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Top 25 Snowiest Cities in America

Let it snow? Some cities sure do.

Niche compiled a list of the top 25 snowiest cities in the contiguous United States — those boasting the most snowfall during the year. This ranking uses the 30-year average monthly snowfall totals as reported by NOAA, and only includes U.S. cities with a population above 50,000.

  1. EllenAbbot-WRVO
    • Average Snowfall
      123.8 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.5°F
    • Average Low in January
      15.7°F
  2. Tyler_Finvold
    • Average Snowfall
      101.7 in.
    • Average High in January
      42.5°F
    • Average Low in January
      17.3°F
  3. bianchi_honda
    • Average Snowfall
      100.9 in.
    • Average High in January
      33.7°F
    • Average Low in January
      20.8°F
  4. KenWoitaszek2
    • Average Snowfall
      99.5 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.7°F
    • Average Low in January
      17.6°F
  5. Reuters
    Buffalo is the number 4 snowiest city in America
    • Average Snowfall
      94.7 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.2°F
    • Average Low in January
      18.5°F
  6. coloradolandmarkblog.com
    • Average Snowfall
      88.3 in.
    • Average High in January
      46.9°F
    • Average Low in January
      22.2°F
  7. morbidmtb.com
    Duluth is one of the snowiest cities in America
    • Average Snowfall
      86.1 in.
    • Average High in January
      18.9°F
    • Average Low in January
      1.5°F
  8. Grand Rapids is one of the snowiest cities in america
    • Average Snowfall
      74.9 in.
    • Average High in January
      30.7°F
    • Average Low in January
      18.1°F
  9. clecityhall.com
    Cleveland is one of the snowiest cities in America
    • Average Snowfall
      68.1 in.
    • Average High in January
      34.4°F
    • Average Low in January
      21.7°F
  10. ScottNamestnik
    • Average Snowfall
      66.6 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.3°F
    • Average Low in January
      17.6°F
  11. parksandrecreation.idaho_.gov
    • Average Snowfall
      66.4 in.
    • Average High in January
      35.6°F
    • Average Low in January
      19.1°F
  12. denholms.blogspot.com
    • Average Snowfall
      64.1 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.3°F
    • Average Low in January
      16.8°F
    • Average Snowfall
      63.5 in.
    • Average High in January
      35.5°F
    • Average Low in January
      14.9°F
  13. CoreyTempleton-PortlandDailyPhoto
    • Average Snowfall
      61.9 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.2°F
    • Average Low in January
      13.4°F
    • Average Snowfall
      60.3 in.
    • Average High in January
      39.5°F
    • Average Low in January
      18°F
  14. PaulaLemire-AlbanyDailyPhoto
    • Average Snowfall
      59.1 in.
    • Average High in January
      30.6°F
    • Average Low in January
      14.5°F
  15. sledriding.com
    • Average Snowfall
      58.1 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.6°F
    • Average Low in January
      15.6°F
  16. FEMA
    • Average Snowfall
      57.9 in.
    • Average High in January
      18.3°F
    • Average Low in January
      0.2°F
  17. SSS-UniversityofMichigan
    • Average Snowfall
      57.3 in.
    • Average High in January
      31.2°F
    • Average Low in January
      17.9°F
  18. uthaflyfishingclub.com
    • Average Snowfall
      57.1 in.
    • Average High in January
      39.6°F
    • Average Low in January
      22.3°F
    • Average Snowfall
      55.8 in.
    • Average High in January
      48.2°F
    • Average Low in January
      18.9°F
    • Average Snowfall
      55 in.
    • Average High in January
      36.4°F
    • Average Low in January
      17.8°F
  19. benjamission.blogspot.com
    • Average Snowfall
      54.9 in.
    • Average High in January
      33.2°F
    • Average Low in January
      12.3°F
    • Average Snowfall
      54.4 in.
    • Average High in January
      23.7°F
    • Average Low in January
      7.5°F
    • Average Snowfall
      53.8 in.
    • Average High in January
      44.5°F
    • Average Low in January
      17.4°F
Cities Assessed by this Ranking

For the purpose of ranking the snowiest cities, we looked only at locations classified as cities in the contiguous United States with a population of 50,000 or more. Additionally, only the city with the largest population within its county and/or metro area was included to represent an area.

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