Windsor Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages





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

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

The first set of monthly snow totals are averages for 2010 to 2019 recorded in Windsor's Riverside neighbourhood. All the other numbers are long-term historical averages based on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2010 at the Windsor International Airport.

How Often it Snows in Windsor

10-year snowfall averages in Windsor, 2010 to 2019
  Inches Centi­metres
January 11.3 29
February 12.9 33
March 4.6 12
April 0.6 2
October 0.0 0
November 2.5 6
December 7.8 20
Year 39.8 101
30-year averages for total snowfall and days with 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches) or more fresh snow in Windsor, 1981-2010
Days   Inches Centi­metres
12.3 January 14.6 37
9.4 February 12.0 31
6.6 March 8.2 21
2.2 April 2.3 6
0.4 October 0.3 1
3.0 November 2.2 5
10.1 December 11.3 29
44.0 Year 50.9 129

When Windsor Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

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

The season's last snowfall typically happens in March or April, although a late snow can land in May.

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

How Many Snowstorms Windsor Gets

Most days of snowfall in Windsor leave less than five centimetres (2 inches) of fresh snow on the ground. For eight 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 three times a year. But major blizzards that dump 25 cm or more in one day are rare events that happen just once a decade.

Number of days per month and year on average in Windsor 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 2.2 0.7 0.0
February 2.0 0.9 0.0
March 1.4 0.6 0.0
April 0.4 0.2 0.0
November 0.2 0.0 0.0
December 1.8 0.6 0.0
Year 8.1 3.0 0.1

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Windsor

For about 53 days a year, Windsor has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground. In mid-winter the snowpack averages four cm deep.

Average total days per month and year in Windsor 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
19.0 12.7 January 7.0 1.3
14.9 8.3 February 3.9 0.7
7.0 3.7 March 1.6 0.0
0.8 0.3 April 0.1 0.0
1.1 0.3 November 0.1 0.0
10.5 5.9 December 3.2 0.5
53.2 31.2 Year 15.8 2.5
References

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

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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