Discovering answers to “How much does it snow in Flagstaff?” can begin by considering how often large snowstorms occur and the depth of their accumulation. This page offers monthly and yearly statistics regarding snowfall amounts as well as days that produced at least some significant accumulation.
An epic storm system has produced breathtaking snowfall in Northern Arizona, creating incredible conditions at local ski resorts and helping alleviate longstanding drought conditions. This marks January as being third snowiest since record keeping started!
This page presents data and information regarding when and how much snow typically falls in Flagstaff, along with monthly and yearly counts of days where at least 0.1 inches have fallen on average. As one of the snowiest cities in the US, Flagstaff makes for an excellent spot to enjoy winter sports activities.
Flagstaff typically receives over 27 inches of new snowfall in February.
Flagstaff experiences wet days when various forms of precipitation (rain, snow or both) occur – these wet days account for much of its annual variation.
Major blizzards with snowfall totaling 10+ inches per day can occur anytime between November and March, often causing extensive disruption and accumulation. On average, six such events take place annually in our region.
Flagstaff is Arizona’s snowiest city, yet doesn’t sit idle during winter months. Indeed, its high elevation makes it a destination of choice for snow sports enthusiasts.
Flagstaff experiences its winter season between November and early March. At this time of year, snowfall is frequent, turning the city into a winter wonderland.
Snowfall occurs an average of 4.3 days each month from November 15 through February. From July 7 to September 10, a wet season lasting 2.1 months from July 7 through September 10, where more days see rain than snow.
Flagstaff experiences an increase in visitors during winter months due to its pleasant, yet snow-laden climate. While much of Flagstaff may remain covered by snow for much of this time of year, its surrounding wilderness becomes even more beautiful when covered by blankets of white snowfall.
The chart below depicts typical weather conditions in Flagstaff for any given month, illustrating both high and low temperatures based on historical records. Solid lines represent high and low temperature extremes for each month.
Snowfall amounts can differ year to year, but in extreme years they may surpass 27 inches for December alone.
Flagstaff has long been revered for its snowfall, drawing winter enthusiasts from all across the United States. Numerous factors contribute to its famed snowfall; among them being its high elevation that brings cooler temperatures and increases snowfall during winter months.
The number of wet days — defined as days when rain or snow occurs — varies greatly during a year, though rain alone or combined with snow are the most prevalent forms of precipitation. Furthermore, percentage-wise wet days vary substantially with November being the month with highest totals while August being associated with minimal amounts.
Flagstaff experiences seasonal variations in snowfall. This chart displays an average accumulation over 31-day period centered around each day of the year.
Wet days are defined as any that receive at least 0.04 inches of rain or liquid equivalent precipitation in one 24-hour period, the chance of wet days varying according to season and year.
The growing season usually lasts for approximately 4.1 months (125 days), from May 30th through to October 1st. The chart below depicts an average number of sunny days per month; darker shading represents periods of twilight while lighter shaded areas indicate daytime activities.
Flagstaff experiences variable snowfall throughout the year. Typically, Flagstaff experiences one wet season from July 7 through September 10, with more than 22% chances that any given day will feature rain, snow or sleetfall.
Flagstaff receives precipitation on an average of 81 days each year, including rain, snow, sleet and hail. As a result, this city can make for an exciting visit all year long as long as visitors pack appropriate winter wear such as hats, gloves and boots.
Flagstaff is one of the snowiest cities in America and regularly receives snowfall throughout winter season, which typically begins around October and continues into late February.
Though Flagstaff experiences heavy snowfall during winter, it remains possible to enjoy an enjoyable winter experience here. Skiers and snowboarders will find ample opportunity to hit the slopes. Furthermore, NAU campus boasts beautiful leaves.
Flagstaff is Arizona’s highest city and often receives snowfall due to its higher altitude than Phoenix.
The solid line displays the average temperature, while dotted lines represent 25th through 75th percentile bands and thin dotted lines denote perceived average temperatures.
September weather in Flagstaff can be cold and snowy, so visitors should bring warm clothing. September offers visitors the perfect conditions for exploring Flagstaff’s natural splendor on foot while its cool temperatures make it perfect for enjoying winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.
Flagstaff ranks among the snowiest cities in America with an annual snowfall average of 100.6 inches. It experiences cold winters and heavy snowfall from December through February.
Measuring snow can be difficult. Meteorologists categorize wet days depending on whether rain falls alone, snow falls alone, or there is mixed precipitation (rain and snow).
Flagstaff residents can enjoy various winter activities at the Arizona Snowbowl during the winter months. Additionally, several parks offer sledding and tubing hills for visitors.