Does it Snow in New Hampshire?

Asking does it snow in New Hampshire is like asking if a bear defecates in the woods. Not only are they both very natural occurrences, but they also happen a lot. The truth is in New Hampshire, it probably snows as much or even more often during the winter months, with an average of more than 95 days of snow per year. Statistically speaking, that is 95.28 days of snow annually.

When it is all said and done, that equates to an average of 71.44 inches of snow every year. That is just short of six feet for those of us who aren't mathematically inclined. New Hampshire, in fact, trails only Vermont and Maine in total average snowfall accumulations per year and outpaces places like even Alaska and Colorado. New Hampshire also ranks in the top five in the US for both the number of snow days and snow accumulation totals based on annual averages.

Does it snow in New Hampshire? The answer is yes, much and often. Much of that snow is the direct result of geographical location, and New Hampshire is in a prime location for both cold air (being near the Canadian border) and moisture as a state bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Does it snow in New Hampshire? Just ask a local bear.

Avg. Annual Snow
71.44 in.
Avg. Annual Days With Snow
95.28
1-Day Snowfall Record
49.3 in.
Snowfall Record Date
February 25, 1969

Does it Snow in New Hampshire?