Average Snowfall for New York in December





The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during December at cities and other locations around New York state. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres) this month.

The snowfall totals are 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.

Downstate New York

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
1.9 Bridgehampton, Long Island 4.1 10.4
2.6 Islip, Long Island 4.5 11.4
2.0 New York City, Brooklyn 4.3 10.9
2.1 New York City, Central Park 4.9 12.4
2.6 New York JFK Airport 4.5 11.4
2.7 New York La Guardia Airport 5.2 13.2

Hudson Valley & Catskills

December snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
7.0 Albany 13.3 33.8
1.7 Hudson 9.1 23.1
5.7 Saratoga Springs 15.1 38.4
8.7 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 23.2 58.9

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average snow for December
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
12.3 Lake Placid 22.7 57.7
14.6 Old Forge 34.8 88.4
9.1 Watertown 26.9 68.3

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
11.9 Auburn 24.7 62.7
12.9 Binghamton 18.1 46.0
8.7 Corning 10.0 25.4
3.6 Elmira 8.4 21.3
9.1 Ithaca 12.2 31.0
10.4 Oneonta 17.6 44.7
13.6 Syracuse 30.6 77.7

Western New York State

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
5.1 Batavia 13.0 33.0
12.2 Buffalo 25.3 64.3
9.9 Jamestown 21.6 54.9
10.3 Niagara Falls 15.7 39.9
9.2 Olean 14.9 37.8
13.5 Rochester 22.3 56.6
11.7 Sherman 52.9 134.4
Reference

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

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