Montreal - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Montreal, Quebec 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 Montreal got more than 40 centimetres of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Montreal 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 1886. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Montreal is 46.5 centimetres (18.3 inches) on January 21, 1889.

Since 1984 the snowfall extremes were measured at Montreal–Trudeau Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Montreal.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Montreal
Inches Date Centi­metres
12.4 March 14, 2017 31.6
6.0 December 12, 2016 15.2
15.4 December 29, 2015 39.1
7.9 December 10, 2014 20.1
13.1 March 19, 2013 33.3
18.0 December 27, 2012 45.7
8.0 February 02, 2011 20.3
11.7 April 27, 2010 29.7
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Montreal each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
11.0 December 09, 2009 27.9
10.4 February 01, 2008 26.4
13.9 March 02, 2007 35.3
4.3 December 26, 2006 10.9
16.2 December 16, 2005 41.1
5.2 February 03, 2004 13.2
7.4 December 14, 2003 18.8
7.4 March 18, 2002 18.8
12.2 March 22, 2001 31.0
13.3 April 09, 2000 33.8
14.1 January 15, 1999 35.8
9.3 January 23, 1998 23.6
8.4 March 14, 1997 21.3
3.7 February 11, 1996 9.4
8.2 December 09, 1995 20.8
10.9 February 24, 1994 27.7
1993
6.8 April 11, 1992 17.3
8.0 February 14, 1991 20.3
5.5 December 03, 1990 14.0
5.6 March 04, 1989 14.2
8.3 October 22, 1988 21.1
8.6 February 08, 1987 21.8
6.5 November 21, 1986 16.5
8.7 March 04, 1985 22.1
7.4 February 28, 1984 18.8
10.4 November 04, 1983 26.4
8.5 January 31, 1982 21.6
8.2 November 20, 1981 20.8
6.5 March 13, 1980 16.5
7.7 January 21, 1979 19.6
10.5 March 26, 1978 26.7
9.2 February 24, 1977 23.4
4.7 January 13, 1976 11.9
10.6 January 25, 1975 26.9
11.6 December 16, 1974 29.5
11.0 February 14, 1973 27.9
14.2 February 03, 1972 36.1
11.0 March 04, 1971 27.9
9.3 April 02, 1970 23.6
15.0 December 26, 1969 38.1
12.1 November 12, 1968 30.7
6.5 January 27, 1967 16.5
14.8 January 23, 1966 37.6
9.5 November 18, 1965 24.1
6.1 January 02, 1964 15.5
9.4 March 06, 1963 23.9
11.2 December 22, 1962 28.4
11.9 November 29, 1961 30.2
12.0 February 14, 1960 30.5
9.7 March 06, 1959 24.6
10.5 November 28, 1958 26.7
8.7 March 09, 1957 22.1
8.5 March 08, 1956 21.6
11.7 March 26, 1955 29.7
9.8 February 16, 1954 + 24.9
7.7 February 15, 1953 19.6
6.5 December 12, 1952 16.5
12.0 December 20, 1951 30.5
8.2 February 15, 1950 20.8
9.1 November 24, 1949 23.1
9.1 February 28, 1948 23.1
10.3 November 24, 1947 26.2
9.0 December 20, 1946 22.9
5.3 January 01, 1945 13.5
12.0 November 30, 1944 + 30.5
10.0 March 06, 1943 25.4
10.5 December 30, 1942 26.7
12.0 December 13, 1941 30.5
9.2 March 14, 1940 23.4
7.7 January 30, 1939 19.6
5.6 April 08, 1938 14.2
12.4 March 16, 1937 31.5
11.5 December 02, 1936 29.2
8.1 January 17, 1935 20.6
8.0 December 26, 1934 20.3
8.3 October 24, 1933 21.1
10.3 March 22, 1932 26.2
9.7 January 19, 1931 24.6
5.1 January 12, 1930 13.0
10.1 February 07, 1929 25.7
8.5 January 25, 1928 21.6
16.0 December 16, 1927 40.6
8.1 March 08, 1926 20.6
10.0 November 27, 1925 25.4
13.6 February 20, 1924 34.5
12.7 December 28, 1923 32.3
7.5 February 06, 1922 19.1
7.5 November 10, 1921 19.1
11.9 January 16, 1920 30.2
14.1 March 09, 1919 35.8
10.1 February 12, 1918 25.7
9.2 March 05, 1917 23.4
11.5 December 22, 1916 29.2
7.4 December 14, 1915 18.8
9.1 December 14, 1914 23.1
8.7 December 23, 1913 22.1
14.6 February 27, 1912 37.1
10.9 March 22, 1911 27.7
10.1 February 18, 1910 25.7
6.0 March 04, 1909 15.2
16.8 February 01, 1908 42.7
10.5 April 08, 1907 26.7
8.0 December 25, 1906 20.3
8.5 January 12, 1905 21.6
9.3 January 14, 1904 23.6
13.6 December 10, 1903 34.5
13.5 February 02, 1902 34.3
9.9 January 12, 1901 25.1
18.2 March 01, 1900 46.2
8.5 March 15, 1899 21.6
16.9 January 23, 1898 42.9
13.2 January 21, 1897 33.5
14.5 March 19, 1896 36.8
16.0 February 08, 1895 40.6
11.0 December 27, 1894 27.9
9.5 December 03, 1893 24.1
15.9 March 11, 1892 40.4
9.1 March 04, 1891 23.1
10.8 December 03, 1890 27.4
18.3 January 21, 1889 46.5
13.0 January 17, 1888 33.0
16.1 December 28, 1887 40.9
10.8 November 07, 1886 27.4
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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