The 10 Snowiest Cities In Kansas For 2021


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

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 Kansas 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 Colby, the snowiest place in Kansas.

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

What's the snowiest place in Kansas with more than 5,000 people? That would be Colby with an average annual snowfall of 28.9 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 Kansas or the cheapest places in Kansas.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Kansas For 2021

Colby, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,450
Average Annual Snowfall: 28.9 inches
More on Colby: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Dodge City, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 28,045
Average Annual Snowfall: 20.1 inches
More on Dodge City: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Garden City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,007
Average Annual Snowfall: 19.9 inches
More on Garden City: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Concordia, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,289
Average Annual Snowfall: 19.6 inches
More on Concordia: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Liberal, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,819
Average Annual Snowfall: 19.1 inches
More on Liberal: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Ulysses, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,022
Average Annual Snowfall: 18.3 inches
More on Ulysses: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Atchison, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,858
Average Annual Snowfall: 17.9 inches
More on Atchison: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Lansing, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,623
Average Annual Snowfall: 17.2 inches
More on Lansing: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Leavenworth, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 35,861
Average Annual Snowfall: 16.9 inches
More on Leavenworth: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Junction City, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 24,823
Average Annual Snowfall: 16.9 inches
More on Junction City: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Cities In Kansas With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Wichita -- 13.2 inches
  • Overland Park -- 14.6 inches
  • Kansas City -- 15.0 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 Kansas with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Arkansas City -- 5.3 inches
  2. El Dorado -- 6.9 inches
  3. Winfield -- 8.5 inches

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Kansas

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Colby 28.9 5,450
2 Dodge City 20.1 28,045
3 Garden City 19.9 27,007
4 Concordia 19.6 5,289
5 Liberal 19.1 20,819
6 Ulysses 18.3 6,022
7 Atchison 17.9 10,858
8 Lansing 17.2 11,623
9 Leavenworth 16.9 35,861
10 Junction City 16.9 24,823
11 Salina 16.8 47,840
12 Bonner Springs 16.7 7,498
13 Mcpherson 16.3 13,212
14 Topeka 16.2 127,672
15 Pratt 16.0 6,887
16 Great Bend 15.7 15,850
17 Shawnee 15.5 64,125
18 Lenexa 15.5 50,412
19 Olathe 15.2 131,508
20 Manhattan 15.1 55,769
21 Kansas City 15.0 148,855
22 De Soto 15.0 5,941
23 Mission 14.7 9,481
24 Overland Park 14.6 181,464
25 Fort Riley 14.6 7,015
26 Leawood 14.5 33,339
27 Merriam 14.5 11,232
28 Prairie Village 14.3 21,814
29 Roeland Park 14.1 6,819
30 Emporia 13.8 24,739
31 Hutchinson 13.5 41,808
32 Hays 13.5 20,992
33 Wichita 13.2 387,147
34 Haysville 13.1 11,234
35 Lawrence 13.0 91,305
36 Eudora 13.0 6,276
37 Derby 12.9 23,731
38 Park City 12.9 7,290
39 Bel Aire 12.9 7,059
40 Wellington 12.8 7,997
41 Coffeyville 12.5 9,921
42 Abilene 12.3 6,671
43 Ottawa 12.2 12,487
44 Augusta 11.9 9,242
45 Newton 11.7 19,139
46 Andover 11.7 12,293
47 Gardner 11.6 20,466
48 Independence 11.5 9,179
49 Valley Center 11.4 6,586
50 Pittsburg 11.2 20,382
51 Spring Hill 11.2 5,739
52 Paola 10.8 5,570
53 Chanute 10.7 9,217
54 Fort Scott 10.7 7,893
55 Mulvane 10.4 5,607
56 Parsons 9.2 10,223
57 Iola 9.1 5,602
58 Winfield 8.5 12,286
59 El Dorado 6.9 12,910
60 Arkansas City 5.3 12,253

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