Yes, it does snow in Cincinnati during the winter months. Cincinnati is situated in the southeastern part of Ohio, United States. Often referred to as the ‘City of Seven Hills’, Cincinnati has a mountainous terrain. The southern boundary of the city is formed by the Ohio River, which separates it from the state of Kentucky. The city is one of the best places to live in Ohio because of its high standard of living. 

Does it snow in Cincinnati?

Cincinnati experiences a humid, subtropical climate with warm and humid summers and cold winters. Snowfall in the city can vary from year to year. Some years the season is mild enough to go on a winter hike, other times there would be massive snowstorms. An average of 15 inches of snowfall is witnessed in Cincinnati annually. 

What months does it snow in Cincinnati? 

Winters in Cincinnati usually span from December till February. In rare events, snowfall can start as early as October and last until April. 


December is normally the first month of winter in Cincinnati. Temperature normally spans from 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-2°C) to 42.8 degrees Fahrenheit (6°C). About 4.1 inches of snowfall is experienced in the city during this month. 


January is the coldest and the snowiest month in Cincinnati. Temperature ranges from 19.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-7°C) to 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2°C). An average of 7.7 inches of snowfall is seen in the city during January. 


February is sometimes the last month of the snowfall season in the city. Average temperatures can range from 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5°C) to 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5°C). Almost 6.7 inches of snowfall is witnessed in Cincinnati during February. 

Cincinnati snowfall average 

Here’s a list of Cincinnati average snowfall by month 

MonthsSnowfall (In Inches)
(Cincinnati Snowfall by Month)

Cincinnati snowfall by year 

Following list indicates Cincinnati’s annual snowfall. 


Snow in Cincinnati 2023 

The Farmer’s Almanac predicted that the first snowfall in Cincinnati during the 2023-2024 season is expected to be around 4 Dec. You can expect some rainy days during the month of January (probably 3-8). Snowfall is expected for a number of days so it is necessary that you take the necessary clothing with you. Also, there’s a likelihood of a winter storm too. Don’t forget to check the local weather predictions before you visit the city in the near future. 

Winter activities in Cincinnati

Cincinnati winter temperatures can drop down to a significant level, making icy adventures possible. 

Skiing and Snowboarding 

While there aren’t any options for skiing in Cincinnati, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in nearby regions. Perfect North Slopes present about 30 miles west of Cincinnati in Indiana is a good option. 

Ice Skating 

Ice Skating is a great way of enjoying the snowy weather of Ohio. Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati has a good outdoor skating rink. If you are looking for indoor options, try Sports Plus Ohio or the Indian Hill Winter Club

Winter Hiking 

Cincinnati offers a range of scenic hiking trails to explore the natural beauty of the city. Some of the best places include Mount Airy Forest, Ault Park, and Sharon Woods

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