List of snowfalls

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Building snowmen during the March 1, 2009 snowfall

This is a List of snowfalls of 2 inches or greater in Birmingham as reported by the Alabama Office of the State Climatologist.

  1. 10.3 inches on March 13, 1993 (See Blizzard of 1993)
  2. 9.5 inches on January 23, 1940
  3. 8.1 inches on January 28, 1904
  4. 8.0 inches on December 31, 1963
  5. 6.0 inches on March 13, 1924
  6. 5.5 inches on December 22, 1929
  7. 5.5 inches on January 2, 1919
  8. 5.5 inches on January 29, 1930
  9. 5.0 inches on April 3, 1987
  10. 5.0 inches on January 13, 1982
  11. 5.0 inches on February 23, 1901
  12. 4.4 inches on January 18, 1992
  13. 3.8 inches on January 23, 1948
  14. 3.5 inches on January 9, 1962
  15. 3.3 inches on December 13, 1958
  16. 3.0 inches on January 29, 1936
  17. 3.0 inches on January 29, 2000
  18. 2.8 inches on March 20, 1915
  19. 2.7 inches on March 12, 1993 (See Blizzard of 1993)
  20. 2.6 inches on January 22, 1987
  21. 2.5 inches on March 2, 1942
  22. 2.3 inches on December 18, 1909
  23. 2.3 inches on February 13, 1960
  24. 2.0 inches on February 28, 1941
  25. 2.0 inches on February 13, 1905
  26. 2.0 inches on March 10, 1984
  27. 2.0 inches on December 11, 1944
  28. 2.0 inches on March 1, 2009
  29. 2.0 inches on January 17, 2013 (link)
  30. 2.0 inches on January 28, 2014 (See 2014 winter storm)

* Note that localized accumulations can differ markedly from these official figures. The current weather station for Birmingham is located at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

White Christmas?

A rare Christmas day snowfall brought accumulations of about 1/2" to parts of the Birmingham area in 2010, although no accumulation was officially reported at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Prior to that, no measurable snow accumulation had ever occurred on December 24 or 25 in Birmingham. There were some flurries and light dusting in 1985, and even lighter flurries in 1961, 1963, 1966, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1993 and 1995. The nearest major snowfall was the one on December 22, 1929 which left some snow still on the ground on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day's high of 51° F melted the rest of it off.

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