Regina Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages





This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Regina, Saskatchewan has snow.

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

How Often it Snows in Regina

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 Regina
Days   Inches Centi­metres
11.7 January 7.6 19
8.8 February 4.5 11
8.5 March 7.4 19
3.3 April 2.7 7
1.0 May 1.4 4
0.5 September 0.3 1
2.7 October 2.7 7
8.2 November 5.1 13
11.7 December 7.7 20
56.2 Year 39.4 100

When Regina Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of winter for Regina 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 a late snow lands in May or even June.

Regina is normally free of snow every year during July and August.

How Many Snowstorms Regina Gets

Most days of snowfall in Regina leave less than five centimetres (2 inches) of fresh snow on the ground. For five 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 just once a year. Major blizzards that dump 25 cm or more in one day have occasionally happened, but are not normally expected here.

Number of days per month and year on average in Regina 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 0.8 0.1 0.0
February 0.5 0.0 0.0
March 1.2 0.3 0.0
April 0.5 0.1 0.0
May 0.3 0.1 0.0
October 0.4 0.2 0.0
November 0.6 0.1 0.0
December 0.8 0.1 0.0
Year 4.9 0.9 0.0

How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Regina

For about 125 days, more than one-third of the year, Regina has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground. In mid-winter the snowpack averages 18 cm deep.

Generally the snow cover builds during December and is deepest in late January. The snow melts quickly in late March and is usually gone by the end of April.

Average total days per month and year in Regina 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
30.4 28.2 January 22.2 8.1
26.9 24.0 February 18.6 9.1
20.8 16.2 March 11.4 5.4
2.7 1.7 April 1.1 0.4
0.3 0.2 May 0.0 0.0
2.6 1.0 October 0.3 0.0
14.4 8.0 November 2.7 0.6
26.7 21.7 December 12.2 3.4
124.8 100.8 Year 68.6 27.1
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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