Albany snowfall seasons

Note: The left side of this graph is July 1 and the right side is June 30.

Snowfall season length vs. total snowfall

The longer the snowfall season, the more snow? To some (small) degree, yes. But, really, over the 130 years of records the seasonal snowfall totals are all over the place when plotted against length of season.

albany snowfall season totals vs length

Albany snowfall seasons

October snow grass line

So, it snowed. In October.

And, as it turns out, that's not all that unusual. In fact, the average start date of the snowfall season for this area is October 28, according to the NWS Albany office. (And average end date: April 16.)

Here's a look at the length of every snow season on record for Albany...

Look up

There's an interactive graph above -- and a bonus chart -- click or scroll all the way up.

A few dates

+ The earliest snowfall on record: October 1 -- in 1895 and 1946.

+ The latest snowfall on record: May 28, 1902.

+ The latest first snowfall on record: November 27, 1889.

+ The earlier last snowfall on record: March 21, 1987.

+ The average snowfall season in Albany is 170 days long.

____

Earlier on AOA: Growing seasons in Albany

Comments

Sure, it's *common*, but we don't have to LIKE it! ;)

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of summer

It turns out bumble bees love cosmos. Which it totally understandable.... (more)

It's outdoor movie season

Well, presumably, all of summer should probably be considered outdoor movie season, but for whatever reason movie-outside events tend to happen in greater numbers around... (more)

There's a second rail trail mural in progress, and an open call for artists for a third

The second Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail mural is in progress under the Cherry Ave Bridge. John DeMarco of Washingtonville has been selected to create a... (more)

Step away from the edge

Come for the beautiful drone video of Kaaterskill Falls in this NYT article, stay for its look at safety around the site and others like... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: hoax or hope, TV, Willett Rock, the attempted abduction of Philip... (more)

Recent Comments

Who would have thought that the way to finally get Exit 3 made after 30+ years was to just name it 'Exit 4 II: The Other Exit 4'.

Here's the proposed design for the Albany Skyway

...has 14 comments, most recently from BS

Morning Blend for Aug 15

...has 3 comments, most recently from Sean

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

...has 18 comments, most recently from Mike

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 7 comments, most recently from MM

Follow up: Delaware Supply

...has 4 comments, most recently from Dave