The 10 Snowiest Cities In Alabama For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Alabama have the most snow every year.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Alabama.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Alabama can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

And while Alabama doesn't get that much snow, there are some places that get a bit of snow. This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Fort Payne, the snowiest place in Alabama.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Alabama cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Alabama with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Heart of Dixie.

What's the snowiest place in Alabama with more than 5,000 people? That would be Fort Payne with an average annual snowfall of 2.8 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in Alabama or the cheapest places in Alabama.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Alabama For 2021

Fort Payne, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,112
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.8 inches
More on Fort Payne: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Florence, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 39,855
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.2 inches
More on Florence: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Scottsboro, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,775
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.0 inches
More on Scottsboro: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Muscle Shoals, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,492
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.9 inches
More on Muscle Shoals: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sheffield, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,074
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.9 inches
More on Sheffield: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Tuscumbia, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,537
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.9 inches
More on Tuscumbia: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Russellville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,824
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.8 inches
More on Russellville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Hamilton, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,814
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.8 inches
More on Hamilton: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Huntsville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 185,594
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.6 inches
More on Huntsville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Madison, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 45,590
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.6 inches
More on Madison: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Cities In Alabama With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in Alabama, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Heart of Dixie get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Birmingham -- 1.3 inches
  • Montgomery -- 0.2 inches
  • Mobile -- 0.1 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Alabama with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Daleville -- 0.1 inches
  2. Mobile -- 0.1 inches
  3. Dothan -- 0.1 inches

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Alabama

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Fort Payne 2.8 14,112
2 Florence 2.2 39,855
3 Scottsboro 2.0 14,775
4 Muscle Shoals 1.9 13,492
5 Sheffield 1.9 9,074
6 Tuscumbia 1.9 8,537
7 Russellville 1.8 9,824
8 Hamilton 1.8 6,814
9 Huntsville 1.6 185,594
10 Madison 1.6 45,590
11 Moores Mill 1.6 6,591
12 Meridianville 1.6 6,270
13 Harvest 1.6 5,226
14 Decatur 1.4 55,598
15 Athens 1.4 23,938
16 Hartselle 1.4 14,455
17 Birmingham 1.3 212,211
18 Hoover 1.3 83,547
19 Vestavia Hills 1.3 34,116
20 Bessemer 1.3 27,043
21 Homewood 1.3 25,535
22 Mountain Brook 1.3 20,518
23 Trussville 1.3 20,351
24 Center Point 1.3 16,797
25 Hueytown 1.3 15,894
26 Gardendale 1.3 13,763
27 Irondale 1.3 12,398
28 Leeds 1.3 11,881
29 Fairfield 1.3 10,987
30 Pleasant Grove 1.3 10,270
31 Forestdale 1.3 9,716
32 Clay 1.3 9,682
33 Fultondale 1.3 8,733
34 Pinson 1.3 7,448
35 Oneonta 1.3 6,633
36 Tarrant 1.3 6,278
37 Midfield 1.3 5,284
38 Grayson Valley 1.3 5,160
39 Talladega 1.1 15,931
40 Sylacauga 1.1 12,749
41 Lincoln 1.1 6,391
42 Childersburg 1.1 5,105
43 Anniston 1.0 22,626
44 Oxford 1.0 21,243
45 Jacksonville 1.0 12,372
46 Saks 1.0 10,826
47 Jasper 0.9 14,186
48 Roanoke 0.9 6,013
49 Cullman 0.8 15,014
50 Pell City 0.8 13,312
51 Moody 0.8 12,292
52 Alabaster 0.7 31,905
53 Pelham 0.7 22,346
54 Albertville 0.7 21,406
55 Helena 0.7 17,589
56 Calera 0.7 12,593
57 Chelsea 0.7 11,386
58 Boaz 0.7 9,673
59 Meadowbrook 0.7 8,752
60 Guntersville 0.7 8,326
61 Arab 0.7 8,282
62 Brook Highland 0.7 7,032
63 Montevallo 0.7 6,549
64 Gadsden 0.6 36,455
65 Rainbow City 0.6 9,608
66 Southside 0.6 8,514
67 Attalla 0.6 5,965
68 Glencoe 0.6 5,139
69 Auburn 0.5 58,693
70 Opelika 0.5 28,544
71 Alexander City 0.5 14,787
72 Smiths Station 0.5 5,165
73 Clanton 0.4 8,715
74 Phenix City 0.3 36,639
75 Tuskegee 0.3 9,218
76 Montgomery 0.2 202,967
77 Tuscaloosa 0.2 94,865
78 Prattville 0.2 34,706
79 Northport 0.2 24,339
80 Selma 0.2 19,987
81 Millbrook 0.2 14,983
82 Valley 0.2 9,444
83 Andalusia 0.2 9,058
84 Wetumpka 0.2 7,406
85 Demopolis 0.2 7,249
86 Pike Road 0.2 7,178
87 Opp 0.2 6,665
88 Lanett 0.2 6,457
89 Tallassee 0.2 5,380
90 Jackson 0.2 5,055
91 Mobile 0.1 194,669
92 Dothan 0.1 67,708
93 Enterprise 0.1 27,785
94 Daphne 0.1 23,559
95 Prichard 0.1 22,439
96 Tillmans Corner 0.1 19,065
97 Troy 0.1 18,696
98 Fairhope 0.1 17,309
99 Foley 0.1 16,345
100 Ozark 0.1 14,786

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