Annual snowfall in Montana reach up to 300 inches (25 feet) in the Rocky Mountains in the western half of the state; the east may get as little as 20 inches. In the spring and early summer months when the snow in the mountains begins to melt Montana’s river’s swell with run-off.
|New Snow||Base Depth Lower/Upper||Lifts Open Open/Total|
|Whitefish Mountain Resort Montana, USA Last Updated: 12/29 Compare|
|24 HR: 0″ 72 HR: 0″||17″ – 63″ Full Report||11 / 14|
|Montana Snowbowl Montana, USA Last Updated: 12/29 Compare|
|24 HR: 0″ 72 HR: 0″||11″ – 45″ Full Report||/ 4|
Idaho, Colorado , Missouri, New Jersey, Kansas, Kentucky and Virginia received an average of 10-20 inches each year and states such as New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Washington, Oregon, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and Arizona recorded less than 1 to 10 inches of
The vast majority of the snow in Montana falls in the mountains, where the vast majority of the people do not live. The subzero cold that shows up on all the national weather reports is a dry cold, that penetrates your body much less than a damp cold.
|Bozeman , Montana||United States|
|Snowfall||62.8 in.||27.8 in.|
|Precipitation||112.8 days||106.2 days|
|Sunny||188 days||205 days|
|Avg. July High||84.3°||85.8°|
The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. Idaho Falls averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Idaho Falls.
|Whitefish , Montana||United States|
|Snowfall||72.7 in.||27.8 in.|
|Precipitation||119.7 days||106.2 days|
|Sunny||151 days||205 days|
|Avg. July High||80.7°||85.8°|
Check out this sampling of 16 snow-free cities throughout the United States and its territories. Snow-Free Towns. 1/17. Miami, Florida . 2/17. Hilo, Hawaii . 3/17. Honolulu, Hawaii . 4/17. Jacksonville, Florida . 5/17. Long Beach, California. 6/17. Phoenix, Arizona. 7/17. Sacramento, California. 8/17.
Weather stations with highest snowfall in the United States by state, 1985-2015
|State||Place||Average annual snowfall|
|1. Washington||Mt. Rainier||645.5 inches (1,640 cm)|
|2. Utah||Alta||456.9 inches (1,161 cm)|
|3. Oregon||Crater Lake||453.4 inches (1,152 cm)|
|4. California||Soda Springs||411.6 inches (1045 cm)|
Rochester , New York gets more snow than any other large city in the United States, with a yearly average of nearly 100 inches (255 cm). Close to eight feet of snow also buries nearby Buffalo in a typical year.
Coldest States in America North Dakota tops the list of coldest states in winter and fall, based on state-wide average temperatures. During spring, Maine is coldest , while in summer it’s Wyoming . Consistently cold throughout the year are Maine, Vermont, Montana and Wyoming .
Winter Weather in Montana During the winter, it is very common for the areas east of the Continental Divide to be in the deep-freeze of below zero temperatures while over in Missoula and Kalispell the temperature can be fifty degrees warmer and without a wind chill to boot.