Halifax - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2017? What was the highest snowfall in Halifax a century ago?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Halifax 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 1872, with a few years missing data. The most amount of snowfall measured for one day at Halifax is 66.0 centimetres (26.0 inches) on February 19, 2004.

Since 1961 the snowfall extremes were measured at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Halifax.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Halifax
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.2 April 8, 2018 23.4
22.0 February 13, 2017 55.9
2016
18.9 March 18, 2015 48.0
10.2 January 18, 2014 25.9
2013
2012
13.4 November 23, 2011 34.0
10.8 February 17, 2010 27.4
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Halifax each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
11.8 January 01, 2009 30.0
10.6 November 22, 2008 26.9
10.6 April 07, 2007 26.9
8.6 December 04, 2006 21.8
15.7 January 23, 2005 39.9
26.0 February 19, 2004 66.0
2003
8.1 November 07, 2002 20.6
12.5 January 21, 2001 31.8
8.7 January 17, 2000 22.1
13.2 December 01, 1999 33.5
4.7 March 19, 1998 11.9
11.1 April 01, 1997 28.2
5.2 March 08, 1996 13.2
5.9 December 20, 1995 15.0
8.2 February 03, 1994 20.8
13.8 December 30, 1993 35.1
11.8 February 01, 1992 30.0
7.3 December 30, 1991 18.5
9.4 February 24, 1990 23.9
8.3 November 23, 1989 21.1
11.0 December 18, 1988 27.9
10.6 December 16, 1987 26.9
12.5 February 22, 1986 31.8
6.8 March 05, 1985 17.3
11.3 March 09, 1984 28.7
11.6 February 12, 1983 29.5
8.7 January 14, 1982 22.1
11.1 January 10, 1981 28.2
8.7 January 23, 1980 22.1
2.5 April 20, 1979 6.4
11.5 February 07, 1978 29.2
7.9 December 06, 1977 20.1
5.7 February 17, 1976 14.5
10.6 February 06, 1975 26.9
15.2 October 20, 1974 38.6
18.6 February 11, 1973 47.2
11.7 February 26, 1972 29.7
9.0 January 23, 1971 22.9
18.7 December 24, 1970 47.5
8.0 November 29, 1969 20.3
10.7 December 08, 1968 27.2
8.2 March 16, 1967 20.8
10.9 January 28, 1966 27.7
10.9 January 19, 1965 27.7
9.2 February 29, 1964 + 23.4
12.9 December 19, 1963 32.8
13.7 February 20, 1962 34.8
17.2 January 04, 1961 43.7
17.7 February 02, 1960 45.0
9.6 February 15, 1959 24.4
10.9 December 12, 1958 27.7
8.7 January 16, 1957 22.1
15.8 February 28, 1956 40.1
12.7 December 09, 1955 32.3
10.9 January 27, 1954 27.7
13.5 February 13, 1953 34.3
11.8 February 27, 1952 30.0
7.2 December 26, 1951 18.3
7.3 March 18, 1950 18.5
11.2 December 03, 1949 28.4
9.0 March 02, 1948 22.9
10.0 December 24, 1947 25.4
5.5 April 02, 1946 + 14.0
9.0 December 29, 1945 + 22.9
14.5 February 23, 1944 36.8
8.0 November 30, 1943 + 20.3
8.0 December 13, 1942 20.3
14.4 January 29, 1941 36.6
7.0 February 15, 1940 17.8
1939
5.0 December 20, 1938 12.7
6.0 March 21, 1937 + 15.2
8.0 January 27, 1936 20.3
6.0 January 18, 1935 15.2
8.0 March 10, 1934 20.3
1933
8.2 January 10, 1932 20.8
8.4 March 18, 1931 21.3
8.6 December 28, 1930 21.8
4.0 January 12, 1929 10.2
4.2 January 20, 1928 10.7
8.7 February 15, 1927 22.1
7.8 February 02, 1926 19.8
10.1 January 21, 1925 25.7
7.2 January 06, 1924 18.3
13.0 January 13, 1923 33.0
9.5 March 17, 1922 24.1
14.0 January 06, 1921 35.6
6.5 March 01, 1920 16.5
5.0 December 03, 1919 12.7
16.4 February 23, 1918 41.7
16.0 December 07, 1917 40.6
8.0 February 27, 1916 20.3
6.2 February 01, 1915 + 15.7
12.0 February 17, 1914 30.5
5.4 February 04, 1913 13.7
14.0 March 10, 1912 35.6
9.2 April 09, 1911 23.4
6.8 February 23, 1910 + 17.3
8.8 January 26, 1909 22.4
5.7 January 30, 1908 14.5
7.3 February 05, 1907 18.5
1906
18.7 February 16, 1905 47.5
15.4 December 28, 1904 39.1
6.7 December 02, 1903 17.0
1902
17.0 January 12, 1901 43.2
17.3 December 05, 1900 43.9
13.9 December 29, 1899 35.3
14.0 February 01, 1898 35.6
9.0 January 21, 1897 22.9
6.6 January 10, 1896 16.8
11.5 January 04, 1895 29.2
15.7 January 12, 1894 39.9
1893
1892
7.6 January 25, 1891 19.3
7.5 January 09, 1890 19.1
6.2 April 01, 1889 15.7
11.1 January 18, 1888 28.2
10.3 March 11, 1887 26.2
5.5 March 28, 1886 14.0
13.5 February 07, 1885 34.3
7.8 March 08, 1884 19.8
7.6 November 16, 1883 19.3
10.7 January 07, 1882 27.2
6.0 February 22, 1881 + 15.2
10.5 January 01, 1880 26.7
11.0 February 21, 1879 27.9
5.0 March 18, 1878 12.7
8.0 December 31, 1877 20.3
14.7 February 23, 1876 37.3
11.9 February 08, 1875 30.2
6.7 February 03, 1874 17.0
1873
9.0 March 15, 1872 22.9
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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