Average Annual Snowfall in Washington





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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