When You Could See Season's First Snow (INTERACTIVE)

Andy Cox and Jon Erdman
Published: October 3, 2013


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When can you expect the season's first measurable snow?

We've plotted National Weather Service 30-year average dates of the season's first measurable snow, the earliest-in-season snow on record and average annual snowfall for dozens of cities on the interactive map above. 

Click on a snowflake icon in the interactive map to see when you'll typically see the season's first measurable snow, climatologically speaking. You'll also see the record earliest measurable snow date and the season's average snowfall. 

We have interactive maps for other regions of the U.S., including the MidwestWest and South, as well.

Keep in mind, these are averages of data that include early and late snowfalls. Any given season can produce the season's first snowfall either very early or very late.

October is typically the month's first snow in the mountains of northern New England, Adirondacks, and the higher peaks of northwest Pennsylvania and the central Appalachians. Most of the rest of the interior Northeast joins in during November, while the I-95 corridor from Providence, R.I. to Virginia typically waits until December to see their first plowable snowfall of the season.

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