Calgary - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Calgary, Alberta Canada. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2017? When was the last time Calgary got more than 20 centimetres of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Calgary and the date it occurred. If a date has a plus sign beside it that means the same amount of snow also fell on at least one other day earlier in the year.

These snowfall extremes were measured at Calgary International Airport and go back to 1885. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Calgary is 48.5 centimetres (19.1 inches) on May 6, 1981.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Calgary
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.8 February 05, 2017 9.7
3.2 December 23, 2016 8.1
4.4 January 06, 2015 11.2
5.9 September 10, 2014 15.0
2013
2.9 March 07, 2012 7.4
8.3 April 14, 2011 + 21.1
7.2 April 24, 2010 18.3
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Calgary each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.6 March 22, 2009 16.8
9.2 April 10, 2008 23.4
4.3 April 20, 2007 10.9
5.7 February 22, 2006 14.5
2.3 January 06, 2005 5.8
7.8 May 11, 2004 19.8
12.7 April 26, 2003 32.3
4.8 May 06, 2002 12.2
4.4 April 02, 2001 11.2
5.3 April 13, 2000 13.5
2.8 November 17, 1999 7.1
9.4 March 16, 1998 23.9
10.9 May 20, 1997 27.7
8.0 January 03, 1996 20.3
4.2 November 07, 1995 10.7
3.5 November 13, 1994 8.9
1993
1992
4.6 October 25, 1991 11.7
3.5 November 24, 1990 8.9
6.9 January 05, 1989 17.5
3.7 March 27, 1988 9.4
4.9 April 18, 1987 12.4
5.7 May 14, 1986 + 14.5
5.4 December 12, 1985 13.7
3.0 September 21, 1984 7.6
2.9 April 25, 1983 7.4
7.6 May 07, 1982 19.3
19.1 May 06, 1981 48.5
5.2 April 10, 1980 13.2
3.7 December 14, 1979 9.4
5.1 January 25, 1978 13.0
2.1 December 06, 1977 5.3
4.0 November 28, 1976 10.2
6.7 December 09, 1975 17.0
4.3 January 29, 1974 10.9
4.9 February 04, 1973 12.4
7.5 December 01, 1972 19.1
5.6 October 13, 1971 14.2
7.0 April 27, 1970 17.8
3.6 October 23, 1969 9.1
7.7 April 01, 1968 19.6
6.5 January 05, 1967 16.5
9.0 April 25, 1966 22.9
6.3 November 09, 1965 16.0
5.8 October 26, 1964 14.7
4.7 December 06, 1963 11.9
4.5 September 07, 1962 11.4
10.5 February 21, 1961 26.7
5.5 April 24, 1960 14.0
5.9 November 03, 1959 15.0
5.6 April 09, 1958 14.2
9.4 October 21, 1957 23.9
6.8 October 26, 1956 17.3
12.0 April 18, 1955 30.5
5.0 January 01, 1954 12.7
5.8 February 26, 1953 14.7
7.3 March 10, 1952 18.5
10.9 February 10, 1951 27.7
3.2 March 05, 1950 8.1
5.4 December 09, 1949 13.7
7.0 May 08, 1948 17.8
7.6 February 23, 1947 19.3
3.0 November 18, 1946 7.6
10.9 November 04, 1945 27.7
4.0 September 29, 1944 + 10.2
6.0 January 14, 1943 15.2
5.9 February 14, 1942 15.0
7.9 May 25, 1941 20.1
4.0 October 26, 1940 + 10.2
7.1 October 22, 1939 18.0
4.5 November 10, 1938 + 11.4
8.0 March 19, 1937 20.3
2.4 April 22, 1936 6.1
8.0 January 11, 1935 20.3
6.0 September 18, 1934 15.2
11.0 April 16, 1933 27.9
18.0 April 21, 1932 45.7
7.0 April 01, 1931 + 17.8
4.2 November 11, 1930 + 10.7
6.0 November 17, 1929 15.2
4.5 March 14, 1928 11.4
8.5 December 05, 1927 21.6
6.5 November 18, 1926 16.5
7.8 September 28, 1925 19.8
7.0 February 14, 1924 17.8
7.0 March 12, 1923 17.8
7.0 April 08, 1922 17.8
7.0 January 15, 1921 17.8
8.8 February 19, 1920 22.4
7.4 February 20, 1919 18.8
5.8 December 04, 1918 14.7
4.0 December 04, 1917 + 10.2
3.6 October 16, 1916 9.1
4.7 November 09, 1915 11.9
14.0 November 13, 1914 35.6
10.0 January 03, 1913 25.4
3.4 October 08, 1912 8.6
14.0 May 23, 1911 35.6
6.0 June 02, 1910 15.2
8.2 May 11, 1909 20.8
4.2 September 24, 1908 10.7
8.2 April 23, 1907 20.8
8.0 May 21, 1906 20.3
9.0 November 26, 1905 22.9
5.0 October 04, 1904 12.7
19.0 May 17, 1903 48.3
17.0 May 02, 1902 43.2
7.0 April 14, 1901 17.8
6.0 November 16, 1900 15.2
6.0 January 29, 1899 15.2
3.5 March 13, 1898 + 8.9
7.0 November 30, 1897 17.8
12.0 November 15, 1896 30.5
9.0 September 19, 1895 22.9
6.0 November 25, 1894 15.2
6.0 November 20, 1893 15.2
12.0 November 19, 1892 30.5
3.0 February 23, 1891 7.6
6.2 September 10, 1890 15.7
9.5 March 13, 1889 24.1
7.6 February 08, 1888 19.3
6.0 January 06, 1887 15.2
8.0 December 28, 1886 20.3
6.0 March 16, 1885 15.2
Reference

Environment and Climate Change Canada. Historical Climate Data. Historical Data

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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