Ottawa - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Ottawa, Ontario 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 Ottawa got more than 35 centimetres of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Ottawa 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 near downtown Ottawa and go back to 1890. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Ottawa is 55.9 centimetres (22.0 inches) on January 29, 1894.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Ottawa
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.5 February 12, 2017 19.0
14.6 February 16, 2016 37.1
5.9 January 03, 2015 15.0
5.5 February 01, 2014 14.0
11.4 February 27, 2013 29.0
7.9 December 20, 2012 20.1
4.5 March 09, 2011 11.4
7.9 February 25, 2010 20.1
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Ottawa each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.2 January 07, 2009 18.3
12.6 March 08, 2008 32.0
9.6 December 16, 2007 24.4
3.7 January 04, 2006 9.4
5.9 December 15, 2005 15.0
4.9 December 01, 2004 12.4
7.1 February 22, 2003 18.0
5.5 April 28, 2002 14.0
4.0 January 15, 2001 10.2
9.4 December 11, 2000 23.9
6.7 March 03, 1999 17.0
7.6 March 22, 1998 19.3
7.1 October 26, 1997 + 18.0
6.0 December 26, 1996 15.2
9.1 November 27, 1995 23.1
6.8 January 23, 1994 17.3
8.9 January 13, 1993 22.6
8.8 March 11, 1992 22.4
6.0 February 14, 1991 15.2
6.0 December 03, 1990 15.2
6.6 December 25, 1989 16.8
7.5 October 22, 1988 19.1
11.8 November 25, 1987 30.0
4.8 November 20, 1986 12.2
6.1 January 01, 1985 15.5
11.3 February 28, 1984 28.7
8.3 December 06, 1983 21.1
5.4 January 31, 1982 13.7
9.1 January 06, 1981 23.1
5.7 February 22, 1980 14.5
8.7 January 13, 1979 22.1
7.7 December 03, 1978 19.6
9.7 December 21, 1977 24.6
8.8 February 21, 1976 22.4
9.3 April 03, 1975 23.6
11.4 December 16, 1974 29.0
14.8 December 20, 1973 37.6
15.1 February 03, 1972 38.4
10.6 February 13, 1971 26.9
13.0 April 02, 1970 + 33.0
5.2 December 27, 1969 13.2
13.1 January 14, 1968 33.3
6.2 January 27, 1967 15.7
13.7 January 30, 1966 34.8
4.4 January 26, 1965 11.2
4.8 December 04, 1964 12.2
4.5 November 30, 1963 11.4
11.2 March 12, 1962 28.4
4.9 March 08, 1961 12.4
17.8 February 19, 1960 45.2
7.1 February 10, 1959 18.0
8.0 November 28, 1958 20.3
4.5 January 03, 1957 11.4
6.5 February 06, 1956 16.5
8.0 March 27, 1955 20.3
10.5 February 16, 1954 26.7
5.0 December 14, 1953 + 12.7
7.2 February 17, 1952 18.3
1951
9.5 March 23, 1950 24.1
6.0 March 10, 1949 15.2
8.0 December 31, 1948 20.3
19.0 March 02, 1947 48.3
6.7 December 27, 1946 17.0
6.0 February 15, 1945 15.2
8.0 November 30, 1944 20.3
8.5 March 06, 1943 21.6
12.5 December 30, 1942 31.8
8.1 February 07, 1941 20.6
8.5 March 14, 1940 21.6
9.2 January 30, 1939 23.4
4.5 February 22, 1938 11.4
3.6 December 15, 1937 + 9.1
5.5 January 02, 1936 14.0
5.5 January 13, 1935 14.0
8.0 December 19, 1934 20.3
10.5 March 21, 1933 26.7
7.0 March 22, 1932 17.8
5.0 December 14, 1931 + 12.7
5.0 November 30, 1930 12.7
6.3 February 07, 1929 16.0
13.0 January 25, 1928 33.0
12.0 February 26, 1927 30.5
7.0 April 01, 1926 + 17.8
1925
10.5 February 20, 1924 26.7
8.0 January 12, 1923 20.3
10.5 April 01, 1922 26.7
5.5 February 14, 1921 14.0
9.0 January 17, 1920 22.9
15.0 March 09, 1919 38.1
13.0 January 12, 1918 33.0
11.0 March 05, 1917 27.9
11.0 February 25, 1916 27.9
7.5 December 25, 1915 19.1
9.0 January 21, 1914 22.9
7.0 February 14, 1913 17.8
21.0 November 25, 1912 53.3
9.0 March 22, 1911 22.9
7.0 February 12, 1910 17.8
6.5 December 14, 1909 16.5
14.0 February 26, 1908 35.6
9.0 December 15, 1907 22.9
5.5 December 06, 1906 14.0
14.0 January 07, 1905 35.6
8.0 January 16, 1904 20.3
6.0 February 08, 1903 15.2
14.0 January 22, 1902 35.6
13.0 January 12, 1901 33.0
12.0 March 02, 1900 30.5
1899
11.0 December 05, 1898 27.9
6.5 March 14, 1897 16.5
15.0 January 24, 1896 38.1
18.0 February 08, 1895 45.7
22.0 January 29, 1894 55.9
11.0 December 16, 1893 27.9
8.0 March 10, 1892 + 20.3
8.0 February 03, 1891 + 20.3
8.3 February 09, 1890 21.1
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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