Brantford Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages





This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Brantford, Ontario has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Brantford usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that Brantford 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 downtown Brantford.

How Often it Snows in Brantford

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 Brantford
Days   Inches Centi­metres
7.0 January 10.7 27
5.4 February 8.6 22
3.7 March 6.1 16
0.9 April 1.4 4
1.5 November 2.4 6
5.8 December 9.5 24
24.4 Year 38.7 98

When Brantford Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of winter for Brantford usually arrives in November or December. An unusual snowfall has shown up as early as October.

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

Brantford is normally free of snow every year from May to September.

How Many Snowstorms Brantford Gets

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

Big snowstorms of over ten cm a day typically occur a couple times a year. Major blizzards that dump 25 cm or more in one day can descend on Brantford, but storms this severe are not normal here.

Number of days per month and year on average in Brantford 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 2.1 0.7 0.0
February 1.6 0.7 0.0
March 1.2 0.5 0.0
April 0.2 0.1 0.0
November 0.5 0.1 0.0
December 1.9 0.4 0.0
Year 7.5 2.4 0.0

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Brantford

For about 92 days a year, Brantford has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground. Throughout January and February the snowpack averages ten centimetres deep.

Average total days per month and year in Brantford 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
27.1 24.0 January 15.7 2.4
22.7 19.7 February 14.2 4.2
21.3 18.3 March 15.3 7.0
0.1 0.0 April 0.0 0.0
1.7 1.0 November 0.3 0.0
18.6 11.0 December 5.8 0.4
91.6 74.0 Year 51.4 14.0
Reference

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

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