The 10 Snowiest Cities In Arizona For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Arizona 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 Arizona.

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 Arizona 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.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Flagstaff, the snowiest place in Arizona.

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

What's the snowiest place in Arizona with more than 5,000 people? That would be Flagstaff with an average annual snowfall of 47.1 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 Arizona or the cheapest places in Arizona.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Arizona For 2021

Flagstaff, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 68,375
Average Annual Snowfall: 47.1 inches
More on Flagstaff: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,772
Average Annual Snowfall: 47.1 inches
More on Tuba City: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Page, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,429
Average Annual Snowfall: 47.1 inches
More on Page: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,944
Average Annual Snowfall: 47.1 inches
More on Doney Park: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Show Low, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,768
Average Annual Snowfall: 20.3 inches
More on Show Low: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Winslow, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 9,530
Average Annual Snowfall: 20.3 inches
More on Winslow: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Snowflake, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,604
Average Annual Snowfall: 20.3 inches
More on Snowflake: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Prescott, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 40,700
Average Annual Snowfall: 7.9 inches
More on Prescott: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Prescott Valley, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 40,258
Average Annual Snowfall: 7.9 inches
More on Prescott Valley: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,532
Average Annual Snowfall: 7.9 inches
More on Verde Village: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Cities In Arizona With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Phoenix -- 0.0 inches
  • Tucson -- 0.7 inches
  • Mesa -- 0.0 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 Arizona with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Three Points -- 0.7 inches
  2. Tucson -- 0.7 inches
  3. San Tan Valley -- 0.7 inches

For more Arizona reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Arizona

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Flagstaff 47.1 68,375
2 Tuba City 47.1 9,772
3 Page 47.1 7,429
4 Doney Park 47.1 5,944
5 Show Low 20.3 10,768
6 Winslow 20.3 9,530
7 Snowflake 20.3 5,604
8 Prescott 7.9 40,700
9 Prescott Valley 7.9 40,258
10 Verde Village 7.9 12,532
11 Cottonwood 7.9 11,493
12 Camp Verde 7.9 11,008
13 Chino Valley 7.9 10,961
14 Sedona 7.9 10,204
15 Village Of Oak Creek (Big Park) 7.9 6,336
16 Lake Montezuma 7.9 5,970
17 Williamson 7.9 5,531
18 Payson 3.7 15,248
19 Globe 3.7 7,430
20 Safford 2.0 9,636
21 Sierra Vista 1.7 44,892
22 Douglas 1.7 16,911
23 Sierra Vista Southeast 1.7 15,128
24 Bisbee 1.7 5,415
25 Benson 1.7 5,013
26 Nogales 0.9 20,601
27 Rio Rico 0.9 18,760
28 Lake Havasu City 0.8 53,010
29 Bullhead City 0.8 39,424
30 Kingman 0.8 28,511
31 Fort Mohave 0.8 13,686
32 New Kingman-Butler 0.8 11,859
33 Golden Valley 0.8 8,946
34 Tucson 0.7 528,374
35 San Tan Valley 0.7 87,923
36 Casas Adobes 0.7 68,862
37 Catalina Foothills 0.7 50,940
38 Casa Grande 0.7 49,796
39 Maricopa 0.7 45,748
40 Oro Valley 0.7 41,965
41 Marana 0.7 38,280
42 Apache Junction 0.7 36,586
43 Florence 0.7 30,770
44 Drexel Heights 0.7 28,233
45 Sahuarita 0.7 25,430
46 Green Valley 0.7 22,419
47 Eloy 0.7 16,954
48 Tanque Verde 0.7 16,748
49 Flowing Wells 0.7 16,078
50 Tucson Estates 0.7 12,079
51 Coolidge 0.7 11,973
52 Vail 0.7 11,143
53 Valencia West 0.7 10,331
54 Saddlebrooke 0.7 9,790
55 Gold Canyon 0.7 9,597
56 Arizona City 0.7 8,969
57 Picture Rocks 0.7 8,666
58 Catalina 0.7 7,456
59 Corona De Tucson 0.7 7,023
60 South Tucson 0.7 5,686
61 Rincon Valley 0.7 5,103
62 Summit 0.7 5,097
63 Three Points 0.7 5,033
64 Phoenix 0.0 1,514,208
65 Mesa 0.0 458,860
66 Chandler 0.0 250,202
67 Glendale 0.0 234,844
68 Gilbert 0.0 230,781
69 Scottsdale 0.0 227,471
70 Tempe 0.0 169,816
71 Peoria 0.0 163,664
72 Surprise 0.0 123,813
73 Yuma 0.0 93,812
74 Avondale 0.0 78,872
75 Goodyear 0.0 72,880
76 Buckeye 0.0 57,165
77 Sun City 0.0 39,111
78 El Mirage 0.0 33,010
79 San Luis 0.0 30,658
80 Queen Creek 0.0 30,143
81 Fortuna Foothills 0.0 27,487
82 Sun City West 0.0 24,338
83 Fountain Hills 0.0 23,322
84 Anthem 0.0 22,995
85 New River 0.0 15,289
86 Somerton 0.0 14,845
87 Sun Lakes 0.0 14,378
88 Paradise Valley 0.0 13,477
89 Tolleson 0.0 6,806
90 Wickenburg 0.0 6,620
91 Youn 0.0 6,405
92 Guadalupe 0.0 6,012
93 Litchfield Park 0.0 5,253
94 Cave Creek 0.0 5,122

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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