The 10 Snowiest Cities In Tennessee For 2021


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

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 Tennessee 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 Bristol, the snowiest place in Tennessee.

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

What's the snowiest place in Tennessee with more than 5,000 people? That would be Bristol with an average annual snowfall of 12.3 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 Tennessee or the cheapest places in Tennessee.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Tennessee For 2021

Bristol, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 26,674
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.3 inches
More on Bristol: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Crossville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 11,245
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.1 inches
More on Crossville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,099
Average Annual Snowfall: 11.5 inches
More on Oak Grove Cdp (Washington County): Real Estate

Johnson City, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 64,978
Average Annual Snowfall: 11.2 inches
More on Johnson City: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Elizabethton, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 14,058
Average Annual Snowfall: 11.1 inches
More on Elizabethton: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Morristown, TN

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 29,247
Average Annual Snowfall: 10.9 inches
More on Morristown: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,730
Average Annual Snowfall: 10.8 inches
More on Bloomingdale: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Jonesborough, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,189
Average Annual Snowfall: 10.0 inches
More on Jonesborough: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Kingsport, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 52,898
Average Annual Snowfall: 9.8 inches
More on Kingsport: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Mount Carmel, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,441
Average Annual Snowfall: 9.6 inches
More on Mount Carmel: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Tennessee With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Memphis -- 3.1 inches
  • Nashville -- 3.9 inches
  • Knoxville -- 5.8 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 Tennessee with at least snow snowfall:

  1. South Cleveland -- 1.4 inches
  2. Cleveland -- 1.5 inches
  3. Signal Mountain -- 1.8 inches

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Tennessee

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Bristol 12.3 26,674
2 Crossville 12.1 11,245
3 Oak Grove Cdp (Washington County) 11.5 5,099
4 Johnson City 11.2 64,978
5 Elizabethton 11.1 14,058
6 Morristown 10.9 29,247
7 Bloomingdale 10.8 9,730
8 Jonesborough 10.0 5,189
9 Kingsport 9.8 52,898
10 Mount Carmel 9.6 5,441
11 Church Hill 9.5 6,725
12 Fairfield Glade 9.1 8,216
13 Greeneville 8.9 15,031
14 Erwin 8.5 6,028
15 Cookeville 8.1 31,831
16 Union City 7.0 10,722
17 La Follette 6.9 7,218
18 Sparta 6.9 5,074
19 Pigeon Forge 6.7 6,039
20 Oak Ridge 6.4 29,310
21 Seymour 6.4 11,059
22 Alcoa 6.4 8,737
23 Maryville 6.2 27,993
24 Farragut 6.2 21,374
25 Springfield 5.9 16,639
26 Knoxville 5.8 183,066
27 Sevierville 5.8 15,903
28 Jefferson City 5.7 8,396
29 Clinton 5.5 9,918
30 Lenoir City 5.5 8,943
31 Greenbrier 5.3 6,611
32 Loudon 5.1 5,653
33 Mcminnville 5.0 13,651
34 Newport 5.0 6,874
35 Tellico Village 5.0 6,136
36 Paris 4.8 10,166
37 Athens 4.3 13,634
38 La Vergne 4.2 34,081
39 White House 4.1 10,810
40 Covington 4.1 9,036
41 Dunlap 4.1 5,022
42 Humboldt 4.0 8,325
43 Nashville 3.9 634,512
44 Jackson 3.9 67,161
45 Smyrna 3.9 43,580
46 Soddy-Daisy 3.9 13,158
47 Martin 3.9 11,199
48 Milan 3.9 7,817
49 Nolensville 3.8 6,361
50 Dyersburg 3.7 16,932
51 Brownsville 3.7 10,016
52 Brentwood 3.5 39,974
53 Gallatin 3.5 32,518
54 Lawrenceburg 3.5 10,487
55 Atoka 3.5 8,845
56 Winchester 3.5 8,502
57 Munford 3.5 6,044
58 Sweetwater 3.5 5,872
59 Clarksville 3.4 143,618
60 Manchester 3.4 10,298
61 Ripley 3.4 8,291
62 Millersville 3.4 6,579
63 Mount Juliet 3.3 28,395
64 Harriman 3.3 6,267
65 Mckenzie 3.3 5,551
66 Millington 3.2 11,113
67 Memphis 3.1 657,167
68 Goodlettsville 3.1 16,672
69 Henderson 3.1 6,474
70 Murfreesboro 3.0 117,983
71 Portland 3.0 11,963
72 Arlington 3.0 11,635
73 Rockwood 3.0 5,466
74 Hartsville/trousdale County 2.9 7,884
75 Dayton 2.9 7,355
76 Green Hill 2.9 6,741
77 Bartlett 2.8 58,107
78 Hendersonville 2.8 54,168
79 Spring Hill 2.8 32,831
80 Dickson 2.8 14,951
81 Shelbyville 2.6 20,779
82 Kingston 2.6 5,865
83 Franklin 2.5 68,549
84 Germantown 2.5 39,262
85 Tullahoma 2.5 19,022
86 Lakeland 2.5 12,556
87 Lewisburg 2.4 11,321
88 Savannah 2.4 7,032
89 Bolivar 2.4 5,219
90 East Ridge 2.3 21,275
91 Lebanon 2.2 28,638
92 Fairview 2.2 8,121
93 Columbia 2.1 35,627
94 Middle Valley 2.1 12,235
95 Red Bank 2.1 11,793
96 Pulaski 2.1 7,648
97 Chattanooga 2.0 174,483
98 Lexington 2.0 7,802
99 Harrison 2.0 7,601
100 Collierville 1.9 47,434

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