Windsor Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages
This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Windsor, Ontario has snow.
There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Windsor usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that Windsor normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when the city can expect its first and last snowfalls of the season.
The first set of monthly snow totals are averages for 2010 to 2019 recorded in Windsor's Riverside neighbourhood. All the other numbers are long-term historical averages based on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2010 at the Windsor International Airport.
How Often it Snows in Windsor
When Windsor Has Its First & Last Snowfalls
The first snowfall of winter for Windsor often arrives in November, but can show up as early as October.
The season's last snowfall typically happens in March or April, although a late snow can land in May.
Windsor is normally free of snow every year from June to September.
How Many Snowstorms Windsor Gets
Most days of snowfall in Windsor leave less than five centimetres (2 inches) of fresh snow on the ground. For eight days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least five cm.
Big snowstorms of over ten cm a day normally occur three times a year. But major blizzards that dump 25 cm or more in one day are rare events that happen just once a decade.
How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Windsor
For about 53 days a year, Windsor has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground. In mid-winter the snowpack averages four cm deep.
Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.
Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.