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Snowfall so far this season: 2020-2021

Last updated: February 24, 2021 at 8 pm
Snowfall so far this winter
Snowfall so far this winter(whsv)
Published: Feb. 10, 2021 at 8:52 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2021 at 6:33 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Here’s a look at snowfall totals so far this season:

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Season snowfall totals
Season snowfall totals(whsv)

Here’s a breakdown of the snow and/or ice mix for Downtown Harrisonburg:

DATESNOW/ICE AMOUNTDETAILS
December 7, 2020TRACEA very light dusting of snow
December 16, 20203.8″ Snow and SleetSnow turned to sleet, and then back to snow
December 25th, 2020TRACEA dusting of snow by the early morning
January 31, 21215.5″ of snowMost of the snow was done by 10 am.
February 1, 20210.50″ of snow = storm total of 6″Additional snow was before 7 am
February 7, 20214″ snowSnow was done by 9/10 am and most melted through the day
February 11, 20212″ of snowWet snow, started to accumulate after 6pm
February 13, 20211/10-1/20″ iceFreezing rain led to icing all day
February 18, 20211.75″ of snow and sleetMainly sleet
February 22, 20211″ of snow in the morningWet snow in the morning, 50° by the afternoon!
February 26, 20211.3″ of wet snowVery wet snow with a little sleet, then to rain overnight
Downtown Harrisonburg Season Total: 20″

Here’s the breakdown of the snow and ice for Staunton:

DATESNOW/ICE AMOUNTDETAILS
December 16, 20201.1″ snow and sleetA trace of snow and then heavy sleet. Quick burst of snow in the evening
December 25th, 2020TraceA dusting of snow by the early morning
January 31, 21216″ SnowMost of the snow was in the early morning
February 1, 20212.4″ = Storm total: 8.4Additional snow through the night and early morning
February 7, 20215.2″ snowSnow was early morning, most melted by the afternoon
February 11, 20212.4″ snowSnow started at 2pm, accumulation started after 5pm
February 13, 20210.10″ iceFreezing rain all day, light icing
February 18, 20212.00″Snow and sleet, mainly sleet
February 22, 2021snowWet snow in the morning
February 26, 2021Staunton Total: 19.10″

A wider view of the snowfall this season:

Here’s a look at average snowfall by area. For most of the Shenandoah Valley, the average is around 20-24″

Across the Potomac Highlands the average ranges from about 20-30″

The Allegheny Front averages anywhere from about 60-100″ of snow a season.

Average Area Snow each Season
Average Area Snow each Season(whsv)

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