Annual Average Snowfall for Cities in the United States





The tables below give annual averages for snowfall at the largest cities in the United States. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres) during the year. Plus there's a summary of which city is usually the snowiest.

The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

Out of the 51 major US cities, three-quarters typically get a measurable amount of snow each year. But even cities that normally stay free of snow all year have had an occasional snow flurry. The exceptions are Miami and San Diego, where snow has never been recorded since official weather record keeping began.

Snowiest Cities for the Year

  • Most days with snowfall = 65 in Rochester, NY
  • Greatest amount of snow = 102 inches at Rochester, NY

Cities Without Snow Year Round

  • Normally no snow falls all year in Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Tampa

Cities in the table with links take you to more detailed information on that city's snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation.

Annual snowfall averages by city
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
1.5 Atlanta, Georgia 2.2 5.6 0.0
0.6 Austin, Texas 0.2 0.5 0.0
9.0 Baltimore, Maryland 19.3 49.0 0.1
0.8 Birmingham, Alabama 1.4 3.6 0.0
23.0 Boston, Massachusetts 49.2 125.0 0.8
59.5 Buffalo, New York 95.4 242.3 3.2
1.9 Charlotte, North Carolina 3.5 8.9 0.0
28.2 Chicago, Illinois 38.8 98.6 0.9
21.7 Cincinnati, Ohio 23.3 59.2 0.6
45.8 Cleveland, Ohio 63.8 162.1 2.1
28.3 Columbus, Ohio 28.2 71.6 1.0
1.5 Dallas, Texas 1.7 4.3 0.0
31.4 Denver, Colorado 49.0 124.5 4.1
37.6 Detroit, Michigan 45.0 114.3 1.5
22.3 Hartford, Connecticut 51.7 131.3 0.7
0.1 Houston, Texas 0.1 0.3 0.0
22.4 Indianapolis, Indiana 25.5 64.8 0.3
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0.0 Jacksonville, Florida 0.0 0.0 0.0
13.8 Kansas City, Missouri 18.2 46.2 0.4
0.2 Las Vegas, Nevada 0.2 0.5 0.0
0.0 Los Angeles, California 0.0 0.0 0.0
12.3 Louisville, Kentucky 13.4 34.0 0.1
2.6 Memphis, Tennessee 2.7 6.9 0.0
0.0 Miami, Florida 0.0 0.0 0.0
35.1 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 48.7 123.7 1.8
38.2 Minneapolis, Minnesota 51.2 130.0 2.4
5.5 Nashville, Tennessee 4.7 11.9 0.0
0.0 New Orleans, Louisiana 0.0 0.0 0.0
11.4 New York, New York 29.8 75.7 0.2
4.9 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 6.7 17.0 0.1
0.0 Orlando, Florida 0.0 0.0 0.0
12.0 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 23.1 58.7 0.2
0.0 Phoenix, Arizona 0.0 0.0 0.0
40.2 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 44.1 112.0 1.6
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
2.6 Portland, Oregon 3.4 8.6
19.3 Providence, Rhode Island 36.6 93.0
3.4 Raleigh, North Carolina 5.2 13.2
5.6 Richmond, Virginia 8.8 22.4
0.0 Riverside, California 0.0 0.0
65.2 Rochester, New York 102.0 259.1
0.0 Sacramento, California 0.0 0.0
31.4 Salt Lake City, Utah 51.9 131.8
0.3 San Antonio, Texas 0.2 0.5
0.0 San Diego, California 0.0 0.0
0.0 San Francisco, California 0.0 0.0
0.0 San Jose, California 0.0 0.0
4.7 Seattle, Washington 6.3 16.0
14.5 St. Louis, Missouri 16.6 42.2
0.0 Tampa, Florida 0.0 0.0
4.0 Virginia Beach, Virginia 6.2 15.7
8.0 Washington, DC 13.7 34.8
Reference

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

US City Snowfall
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