Average Annual Snowfall: 43.5 inches
Fun Winter Facts About Pittsburgh
From the National Weather Service
- Largest snowstorm on record: 27.4 inches for Nov. 24 through 26, 1950.
- Greatest snowfall in one day: 23.6 inches on March 13, 1993.
- Greatest depth of snow on the ground: 26 inches on Jan. 12, 1978.
- Longest period with at least an inch of snow on the ground: Jan. 8 through March 12, 1978.
- Average annual snowfall in the past 30 years: 40 inches
Winters in Pittsburgh aren't as extreme as many people expect. Sure it gets cold here, but lows are generally in the 20s (though they do dip down into the single digits every now and then). Snowfall tends to come just a few inches at a time, and local snow removal departments do a pretty good job of keeping the roads cleaned and salted.