The 10 Snowiest Cities In Rhode Island For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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 Rhode Island 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 Valley Falls, the snowiest place in Rhode Island.

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

What's the snowiest place in Rhode Island with more than 1,000 people? That would be Valley Falls with an average annual snowfall of 39.6 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 Rhode Island or the cheapest places in Rhode Island.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Rhode Island For 2021

Valley Falls, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,088
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.6 inches
More on Valley Falls: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Cumberland Hill, RI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,439
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.6 inches
More on Cumberland Hill: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Greenville, RI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,419
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.6 inches
More on Greenville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Pascoag, RI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 4,583
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.6 inches
More on Pascoag: Real Estate

Harrisville, RI

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,833
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.6 inches
More on Harrisville: Real Estate

Chepachet, RI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,656
Average Annual Snowfall: 39.6 inches
More on Chepachet: Real Estate

Woonsocket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 41,213
Average Annual Snowfall: 37.9 inches
More on Woonsocket: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Cranston, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 80,761
Average Annual Snowfall: 37.1 inches
More on Cranston: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Central Falls, RI

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 19,378
Average Annual Snowfall: 36.8 inches
More on Central Falls: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Pawtucket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 71,395
Average Annual Snowfall: 36.7 inches
More on Pawtucket: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Rhode Island With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Providence -- 35.7 inches
  • Warwick -- 33.3 inches
  • Cranston -- 37.1 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 Rhode Island with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Newport -- 27.7 inches
  2. Bradford -- 30.5 inches
  3. Melville -- 30.5 inches

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Rhode Island

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Valley Falls 39.6 12,088
2 Cumberland Hill 39.6 8,439
3 Greenville 39.6 8,419
4 Pascoag 39.6 4,583
5 Harrisville 39.6 1,833
6 Chepachet 39.6 1,656
7 Woonsocket 37.9 41,213
8 Cranston 37.1 80,761
9 Central Falls 36.8 19,378
10 Pawtucket 36.7 71,395
11 Providence 35.7 178,680
12 East Providence 35.5 47,266
13 Warwick 33.3 81,855
14 Wakefield-Peacedale 30.5 8,862
15 Kingston 30.5 6,969
16 Hope Valley 30.5 1,733
17 Melville 30.5 1,327
18 Bradford 30.5 1,158
19 Ashaway 30.5 1,108
20 Newport 27.7 24,459
21 Westerly nan 17,957
22 Newport East nan 11,091
23 Tiverton nan 7,407
24 Narragansett Pier nan 3,957

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.

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