Akron Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages
This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Akron, Ohio has snow.
There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Akron 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 Akron 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 the Akron-Canton Regional Airport located a few miles south of downtown Akron.
How Often it Snows in Akron
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).
These averages don't show how much Akron's snowfall varies from year to year.
In December, for instance, one in four years totals over 13.5 inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 4.5 inches for the month.
Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 18.9 inches, while the lightest years get less than eight inches.
Snow in February ranges from over 16.3 inches in heavy snowfall years to under 7.4 inches in light years.
When Akron Has Its First & Last Snowfalls
Akron's first snowfall of winter usually arrives in November, although in some years it starts snowing in October.
The season's last snowfall usually happens in April, and less often in March.
Akron is normally free of snow every year from May to September.
How Many Snowstorms Akron Gets
Most days of snowfall in Akron 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 typically occur about once a year. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are not normal here.
How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Akron
For most of winter Akron has no more than an inch of snow on the ground.
Typically on 12 days a year the snow covering Akron amounts to five or more inches deep. For one or two of those days, the snowpack builds up to at least ten inches.
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.