Average Snowfall for US Cities in February





The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during February 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 0.01 inches (0.25 centimetres) this month. Plus there's a summary of which city in February 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. The major cities listed here represent the 51 biggest metropolitan centers in the US, all those with over one million people in 2010.

Some cities that normally never get snow at all have had a rare snowfall in February. In 1976, San Jose received half an inch of snow, while the Phoenix airport recorded 0.6 inches in 1939.

Snowiest Cities in February

  • Most days with snowfall = 15 in Rochester
  • Greatest amount of new snow = 23.1 inches at Rochester

Cities Without Snow in February

  • Normally no snow falls this month in Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Tampa
February snowfall averages by city
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0.3 Atlanta, Georgia 0.4 1.0
0.3 Austin, Texas 0.2 0.5
2.9 Baltimore, Maryland 7.5 19.1
0.3 Birmingham, Alabama 0.3 0.8
6.2 Boston, Massachusetts 14.4 36.6
13.5 Buffalo, New York 18.1 46.0
0.5 Charlotte, North Carolina 1.1 2.8
6.4 Chicago, Illinois 10.1 25.7
5.9 Cincinnati, Ohio 6.7 17.0
10.5 Cleveland, Ohio 15.1 38.4
6.7 Columbus, Ohio 7.6 19.3
0.5 Dallas, Texas 0.9 2.3
5.3 Denver, Colorado 7.6 19.3
9.2 Detroit, Michigan 12.5 31.8
6.2 Hartford, Connecticut 14.8 37.6
0.0 Houston, Texas 0.0 0.0
5.8 Indianapolis, Indiana 6.0 15.2
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0.0 Jacksonville, Florida 0.0 0.0
3.1 Kansas City, Missouri 5.9 15.0
0.1 Las Vegas, Nevada 0.0 0.0
0.0 Los Angeles, California 0.0 0.0
3.7 Louisville, Kentucky 4.1 10.4
0.8 Memphis, Tennessee 1.0 2.5
0.0 Miami, Florida 0.0 0.0
8.1 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11.8 30.0
7.3 Minneapolis, Minnesota 9.5 24.1
1.9 Nashville, Tennessee 1.5 3.8
0.0 New Orleans, Louisiana 0.0 0.0
3.2 New York, New York 10.1 25.7
1.3 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1.8 4.6
0.0 Orlando, Florida 0.0 0.0
3.8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 8.4 21.3
0.0 Phoenix, Arizona 0.0 0.0
9.3 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 11.7 29.7
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0.6 Portland, Oregon 0.9 2.3
5.4 Providence, Rhode Island 10.5 26.7
1.2 Raleigh, North Carolina 1.4 3.6
1.7 Richmond, Virginia 2.2 5.6
0.0 Riverside, California 0.0 0.0
15.0 Rochester, New York 23.1 58.7
0.0 Sacramento, California 0.0 0.0
6.0 Salt Lake City, Utah 10.7 27.2
0.3 San Antonio, Texas 0.1 0.3
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
1.2 Seattle, Washington 2.2 5.6
3.9 St. Louis, Missouri 4.3 10.9
0.0 Tampa, Florida 0.0 0.0
1.3 Virginia Beach, Virginia 1.5 3.8
2.7 Washington, DC 5.0 12.7
Reference

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

US City Snowfall
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