The 10 Snowiest Cities In Maryland For 2021


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

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 Maryland 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 Frostburg, the snowiest place in Maryland.

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

What's the snowiest place in Maryland with more than 5,000 people? That would be Frostburg with an average annual snowfall of 79.6 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 Maryland or the cheapest places in Maryland.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Maryland For 2021

Frostburg, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,759
Average Annual Snowfall: 79.6 inches
More on Frostburg: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,127
Average Annual Snowfall: 51.0 inches
More on Cresaptown: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Cumberland, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 20,449
Average Annual Snowfall: 34.9 inches
More on Cumberland: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Hagerstown, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 40,210
Average Annual Snowfall: 29.2 inches
More on Hagerstown: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Thurmont, MD

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,392
Average Annual Snowfall: 28.3 inches
More on Thurmont: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,603
Average Annual Snowfall: 27.5 inches
More on Cockeysville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,267
Average Annual Snowfall: 27.5 inches
More on Damascus: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,709
Average Annual Snowfall: 27.3 inches
More on Clarksburg: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Hampstead, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,351
Average Annual Snowfall: 27.0 inches
More on Hampstead: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Mount Airy, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,353
Average Annual Snowfall: 26.8 inches
More on Mount Airy: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Maryland With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Baltimore -- 19.2 inches
  • Columbia -- 17.0 inches
  • Germantown -- 26.1 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 Maryland with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Salisbury -- 4.9 inches
  2. Fruitland -- 6.0 inches
  3. Ocean City -- 8.2 inches

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Maryland

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Frostburg 79.6 8,759
2 Cresaptown 51.0 6,127
3 Cumberland 34.9 20,449
4 Hagerstown 29.2 40,210
5 Thurmont 28.3 6,392
6 Cockeysville 27.5 20,603
7 Damascus 27.5 15,267
8 Clarksburg 27.3 18,709
9 Hampstead 27.0 6,351
10 Mount Airy 26.8 9,353
11 Taneytown 26.7 6,740
12 Germantown 26.1 89,826
13 Montgomery Village 25.1 33,337
14 Robinwood 24.7 7,769
15 Fountainhead-Orchard Hills 24.7 5,737
16 Urbana 24.6 10,750
17 Linganore 24.4 9,082
18 Halfway 24.3 10,596
19 Fallston 24.3 9,418
20 Walkersville 24.1 5,965
21 Carney 23.9 29,196
22 Gaithersburg 23.7 64,945
23 Spring Ridge 23.5 5,899
24 Perry Hall 23.4 28,633
25 Parkville 23.2 32,163
26 Mays Chapel 23.2 11,774
27 Poolesville 23.0 5,100
28 Westminster 22.6 18,646
29 Eldersburg 22.4 31,494
30 Woodlawn Cdp (Baltimore County) 22.3 40,390
31 Rossville 22.3 15,368
32 Overlea 22.3 12,206
33 Timonium 22.3 10,436
34 Garrison 22.3 8,549
35 Lansdowne 22.3 8,490
36 Baltimore Highlands 22.3 7,703
37 Lutherville 22.3 6,600
38 Bowleys Quarters 22.3 6,124
39 White Marsh 22.2 9,797
40 Bel Air North 21.8 31,871
41 Olney 21.5 35,090
42 Towson 21.4 57,725
43 Potomac 21.0 45,945
44 Bel Air South 20.9 46,955
45 Randallstown 20.9 34,088
46 Redland 20.9 17,175
47 Bel Air 20.9 10,247
48 Joppatowne 20.8 12,684
49 Owings Mills 20.7 33,732
50 Milford Mill 20.7 30,085
51 Pikesville 20.6 32,149
52 Reisterstown 20.6 27,637
53 Lochearn 20.6 26,070
54 Ellicott City 20.4 68,513
55 Catonsville 20.4 42,265
56 Edgewood 20.3 26,060
57 Arbutus 20.3 21,662
58 Elkridge 20.3 17,550
59 Riverside 20.0 6,799
60 Brunswick 19.9 6,055
61 Frederick 19.6 67,421
62 Rockville 19.4 64,331
63 North Potomac 19.3 24,087
64 Calverton 19.3 18,747
65 White Oak 19.3 17,975
66 Glenmont 19.3 15,716
67 Colesville 19.3 14,190
68 Kemp Mill 19.3 12,285
69 Travilah 19.3 12,106
70 North Kensington 19.3 9,768
71 Leisure World 19.3 9,227
72 Four Corners 19.3 8,421
73 Forest Glen 19.3 7,374
74 Darnestown 19.3 6,784
75 Hillandale 19.3 5,936
76 Layhill 19.3 5,051
77 Baltimore 19.2 622,454
78 Ballenger Creek 18.7 18,490
79 Linthicum 18.7 10,699
80 Ilchester 18.3 26,304
81 Scaggsville 18.3 9,348
82 Severn 18.1 47,432
83 Havre De Grace 17.8 13,445
84 Aberdeen 17.7 15,238
85 Columbia 17.0 103,055
86 Rosedale 16.9 19,029
87 Dundalk 16.6 62,349
88 Glen Burnie 16.3 68,550
89 Cheste 16.1 5,186
90 Fort Meade 16.0 10,137
91 La Plata 15.8 8,994
92 Jessup 15.8 7,671
93 Bethesda 15.7 62,102
94 Waldorf 15.6 71,399
95 North Bethesda 15.5 48,818
96 Brandywine 15.5 9,309
97 Chesapeake Beach 15.4 5,847
98 Ashton-Sandy Spring 15.4 5,684
99 Aspen Hill 15.3 52,607
100 Odenton 15.2 38,374

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