Regional Snowfall Climatology

The following are  snowfall statistics for Paducah (since 1952): 

  • Average seasonal snowfall: 10.2 inches
  • Snowiest winter: 35.7 inches (1977-78)
  • Snowiest month: 24.7 inches (Jan., 1978)
  • Least snowy winter: Trace (1991-92, 1956-57, 1952-53)
  • Earliest measurable snowfall: Oct. 29, 1993
  • Latest measurable snowfall: April 18, 1983
  • Median date of first measurable snow: Dec. 22
  • Median date of last measurable snow: Feb. 28 

The following are snowfall stats for Evansville, Indiana:

  • Average seasonal snowfall: 14.2 inches
  • Snowiest winter: 37.9 inches (1969-70)
  • Snowiest month: 41.0 inches (Jan., 1918) (unofficial)
  • Snowiest month: 22.3 inches (Dec., 2004) (official)
  • Least snowy winter: 2.1 inches (1994-95)
  • Earliest measurable snowfall: Oct. 19
  • Latest measurable snowfall: April 18
  • Median date of first measurable snow: Dec. 4
  • Median date of last measurable snow: March 14
  • Latest occurrence of first measurable snow: Jan. 22

The following are snowfall stats for Marion, IL:

  • Average seasonal snowfall: 17.4 inches
  • Snowiest winter: 57.1 inches (1978-79)
  • Snowiest month: 27.0 inches (Jan., 1979)
  • Least snowy winter: 0.5 inch (1956-57)
  • Earliest measurable snowfall: Oct. 30
  • Latest measurable snowfall: April 18
  • Median date of first measurable snow: Dec. 14
  • Median date of last measurable snow: March 8
  • Latest occurrence of first measurable snow: Jan. 31

The following are snowfall stats for Cape Girardeau, MO:

  • Average seasonal snowfall: 13.1 inches
  • Snowiest winter: 44.8 inches (1978-79)
  • Snowiest month: 29.2 inches (Feb., 1979)
  • Least snowy winter: 1.5 inches (1986-87)
  • Earliest measurable snowfall: Oct. 29
  • Latest measurable snowfall: April 15
  • Median date of first measurable snow: Dec. 13
  • Median date of last measurable snow: March 5
  • Latest occurrence of first measurable snow:  Jan. 22
Paducah snowfall by winter since 1962-63: Snowy winter "pairs" highlighted in red
Year Total Year Total
1962-63 4.8 1981-82 9.2
1963-64 15.1 1982-83 1.9
1964-65 19.0 1983-84 16.9
1965-66 5.0 1984-85 28.7
1966-67 17.0 1985-86 10.9
1967-68 14.5 1986-87 5.4
1968-69 9.3 1987-88 10.6
1969-70 21.1 1988-89 5.8
1970-71 13.7 1989-90 3.5
1971-72 2.0 1990-91 3.6
1972-73 2.6 1991-92 Trace
1973-74 3.8 1992-93 19.3
1974-75 9.9 1993-94 18.7
1975-76 5.5 1994-95 2.1
1976-77 12.5 1995-96 12.8
1977-78 35.7 1996-97 11.5
1978-79 24.5 1997-98 3.0
1979-80 14.9 1998-99 2.9
1980-81 7.5 1999-2000 3.5
  2000-01 8.5
2001-02 7.8
2002-03 23.9
  2003-04 2.8

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