Kellogg Snowfall Totals & Snowstorm Averages

This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Kellogg, Idaho has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Kellogg usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that Kellogg normally has heavy snowstorms. Plus there's information on when Kellogg can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on weather data gathered from 1991 to 2020 in Kellogg, near the Silver Mountain ski resort.

How Often it Snows in Kellogg

This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

Average total snowfall and days with fresh snow in Kellogg
Days   Inches Centi­metres
8.9 January 15.1 38.4
6.5 February 12.0 30.5
3.6 March 6.4 16.3
0.8 April 0.7 1.8
0.1 October 0.0 0.0
3.0 November 4.4 11.2
9.5 December 13.8 35.1
32.4 Year 52.4 133.1

These averages don't show how much the snowfall in Kellogg varies from year to year.

In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 13.8 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than seven inches for the month.

Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 20.2 inches, while the lightest years get less than 7.8 inches.

New snow for February ranges from over 23.2 inches in heavy snowfall years to under 2.9 inches in light years.

When Kellogg Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of winter for Kellogg usually arrives in November. Snow can show up in October, but that is quite unusual, occurring about once a decade.

It usually stops snowing in March, but sometimes April also gets snow.

Kellogg is normally free of snow every year from May to September.

How Many Snowstorms Kellogg Gets

Most days of snowfall in Kellogg leave at least an inch of fresh snow on the ground. For seven days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals three inches or more.

Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur a couple times annually. But major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are rare events, that show up about once a decade.

Number of days per month and year on average in Kellogg with a total snowfall of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
6.5 2.2 January 0.8 0.0
4.5 1.5 February 0.4 0.0
2.3 0.7 March 0.2 0.0
0.4 0.0 April 0.0 0.0
0.0 0.0 October 0.0 0.0
1.6 0.4 November 0.2 0.0
5.6 2.0 December 0.7 0.1
20.9 6.8 Year 2.3 0.1

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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