The 10 Snowiest Cities In Indiana For 2021


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

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 Indiana 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 South Bend, the snowiest place in Indiana.

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

What's the snowiest place in Indiana with more than 5,000 people? That would be South Bend with an average annual snowfall of 64.3 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 Indiana or the cheapest places in Indiana.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Indiana For 2021

South Bend, IN

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 100,590
Average Annual Snowfall: 64.3 inches
More on South Bend: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 30,690
Average Annual Snowfall: 63.7 inches
More on Granger: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Mishawaka, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 48,121
Average Annual Snowfall: 61.6 inches
More on Mishawaka: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,446
Average Annual Snowfall: 61.6 inches
More on Notre Dame: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Michigan City, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 31,412
Average Annual Snowfall: 48.6 inches
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La Porte, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 22,242
Average Annual Snowfall: 46.5 inches
More on La Porte: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Westville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,065
Average Annual Snowfall: 46.5 inches
More on Westville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Plymouth, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,031
Average Annual Snowfall: 44.7 inches
More on Plymouth: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Nappanee, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,650
Average Annual Snowfall: 42.0 inches
More on Nappanee: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Elkhart, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 52,354
Average Annual Snowfall: 41.7 inches
More on Elkhart: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Indiana With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Indianapolis -- 21.6 inches
  • Fort Wayne -- 31.8 inches
  • Evansville -- 11.2 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 Indiana with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Jeffersonville -- 7.8 inches
  2. Tell City -- 8.1 inches
  3. New Albany -- 9.1 inches

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Indiana

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 South Bend 64.3 100,590
2 Granger 63.7 30,690
3 Mishawaka 61.6 48,121
4 Notre Dame 61.6 6,446
5 Michigan City 48.6 31,412
6 La Porte 46.5 22,242
7 Westville 46.5 7,065
8 Plymouth 44.7 10,031
9 Nappanee 42.0 6,650
10 Elkhart 41.7 52,354
11 Goshen 41.7 32,946
12 Dunlap 41.7 6,220
13 Angola 37.8 8,615
14 Portage 36.9 37,197
15 Valparaiso 36.9 32,123
16 Chesterton 36.9 14,124
17 South Haven 36.9 5,145
18 Gary 35.8 78,483
19 Crown Point 34.8 28,444
20 Auburn 34.6 12,979
21 Garrett 34.6 6,552
22 Warsaw 33.0 14,385
23 Kokomo 32.5 58,054
24 Merrillville 31.9 35,322
25 Schererville 31.9 28,987
26 Hobart 31.9 28,943
27 Griffith 31.9 16,643
28 Dyer 31.9 16,257
29 Lake Station 31.9 12,268
30 Lowell 31.9 9,400
31 Lakes Of The Four Seasons 31.9 6,692
32 Winfield 31.9 5,054
33 Fort Wayne 31.8 257,059
34 Rochester 31.3 6,123
35 East Chicago 31.2 29,178
36 Hammond 31.0 78,983
37 Hunte 30.8 5,260
38 Highland 30.6 23,285
39 Munster 30.6 23,250
40 Tipton 29.9 5,252
41 Wabash 28.9 10,469
42 North Manchester 28.9 6,303
43 New Haven 28.8 15,832
44 Kendallville 28.4 9,870
45 Columbia City 28.4 9,070
46 Huntington 27.4 17,231
47 Peru 27.1 11,197
48 Cedar Lake 26.8 11,757
49 Decatur 26.8 9,084
50 St. John 26.5 15,789
51 Hartford City 26.0 6,156
52 Gas City 25.8 6,046
53 Marion 25.1 29,075
54 Logansport 24.4 17,716
55 New Castle 24.2 17,755
56 Bluffton 24.2 9,536
57 Yor 22.9 11,268
58 Zionsville 22.8 25,072
59 Frankfort 22.8 16,467
60 Carmel 22.7 85,367
61 Westfield 22.5 33,744
62 Muncie 22.4 70,173
63 Lawrence 22.0 47,120
64 Rensselaer 22.0 5,495
65 Portland 21.8 6,201
66 Indianapolis 21.6 841,449
67 Fishers 21.5 83,177
68 Speedway 21.4 12,100
69 Connersville 20.9 13,241
70 Greenfield 20.7 21,179
71 Cumberland 20.7 5,316
72 Mccordsville 20.7 5,224
73 Greenwood 20.3 53,828
74 Monticello 20.3 5,332
75 Greencastle 19.8 10,314
76 Bargersville 19.7 6,492
77 Noblesville 19.4 58,013
78 Richmond 19.3 36,291
79 Martinsville 19.2 11,739
80 Mooresville 19.2 9,508
81 New Whiteland 19.1 5,725
82 Lafayette 19.0 70,661
83 West Lafayette 19.0 43,999
84 Franklin 18.9 24,090
85 Lebanon 18.9 15,762
86 Crawfordsville 18.8 15,982
87 Plainfield 18.7 29,710
88 Brownsburg 18.7 23,484
89 Avon 18.7 15,145
90 Danville 18.7 9,379
91 Rushville 18.7 6,192
92 Elwood 18.6 8,484
93 Alexandria 18.6 5,074
94 Brazil 18.3 8,028
95 Anderson 17.4 55,630
96 Shelbyville 17.0 19,250
97 Terre Haute 16.6 61,061
98 Beech Grove 16.0 14,000
99 Bloomington 15.8 82,813
100 Ellettsville 15.4 6,434

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