Toledo Snowfall Totals & Accumulation Averages
This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often Toledo, Ohio has snow.
There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Toledo usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the city normally has heavy snowstorms and deep snow accumulated on the ground. Plus there's information on when Toledo can expect the first and last snowfalls of the season.
The first set of monthly snow totals are averages for 2010 to 2019. All the other numbers are averages, based on climate data gathered from 1991 to 2020 at the Toledo Express Airport located a few miles west of downtown Toledo.
How Often it Snows in Toledo
The next two tables list monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).
These averages don't show how much Toledo's snowfall varies from year to year.
In December, for instance, one in four years totals ten or more inches of snow. Another 25 percent of years receive less than two inches for the month.
Similarly in January, fresh snowfall in the heaviest years amounts to over 15.8 inches, while the lightest years get less than six inches.
Snow in February ranges from over 13.8 inches in heavy snowfall years to under five inches in light years.
When Toledo Has Its First & Last Snowfalls
Toledo's first snowfall of winter usually arrives in November. Less commonly, it starts snowing in October, or holds off until December.
The season's last snowfall lands in March or April.
Toledo is normally free of snow every year from May to September.
How Many Snowstorms Toledo Gets
Most days of snowfall in Toledo result in less than an inch of snow left on the ground. For 12 days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals at least an inch.
Snowstorms of over five inches a day typically occur once a year. Major blizzards that dump ten inches or more in one day are not normal events here.
How Much Snow Normally Accumulates in Toledo
For about a third of winter days, Toledo has at least an inch of snow on the ground.
Typically on nine or ten days a year the snow covering Toledo gets to five or more inches deep. On one or two of those days the snowpack builds up to over ten inches.
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.
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.