Garrett Annual Snowfall


Year Snowfall (inches)

1939-1940 (77)
1940-1941 (76)
1941-1942 (53)
1942-1943 (95)
1943-1944 (62)
1944-1945 (81)
1945-1946 (64)
1946-1947 (94)
1947-1948 (69)
1948-1949 (65)
1949-1950 (72)
1950-1951 (102)
1951-1952 (59)
1952-1953 (88)
1953-1954 (82)
1954-1955 (99)
1955-1956 (98)
1956-1957 (80)
1957-1958 (152)
1958-1959 (84)
1959-1960 (178)
1960-1961 (158)
1961-1962 (111)
1962-1963 (126)
1963-1964 (159)
1964-1965 (113)
1965-1966 (140)
1966-1967 (123)
1967-1968 (124)
1968-1969 (145)
1969-1970 (187)
1970-1971 (133)
1971-1972 (120)
1972-1973 (84)
1973-1974 (82)
1974-1975 (169)
1976-1977 (154)
1977-1978 (169)
1978-1979 (126)
1979-1980 (100)
1980-1981 (128)
1981-1982 (160)
1982-1983 (89)
1983-1984 (158)
1984-1985 (143)
1985-1986 (133)
1986-1987 (110)
1987-1988 (112)
1988-1989 (81)
1989-1990 (117)
1990-1991 (99)
1991-1992 (124)
1992-1993 (181)
1993-1994 (174)
1994-1995 (75)
1995-1996 (213)
1996-1997 (81)
1997-1998 (106)
1998-1999 (137)
1999-2000 (106)
2000-2001 (151)
2001-2002 (77)
2002-2003 (234)
2003-2004 (180)
2004-2005 (136)
2005-2006 (124)
2006-2007 (141)
2007-2008 (109)
2008-2009 (136)
2009-2010 (*262) *All Time Garrett County Record Snowfall
2010-2011 (160)
2011-2012 (92)
2012-2013 (205)

15 thoughts on “Garrett Annual Snowfall

  1. Bill, Wisp is the only place I know online that keeps track of total snowfall for the season. As of Dec. 17th, they have us at 46 inches. I believe the MD State Highway Dep’t in Keyser’s Ridge keeps track as well but their total is not displayed online.

  2. I just found this website and love it! Where were the yearly totals referenced above recorded? Is there any place to get on-line data for individual storms. For example, I was wondering how much snow we recorded during the most recent snowfall on 01/21.

  3. Scott the earliest years on the total came from Team One Auto’s records…and also we received around 6 inches on the 21st. Thank and glad you enjoy the site!

  4. oh and no there isn’t an individual storm database existing, but I’m working on a project that will feature the major storms that have affected Garrett County over the years.

  5. Thanks for the information. Who does the snow totals the past several years since Team One)? Is it the Keysers Ridge SHA or are these Wisps numbers? Thanks again for your response.

  6. I believe the final number came from SHA last year (just bc of it’s historical significance) and the remainder were from Team One in Oakland.

  7. Hi,

    I would like to go out to Garrett Co. to do winter sports this winter but the season is mostly gone now. How much snow does Garrett Co. receive in an average March? Is the middle third of March typically too late for skiing and snowshoeing?

  8. Scott the weather in Garrett County in March is totally dependent upon the prevailing weather pattern. There are rare years, such as 2 years ago where we received very little accumulation at all, however in other years such as March of 1993, year of the infamous Superstorm, we received over 2 feet from that storm alone. While I do not see any extended cold snaps within the next week or so, given the 2 weeks now of mild weather we experienced lately, I would not be surprised to see “one last gasp” of harsh winter weather sometime in March. Typically however we are skiing into late March, and last year I believe even into early April. Wisp does an excellent job of maintaining a base as long as they can.

  9. Has DCL really received 32 inches of snow this year? Was up there over Xmas-New Year and there was none on the ground. I know they’ve received some and it has melted but 32 inches?!?

  10. Yes Joe, this was since October’s first snowfall…historically speaking 32 is way off the average for this time of year.

  11. Not sure, it froze a few times this year (many in the coves, but a few on the main part – i.e. across from Brenda’s Pizza)—it seems hard to believe that there would be a winter when the coves, McHenry Cove, for example would never freeze but maybe the main lake. I’ll ask around and see if any the elders can remember any.

  12. We’re now nearly into June, 2013. Isn’t it time to post the final tally of snowfall for 2012-2013?

  13. Thanks for the reminder Don, there was a discrepancy over the final total, for example Wisp had 186 inches, while the State Highway had 205. I’m going to go with the State Highway’s total since Wisp’s number may not include the preski season snows from Sandy etc.

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