Average Annual Snowfall in Washington

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Washington. 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: Olympic Peninsula & West Coast, San Juan Islands & Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains and Eastern Washington.

Olympic Peninsula & West Coast

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
    0.4 Aberdeen     0.3       0.8
    0.1 Clearwater     0.3       0.8
    5.2 Forks     8.0     20.3
    0.0 Grayland     0.0       0.0
    0.4 Long Beach     0.6       1.5

San Juan Islands, Puget Sound & South

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
    1.5 Anacortes     2.4       6.1
    5.8 Bellingham   10.4     26.4
    1.8 Bremerton     3.5       8.9
    2.2 Olga, Orcas Island     5.3     13.5
    6.3 Olympia   10.8     27.4
    1.2 Port Townsend     2.4       6.1
    3.0 Seattle     5.0     12.7
    1.7 Vancouver     1.5       3.8

Cascade Mountains

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  16.1 Baker Lake Dam   42.8   108.7
  17.4 Baring   49.3   125.2
121.4 Mt Rainier Paradise Ranger Station 670.8 1703.8
  16.1 Ross Dam   57.7   146.6

Eastern Washington State

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  30.0 Boundary Dam   55.9   142.0
  14.6 Chelan   21.9     55.6
    1.2 Kennewick     1.1       2.8
  29.2 Leavenworth   79.8   202.7
  19.5 Pullman   35.2     89.4
  34.4 Spokane   44.9   114.0
    9.1 Walla Walla   11.7     29.7
  22.6 Wenatchee   33.0     83.8
  31.0 Winthrop   56.5   143.5
  15.6 Yakima   22.0     55.9
Reference

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

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