Toronto - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Toronto, 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 Toronto got more than 30 centimetres of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Toronto 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 1847. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Toronto is 48.3 centimetres (19.0 inches) on December 11, 1944.

Since 2003 the snowfall extremes were measured at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Toronto.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Toronto
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.1 February 12, 2017 15.6
5.4 December 11, 2016 13.8
4.1 February 21, 2015 10.4
6.9 December 11, 2014 17.4
4.1 December 14, 2013 10.4
5.0 February 02, 2012 12.7
2.5 February 26, 2011 6.4
5.3 January 28, 2010 13.5
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Toronto each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
12.0 February 06, 2009 30.5
6.6 December 16, 2008 16.8
2.1 February 16, 2007 5.3
4.6 December 09, 2006 11.7
6.9 January 26, 2005 17.5
4.7 January 03, 2004 11.9
6.5 January 31, 2003 16.5
5.0 November 16, 2002 12.7
8.7 March 05, 2001 22.1
7.8 December 11, 2000 19.8
15.0 January 02, 1999 38.1
6.9 March 21, 1998 17.5
7.2 November 13, 1997 18.3
4.3 December 30, 1996 10.9
4.2 December 13, 1995 10.7
7.9 January 16, 1994 20.1
9.1 February 21, 1993 23.1
8.7 December 10, 1992 22.1
6.7 December 05, 1991 17.0
5.1 February 14, 1990 13.0
5.3 December 15, 1989 13.5
8.4 February 11, 1988 21.3
8.6 January 19, 1987 21.8
6.4 February 01, 1986 16.3
8.0 March 04, 1985 20.3
9.6 February 28, 1984 24.4
5.3 March 21, 1983 13.5
7.1 January 31, 1982 18.0
3.9 February 10, 1981 9.9
7.2 March 08, 1980 18.3
10.6 December 01, 1979 26.9
5.6 January 26, 1978 14.2
9.7 December 08, 1977 24.6
7.0 March 01, 1976 17.8
6.4 December 25, 1975 16.3
6.5 January 08, 1974 16.5
8.0 December 19, 1973 20.3
7.2 December 15, 1972 18.3
6.5 December 30, 1971 16.5
4.9 December 16, 1970 12.4
5.1 December 18, 1969 13.0
11.5 January 15, 1968 29.2
6.6 February 02, 1967 16.8
15.7 January 23, 1966 39.9
11.8 February 25, 1965 30.0
9.1 March 10, 1964 23.1
6.5 December 18, 1963 16.5
7.2 February 14, 1962 18.3
7.4 February 03, 1961 18.8
13.0 February 25, 1960 33.0
6.6 February 23, 1959 16.8
7.0 November 28, 1958 17.8
7.0 February 14, 1957 17.8
7.5 January 30, 1956 19.1
6.5 December 22, 1955 16.5
9.3 February 16, 1954 23.6
6.6 November 07, 1953 16.8
4.2 February 08, 1952 10.7
8.5 December 14, 1951 21.6
12.0 November 24, 1950 30.5
11.7 March 10, 1949 29.7
5.9 January 01, 1948 15.0
6.1 January 29, 1947 15.5
7.8 February 26, 1946 19.8
4.8 February 04, 1945 12.2
19.0 December 11, 1944 48.3
8.0 March 06, 1943 20.3
4.8 December 17, 1942 12.2
7.9 March 11, 1941 20.1
6.8 November 30, 1940 17.3
7.0 April 10, 1939 17.8
6.4 December 27, 1938 16.3
5.5 December 31, 1937 14.0
10.0 March 17, 1936 25.4
5.0 December 13, 1935 12.7
5.2 March 27, 1934 13.2
9.0 December 26, 1933 22.9
9.0 January 01, 1932 22.9
12.5 March 08, 1931 31.8
4.5 December 23, 1930 + 11.4
5.0 January 14, 1929 12.7
4.7 April 21, 1928 11.9
5.4 February 20, 1927 13.7
7.0 February 18, 1926 17.8
3.9 January 02, 1925 9.9
9.6 February 20, 1924 24.4
7.5 January 11, 1923 19.1
8.5 March 30, 1922 21.6
5.6 November 09, 1921 14.2
10.0 January 16, 1920 25.4
4.4 March 09, 1919 11.2
5.7 December 24, 1918 14.5
8.9 March 05, 1917 22.6
5.0 March 06, 1916 + 12.7
8.5 January 22, 1915 21.6
5.3 January 20, 1914 13.5
5.1 December 23, 1913 13.0
7.7 March 15, 1912 19.6
10.9 February 06, 1911 27.7
9.5 February 03, 1910 24.1
7.2 March 03, 1909 18.3
9.8 February 01, 1908 24.9
8.0 December 14, 1907 20.3
7.0 March 19, 1906 17.8
6.6 January 07, 1905 16.8
9.4 February 29, 1904 23.9
7.0 February 08, 1903 17.8
13.2 January 22, 1902 33.5
8.3 April 20, 1901 21.1
10.0 February 28, 1900 25.4
4.7 March 19, 1899 11.9
10.6 February 21, 1898 26.9
4.1 April 09, 1897 10.4
7.4 March 19, 1896 18.8
10.5 January 18, 1895 26.7
6.5 February 12, 1894 16.5
8.0 February 23, 1893 20.3
6.2 February 02, 1892 15.7
5.2 January 11, 1891 13.2
11.0 December 03, 1890 27.9
6.0 March 31, 1889 + 15.2
3.0 January 06, 1888 + 7.6
8.0 January 09, 1887 20.3
13.5 January 24, 1886 34.3
6.0 January 16, 1885 15.2
11.1 January 08, 1884 28.2
8.5 March 19, 1883 21.6
4.5 November 26, 1882 11.4
8.0 March 04, 1881 20.3
5.3 February 03, 1880 13.5
5.0 November 02, 1879 12.7
7.0 February 01, 1878 17.8
7.0 March 21, 1877 17.8
10.5 March 28, 1876 26.7
11.0 December 01, 1875 27.9
6.5 November 28, 1874 16.5
15.3 January 24, 1873 38.9
15.0 December 25, 1872 38.1
12.0 February 17, 1871 30.5
16.0 March 27, 1870 40.6
9.0 February 23, 1869 22.9
12.0 February 24, 1868 30.5
15.0 March 21, 1867 + 38.1
6.0 December 16, 1866 15.2
7.0 January 10, 1865 17.8
10.0 December 21, 1864 + 25.4
16.0 February 05, 1863 40.6
9.0 March 20, 1862 22.9
8.0 February 07, 1861 20.3
9.0 February 18, 1860 22.9
6.0 December 18, 1859 15.2
6.0 February 13, 1858 + 15.2
5.5 January 10, 1857 14.0
5.8 December 02, 1856 14.7
15.0 December 29, 1855 38.1
5.5 February 26, 1854 14.0
6.5 December 30, 1853 16.5
8.0 December 31, 1852 + 20.3
5.5 December 14, 1851 14.0
18.0 February 14, 1850 45.7
6.0 February 18, 1849 15.2
1848
6.0 February 27, 1847 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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