Average Annual Precipitation for Alberta

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Alberta. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the province: Southern, Central and Northern Alberta.

Southern Alberta

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  92 Brooks 11.9 301
  92 Cardston 20.3 515
105 Lethbridge 15.0 380
  95 Medicine Hat 12.7 323
  79 Taber 15.0 381
141 Waterton Village 23.5 596

Central Alberta

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
141 Banff 18.5 470
112 Calgary 16.5 419
114 Camrose 17.2 438
123 Edmonton 17.9 456
131 Edson 21.2 539
130 Jasper 15.5 393
114 Lloydminster 16.1 409
110 Red Deer 19.1 486
132 Rocky Mountain House 21.4 543

Northern Alberta

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
118 Cold Lake 16.6 421
135 Fort Chipewyan 14.4 366
142 Fort McMurray 16.5 419
128 Grande Prairie 17.5 445
124 High Level 14.7 372
128 Slave Lake 16.2 412
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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