Ohio   6.3 16.0
  0.2 Dallas, Texas   0.6   1.5
  5.3 Denver, Colorado   5.7 14.5
  8.2 Detroit, Michigan 10.4 26.4
  4.7 Hartford, Connecticut 11.0 27.9
  0.1 Houston, Texas   0.0   0.0
  5.4 Indianapolis, Indiana   6.5 16.5
  0.0 Jacksonville, Florida   0.0   0.0
  2.1 Kansas City, Missouri   3.2   8.1
  0.1 Las Vegas, Nevada   0.1   0.3
  0.0 Los Angeles, California   0.0   0.0
  3.6 Louisville, Kentucky   4.5 11.4
  0.8 Memphis, Tennessee   1.3   3.3
  0.0 Miami, Florida   0.0   0.0
  7.5 Milwaukee, Wisconsin   9.8 24.9
  6.8 Minneapolis, Minnesota   7.8 19.8
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  2.3 Nashville, Tennessee   2.3   5.8
  0.0 New Orleans, Louisiana   0.0   0.0
  2.7 New York, New York   8.8 22.4
  1.3 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   1.5   3.8
  0.0 Orlando, Florida   0.0   0.0
  3.6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   8.8 22.4
  0.0 Phoenix, Arizona   0.0   0.0
  8.4 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10.3 26.2
  0.1 Portland, Oregon   0.0   0.0
  4.6 Providence, Rhode Island   8.5 21.6
  0.4 Raleigh, North Carolina   0.9   2.3
  1.9 Richmond, Virginia   3.4   8.6
  0.0 Riverside, California   0.0   0.0
14.4 Rochester, New York 21.5 54.6
  0.0 Sacramento, California   0.0   0.0
  6.2 Salt Lake City, Utah 10.7 27.2
  0.2 San Antonio, Texas   0.0   0.0
  0.0 San Diego, California   0.0   0.0
  0.0 San Francisco, California   0.0   0.0
  0.0 San Jose, California   0.0   0.0
  0.6 Seattle, Washington   0.9   2.3
  3.4 St. Louis, Missouri   4.3 10.9
  0.0 Tampa, Florida   0.0   0.0
  1.3 Virginia Beach, Virginia   2.0   5.1
  2.4 Washington, DC   4.8 12.2
Reference

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

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