With the frigid temperatures in Louisiana over the last couple of days, we're thinking more of Old Man Winter than the Dog Days of Summer, and that's a good thing.

But what about snow? Could we be lined up to get a some flurries in the next few months? Only time will tell.


If you take a look at the probabilities of snow falling in Louisiana as forecasted by the Climate Prediction Center, we may have a better-than-average chance of some icy precipitation this winter.

Of course, to have snow, you have to get sub-freezing conditions and you must have some wet stuff in the air. The graphic below illustrates that we may be in store for such a thing.


Granted, the chances of frozen precipitation are better in North Louisiana than down around the bayous of South Louisiana.

But what about snowfall all-time in Louisiana?

We thought it would be interesting to find out what cities and towns in the state get the most snow.

Well, HomeSnacks.com recently put out a list of the "10 Snowiest Cities in Louisiana for 2023."

Heavy snowfall, passenger car covered with white snow

The list only looks at towns with a population of at least 5,000 people. Statistics were pulled from Saturday Night Science along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) database.

As you probably guessed, the list is dominated by the northern part of the state.

And just for grins, here are the annual snowfall rates for some of the state's major cities. (Again, according to the stats. We obviously know once in a blue each of these cities has received at least some snow.):

  • Alexandria - 0.2 inches
  • Baton Rouge - 0.1 inches
  • Lafayette - 0.1 inches
  • Lake Charles 0.0 inches
  • New Orleans - 0.0 inches
  • Shreveport - 0.7 inches

Now, onto the aforementioned top 10 list:

10 Snowiest Cities in Louisiana

It may not snow much each year in Louisiana, but we do get some occasionally. Which cities and towns get the most though? We answer with statistics from Saturday Night Science and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (The list below is only towns/cities with at least a population of 5,000 people.)

Gallery Credit: Jude Walker


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