Toledo Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages

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This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Toledo, Ohio has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Toledo usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the city normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Toledo can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.

All the numbers are averages, based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010 at the Toledo Express Airport located a few miles west of downtown Toledo.

How Often it Snows in Toledo

This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

Average total snowfall and days with fresh snow in Toledo
Days   Inches Centimetres
  9.3 January 11.6 29.5
  7.3 February   9.4 23.9
  4.9 March   5.7 14.5
  1.4 April   1.3   3.3
  0.1 May   0.1   0.3
  0.2 October   0.2   0.5
  2.3 November   1.9   4.8
  7.9 December   7.4 18.8
33.4 Year 37.6 95.5

These averages don't show how much Toledo's snowfall varies from year to year.

In December, for instance, one in four years totals ten or more inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than 4.9 inches for the month.

Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 18.3 inches, while the lightest years get less than 6.4 inches.

Snow in February ranges from over 14.2 inches in heavy snowfall years to under 4.3 inches in light years.

When Toledo Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

Toledo's first snowfall of winter usually arrives in November, although in some years it starts snowing in October.

The season's last snowfall can happen anytime from March to May.

Toledo is normally free of snow every year from June to September.

How Many Snowstorms Toledo Gets

Most days of snowfall in Toledo result in just a skiff of less than an inch left on the ground. For 12 days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least an inch.

Snowstorms of over five inches a day typically occur once a year. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are not normal events here.

Number of days per month and year on average in Toledo with a total snowfall of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
  3.5 1.0 January 0.4 0.0
  3.0 0.9 February 0.3 0.0
  1.8 0.5 March 0.1 0.0
  0.3 0.1 April 0.1 0.0
  0.1 0.0 October 0.0 0.0
  0.7 0.0 November 0.0 0.0
  2.3 0.5 December 0.1 0.0
11.7 3.0 Year 1.0 0.0

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Toledo

For about nearly half of winter days, Toledo has at least an inch of snow on the ground.

Snow mostly accumulates during January and February. Typically, on five days in January and another four in February, the snow covering Toledo gets to five or more inches deep.

Average total days per month and year in Toledo with snow depth of at least 1, 3, 5 or 10 inches on the ground
1 inch
2.5 cm
3 inches
7.6 cm
  5 inches
12.7 cm
10 inches
25.4 cm
15.4   9.4 January 4.8 0.5
12.5   6.9 February 3.9 1.0
  5.4   2.3 March 0.6 0.0
  0.5   0.3 April 0.1 0.0
  1.0   0.1 November 0.0 0.0
  9.9   3.5 December 0.5 0.0
44.7 22.5 Year 9.9 1.5
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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