Edmonton - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Edmonton 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 records go back to 1883, with just a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Edmonton is 40.6 centimetres (16.0 inches) on October 25, 1885.

Since 1994 the snowfall extremes were measured at Edmonton International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at Edmonton Municipal Airport.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Edmonton
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.5 December 02, 2018  14.0
7.1 April 14, 2017 18.0
3.7 October 14, 2016 9.4
4.3 May 06, 2015 10.9
6.7 November 27, 2014 17.0
5.1 March 21, 2013 13.0
2012
5.4 April 14, 2011 13.7
6.6 May 04, 2010 16.8
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Edmonton each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.4 December 04, 2009 16.3
2.6 April 20, 2008 6.6
3.7 April 19, 2007 9.4
5.6 March 18, 2006 14.2
5.0 March 22, 2005 12.7
6.2 April 14, 2004 15.7
7.0 May 05, 2003 17.8
9.3 April 15, 2002 23.6
4.7 October 23, 2001 11.9
4.6 March 06, 2000 11.7
4.0 October 31, 1999 10.2
6.1 October 09, 1998 15.5
7.6 May 21, 1997 19.3
6.3 November 10, 1996 16.0
4.2 November 08, 1995 10.7
5.3 January 04, 1994 13.5
1993
1992
14.0 April 06, 1991 35.6
6.7 November 23, 1990 17.0
11.4 January 30, 1989 29.0
4.7 February 13, 1988 11.9
4.0 May 19, 1987 10.2
4.6 March 07, 1986 11.7
11.7 April 20, 1985 29.7
8.8 October 18, 1984 22.4
3.6 October 27, 1983 9.1
9.1 March 11, 1982 23.1
3.8 March 05, 1981 9.7
6.7 March 23, 1980 17.0
10.2 December 09, 1979 25.9
3.2 November 04, 1978 8.1
3.6 January 27, 1977 9.1
4.7 December 06, 1976 11.9
4.4 December 04, 1975 11.2
5.4 December 21, 1974 + 13.7
8.0 April 13, 1973 20.3
5.1 March 23, 1972 13.0
7.5 December 09, 1971 19.1
8.5 October 25, 1970 21.6
4.0 December 21, 1969 10.2
5.9 April 11, 1968 15.0
5.1 October 03, 1967 13.0
3.1 January 02, 1966 7.9
6.6 February 05, 1965 16.8
4.8 November 12, 1964 12.2
5.3 May 02, 1963 13.5
7.1 February 03, 1962 18.0
5.6 February 15, 1961 14.2
4.1 October 08, 1960 10.4
7.9 December 30, 1959 20.1
4.5 December 18, 1958 11.4
4.5 October 04, 1957 11.4
4.5 December 15, 1956 11.4
15.0 April 19, 1955 38.1
3.0 March 19, 1954 7.6
5.4 March 04, 1953 13.7
5.4 January 26, 1952 13.7
7.1 March 15, 1951 18.0
4.0 April 06, 1950 10.2
5.1 December 15, 1949 13.0
9.4 April 01, 1948 23.9
4.9 February 23, 1947 12.4
3.7 December 25, 1946 9.4
4.3 January 06, 1945 10.9
4.2 May 09, 1944 10.7
5.3 March 12, 1943 13.5
15.7 November 15, 1942 39.9
1.5 December 20, 1941 + 3.8
5.2 November 07, 1940 13.2
8.4 October 23, 1939 21.3
10.0 December 24, 1938 25.4
1.8 November 09, 1937 4.6
6.6 October 30, 1936 16.8
9.7 April 30, 1935 24.6
8.7 September 22, 1934 22.1
7.0 October 29, 1933 17.8
4.2 November 17, 1932 10.7
4.2 April 19, 1931 10.7
7.5 May 21, 1930 19.1
5.0 February 15, 1929 12.7
7.2 May 01, 1928 18.3
5.5 May 01, 1927 14.0
5.5 December 11, 1926 14.0
5.8 February 19, 1925 14.7
9.0 December 14, 1924 22.9
5.0 September 20, 1923 12.7
5.2 April 17, 1922 13.2
7.5 February 14, 1921 19.1
9.0 March 14, 1920 22.9
7.9 October 21, 1919 20.1
7.0 December 29, 1918 17.8
4.6 January 13, 1917 11.7
8.0 December 18, 1916 20.3
4.0 January 19, 1915 10.2
2.7 November 05, 1914 6.9
4.5 April 06, 1913 + 11.4
4.0 January 25, 1912 10.2
3.5 January 19, 1911 8.9
4.2 March 05, 1910 10.7
6.2 April 28, 1909 15.7
6.0 November 29, 1908 15.2
6.0 December 24, 1907 15.2
1906
3.5 October 27, 1905 8.9
6.1 December 01, 1904 15.5
6.0 April 10, 1903 15.2
5.3 December 04, 1902 13.5
7.0 September 22, 1901 17.8
9.5 March 08, 1900 24.1
9.0 April 27, 1899 22.9
8.8 October 18, 1898 22.4
4.0 December 14, 1897 + 10.2
5.0 November 14, 1896 12.7
5.0 February 04, 1895 12.7
4.0 October 18, 1894 + 10.2
6.0 December 31, 1893 + 15.2
6.0 November 23, 1892 + 15.2
5.0 March 09, 1891 12.7
6.5 January 30, 1890 16.5
5.0 April 14, 1889 12.7
11.0 February 08, 1888 27.9
6.5 February 28, 1887 16.5
15.0 May 02, 1886 38.1
16.0 October 25, 1885 40.6
4.0 December 27, 1884 + 10.2
6.0 March 04, 1883 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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