The 10 Snowiest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2021


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

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 Pennsylvania 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 Corry, the snowiest place in Pennsylvania.

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

What's the snowiest place in Pennsylvania with more than 5,000 people? That would be Corry with an average annual snowfall of 118.8 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 Pennsylvania or the cheapest places in Pennsylvania.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2021

Corry, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,509
Average Annual Snowfall: 118.8 inches
More on Corry: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Erie, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 100,678
Average Annual Snowfall: 113.5 inches
More on Erie: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,216
Average Annual Snowfall: 112.6 inches
More on Northwest Harborcreek: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,443
Average Annual Snowfall: 104.6 inches
More on Edinboro: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Meadville, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,224
Average Annual Snowfall: 95.1 inches
More on Meadville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Johnstown, PA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 20,369
Average Annual Snowfall: 91.3 inches
More on Johnstown: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Somerset, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,127
Average Annual Snowfall: 89.3 inches
More on Somerset: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Titusville, PA

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,438
Average Annual Snowfall: 81.6 inches
More on Titusville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Westmont, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,039
Average Annual Snowfall: 76.7 inches
More on Westmont: Real Estate

Bradford, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,608
Average Annual Snowfall: 74.0 inches
More on Bradford: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Philadelphia -- 15.1 inches
  • Pittsburgh -- 27.6 inches
  • Allentown -- 31.5 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 Pennsylvania with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Brookhaven -- 11.3 inches
  2. Beaver Falls -- 11.4 inches
  3. Chester -- 11.8 inches

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Pennsylvania

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Corry 118.8 6,509
2 Erie 113.5 100,678
3 Northwest Harborcreek 112.6 9,216
4 Edinboro 104.6 6,443
5 Meadville 95.1 13,224
6 Johnstown 91.3 20,369
7 Somerset 89.3 6,127
8 Titusville 81.6 5,438
9 Westmont 76.7 5,039
10 Bradford 74.0 8,608
11 Warren 70.3 9,478
12 Carbondale 66.2 8,773
13 Oil City 62.1 10,296
14 Archbald 62.0 7,049
15 Blakely 60.8 6,496
16 Sugarcreek 60.2 5,200
17 Olyphant 60.1 5,166
18 Dickson City 59.0 6,005
19 St. Marys 57.9 12,845
20 Dunmore 57.0 13,810
21 Franklin 56.2 6,401
22 Clarks Summit 54.2 5,067
23 Indiana 53.8 14,050
24 Hermitage 52.8 16,185
25 Punxsutawney 52.5 5,899
26 Greenville 52.4 5,892
27 Sharon 49.8 13,754
28 Scranton 49.0 76,064
29 Penn Estates 48.5 6,318
30 Stroudsburg 48.5 5,516
31 Arlington Heights 48.5 5,371
32 Sierra View 48.5 5,088
33 Taylor 46.8 6,176
34 Moosic 46.5 5,718
35 Old Forge 46.2 8,225
36 State College 45.1 42,129
37 Dubois 44.9 7,672
38 Clearfield 44.9 6,106
39 Pittston 43.9 7,698
40 Exeter 42.8 5,625
41 Park Forest Village 42.1 9,457
42 Bellefonte 42.1 6,285
43 Tamaqua 41.2 6,949
44 Clarion 41.1 5,298
45 East Stroudsburg 40.9 9,967
46 Hazleton 40.6 25,087
47 Berwick 38.5 10,328
48 Grove City 38.5 8,210
49 Swoyersville 38.1 5,025
50 Palmerton 37.5 5,352
51 Sayre 37.0 5,513
52 Pottsville 36.2 14,025
53 Helle 35.5 5,858
54 Nanticoke 35.4 10,356
55 Mountain Top 35.3 11,378
56 Butler 34.9 13,517
57 Plymouth 34.6 5,895
58 Homeacre-Lyndora 34.5 6,979
59 Shanor-Northvue 34.5 5,028
60 Greensburg 34.4 14,669
61 Lower Burrell 34.4 11,593
62 Arnold 34.4 5,053
63 Kingston 34.2 13,074
64 Tyrone 34.2 5,415
65 Schuylkill Haven 33.9 5,321
66 Bethlehem 33.8 75,004
67 Williamsport 33.5 29,339
68 Wilkes-Barre 33.4 41,108
69 Mount Carmel 33.3 5,810
70 Catasauqua 33.0 6,505
71 South Williamsport 32.9 6,354
72 Uniontown 32.4 10,150
73 Wilson 32.4 7,838
74 Connellsville 32.4 7,550
75 Middletown 32.4 7,380
76 Lewisburg 32.4 5,781
77 Nazareth 32.4 5,701
78 Allison Park 32.3 21,864
79 Lehighton 32.3 5,388
80 Bangor 32.0 5,233
81 Northampton 31.9 9,895
82 Allentown 31.5 119,261
83 Easton 31.5 26,996
84 Chambersburg 31.3 20,519
85 Bloomsburg 31.3 14,631
86 Milton 31.3 6,993
87 Carnegie 31.2 7,953
88 Waynesboro 31.1 10,731
89 Washington 30.6 13,642
90 Bellevue 30.5 8,329
91 Shamokin 30.5 7,253
92 Perkasie 30.4 8,498
93 Altoona 29.7 45,814
94 Hollidaysburg 29.7 5,812
95 Lock Haven 29.6 9,790
96 Sunbury 29.6 9,758
97 Selinsgrove 29.5 5,720
98 Coatesville 29.2 13,152
99 Upper St. Clair 28.9 19,385
100 Fullerton 28.9 15,662

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