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'Bellavia' | Still time to see a big snow in Kentuckiana; Here are top snowiest months

Below average snowfall for Louisville so far this winter, February is typically one of the snowiest months

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Warmer temperatures will return for the first few days of February, but weather models are showing a cold spell by the first weekend of the month. So, snow lovers still have plenty of time for big snow. 

While there was no snowfall in December, there have been a couple of rounds of snow during January. So far, the snowfall total for Louisville is more than three inches, which is below average for the winter season. On average, the snowfall total for the entire season by the start of February is around 6.7 inches.

 February has the potential of bringing Louisville big snow, being one of the snowiest months, with an average of 4.1 inches of snow.  Last February, snow accumulations in Louisville added to 11.3, making it the 10th snowiest of the month on record. To put it into perspective, the average amount of snowfall for December, January, and February combined is 10.8 inches. 

February - Top Ten Snowiest on the Month on record 

  1. 22.4” - 1998 
  2. 17.4” - 1910
  3. 15.9” - 1993
  4. 13.9” - 2010
  5. 13.1” - 1948
  6. 12.5” - 1961 
  7. 12.1” - 1917
  8. 11.9” - 1971 
  9. 11.4” - 1966 
  10. 11.3” - 2021

Even if February doesn't bring much snow, March can still bring big snowmakers. 

March - Top Ten Snowiest on the Month

  1. 22.9” - 1960 
  2. 14.0” - 1896
  3. 13.5” - 1996 
  4. 12.7” - 1968 
  5. 12.1” - 1887
  6. 11.9” - 2018, 2015
  7. 10.8” - 1947
  8. 10.7” - 1970, 1951
  9. 10.6” - 2008 
  10. 10.0” - 1975

On average, March can bring an additional two inches of snow. 

  • However, the last time there was more than a trace of snow in March was in 2019, with 2.6 inches of snow accumulation. 
  • The year before that, there were almost 12 inches of snow for the month.
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