Average Annual Snowfall in Montana





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Montana. 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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Northwestern, Southwestern, South - Central and Eastern Montana.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Northwestern Montana

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
41.4 Kalispell 54.4 138.2
24.2 Libby 48.2 122.4
40.1 Missoula 43.0 109.2
59.2 Seeley Lake 118.9 302.0
54.6 West Glacier 115.2 292.6
35.1 Whitefish 63.1 160.3

Southwestern Montana

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
47.7 Anaconda 75.1 190.8
54.1 Bozeman 91.3 231.9
6.1 Dillon 11.2 28.4
51.2 Hebgen Lake Dam 177.2 450.1
28.1 Helena 37.2 94.5
59.3 Sula 88.4 224.5
33.3 Virginia City 64.7 164.3

South - Central Montana

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
11.1 Bighorn Lake, Yellowtail Dam 43.9 111.5
38.8 Billings 57.4 145.8
90.8 Cooke City 213.1 541.3
59.9 Mystic Lake 192.7 489.5
39.4 Red Lodge 141.9 360.4

Eastern Montana

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
36.2 Glasgow 43.7 111.0
18.8 Glendive 22.6 57.4
45.3 Great Falls 66.1 167.9
31.0 Havre City 41.0 104.1
41.5 Lewistown 112.1 284.7
Reference

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

Montana Snowfall
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