Throughout These 13 Winter Seasons, Cleveland Accumulated Very Little Snow
By Nikki Rhoades|Updated on January 11, 2024(Originally published December 31, 2019)
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
We’ve all joked once or twice about how horrible winters were back in the day in Cleveland, Ohio, and elsewhere. This is true, of course, with Cleveland winters that bring infamous blizzards, as was the case in 1913 and in 1978, as well. Typically, Cleveland gets around 65 inches of snow during the winter season. Some years see so much more snowfall… and some years see hardly any in comparison, which many consider a blessing. In memory of our mildest winters ever, we’re going to take a visual tour through some highlights of Cleveland snowfall by year, with a focus on the least snowy years on record in chronological order.
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How much does it snow in Cleveland?
When calculating Cleveland snowfall by year, we usually think of by winter season, not calendar year. Those calculations begin at the first snowfall, which is typically in November but can begin as early as October. It’s not unlikely for the last snowfall of the season to be in April, but don’t be surprised if there are flurries in May as well. So how much does it snow in Cleveland? On average it snows about 63 inches, although it’s always good to keep in mind Cleveland snowfall by year can vary greatly.
What are the best towns to visit during winter in Ohio?
There’s never a bad time of year to check out charming towns throughout the Buckeye State. A few towns that you may enjoy a visit to during winter in Ohio include:
The historic canal town of Roscoe Village in Coshocton
Zoar Village, just south of Canton
Lebanon, just north of Cincinnati, has the perfect blend of historic and modern
What are some of the best trails for hiking during winter in Ohio?
During winter in Ohio, while the cold weather often makes you want to stay indoors, there are still plenty of picturesque hiking trails for you to explore. The next time you need a breath of fresh air, consider the following:
Old Man’s Cave Loop in Hocking Hills State Park
The Buckeye Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Clear Creek Metropark Trails in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks