Average December Snowfall in Canadian Cities

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The tables below lists monthly averages for snowfall during December at major cities in Canada. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows this month.

The numbers allow you to compare the typical December snowfall for the 33 largest Canadian cities, ranging from St John's, Newfoundland in the east to Victoria, British Columbia in the west. These are all the metropolitan areas that, according to Statistics Canada, had at least 100,000 people in 2011.

The month's snow totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010. The calculation of days includes those when at least 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches) of snow fell.

December snowfall averages
Days City Inches Centimetres
  4 Abbotsford, British Columbia   6.5 16.5
10 Barrie, Ontario 20.2 51.4
  6 Brantford, Ontario   9.5 24.2
  8 Calgary, Alberta   5.9 15.0
  9 Edmonton, Alberta   6.4 16.4
11 Guelph, Ontario 15.2 38.6
  5 Halifax, Nova Scotia 11.5 29.2
  8 Hamilton, Ontario 10.2 26.0
  8 Kelowna, British Columbia   9.0 23.0
12 Kingston, Ontario 14.1 35.9
14 Kitchener - Waterloo, Ontario 14.7 37.2
13 London, Ontario 18.7 47.6
10 Moncton, New Brunswick 20.0 50.8
13 Montréal, Quebec 19.2 48.9
  6 Oshawa, Ontario   9.8 24.9
12 Ottawa, Ontario 16.3 41.3
Average total snowfall in December
Days City Inches Centimetres
  8 Peterborough, Ontario 14.0 35.6
17 Québec City, Quebec 28.5 72.4
12 Regina, Saskatchewan   7.7 19.5
20 Saguenay, Quebec 28.9 73.4
  6 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 5.5 14.0
16 Sherbrooke, Quebec 24.4 62.1
  9 St. Catharines - Niagara, Ontario 11.8 30.1
10 St. John, New Brunswick 19.6 49.9
15 St. John's, Newfoundland 25.0 63.4
16 Sudbury, Ontario 24.8 63.0
14 Thunder Bay, Ontario 15.3 38.9
  8 Toronto, Ontario   9.5 24.1
11 Trois-Rivières, Quebec 25.7 65.3
  3 Vancouver, British Columbia   6.5 16.4
  2 Victoria, British Columbia   5.5 14.0
10 Windsor, Ontario 11.3 28.8
12 Winnipeg, Manitoba   9.0 23.0
Reference

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

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