Average Yearly Snowfall by American State





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at each state in the United States.

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.

Across many of the states, the amount of snow that normally falls varies widely. So meaningful state-wide averages for snowfall aren't available. Instead the tables here list a place for each state that represents the state's annual snowfall.

For information on the snowfall by month and at more places in a state, click on the state's name.

Average annual snowfall
Days State Place Inches Cen­ti­me­tres
0.8 Alabama Birming­ham 1.6 4.1
48.0 Alaska Anchor­age 74.5 189.2
0.3 Arizona Tucson 0.3 0.8
3.8 Arkansas Fort Smith 5.2 13.2
0.0 California San Diego 0.0 0.0
19.1 Colorado Grand Junction 19.1 48.5
20.1 Connecti­cut Hartford 40.5 102.9
11.8 Delaware Wilming­ton 20.2 51.3
0.0 Florida Tampa 0.0 0.0
0.7 Georgia Macon 0.7 1.8
0.0 Hawaii Honolulu 0.0 0.0
19.4 Idaho Boise 19.2 48.8
19.9 Illinois Peoria 24.6 62.5
23.5 Indiana Indiana­polis 25.9 65.8
26.2 Iowa Des Moines 34.9 88.6
10.0 Kansas Wichita 14.7 37.3
11.8 Kentucky Louisville 12.5 31.8
0.1 Louisiana New Orleans 0.0 0.0
27.8 Maine Portland 61.8 157.0
9.6 Maryland Baltimore 20.2 51.3
22.4 Massa­chusetts Boston 43.8 111.3
44.7 Michigan Lansing 51.1 129.8
37.3 Minnesota Minnea­polis 54.0 137.2
0.6 Mississippi Jackson 0.9 2.3
11.5 Missouri Spring­field 17.0 43.2
Yearly snowfall averages
Days State Place Inches Cen­ti­me­tres
32.9 Montana Helena 38.1 96.8
18.3 Nebraska Lincoln 25.9 65.8
16.3 Nevada Reno 21.8 55.4
29.8 New Hampshire Concord 60.8 154.4
8.7 New Jersey Atlantic City 16.5 41.9
9.5 New Mexico Albuquer­que 9.6 24.4
66.4 New York Syracuse 123.8 314.5
3.9 North Carolina Greens­boro 7.6 19.3
45.2 North Dakota Bismarck 51.2 130.0
30.4 Ohio Columbus 27.5 69.9
5.6 Okla­homa Oklahoma City 7.8 19.8
2.2 Oregon Portland 3.0 7.6
19.4 Pennsyl­vania Harris­burg 28.2 71.6
18.7 Rhode Island Provi­dence 33.8 85.9
0.3 South Carolina Columbia 0.5 1.3
30.1 South Dakota Huron 43.9 111.5
6.2 Tenne­ssee Nashville 6.3 16.0
1.3 Texas Dallas 1.5 3.8
34.8 Utah Salt Lake City 56.2 142.7
54.4 Vermont Burlington 81.2 206.2
6.1 Virginia Richmond 10.3 26.2
3.0 Washing­ton Seattle 5.0 12.7
37.7 West Virginia Beckley 62.0 157.5
38.7 Wisconsin Madison 50.9 129.3
36.7 Wyoming Lander 91.4 232.2
Reference

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

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