Average Annual Snowfall in Virginia

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Virginia. 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: Coastal Virginia in the east, Piedmont or central Virginia, and the Mountains, including the Shenandoah Valley in the northwest and the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia.

Virginia's Mountains

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  7.7 Abingdon 12.5   31.8
26.4 Burkes Garden 52.9 134.4
  6.9 Galax 20.3   51.6
  9.8 Hot Springs 27.6   70.1
  5.9 Pennington Gap 11.8   30.0
  8.9 Roanoke 18.5   47.0
  8.8 Staunton 22.7   57.7
  9.9 Winchester 24.3   61.7
31.1 Wise 52.6 133.6

Piedmont Virginia

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  8.1 Arlington 14.5   36.8
  7.1 Charlottesville 16.3   41.4
  2.1 Danville   4.7   11.9
  0.3 John H Kerr Dam   1.1     2.8
  7.7 Lynchburg 16.2   41.1
  6.1 Richmond 10.3   26.2

Coastal Virginia

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  1.3 Mathews   1.6     4.1
  4.0 Norfolk   5.8   14.7
  3.3 Painter   7.9   20.1
  2.9 Suffolk   5.1   13.0
  1.8 Williamsburg   5.0   12.7
Reference

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

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