Most Snowfall in the US

Winter Storms with the Most Snowfall in the US

Do you know where it snows the most?  We took a closer look at winter storms that dumped record breaking snowfalls in the US. Below is a list of the places in the US with the most snowfall ever recorded. Imagine getting 6.3 feet of snow in one day! We still can’t wrap our heads around these record snowfalls! The weather data presented in this article is from National Centers for Environmental Information

Most Snowfall in the US in One Day

The most snowfall in the US happened on April 15, 1921 in Silver Lake, Colorado. The record breaking winter storm dumped 76 inches or 6.3 feet of snowfall in 24 hours! 

Comparing Record Breaking Snowfall to the Average Height of an American Male

If you look at the chart below, you will see how these record breaking snowfall compares to the average height of an American male. According to the CDC, the average height of a male in the US is 5 feet 9 inches. The most snowfall in the US was 6.3 feet of snow in a 24 hour period, that is ½ foot of snow taller than the average male! Imagine having to shovel yourself out of that massive pile of snow!

Most Snowfall in the US Chart
Most Snowfall in the US Chart

Most Snowfall in the US in 2 Days

The most snowfall in the US in a 2 day period happened during a winter storm in Thompson Pass, Alaska on December 30, 1955. Known as the snowiest place in Alaska, Thompson Pass got a record breaking 120.6 inches or 10.05 feet of snowfall in 2 days!

Most Snowfall in the US in 3 Days

The most snowfall in the US in a 3 day period happened during the same winter storm in Thompson Pass, Alaska on December 30, 1955. An additional 27 inches of snow accumulated in a 24 hour period making the total snowfall in 3 days a record breaking 147 inches or 12.25 feet!

What’s the Record Snowfall in California?

On January 14, 1952, a winter storm hit Camptonville, California, dumping the most snowfall ever recorded in the state. 6.25 feet or 75 inches of snow fell in one day, setting a record for California.

What’s the Record Snowfall in Washington?

On Thanksgiving weekend, November 26, 1955, Paradise in Washington State experienced a record-breaking winter storm that produced 70 inches, or 5.83 feet, of snow in a 24-hour period. Paradise, located at the foot of Mount Rainier, is one of the snowiest places in America.

What’s the Record Snowfall in Idaho?

The January 22, 1982 winter storm in Idaho set a record snowfall. Tensed, Idaho, received a whopping 60 inches, or 5 feet, of snow in 24 hours.

What’s the Record Snowfall in South Dakota?

The record-breaking snowfall in South Dakota occurred during the winter storm on March 14, 1973 in Lead, South Dakota, where 52 inches or 4.3 feet of snow fell in a single day.

What’s the Record Snowfall in Montana?

On March 9, 2006, Montana saw a winter storm that dumped a record amount of snow. A record-breaking 4.31 feet of snow, or 51.8 inches, fell in 24 hours in Lincoln, Montana.

What’s the Record Snowfall in New York?

New York was hit with a record breaking winter storm on December 1, 1966. Within the span of a 24 hour period, Camden, NY received 50 inches or 4.16 feet of snow- making it the most snowfall in New York within a 24 hour period!

What’s the Record Snowfall in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire had a record breaking winter storm on February 25, 1969. The winter storm dumped 49.3 inches or 4.1 feet of snow in 24 hours in Coos County, NH.

What’s the Record Snowfall in Wyoming?

On March 21, 1924, Wyoming experienced a spring snowstorm that set records. 49 inches or 4.08 feet of snow fell in Johnson County in a 24-hour period.

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