Average Snowfall for Iowa in January





The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during January at cities, towns and other locations in Iowa. 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: Eastern, Central and Western Iowa.

Eastern Iowa

Average total snowfall in January
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
4.3 Burlington 6.3 16.0
6.9 Cedar Rapids 8.7 22.1
6.7 Clinton 9.2 23.4
6.6 Cresco 9.4 23.9
6.2 Decorah 10.3 26.2
5.3 Dubuque 11.7 29.7
4.0 Iowa City 7.6 19.3
6.8 Waterloo 10.1 25.7

Central Iowa

January snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
4.4 Ames 7.8 19.8
6.9 Des Moines 9.4 23.9
4.9 Fort Dodge 8.6 21.8
4.1 Marshalltown 6.3 16.0
7.7 Mason City 11.3 28.7
5.7 Ottumwa 7.1 18.0

Western Iowa

Average snow for January
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
4.2 Lake Park 8.4 21.3
4.7 Milford 8.7 22.1
4.1 Onawa 7.9 20.1
3.3 Shenandoah 7.0 17.8
5.9 Sioux City 7.7 19.6
3.4 Spirit Lake 9.5 24.1
Reference

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

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