The 10 Snowiest Cities In Mississippi For 2021


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

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 Mississippi 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.

And while Mississippi doesn't get that much snow, there are some places that get a bit of snow. This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Horn Lake, the snowiest place in Mississippi.

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

What's the snowiest place in Mississippi with more than 5,000 people? That would be Horn Lake with an average annual snowfall of 3.3 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 Mississippi or the cheapest places in Mississippi.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Mississippi For 2021

Horn Lake, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 26,662
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.3 inches
More on Horn Lake: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Southaven, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 51,090
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.1 inches
More on Southaven: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Hernando, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,984
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.1 inches
More on Hernando: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Olive Branch, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 35,018
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.3 inches
More on Olive Branch: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,769
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.2 inches
More on Oxford: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Ripley, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,350
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.1 inches
More on Ripley: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Pontotoc, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,808
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.9 inches
More on Pontotoc: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Corinth, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,839
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.7 inches
More on Corinth: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Holly Springs, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,572
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.7 inches
More on Holly Springs: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

New Albany, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,466
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.5 inches
More on New Albany: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Jackson -- 0.6 inches
  • Gulfport -- 0.1 inches
  • Southaven -- 3.1 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 Mississippi with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Forest -- 0.1 inches
  2. Gulfport -- 0.1 inches
  3. Gautier -- 0.1 inches

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Mississippi

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Horn Lake 3.3 26,662
2 Southaven 3.1 51,090
3 Hernando 3.1 14,984
4 Olive Branch 2.3 35,018
5 Oxford 2.2 20,769
6 Ripley 2.1 5,350
7 Pontotoc 1.9 5,808
8 Corinth 1.7 14,839
9 Holly Springs 1.7 7,572
10 New Albany 1.5 8,466
11 Tupelo 1.3 35,561
12 Booneville 1.3 8,780
13 Clarksdale 1.2 17,314
14 Senatobia 1.1 8,017
15 Greenwood 0.9 15,734
16 Byram 0.8 11,592
17 Philadelphia 0.8 7,433
18 Richland 0.8 7,055
19 Pearl 0.7 26,222
20 Clinton 0.7 25,475
21 Cleveland 0.7 12,339
22 Indianola 0.7 10,281
23 Jackson 0.6 173,212
24 Meridian 0.6 40,507
25 Grenada 0.6 12,908
26 Flowood 0.6 8,385
27 Batesville 0.6 7,413
28 Louisville 0.6 6,407
29 Madison 0.5 25,167
30 Ridgeland 0.5 24,276
31 Brandon 0.5 22,897
32 Kosciusko 0.5 7,242
33 Hattiesburg 0.4 46,762
34 West Point 0.4 11,122
35 Petal 0.4 10,723
36 Greenville 0.3 33,119
37 Starkville 0.3 24,754
38 Vicksburg 0.3 23,439
39 Ocean Springs 0.3 17,528
40 Canton 0.3 13,413
41 Columbia 0.3 6,367
42 Aberdeen 0.3 5,466
43 Biloxi 0.2 44,825
44 Columbus 0.2 23,360
45 Brookhaven 0.2 12,465
46 D'iberville 0.2 10,532
47 Amory 0.2 7,151
48 West Hattiesburg 0.2 6,674
49 Gulfport 0.1 70,642
50 Gautier 0.1 18,563
51 Natchez 0.1 15,474
52 Long Beach 0.1 15,369
53 Gulf Hills 0.1 8,493
54 St. Martin 0.1 7,728
55 Latimer 0.1 7,009
56 Gulf Park Estates 0.1 6,113
57 Vancleave 0.1 5,783
58 Forest 0.1 5,713
59 Pascagoula 0.0 22,230
60 Laurel 0.0 18,770
61 Moss Point 0.0 13,685
62 Mccomb 0.0 12,723
63 Yazoo City 0.0 11,421
64 Bay St. Louis 0.0 10,861
65 Picayune 0.0 10,784
66 Diamondhead 0.0 8,246
67 Waveland 0.0 6,449
68 Pass Christian 0.0 5,130

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