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


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

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