When were the snowiest days in Nashville?


On average, Nashville sees around 6.5 inches of snow a year.  

The last couple of winters have been a little lackluster in terms of snowfall with only 2.2 inches for the entire year for the 2016-2017 winter season and three inches for the 2017-2018 season.   

While even a couple of inches of snow can bring Nashville to a standstill, there have been snowstorms in the past that brought a lot more than that to Middle Tennessee. 

So, what are the snowiest days on record in Music City?  

The snowiest day in Nashville history was March 17, 1892, when 17 inches fell.  

The second snowiest day was February 3, 1886, when 9.8 inches fell.  

Coming in third was February 25, 1894, when 9.7 inches impacted the city.  

The fourth snowiest day was February 11, 1910, when a winter storm brought 8.8 inches.  

The fifth snowiest day was January 29, 1905, when Nashville saw a total of 8.5 inches.  

The most recent big snowfall happened in the winter of 2015-2016. On January 22, 2016, Nashville saw 8.0 inches of snow making it the eighth snowiest day on record.  

That’s a look at the snowiest days on record in Nashville, and who knows? Maybe we’ll see another addition to this list this upcoming winter season.   

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