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"Normal" first snowfall dates

by Ben Pine

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM


Average* date of first trace of snowfall November 15
Average* date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall December 7
Average* date of first 1" snowfall December 26
Average* date of first 4" snowfall January 19
Normal** date of first measurable (≥0.1") snowfall November 24
Earliest trace of snowfall Trace on October 10, 1906^
Earliest measurable (≥0.1") snowfall 1.4" on October 19, 1989
Earliest trace of snow depth Trace on October 19, 1989
Earliest 1" snow depth 1" on October 30, 1993

Thanks to our local National Weather Service office for putting out this information.  For additional locations click here.  By the way, this snowy picture is from Charleston, West Virginia showing the recent heavy snowfall!