Rumford Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages
This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Rumford, Maine has snow.
There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Rumford usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that Rumford normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Rumford can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.
All the numbers are averages, based on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2009 near Rumford and the Black Mountain ski area.
How Often it Snows in Rumford
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 Rumford varies from year to year.
In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 25.3 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 10.9 inches for the month.
Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 28.4 inches, while the lightest years get under 15.5 inches.
New snow for February ranges from 22 inches or more in heavy snowfall years to less than a foot in light years.
When Rumford Has Its First & Last Snowfalls
The first snowfall of winter for Rumford usually arrives in November. Although uncommon, a dusting of snow can fall as early as October.
The season's last snowfall typically happens in April. About once every four years April has no snow, which moves the end of the snow season to March.
Rumford is normally free of snow every year from May to September.
How Many Snowstorms Rumford Gets
Most days of snowfall in Rumford leave at least an inch of fresh snow on the ground. For ten days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least three inches.
Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur five or six times annually. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day happen on average once or twice a year. Snow events this severe can descend on Rumford anytime from December to April.
How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Rumford
Throughout most of winter, Rumford has at least an inch of snow on the ground.
Snow mostly accumulates during February. Typically, on 21 days in February and another 16 in January and in March, the snow covering Rumford gets to ten or more inches deep.
National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.