The 10 Snowiest Cities In Massachusetts For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Massachusetts have the most snow every year.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts 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 Leominster, the snowiest place in Massachusetts.

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

What's the snowiest place in Massachusetts with more than 5,000 people? That would be Leominster with an average annual snowfall of 76.6 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 Massachusetts or the cheapest places in Massachusetts.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Massachusetts For 2021

Leominster, MA

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 41,176
Average Annual Snowfall: 76.6 inches
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Fitchburg, MA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 40,462
Average Annual Snowfall: 76.4 inches
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Gardner, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,306
Average Annual Snowfall: 72.5 inches
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North Adams, MA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,459
Average Annual Snowfall: 71.0 inches
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Pittsfield, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 43,926
Average Annual Snowfall: 64.6 inches
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Westfield, MA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 41,480
Average Annual Snowfall: 58.4 inches
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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,500
Average Annual Snowfall: 56.4 inches
More on North Amherst: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,071
Average Annual Snowfall: 56.4 inches
More on South Amherst: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Methuen Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 48,607
Average Annual Snowfall: 56.1 inches
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Woburn, MA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 39,104
Average Annual Snowfall: 55.3 inches
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How We Determined The Cities In Massachusetts With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Boston -- 51.6 inches
  • Worcester -- 55.1 inches
  • Springfield -- 41.6 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 Massachusetts with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Barnstable Town -- 19.3 inches
  2. South Yarmouth -- 24.6 inches
  3. West Yarmouth -- 24.6 inches

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Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Massachusetts

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Leominster 76.6 41,176
2 Fitchburg 76.4 40,462
3 Gardner 72.5 20,306
4 North Adams 71.0 13,459
5 Pittsfield 64.6 43,926
6 Westfield 58.4 41,480
7 North Amherst 56.4 7,500
8 South Amherst 56.4 5,071
9 Methuen Town 56.1 48,607
10 Woburn 55.3 39,104
11 Amesbury Town 55.2 16,907
12 Worcester 55.1 183,382
13 Haverhill 54.9 62,079
14 Newburyport 54.5 17,766
15 Lawrence 54.3 78,804
16 Lowell 54.2 109,349
17 Whitinsville 53.8 6,690
18 Greenfield Town 52.9 17,514
19 Pinehurst 52.8 7,441
20 West Concord 52.8 7,320
21 Cochituate 52.8 6,893
22 Watertown Town 52.7 33,350
23 Waltham 52.6 62,438
24 Cambridge 52.5 107,916
25 Newton 52.4 87,675
26 Boston 51.6 650,281
27 Somerville 50.7 78,595
28 Easthampton Town 50.7 16,060
29 Braintree Town 50.6 36,905
30 Northampton 49.1 28,602
31 Quincy 48.9 93,177
32 Southbridge Town 48.7 16,802
33 Medford 48.4 57,136
34 Brockton 48.3 94,532
35 Melrose 48.0 27,681
36 Malden 47.2 60,612
37 Weymouth Town 47.2 55,304
38 Palmer Town 47.1 12,168
39 Agawam Town 46.6 28,688
40 Everett 46.5 43,885
41 West Springfield Town 45.8 28,600
42 Revere 45.6 53,095
43 Chelsea 45.6 37,581
44 Marlborough 44.5 39,425
45 Winthrop Town 43.7 17,962
46 Gloucester 42.4 29,399
47 Franklin Town 42.1 32,731
48 Beverly 41.9 40,670
49 Springfield 41.6 153,947
50 Lynn 41.3 91,626
51 Chicopee 41.3 56,186
52 Salem 41.2 42,499
53 Peabody 41.0 52,065
54 Holyoke 40.0 40,342
55 Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock 40.0 5,420
56 North Scituate 40.0 5,077
57 Attleboro 35.6 43,953
58 Bliss Corner 35.2 5,757
59 Fall River 33.9 88,727
60 New Bedford 33.3 94,909
61 Taunton 31.4 56,276
62 South Yarmouth 24.6 11,532
63 East Falmouth 24.6 6,091
64 West Yarmouth 24.6 5,639
65 Barnstable Town 19.3 44,591
66 Framingham nan 70,443
67 Brookline nan 59,132
68 Arlington nan 44,128
69 Randolph nan 33,409
70 Lexington nan 32,700
71 Needham nan 29,853
72 Norwood nan 28,962
73 Wellesley nan 28,832
74 Saugus nan 27,620
75 Danvers nan 27,400
76 Milton nan 27,303
77 Wakefield nan 26,157
78 Milford nan 25,729
79 Burlington nan 25,467
80 Reading nan 25,357
81 Belmont nan 25,337
82 Dedham nan 25,224
83 Wilmington nan 23,141
84 Winchester nan 22,075
85 Stoneham nan 21,752
86 Marblehead nan 20,270
87 Amherst Center nan 19,543
88 Somerset nan 18,271
89 Abington nan 16,112
90 Longmeadow nan 15,877
91 Hudson nan 15,340
92 Swampscott nan 14,036
93 Webster nan 12,522
94 Lynnfield nan 12,270
95 Holbrook nan 10,975
96 Maynard nan 10,459
97 Hull nan 10,403
98 Andover nan 8,783
99 Bridgewater nan 8,516
100 Athol nan 8,427

About Chris Kolmar

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