Average Snowfall for US Cities in March

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The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during March 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 March 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.

Even as the snow season tapers off in much of the urban United States, snowstorms can still show up at places known for their warm, sunny weather this time of year. Long Beach had an inch of snow land in March of 1951 and San Jose got a skiff of snow, barely enough to measure, in March 1969. March is also Denver's snowiest month of the year.

Snowiest Cities in March

  • Most days with snowfall = 10 in Rochester
  • Greatest amount of new snow = 16.6 inches at Rochester

Cities Without Snow in March

  • Normally no snow falls this month in Austin, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Riverside, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Tampa
March snowfall averages by city
Days Place Inches Centimetres
0.3 Atlanta, Georgia   0.8   2.0
0.0 Austin, Texas   0.0   0.0
1.1 Baltimore, Maryland   1.9   4.8
0.2 Birmingham, Alabama   0.6   1.5
4.2 Boston, Massachusetts   7.8 19.8
9.2 Buffalo, New York 12.9 32.8
0.2 Charlotte, North Carolina   0.6   1.5
4.3 Chicago, Illinois   5.6 14.2
1.1 Cincinnati, Ohio   1.8   4.6
7.5 Cleveland, Ohio 12.6 32.0
4.7 Columbus, Ohio   4.4 11.2
0.2 Dallas, Texas   0.1   0.3
5.8 Denver, Colorado 10.7 27.2
5.4 Detroit, Michigan   6.9 17.5
3.5 Hartford, Connecticut   6.4 16.3
0.0 Houston, Texas   0.0   0.0
2.5 Indianapolis, Indiana   2.6   6.6
0.0 Jacksonville, Florida   0.0   0.0
0.6 Kansas City, Missouri   0.9   2.3
0.0 Las Vegas, Nevada   0.0   0.0
0.0 Los Angeles, California   0.0   0.0
1.2 Louisville, Kentucky   1.4   3.6
0.4 Memphis, Tennessee   0.4   1.0
0.0 Miami, Florida   0.0   0.0
5.6 Milwaukee, Wisconsin   7.0 17.8
5.4 Minneapolis, Minnesota 10.2 25.9
Days Place Inches Centimetres
0.7 Nashville, Tennessee   0.9   2.3
0.0 New Orleans, Louisiana   0.0   0.0
1.7 New York, New York   3.6   9.1
0.6 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   0.9   2.3
0.0 Orlando, Florida   0.0   0.0
1.8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   2.9   7.4
0.0 Phoenix, Arizona   0.0   0.0
6.0 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   7.6 19.3
0.1 Portland, Oregon   0.0   0.0
3.5 Providence, Rhode Island   5.5 14.0
0.1 Raleigh, North Carolina   0.1   0.3
0.8 Richmond, Virginia   0.6   1.5
0.0 Riverside, California   0.0   0.0
9.8 Rochester, New York 16.3 41.4
0.0 Sacramento, California   0.0   0.0
4.2 Salt Lake City, Utah   6.5 16.5
0.0 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
0.2 Seattle, Washington   0.0   0.0
1.7 St. Louis, Missouri   2.3   5.8
0.0 Tampa, Florida   0.0   0.0
0.4 Virginia Beach, Virginia   0.2   0.5
0.9 Washington, DC   1.3   3.3
Reference

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

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