January 23, 2024 2 minute read

5 Counties with the Most Snow in New England: A Monthly Breakdown

New England, known for its picturesque landscapes and charming seasons, also experiences some of the heaviest snowfall in the United States. Understanding the snow patterns is crucial for those considering real estate in this region. 

Here, we break down the five counties in New England with the most snowfall, month by month.

  1. Aroostook County, Maine

November: The onset of winter brings a moderate snowfall to Aroostook, setting the stage for the season.

December – February: These are the peak months, with snowfall often exceeding two feet per month.

March: Snow continues but with slightly lesser intensity.

  1. Essex County, Vermont

December: The snow begins, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland.

January – February: Heavy snowfall, often up to 30 inches.

March: While the snow tapers off, March still sees significant accumulations.

  1. Coos County, New Hampshire

November – December: Early snowfalls accumulate, setting a white holiday backdrop.

January – February: The heart of winter sees consistent heavy snow, ideal for winter sports enthusiasts.

March: Snow persists, but the warmer weather starts to reduce accumulation rates.

  1. Franklin County, Massachusetts

December: A lighter snowfall begins, covering the county.

January – February: Snowfall increases, with occasional heavy storms bringing significant accumulations.

March: Snowfall starts decreasing, signaling the end of the harshest winter conditions.

  1. Litchfield County, Connecticut

December: Snow starts to make its presence felt, though not as intensely as in northern counties.

January – February: These months steadily increase snowfall, with occasional heavy snowstorms.

March: The arrival of spring begins to melt the snow, though occasional flurries can occur.

Real Estate Considerations

It’s important to factor in the snowfall when considering real estate in these counties. Properties in these areas often require winter maintenance, including snow removal and heating considerations. However, the winter wonderland scenery and opportunities for winter sports make it a desirable location for many.

New England’s snow-covered months offer a distinctive allure and many activities, from skiing to cozy evenings by the fireplace. For those seeking a home in a winter wonderland, these counties offer some of the snowiest landscapes in the region. Remember, each county has its unique charm and challenges during the winter months, making it essential to choose a location that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.

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Daily U.S. Snowfall and Snow Depth – NCEI

Annual 2023 National Snow and Ice Report – NCEI

Climate Data Online (CDO) – NCDC



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