Snow Climatology for St. Louis and Columbia

      Snow Facts For Columbia & St. Louis

Monthly/Seasonal Snowfall Normals (inches)

 Month/Season 

St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo

 January

5.6

6.1
 February 4.3 4.7
 March 2.3 1.7
 April 0.4 0.2
 October 0.1 0.0
 November 0.7 0.9
 December 4.4 4.4
 Annual 17.8 18.0

 Winter  (DJF)

14.3 15.2

  Top Ten 24-Hour Snowfall Amounts
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1 20.4 on March 30/31, 1890 19.7 - Jan 18/19, 1995
2 15.6 on February 20/21, 1912 17.7 - Feb 1/2, 2011
3 13.9 on January 30/31, 1982 15.3 - Nov 30/Dec 1, 2006
4 13.3 on February 16/17, 1910 13.9 - February 27/28,1900
5 13.0 on February 12/13, 1914 13.1 - February 24/25, 1993
6 12.8 on February 26, 1906 12.7 - December 14/15, 1987
7 12.5 on January 16/17, 1978 12.5 - February 23/24, 1975
8 12.1 on March 24, 1912 12.0 - February 16, 1945
9 12.0 on December 19, 1973 11.8 - February 23, 1975
10 12.0 on January 11/12, 1909 11.8 - February 19, 1938
  Top Ten Snowiest Months
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1 28.8 - Mar 1912 24.5 - Mar 1960
2 26.3 - Dec 1973 23.5 - Jan 1979 
3 23.9 - Jan 1977 23.4 - Mar 1912
4 23.6 - Jan 1987 23.3 - Feb 2011
5 23.5 - Feb 1914 21.6 - Jan 1985
6 22.9 - Jan 1978 21.2 - Jan 1987
7 22.3 - Mar 1960 20.2 - Feb 1993
8 21.3 - Feb 1910 20.1 - Feb 1900
9 21.2 - Feb 1912 19.9 - Jan 1977
10 21.0 - Mar 1890 18.7 - Mar 1906
  Top Ten Snowiest Years
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1 63.3 - 1912 49.4 - 1960
2 49.2 - 1977 49.2 - 1978
3 49.0 - 1978 46.3 - 2011
4 43.5 - 1890  44.6 - 1906
5 42.0 - 1906 40.9 - 1977
6 40.6 - 1960 38.4 - 1980
7 34.4 - 1980 38.3 - 1987
8 34.1 - 1914 35.9 - 1958
9 34.0 - 1975 35.5 - 1979
10 33.9 - 1899 35.3 - 1995
  Top Ten Least Snowiest Years
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1

1.5 - 1954

2.9 - 2001
2 2.5 - 2001 4.9 - 1923
3 4.6 - 1921 5.7 - 1935
4 5.3 - 1919 5.8 - 1933
5 5.3 - 1959 6.2 - 2009
6 5.5 - 1955 6.4 - 1946
7 5.9 - 2004 6.8 - 2008
8 5.9 - 1923 7.3 - 1893
9 6.4 - 1928 8.4 - 1998
10 6.9 - 1953

8.5 - 1986

 

Top 10 Longest Snow Cover Periods
(of at least 1")

  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1 66 days - Jan 11 - Mar 18, 1978    61 days -  Jan 12 - Mar 13, 1978
2 51 days - Jan 1 - Feb 20, 1979 53 days - Dec 31, 1978- Feb 21, 1979
3 44 days - Dec 29, 1976 - Feb 10, 1977 47 days - Jan 8 - Feb 24, 1985
4 31 days - Dec 13, 2000 - Jan 13, 2001 45 days -Dec 16, 1924 - Jan 30, 1925
5 29 days - Feb 24 - Mar 23, 1960 44 days -Dec 20, 1976 - Feb 2, 1977 

Top Ten Snowiest Winters (Dec-Feb)
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1

43.9 - 1977/78

45.6 - 2010/11
2 37.7 - 1913/14 36.2- 1904/05
3 37.0 - 1911/12 35.5 - 1978/79
4 35.8 - 1976/77 33.5 - 1899/00
5 35.0 - 1973/74 32.6 - 1976/77
6 33.5 - 1981/82 31.9 - 1977/78
7 31.4 - 1909/10 30.6 - 1973/74
8 29.5 - 2002/03 29.0 - 1992/93
9 29.1 - 2010/11 28.9 - 1981/82
10 27.0 - 1992/93 28.4 - 1907/08

Top Ten Least Snowiest Winters (Dec-Feb)
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1

0.5 - 1953/54

1.2 - 1930/31
2 1.7 - 1949/50 1.6 - 1922/23
3 1.8 - 1954/55 2.7 - 1949/50
4 2.4 - 1966/67 3.1 - 2008/09
5 2.7 - 1970/71 3.1 - 1982/83
6 3.3 - 1925/26 3.4 - 2005/06
7 3.6 - 1982/83 4.0 - 2001/02
8 3.9 - 1956/57 4.0 - 1931/32
9 4.1 - 1952/53 4.5 - 1916/17
10 4.3 - 1918/19 5.5 - 1956/57

Top Ten Snowiest Seasons (Jul-Jun)
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1

67.6 - 1911/12

54.8 - 1977/78
2 66.0 - 1977/78 53.4- 2010/11
3 43.2 - 1913/14 46.2 - 1911/12
4 42.4 - 1973/74 44.0 - 1959/60
5 38.4 - 1905/06 40.8 - 1905/06
6 36.8 - 2010/11 40.4 - 1978/79
7 36.6 - 1981/82 38.1 - 1899/00
8 36.3 - 1976/77 38.1 - 1973/74
9 35.2 - 1959/60 36.6 - 1904/05
10 33.7 - 1909/10 35.0 - 1976/77

Top Ten Least Snowiest Seasons (Jul-Jun)
  St. Louis, Mo Columbia, Mo
1

1.5 - 1953/54

3.4 - 2005/06
2 3.3 - 1949/50 3.6 - 2008/09
3 3.6 - 1966/67 4.0 - 1982/83
4 5.5 - 1954/55 4.1 - 1922/23
5 5.5 - 1918/19 6.4 - 1999/00
6 5.6 - 1920/21 6.6 - 2011/12
7 5.6 - 1925/26 6.7 - 1949/50
8 5.7 - 1922/23 7.0 - 1916/17
9 5.7 - 1995/95 7.9 - 1940/41
10 6.3 - 2011/12 8.0 - 1953/54



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