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 1981 to 2010 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).
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 22.3 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 8.8 inches for the month.
Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 17.2 inches, while the lightest years get less than 5.3 inches.
New snow for February ranges from over 12.5 inches in heavy snowfall years to under 2.6 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.
Timing of the season's last snowfall varies a lot from year to year here. It can stop snowing as early as February or as late as April.
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 six 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.
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)