Saint John's NL - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Saint John's, Newfoundland 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?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Saint John's 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 1874, with some years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Saint John's is 101.6 centimetres (40 inches) on February 13, 1894.

Since 1942 the snowfall extremes were measured at the Saint John's Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Saint John's.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Saint John's
Inches Date Centi­metres
15.4 February 14, 2017 39.1
19.4 April 20, 2016 49.3
12.4 February 12, 2015 31.5
12.0 February 06, 2014 30.5
2013
2012
14.9 January 13, 2011 37.8
9.7 February 05, 2010 24.6
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Saint John's each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
11.8 December 06, 2009 30.0
14.7 March 17, 2008 37.3
12.6 December 28, 2007 32.0
21.3 February 25, 2006 54.1
23.7 January 22, 2005 60.2
8.2 January 25, 2004 20.8
17.7 January 24, 2003 45.0
14.9 January 16, 2002 37.8
11.1 January 27, 2001 28.2
14.8 December 01, 2000 37.6
26.9 April 05, 1999 68.3
8.4 December 27, 1998 21.3
7.7 January 21, 1997 19.6
11.4 January 09, 1996 29.0
12.8 December 08, 1995 32.5
15.0 February 14, 1994 38.1
1993
1992
7.4 December 30, 1991 18.8
8.7 February 17, 1990 22.1
7.7 January 03, 1989 19.6
7.8 December 11, 1988 19.8
18.0 February 14, 1987 45.7
7.6 November 19, 1986 + 19.3
9.1 November 15, 1985 23.1
14.5 March 27, 1984 36.8
12.9 February 13, 1983 32.8
11.3 January 27, 1982 28.7
8.7 January 29, 1981 22.1
13.2 February 11, 1980 33.5
14.0 January 19, 1979 35.6
13.1 February 08, 1978 33.3
8.7 February 06, 1977 22.1
13.9 March 12, 1976 35.3
12.8 February 10, 1975 32.5
18.0 March 11, 1974 45.7
10.3 February 11, 1973 26.2
9.4 December 13, 1972 + 23.9
10.6 January 16, 1971 26.9
10.3 December 11, 1970 26.2
7.8 March 01, 1969 19.8
8.1 March 08, 1968 20.6
10.0 April 16, 1967 25.4
15.1 January 09, 1966 38.4
7.8 October 29, 1965 19.8
13.2 January 14, 1964 33.5
11.5 December 30, 1963 29.2
10.5 February 18, 1962 26.7
10.2 March 21, 1961 25.9
8.7 January 09, 1960 22.1
21.6 February 15, 1959 54.9
17.1 December 31, 1958 43.4
11.4 February 10, 1957 29.0
13.0 February 05, 1956 33.0
11.6 April 16, 1955 29.5
19.4 December 29, 1954 49.3
12.9 March 09, 1953 32.8
9.3 March 30, 1952 23.6
14.6 February 28, 1951 37.1
10.8 April 19, 1950 27.4
12.9 February 11, 1949 32.8
10.1 February 23, 1948 25.7
6.3 March 17, 1947 16.0
13.5 February 04, 1946 34.3
16.0 December 20, 1945 40.6
18.7 February 12, 1944 47.5
20.0 February 18, 1943 50.8
12.8 February 21, 1942 32.5
11.1 January 20, 1941 28.2
8.0 November 30, 1940 + 20.3
11.0 January 01, 1939 27.9
12.0 March 27, 1938 30.5
18.0 December 26, 1937 45.7
20.8 February 23, 1936 52.8
14.0 February 17, 1935 35.6
1934
1933
7.0 March 10, 1932 17.8
1931
1930
1929
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1923
1922
1921
10.0 January 13, 1920 25.4
8.0 December 25, 1919 20.3
12.0 March 04, 1918 30.5
18.0 February 17, 1917 45.7
6.0 November 15, 1916 15.2
5.0 February 01, 1915 12.7
4.0 March 31, 1914 + 10.2
9.0 January 08, 1913 22.9
21.0 January 06, 1912 53.3
8.0 April 13, 1911 20.3
10.0 February 18, 1910 + 25.4
8.0 February 04, 1909 20.3
9.0 March 06, 1908 22.9
10.0 December 17, 1907 + 25.4
1906
10.0 February 09, 1905 25.4
10.0 January 21, 1904 25.4
8.0 December 20, 1903 20.3
1902
4.2 December 28, 1901 10.7
11.6 February 28, 1900 29.5
6.0 January 16, 1899 + 15.2
18.0 January 25, 1898 45.7
24.0 January 10, 1897 61.0
24.0 December 18, 1896 + 61.0
10.0 January 20, 1895 25.4
40.0 February 13, 1894 101.6
12.0 March 19, 1893 + 30.5
6.0 February 09, 1892 15.2
24.0 March 04, 1891 61.0
9.0 December 31, 1890 + 22.9
8.0 December 24, 1889 20.3
12.0 January 24, 1888 30.5
10.0 January 15, 1887 25.4
11.0 February 25, 1886 27.9
10.0 January 22, 1885 25.4
14.0 March 18, 1884 35.6
1883
12.0 April 03, 1882 + 30.5
10.0 December 10, 1881 25.4
18.0 February 16, 1880 + 45.7
10.0 December 17, 1879 25.4
7.0 March 21, 1878 17.8
10.0 January 25, 1877 + 25.4
12.0 January 07, 1876 30.5
12.0 January 30, 1875 + 30.5
10.0 February 02, 1874 25.4
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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