Flint Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages





This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Flint, Michigan has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Flint usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the city normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Flint 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 climate data gathered from 1991 to 2020 at Flint's Bishop International Airport.

How Often it Snows in Flint

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 Flint, 2010 to 2019
Days   Inches Centi­metres
5.6 January 16.0 40.7
5.0 February 18.3 46.5
1.6 March 6.1 15.4
0.9 April 2.2 5.7
0.0 October 0.2 0.4
1.4 November 4.8 12.1
2.9 December 10.0 25.5
17.4 Year 57.6 146.2
30-year snowfall averages at Flint, 1991 to 2020
Days   Inches Centi­metres
13.3 January 15.1 38.4
10.7 February 13.0 33.0
6.2 March 6.6 16.8
2.4 April 2.4 6.1
0.3 October 0.3 0.8
3.6 November 3.3 8.4
10.3 December 11.4 29.0
46.8 Year 52.1 132.3

These averages don't show how much Flint's snowfall varies from year to year.

In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 16.1 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 4.7 inches for the month.

Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 17.4 inches, while the lightest years get less than 10.7 inches.

Snow in February ranges from over 18.5 inches in heavy snowfall years to under six inches in light years.

When Flint Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

Flint's first snowfall of winter usually arrives in November, but in some years it starts snowing as early as October.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in April.

Flint is normally free of snow every year from May to September.

How Many Snowstorms Flint Gets

Most days of snowfall in Flint result in just a skiff of less than an inch left on the ground. For 16 days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least an inch.

Snowstorms of over five inches a day normally occur once or twice a year. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are rare here.

Number of days per month and year on average in Flint 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
4.6 1.1 January 0.4 0.1
3.9 1.3 February 0.5 0.0
2.1 0.5 March 0.2 0.0
0.9 0.2 April 0.0 0.0
0.1 0.0 October 0.0 0.0
1.0 0.2 November 0.1 0.0
3.4 0.8 December 0.4 0.1
16.0 4.1 Year 1.6 0.2

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Flint

For nearly two-thirds of winter days, Flint has at least an inch of snow on the ground.

Snow mostly accumulates during January and February. Typically, on eight or nine days in January and in February, the snow covering Flint gets to five or more inches deep.

Average total days per month and year in Flint 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
22.7 13.8 January 8.2 1.5
18.0 13.3 February 7.9 2.0
9.4 5.0 March 2.7 0.4
1.0 0.3 April 0.0 0.0
0.1 0.0 October 0.0 0.0
2.5 0.7 November 0.2 0.0
12.9 5.8 December 3.1 0.8
66.6 38.9 Year 22.1 4.7
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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