Sherbrooke Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages





This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Sherbrooke, Quebec has snow.

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

How Often it Snows in Sherbrooke

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 Sherbrooke
Days   Inches Centi­metres
18.9 January 26.8 68
14.3 February 21.3 54
10.9 March 19.0 48
5.6 April 8.3 21
0.2 May 0.1 0
0.1 September 0.0 0
1.5 October 1.2 3
8.6 November 11.4 29
16.2 December 24.4 62
76.3 Year 112.8 286

When Sherbrooke Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of autumn for Sherbrooke usually arrives in October or November, but can show up as early as September.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in April although in some years it doesn't stop snowing until May.

Sherbrooke is normally free of snow every year from June to August.

How Many Snowstorms Sherbrooke Gets

Most days of snowfall in Sherbrooke leave less than five centimetres (2 inches) of fresh snow on the ground. For 16 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 seven or eight times a year. Major blizzards that dump 25 cm or more in one day are rare events that don't happen every year. Storms this severe can show up anytime from November to April, but are most common in December.

Number of days per month and year on average in Sherbrooke 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 3.7 1.6 0.1
February 3.0 1.6 0.1
March 2.9 1.4 0.1
April 1.1 0.7 0.1
October 0.3 0.0 0.0
November 1.6 0.6 0.1
December 3.7 1.5 0.2
Year 16.3 7.5 0.7

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Sherbrooke

For about 133 days, or more than one-third of a year, Sherbrooke has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground. In mid-winter the snowpack averages 35 cm deep.

Generally the snow cover builds during December and is deepest in February. Most of the melting occurs in late March. By the end of April, the ground is normally clear of snow.

Average total days per month and year in Sherbrooke 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
30.7 28.9 January 27.4 19.9
27.6 27.4 February 26.3 21.3
29.4 26.0 March 22.5 17.6
7.4 4.9 April 3.6 2.6
0.1 0.0 May 0.0 0.0
0.4 0.1 October 0.0 0.0
10.1 5.3 November 2.2 0.9
27.8 22.1 December 16.6 11.2
133.4 114.6 Year 98.7 73.4
Reference

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

Environment Canada. National Climate Data and Information Archive. Canadian Climate Normals or Averages 1971-2000.

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