Moncton Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages





This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Moncton, New Brunswick has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Moncton 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 the city can expect its first and last snowfalls of the season.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2010 near the University of Moncton.

How Often it Snows in Moncton

This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches).

Average total snowfall and days with fresh snow in Moncton
Days   Inches Centi­metres
11.7 January 26.5 67
9.1 February 21.2 54
8.7 March 23.0 58
5.2 April 11.2 29
0.8 May 1.9 5
0.4 October 0.5 1
4.3 November 6.6 17
10.1 December 20.0 51
50.1 Year 111.0 282

When Moncton Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of winter for Moncton usually arrives in November, but can show up as early as October.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in April although in some years a late snow lands in May.

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

How Many Snowstorms Moncton Gets

Most days of snowfall in Moncton leave less than five centimetres (2 inches) of fresh snow on the ground. For 19 days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least five cm.

Big snowstorms of over ten cm a day normally occur nine or ten times a year. Major blizzards that dump 25 cm or more in one day happen just once or twice a year. Storms this severe are most likely to appear in January but can show up anytime from November to March.

Number of days per month and year on average in Moncton with a total snowfall of at least 5, 10 or 20 centimetres
  5 cm
2.0 inches
10 cm
3.9 inches
25 cm
9.8 inches
January 4.5 2.2 0.5
February 3.5 2.0 0.2
March 4.1 2.0 0.3
April 2.1 1.0 0.0
May 0.4 0.2 0.0
October 0.1 0.0 0.0
November 1.3 0.3 0.1
December 3.2 1.7 0.2
Year 19.2 9.5 1.4

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Moncton

For about 104 days a year, Moncton has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground. In mid-winter the snowpack averages around 23 cm deep. The snow is often at its deepest in March.

Average total days per month and year in Moncton with snow depth of at least 1, 5, 10 or 20 cm on the ground
1 cm
0.4 inches
5 cm
2.0 inches
  10 cm
3.9 inches
20 cm
7.9 inches
26.5 22.5 January 18.8 12.0
26.0 23.8 February 22.4 15.6
29.0 27.0 March 26.0 18.5
3.0 1.5 April 0.5 0.0
0.1 0.0 October 0.0 0.0
2.7 1.7 November 1.3 1.3
16.7 13.3 December 11.3 10.3
104.0 89.8 Year 80.3 57.7
Reference

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

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