The 10 Snowiest Cities In Connecticut For 2021


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

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 Connecticut 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 Torrington, the snowiest place in Connecticut.

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

What's the snowiest place in Connecticut with more than 5,000 people? That would be Torrington with an average annual snowfall of 52.7 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 Connecticut or the cheapest places in Connecticut.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Connecticut For 2021

Torrington, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 35,493
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.7 inches
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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,246
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.7 inches
More on Oakville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,753
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.7 inches
More on Winsted: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

New Milford, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,915
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.7 inches
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Terryville, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,180
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.7 inches
More on Terryville: Real Estate

Hartford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 124,795
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.3 inches
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New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 72,988
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.3 inches
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West Hartford, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 63,288
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.3 inches
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Bristol, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 60,554
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.3 inches
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East Hartford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 51,137
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.3 inches
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How We Determined The Cities In Connecticut With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Bridgeport -- 34.7 inches
  • New Haven -- 34.0 inches
  • Stamford -- 34.7 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 Connecticut with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Pawcatuck -- 28.5 inches
  2. Norwich -- 28.5 inches
  3. Groton -- 28.5 inches

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Connecticut

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Torrington 52.7 35,493
2 Oakville 52.7 9,246
3 Winsted 52.7 7,753
4 New Milford 52.7 6,915
5 Terryville 52.7 5,180
6 Hartford 39.3 124,795
7 New Britain 39.3 72,988
8 West Hartford 39.3 63,288
9 Bristol 39.3 60,554
10 East Hartford 39.3 51,137
11 Thompsonville 39.3 8,878
12 Kensington 39.3 8,824
13 Southwood Acres 39.3 7,731
14 Sherwood Manor 39.3 5,457
15 Willimantic 38.8 17,411
16 Bridgeport 34.7 147,340
17 Stamford 34.7 126,592
18 Norwalk 34.7 87,701
19 Danbury 34.7 83,476
20 Shelton 34.7 40,783
21 Riverside 34.7 8,592
22 Old Greenwich 34.7 6,764
23 Cos Cob 34.7 6,433
24 Storrs 34.6 15,914
25 Rockville 34.6 7,459
26 New Haven 34.0 130,612
27 Waterbury 34.0 109,551
28 Meriden 34.0 60,439
29 West Haven 34.0 55,189
30 Naugatuck 34.0 31,722
31 East Haven 34.0 29,104
32 North Haven 34.0 23,937
33 Ansonia 34.0 19,035
34 Derby 34.0 12,796
35 Middletown 33.0 47,218
36 Norwich 28.5 40,254
37 New London 28.5 27,423
38 Conning Towers Nautilus Park 28.5 9,814
39 Groton 28.5 9,305
40 Pawcatuck 28.5 5,242
41 Stratford nan 52,316
42 Milford nan 51,643
43 Trumbull nan 36,571
44 Manchester nan 30,883
45 Newington nan 30,638
46 Westport nan 27,343
47 Wethersfield nan 26,510
48 Darien nan 21,392
49 Wallingford Center nan 17,710
50 Orange nan 13,946
51 Greenwich nan 13,499
52 Windsor Locks nan 12,564
53 Bethel nan 9,731
54 Ridgefield nan 7,725
55 Glastonbury Center nan 7,409
56 Putnam nan 7,147
57 Branford Center nan 6,015
58 Simsbury Center nan 5,926
59 Cheshire Village nan 5,730
60 Portland nan 5,619
61 Stafford Springs nan 5,061

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