The 10 Snowiest Cities In Maine For 2021


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

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 Maine 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 Caribou, the snowiest place in Maine.

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

What's the snowiest place in Maine with more than 1,000 people? That would be Caribou with an average annual snowfall of 108.4 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 Maine or the cheapest places in Maine.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Maine For 2021

Caribou, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,960
Average Annual Snowfall: 108.4 inches
More on Caribou: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,209
Average Annual Snowfall: 93.3 inches
More on Chisholm: Real Estate

Presque Isle, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,378
Average Annual Snowfall: 91.8 inches
More on Presque Isle: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Calais, ME

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,038
Average Annual Snowfall: 79.9 inches
More on Calais: Real Estate | Crime Report

South Paris, ME

Source: Wikipedia
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,854
Average Annual Snowfall: 77.9 inches
More on South Paris: Real Estate

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5
/10

Population: 4,128
Average Annual Snowfall: 73.9 inches
More on Lisbon Falls: Real Estate

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 1,227
Average Annual Snowfall: 71.2 inches
More on Steep Falls: Real Estate

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,140
Average Annual Snowfall: 71.2 inches
More on South Windham: Real Estate

Old Town, ME

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,726
Average Annual Snowfall: 71.0 inches
More on Old Town: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Ellsworth, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,832
Average Annual Snowfall: 70.2 inches
More on Ellsworth: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Maine With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Portland -- 66.6 inches
  • Lewiston -- 68.0 inches
  • Bangor -- 66.8 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 Maine with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Cape Neddick -- 53.1 inches
  2. York Harbor -- 53.7 inches
  3. Biddeford -- 57.1 inches

For more Maine reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Maine

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Caribou 108.4 7,960
2 Chisholm 93.3 1,209
3 Presque Isle 91.8 9,378
4 Calais 79.9 3,038
5 South Paris 77.9 2,854
6 Lisbon Falls 73.9 4,128
7 Steep Falls 71.2 1,227
8 South Windham 71.2 1,140
9 Old Town 71.0 7,726
10 Ellsworth 70.2 7,832
11 Augusta 69.0 18,772
12 Hallowell 68.9 2,514
13 Auburn 68.8 22,916
14 Waterville 68.7 15,989
15 Westbrook 68.3 17,754
16 Lewiston 68.0 36,356
17 Brewer 67.4 9,341
18 Bangor 66.8 32,695
19 Portland 66.6 66,490
20 Gardiner 66.5 5,697
21 Bath 65.6 8,349
22 Belfast 63.4 6,668
23 South Portland 62.9 25,304
24 South Eliot 61.2 3,740
25 Lake Arrowhead 61.2 2,477
26 West Kennebunk 61.2 1,062
27 Eastport 59.1 1,365
28 Saco 58.9 18,874
29 Rockland 57.5 7,233
30 Biddeford 57.1 21,289
31 York Harbor 53.7 3,003
32 Cape Neddick 53.1 2,780
33 Brunswick nan 15,453
34 Orono nan 9,522
35 Old Orchard Beach nan 8,697
36 Winslow nan 7,661
37 Topsham nan 6,483
38 Gorham nan 6,445
39 Skowhegan nan 6,260
40 Yarmouth nan 5,628
41 Kennebunk nan 5,621
42 Houlton nan 4,778
43 North Windham nan 4,671
44 Scarborough nan 4,601
45 Kittery nan 4,515
46 Millinocket nan 4,419
47 Rumford nan 4,214
48 Farmington nan 3,795
49 Hampden nan 3,468
50 Camden nan 3,304
51 Pittsfield nan 3,110
52 Fairfield nan 3,105
53 Lincoln nan 2,688
54 Cumberland Center nan 2,664
55 Winthrop nan 2,651
56 Madawaska nan 2,623
57 Bar Harbor nan 2,585
58 Bucksport nan 2,481
59 Oakland nan 2,448
60 Dover-Foxcroft nan 2,445
61 Berwick nan 2,412
62 Madison nan 2,372
63 Fort Kent nan 2,345
64 Norway nan 2,341
65 Milford nan 2,239
66 Bridgton nan 2,214
67 Dexter nan 2,087
68 Falmouth nan 2,051
69 Wilton nan 2,036
70 Thomaston nan 2,031
71 Farmingdale nan 1,969
72 Richmond nan 1,942
73 Milo nan 1,923
74 Van Buren nan 1,877
75 Fryeburg nan 1,797
76 North Berwick nan 1,792
77 Randolph nan 1,792
78 Fort Fairfield nan 1,763
79 East Millinocket nan 1,717
80 Falmouth Foreside nan 1,702
81 Mechanic Falls nan 1,649
82 Newport nan 1,616
83 Mexico nan 1,574
84 Oxford nan 1,538
85 Freeport nan 1,507
86 Greenville nan 1,453
87 Livermore Falls nan 1,366
88 Limestone nan 1,257
89 Gray nan 1,225
90 Machias nan 1,206
91 Norridgewock nan 1,198
92 Howland nan 1,193
93 Wiscasset nan 1,193
94 Waldoboro nan 1,135
95 Kittery Point nan 1,112
96 Winterport nan 1,110
97 Damariscotta nan 1,095
98 Kennebunkport nan 1,078
99 Clinton nan 1,076
100 Searsport nan 1,059

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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