Rumford Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages





This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Rumford, Maine has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Rumford usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that Rumford normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Rumford can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.

The first set of monthly snow totals are averages for 2010 to 2019. All the other numbers are averages, based on weather data gathered from 1991 to 2020 near Rumford and the Black Mountain ski area.

How Often it Snows in Rumford

The next two tables list monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

10-year snowfall averages at Rumford, 2010 to 2019
Days   Inches Centi­metres
5.0 January 19.9 50.5
6.5 February 25.3 64.3
3.6 March 16.5 41.8
1.9 April 5.3 13.4
0.3 October 1.0 2.5
2.4 November 6.9 17.6
5.0 December 19.9 50.6
24.7 Year 94.8 240.7
30-year snowfall averages at Rumford, 1991 to 2020
Days   Inches Centi­metres
6.9 January 24.6 62.5
5.4 February 20.2 51.3
5.1 March 17.5 44.5
1.5 April 4.9 12.4
0.1 October 0.1 0.3
1.7 November 3.8 9.7
5.7 December 16.8 42.7
26.4 Year 87.9 223.3

These averages don't show how much the snowfall in Rumford varies from year to year.

In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 25.1 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 9.7 inches for the month.

Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 28.5 inches, while the lightest years get under 18.3 inches.

New snow for February ranges from 28.4 inches or more in heavy snowfall years to less than 12.3 inches in light years.

When Rumford Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of winter for Rumford usually arrives in November. Although uncommon, snow can fall as early as October or hold off until December.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in April. About once every four years April has no snow, which moves the end of the snow season to March. A light dusting of snow in May is also possible.

Rumford is normally free of snow every year from June to September.

How Many Snowstorms Rumford Gets

Most days of snowfall in Rumford leave at least an inch of fresh snow on the ground. For ten days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at three or more inches.

Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur five or six times annually. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day happen on average once or twice a year. Snow events this severe can descend on Rumford anytime from December to April.

Number of days per month and year on average in Rumford with a total snowfall of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
5.8 2.9 January 1.6 0.4
4.7 2.3 February 1.4 0.3
4.4 1.9 March 1.2 0.5
1.3 0.6 April 0.3 0.1
1.5 0.4 November 0.2 0.0
4.7 2.1 December 1.1 0.3
22.4 10.2 Year 5.8 1.6

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Rumford

Throughout most of winter, Rumford has three to five inches of snow on the ground.

Typically, on 59 days a year the snow covering Rumford gets to ten or more inches deep. For 25 of those, the snowpack builds up to over twenty inches. The deep snow accumulates intermittently from December to March.

Average total days per month and year in Rumford with snow depth of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches on the ground
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
29.7 27.2 January 24.3 14.0
27.9 27.1 February 26.6 21.3
28.4 25.3 March 21.0 17.0
7.8 5.2 April 3.9 1.7
0.1 0.0 May 0.0 0.0
0.1 0.0 October 0.0 0.0
4.4 2.2 November 0.6 0.0
23.0 16.5 December 13.0 5.4
121.4 103.5 Year 89.4 59.4
References

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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

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