Average Annual Snowfall in New York





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities and other locations in New York state. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

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

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Downstate New York

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
10.5 Bridgehampton, Long Island 26.8 68.1
13.4 Islip, Long Island 31.8 80.8
11.8 New York City, Brooklyn 24.5 62.2
11.4 New York City, Central Park 29.8 75.7
14.0 New York JFK Airport 25.9 65.8
13.8 New York La Guardia Airport 29.8 75.7

Hudson Valley & Catskills

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
34.5 Albany 59.2 150.4
7.2 Hudson 31.0 78.7
28.6 Saratoga Springs 63.5 161.3
44.2 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 104.7 265.9

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
57.0 Lake Placid 104.1 264.4
66.4 Old Forge 157.9 401.1
41.3 Watertown 116.4 295.7

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
52.3 Auburn 109.4 277.9
64.5 Binghamton 86.5 219.7
41.9 Corning 53.2 135.1
21.7 Elmira 41.8 106.2
43.3 Ithaca 62.9 159.8
50.9 Oneonta 83.0 210.8
65.5 Syracuse 127.8 324.6

Western New York State

Total snowfall averages for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
26.6 Batavia 73.9 187.7
59.5 Buffalo 95.4 242.3
46.6 Jamestown 98.4 249.9
50.8 Niagara Falls 72.4 183.9
43.7 Olean 64.7 164.3
65.2 Rochester 102.0 259.1
60.1 Sherman 224.5 570.2
Reference

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

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