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Length of Snowfall Snow free Season, Each Year 1948 to 2016

GRAPH: Length of the Snowfree season (1948-2016, 69 years)

FIRST Table: Listed chronologically

SECOND Table: Ranked from longest snow free period to shortest

Years listed in red are Leap Years

Column 1: Year
Columns 2, 3 & 4: last snowfall in the spring (month, day, and Calendar Day # of the year)
Column 5: Year
Columns 6, 7, & 8: first snowfall in the Autumn (month, day, and Calendar Day # of the year)
Column 9: length of the snow free season (number of days)

"snow free definition" = number of days between the last and the first snowfalls

Year Month Day  CD .. Year Month Day  CD snow
free
2017 Mar 14 73 2017        
2016 Feb 5 36 2016 Dec 3 338 301
2015 Mar 4 63 2015 Nov 30 334 270
2014 Apr 13 103 2014 Nov 10 314 210
2013 May 2 122 2013 Nov 21 325 202
2012 Feb 13 44 2012 Dec 19 354 309
2011 Mar 26 85 2011 Dec 3 337 251
2010 Mar 19 78 2010 Dec 11 345 266
2009 Feb 28 59 2009 Oct  10 283 223
2008 Mar 6 66 2008 Dec 3 338 271
2007 Mar 3 62 2007 Nov 21 325 262
2006 Mar 21 80 2006 Dec 31 365 284
2005 Feb 8 39 2005 Nov 15 319 279
2004 Feb 6 37 2004 Nov 28 333 295
2003 Apr 7 97 2003 Nov 23 327 229
2002 Mar 25 84 2002 Oct 23 296 211
2001 Mar 11 70 2001 Dec 18 352 281
2000 Feb 18 49 2000 Nov 6 311 261
1999 Mar 23 82 1999 Dec 14 348 265
1998 Mar 23 82 1998 Dec 20 354 271
1997 Apr 12 102 1997 Oct 26 299 196
1996 Apr 14 105 1996 Oct 22 296 190
1995 Apr 12 102 1995 Nov 10 314 211
1994 Apr 30 120 1994 Nov 28 332 211
1993 Mar 19 78 1993 Nov 15 319 240
1992 Apr 21 112 1992 Nov 6 311 198
1991 Mar 27 86 1991 Oct 31 304 217
1990 Apr 12 102 1990 Dec 2 336 233
1989 Mar 1 60 1989 Nov 27 331 270
1988 Mar 17 77 1988 Nov 15 320 242
1987 Mar 29 88 1987 Oct 10 283 194
1986 Apr 14 104 1986 Nov 1 305 200
1985 Mar 31 90 1985 Sep 29 272 181
1984 Apr 29 120 1984 Nov 9 314 193
1983 Apr 13 103 1983 Nov 9 313 209
1982 Apr 28 118 1982 Dec 27 361 242
1981 Mar 4 63 1981 Nov 19 323 259
1980 Apr 11 102 1980 Oct 27 301 198
1979 Apr 2 92 1979 Oct 22 295 202
1978 Mar 16 75 1978 Nov 16 320 244
1977 Apr 3 93 1977 Nov 9 313 219
1976 Mar 30 90 1976 Oct 18 292 201
1975 Apr 2 92 1975 Nov 20 324 231
1974 Apr 3 93 1974 Nov 13 317 223
1973 Apr 16 106 1973 Dec 4 338 231
1972 Apr 3 94 1972 Nov 13 318 223
1971 Apr 1 92 1971 Nov 22 326 234
1970 Apr 1 91 1970 Oct 9 282 190
1969 Mar 24 83 1969 Nov 14 318 234
1968 Feb 25 56 1968 Nov 9 314 257
1967 May 3 123 1967 Dec 8 342 218
1966 Mar 27 86 1966 Nov 18 322 235
1965 Mar 25 84 1965 Dec 14 348 263
1964 Mar 25 85 1964 Nov 29 333 248
1963 Mar 12 71 1963 Dec 10 344 272
1962 Apr 1 91 1962 Nov 19 323 231
1961 Apr 9 99 1961 Nov 15 319 219
1960 Apr 2 93 1960 Dec 20 354 261
1959 Mar 26 85 1959 Nov 5 309 223
1958 Mar 16 75 1958 Nov 17 321 245
1957 Apr 11 101 1957 Nov 16 320 218
1956 Apr 6 97 1956 Nov 15 320 222
1955 Mar 25 84 1955 Nov 2 306 221
1954 Mar 29 88 1954 Dec 8 342 253
1953 Mar 8 67 1953 Nov 7 311 243
1952 Apr 9 100 1952 Nov 25 329 229
1951 Apr 12 102 1951 Nov 4 308 205
1950 Apr 12 102 1950 Nov 8 312 209
1949 Apr 14 104 1949 Dec 21 355 250
1948 Mar 27 87 1948 Nov 19 324 236

 

Length of "Snow free Season" Ranked from longest to shortest

Columns 2 and 3 = last snowfall in the spring; Columns 7 and 8 = first snowfall in the Autumn
CD = Calendar Day Number
snow free = number of days between the last and the first snowfalls

2015 last Spring snow was on March 4, Day 63; and first snowfall of
Autumn was November 30, Day 334 for a snow free period of 270 days

year
Month
Day 
CD
..
year
Month
Day 
CD
snow free
2012
Feb
13
44
2012
Dec
19
354
309
2016
Feb
5
36
 
2016
Dec
3
338
301
2004
Feb
6
37
2004
Nov
28
333
295
2006
Mar
21
80
2006
Dec
31
365
284
2001
Mar
11
70
2001
Dec
18
352
281
2005
Feb
8
39
2005
Nov
15
319
279
1963
Mar
12
71
1963
Dec
10
344
272
2008
Mar
6
66
2008
Dec
3
338
271
1998
Mar
23
82
1998
Dec
20
354
271
2015
Mar
4
63
2015
Nov
30
334
270
1989
Mar
1
60
1989
Nov
27
331
270
2010
Mar
19
78
2010
Dec
11
345
266
1999
Mar
23
82
1999
Dec
14
348
265
1965
Mar
25
84
1965
Dec
14
348
263
2007
Mar
3
62
2007
Nov
21
325
262
2000
Feb
18
49
2000
Nov
6
311
261
1960
Apr
2
93
1960
Dec
20
354
261
1981
Mar
4
63
1981
Nov
19
323
259
1968
Feb
25
56
1968
Nov
9
314
257
1954
Mar
29
88
1954
Dec
8
342
253
2011
Mar
26
85
2011
Dec
3
337
251
1949
Apr
14
104
1949
Dec
21
355
250
1964
Mar
25
85
1964
Nov
29
333
248
1958
Mar
16
75
1958
Nov
17
321
245
1978
Mar
16
75
1978
Nov
16
320
244
1953
Mar
8
67
1953
Nov
7
311
243
1988
Mar
17
77
1988
Nov
15
320
242
1982
Apr
28
118
1982
Dec
27
361
242
1993
Mar
19
78
1993
Nov
15
319
240
1948
Mar
27
87
1948
Nov
19
324
236
1966
Mar
27
86
1966
Nov
18
322
235
1971
Apr
1
92
1971
Nov
22
326
234
1969
Mar
24
83
1969
Nov
14
318
234
1990
Apr
12
102
1990
Dec
2
336
233
1975
Apr
2
92
1975
Nov
20
324
231
1973
Apr
16
106
1973
Dec
4
338
231
1962
Apr
1
91
1962
Nov
19
323
231
2003
Apr
7
97
2003
Nov
23
327
229
1952
Apr
9
100
1952
Nov
25
329
229
2009
Feb
28
59
2009
Oct 
10
283
223
1974
Apr
3
93
1974
Nov
13
317
223
1972
Apr
3
94
1972
Nov
13
318
223
1959
Mar
26
85
1959
Nov
5
309
223
1956
Apr
6
97
1956
Nov
15
320
222
1955
Mar
25
84
1955
Nov
2
306
221
1977
Apr
3
93
1977
Nov
9
313
219
1961
Apr
9
99
1961
Nov
15
319
219
1967
May
3
123
1967
Dec
8
342
218
1957
Apr
11
101
1957
Nov
16
320
218
1991
Mar
27
86
1991
Oct
31
304
217
2002
Mar
25
84
2002
Oct
23
296
211
1995
Apr
12
102
1995
Nov
10
314
211
1994
Apr
30
120
1994
Nov
28
332
211
2014
Apr
13
103
2014
Nov
10
314
210
1983
Apr
13
103
1983
Nov
9
313
209
1950
Apr
12
102
1950
Nov
8
312
209
1951
Apr
12
102
1951
Nov
4
308
205
1979
Apr
2
92
1979
Oct
22
295
202
2013
May
2
122
2013
Nov
21
325
202
1976
Mar
30
90
1976
Oct
18
292
201
1986
Apr
14
104
1986
Nov
1
305
200
1992
Apr
21
112
1992
Nov
6
311
198
1980
Apr
11
102
1980
Oct
27
301
198
1997
Apr
12
102
1997
Oct
26
299
196
1987
Mar
29
88
1987
Oct
10
283
194
1984
Apr
29
120
1984
Nov
9
314
193
1996
Apr
14
105
1996
Oct
22
296
190
1970
Apr
1
91
1970
Oct
9
282
190
1985
Mar
31
90
1985
Sep
29
272
181
0

 

*Calendar Day = the calendar day converted to the day of the year.
Calendar Day ranges from January 1 =1 to December 31 = 365 (366 during Leap Years).

For example, first snow
November 9, 1984 (a Leap Year) = Calendar Day 314
November 9, 1983 = Calendar Day 313

December 3, 2008 (a Leap Year) = Calendar Day 338
December 3, 2011 = Calendar Day 337

All data in this table are from the National Weather Service and HPRCC data archives.