All Snowiest US Cities

All of the Snowiest Cities Snow Stats Were Last Updated 12/19/14 2:00 PM

Click Here for last seasons results, the 2013 – 2014 Snow Season Totals

Below are most of the US cities and how much snow they have so far for the 2013 – 2014 season. We will try and update the snow stats as often as possible. There are still several cities in the United States missing as we try to locate their snowfall totals. For the time being we have left out many of the cities for the fact that unless something unexpectedly happens they most likely don’t have a shot at winning the Golden Snow Globe Award.

The first number is the current place the city is on the snow mountain. The second number is where the city was at the end of last update.. Once all of the cities have snow we will be changing it to where the city started this season and the latest place they are in. Just to give an idea of how the snowiest city is doing through out this snow season. ;)

The 2014 – 2015 Snowiest City in the US (population 100,000 +)

Top 25 Snowiest Cities in the United
States 2014-2015 Snow Season  Last Updated 12/19/2014

Now – Last Update

US States
 and Cities

 City
Population

2014 – 2015
Snowfall Totals

Last Seasons Snowfall to Date

1-1 Grand Rapids, Michigan

193,780

31.3

24.4

2-2 Buffalo, New York

261,310

30.4

29.7

3-3

Erie, Pennsylvania

101,786

28.7

48.4

4-4 Syracuse, New York

145,170

27.4

34.8

5-5 Rochester, New York

210,565

21.1

31.5

6-6 Cleveland, Ohio

396,815

19.4

16.6

7-7 South Bend, Indiana

105,262

19.3

15.9

8-8 Billings, Montana

104,170

16.1

23.6

9-9 Green Bay, Wisconsin

104,057

11.4

14.6

10-11 Minneapolis, Minnesota

382,578

10.7

11.1

11-10 Anchorage, Alaska

291,826

10.3

28.6

12-16 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

153,888

10.3

17.0

13-11 Pueblo, Colorado

103,495

10.1

5.7

14-13 Flint, Michigan

118,551

9.5

9.5

15-15 Rochester, Minnesota

106,769

9.3

6.4

16-14 St Paul, Minnesota

285,068

9.2

???

17-17 Madison, Wisconsin

233,209

8.6

13.4

18-18 Worcester, Mass

181,045

8.5

18.6

19-19 Akron, Ohio

199,110

8.5

20.5

20-21 Boise, Idaho

193,161

8.1

???

21-22 Colorado Springs, Colorado

416,427

7.4

7.1

22-23 Lansing, Michigan

115,518

6.9

10.7

23-24 Ann Arbor, Michigan

113,934

6.8

???

24-25 Allentown, Pennsylvania

106,992

6.3

13.1

25-25 Des Moines, Iowa

203,433

5.8

7.0

Some of The Other Snowy
Cities in The United States

26-18 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

594,833

5.3

9.3

27-27 Fort Collins, Colorado

143,986

5.2

???

28-28 Hartford, Connecticut

124,397

5.2

12.4

29-29 Cincinnati, Ohio

296,943

5.1

12.5

30-30 Fort Wayne, Indiana

253,691

4.4

9.5

31-31 Dayton, Ohio

141,527

4.2

14.4

32-36 Springfield, Illinois

116,250

4.2

8.9

33-32 Columbus, Ohio

787,033

4.1

16.7

34-33 Denver, Colorado

600,158

4.0

???

35-34 Detroit, Michigan

713,777

4.0

12.9

36-35 Lakewood, Colorado

142,980

3.7

???

37-37 Rockford, Illinois

152,916

3.6

8.5

38-38 Pittsburgh,
Pa

305,704

3.3

18.9

39-39 Chicago, Illinois

2,842,518

2.9

10.2

40-40 Boston, Mass

559,034

2.9

11.4

41-41 Toledo, Ohio

287,208

2.8

10.0

42-42 Indianapolis, Indiana

784,118

2.8

8.9

43-43 Springfield, Missouri

150,298

2.2

???

44-44 Newark, New Jersey

280,666

1.7

9.4

45-45 Providence, Rhode Island

176,862

1.6

7.1

46-46 Peoria, Illinois

115,007

1.3

8.3

47-47 New York, New York (Central
Park)

8,143,197

1.2

8.6

48-49 Spokane, Washington

208,916

1.1

3.3

49-48 Salt Lake City, Utah

186,440

1.0

13.8

50-50 Bridgeport, Connecticut

139,008

0.9

10.9

51-51 Joliet, Illinois

136,208

0.8

???

52-52 Provo, Utah

112,488

0.6

???

53-53 Baltimore, Maryland

635,815

0.5

???

54-54 Philadelphia, Pa

1,463,281

0.1

11.2

55-55 Washington DC
(National)

550,521

Trace

???


250 thoughts on “All Snowiest US Cities

  1. Love the site, but you need to stop using the weather channels storm names. They’re stupid childish and serve no purpose other than to bolster the weather channel and their global warming propaganda nonsense.

  2. Pingback: Rochester Slips to The Bottom of Snow Pit | GoldenSnowball.com

      • Hi Deb, most of the snow is hitting the towns to the south and east of Buffalo and hasn’t been hitting the Buffalo airport where they measure the snow. I think this is one time that the people that it’s missing, even snow lovers are probably happy that it is missing them. Pretty crazy where it is snowing…

      • And the funny thing about Lake Effect… we had a half inch in our driveway (last night’s snow), none today (blue sky and sunshine all morning), but just a handful of miles to the south of us they are digging out of more than 3 feet of snow and counting (literally a handful of miles, 4 or 5 maybe).

      • That without a doubt is what makes lake effect snow so cool Val. I should probably know Val but the old age memory is kicking in, are you from Buffalo or Erie? I remember a few times where a narrow band only about half a mile wide set up over Syracuse and was dropping 3-5 inches an hour. I can’t wait until the afternoon snow stats come out to see which city got how much..

  3. I like seeing the snow geeks battle each other for top honors.

    I’m just glad Detroit metro broke the 130 year old seasonal record.
    Some people FINALLY learned how to drive in it this year!

    • I remember the blizzard of 66…i lived in the southern tier…omggg…that was crazy…when we got up….we tried to look outside..u couldnt…snow was over the top of the windows! school was closed the whole wk!

  4. Does this website get the snowfall totals from the city’s airport? If they do, what about the cities the don’t have an airport.

    • Harun, I know a lot of the stats do come from the airports in the cities. I’m guessing but I would think that any of the other cities stats would be coming from a NOAA station or some place that has qualified people from NOAA to report the stats. I know some of the University’s keep track of snow stats for some of the cities. Other than that I would just be guessing..

    • Steph, sounds like the last storm we got here in Syracuse. I think it was the heaviest snow I have ever shoveled and I’m not that young. All 12 – 13 inches of it. Nothing fun about that..

      • I remember one year here in Syracuse area we goto 199 inches!!! I will never forget that yr!

  5. I remember living the winter of 1999 on Sugar Island in Michigan. We had a 2 day storm total of 68″. We were caught in alternating bands of lake effect from Superior and Lake George. The closest city, Sault Ste Marie didn’t get as much but still got enough to stop the I-500 snowmobile race (first time).

  6. Im exaggerating, Edgar. Im pretty much saying that we never cancel anything but flights when there is snow. Sorry if you took that seriously. :(

  7. Harun .. The 1981-2010 annual snowfall normal for the Twin Cities is 54.0 inches, which is 7.4 inches more than the 120-year long-term average of 46.6 inches. The 30-year period, 1981-2010 is used in many climate summaries as a historical benchmark. You’re suggesting that in one snowfall .. which I cannot find anywhere on record .. we got 54″ (4.5 feet) of snow .. or the average snowfall for an entire year. In fact, if you look at the amounts for this year .. one of the snowiest US winters on record .. the Twin Cities is only slightly above its annual seasonal average.

  8. But then you would have to include other places in New York and Michigan which destroy any place in Minnesota for seasonal snow totals.

  9. In Minnesota, we’re so used to heavy snow that three years ago, everything stayed open even though we had a storm that dumped on 4.5 feet of snow. That winter, we had at least one heavy snowfall per week.

    If Minnesota’s northern population was higher, they’d probably win every year instead of New York.

    • There has NEVER been a 4.5 foot (54″) snowstorm in the entire history of Minnesota, “Harun” .. so I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about. The largest single storm dropped 28.4 inches over 4 days, October 31-November 3, 1991 … immediately following the conclusion of the World Series and the Twins second World Championship season.

    • As I type this, Duluth (86k pop, 2012) is 17″ behind Erie, PA and 11″ behind Syracuse, NY, good for fourth place. MN has a few weather stations posting slightly higher numbers, but nothing that will enter the top two.

      If you want to get into hypotheticals, there are six weather stations with more than _double_ MN’s best claim, and while most of them are mountain or lake locations (like MN’s best), Constableville, NY rocks the NOAA at 259″ so far. By raw stations, barring uninhabited locations, we know who’s king.

      • Good info Rob, I might try to gather up some of the smaller cities snow stats before the season is over and post them.

    • sorry buddy. The Tri-City Area of Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester all within 3hrs of eachother is pretty much the nucleus of snowfall in the northeast getting lake effect snow from both Lakes Erie and Ontario. What Minnesota has one everyone I hear is the low temperautres. I hear worse than Buffalo. That says a lot.

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