The 10 Snowiest Cities In Virginia For 2021


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

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 Virginia 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 Bluefield, the snowiest place in Virginia.

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

What's the snowiest place in Virginia with more than 5,000 people? That would be Bluefield with an average annual snowfall of 37.8 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 Virginia or the cheapest places in Virginia.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Virginia For 2021

Bluefield, VA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,350
Average Annual Snowfall: 37.8 inches
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Blacksburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 43,530
Average Annual Snowfall: 24.1 inches
More on Blacksburg: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Strasburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,506
Average Annual Snowfall: 24.1 inches
More on Strasburg: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Woodstock, VA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,181
Average Annual Snowfall: 23.7 inches
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Radford, VA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,057
Average Annual Snowfall: 23.6 inches
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Christiansburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 21,623
Average Annual Snowfall: 23.3 inches
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Front Royal, VA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,846
Average Annual Snowfall: 22.8 inches
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Staunton, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,193
Average Annual Snowfall: 22.5 inches
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Winchester, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,168
Average Annual Snowfall: 22.2 inches
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Harrisonburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 51,388
Average Annual Snowfall: 21.7 inches
More on Harrisonburg: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Virginia With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Virginia Beach -- 6.1 inches
  • Norfolk -- 4.8 inches
  • Chesapeake -- 5.2 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 Virginia with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Emporia -- 3.2 inches
  2. Gloucester Point -- 3.9 inches
  3. Poquoson -- 4.2 inches

For more Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Virginia

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Bluefield 37.8 5,350
2 Blacksburg 24.1 43,530
3 Strasburg 24.1 6,506
4 Woodstock 23.7 5,181
5 Radford 23.6 17,057
6 Christiansburg 23.3 21,623
7 Front Royal 22.8 14,846
8 Staunton 22.5 24,193
9 Winchester 22.2 27,168
10 Harrisonburg 21.7 51,388
11 South Riding 21.7 27,441
12 Chantilly 21.6 23,864
13 Mcnair 21.6 20,022
14 Sudley 21.6 17,009
15 Stone Ridge 21.6 9,578
16 Centreville 21.5 73,660
17 Reston 21.5 60,112
18 Ashburn 21.5 48,954
19 Manassas 21.5 40,743
20 Fair Oaks 21.5 33,268
21 Sterling 21.5 28,883
22 Herndon 21.5 24,384
23 Manassas Park 21.5 15,625
24 Broadlands 21.5 13,436
25 Cascades 21.5 12,194
26 Fairfax 21.4 23,402
27 Great Falls 21.4 15,764
28 Bridgewater 21.4 5,844
29 Oakton 21.3 36,739
30 Kings Park West 21.3 13,702
31 Leesburg 21.1 47,872
32 Brambleton 21.0 15,537
33 Sugarland Run 21.0 12,527
34 Lansdowne 21.0 11,707
35 Lowes Island 21.0 11,396
36 Countryside 21.0 10,301
37 Belmont 21.0 6,360
38 Marion 21.0 5,919
39 Loudoun Valley Estates 21.0 5,659
40 Stuarts Draft 20.9 9,005
41 Wolf Trap 20.8 16,631
42 Vienna 20.8 16,341
43 Merrifield 20.5 16,412
44 Wytheville 20.5 8,154
45 Burke 20.0 42,205
46 Purcellville 20.0 8,658
47 Gainesville 19.9 12,950
48 Fishersville 19.9 7,911
49 Linton Hall 19.8 40,567
50 West Springfield 19.6 22,897
51 Culpeper 19.6 17,167
52 Dunn Loring 19.6 9,393
53 Galax 19.6 6,876
54 Tysons Corner 19.3 22,437
55 Idylwood 19.0 18,514
56 Franklin Farm 18.9 19,776
57 Franconia 18.9 19,698
58 Burke Centre 18.9 17,982
59 Groveton 18.9 16,373
60 Newington 18.9 13,470
61 Wakefield 18.9 13,082
62 Mount Vernon 18.9 12,639
63 Dranesville 18.9 11,895
64 Fairfax Station 18.9 11,290
65 George Mason 18.9 10,065
66 Lake Barcroft 18.9 9,833
67 New Baltimore 18.9 9,192
68 Woodburn 18.9 8,883
69 Floris 18.9 8,357
70 Greenbriar 18.9 8,060
71 Fair Lakes 18.9 7,721
72 Laurel Hill 18.9 7,569
73 Long Branch 18.9 7,560
74 Mantua 18.9 7,531
75 Pimmit Hills 18.9 6,646
76 South Run 18.9 6,500
77 Massanetta Springs 18.9 5,015
78 Waynesboro 18.8 21,150
79 Mclean 18.4 47,784
80 Crosspointe 18.4 6,197
81 Warrenton 17.9 9,843
82 Richlands 17.9 5,630
83 Annandale 17.6 42,893
84 West Falls Church 17.6 29,489
85 Fort Belvoir 17.4 8,209
86 Lake Of The Woods 17.4 7,926
87 Falls Church 17.3 13,308
88 Buckhall 17.2 17,066
89 North Springfield 17.2 6,825
90 Neabsco 17.1 16,073
91 Bull Run 17.1 14,781
92 Yorkshire 17.1 9,244
93 Independent Hill 17.1 8,583
94 Potomac Mills 17.1 5,768
95 Dumfries 17.1 5,158
96 Lake Ridge 16.8 43,963
97 Pulaski 16.8 8,958
98 Springfield 16.6 30,444
99 Newington Forest 16.5 12,280
100 Seven Corners 16.4 8,801

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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