Toronto has already far exceeded its average winter snowfall total

Feb 28 2019, 8:18 pm

If it’s felt like it has been snowing non-stop this winter, it’s because it has been.

Toronto has already exceeded its average annual snowfall, according to The Weather Network.

With spring still about three weeks away, officially starting on March 20, this means we’re definitely going to go above (and possibly way beyond) the average accumulation in the city.

“A rare ‘winner’ in that category: The city of Toronto, which had already squeaked over that line even before Wednesday’s latest round of heavy snowfall caused major travel hassles across the region,” said the Weather Network.

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As of Tuesday, February 26, around 112 cm had fallen in Toronto, roughly four months since Pearson Airport’s first recorded snowfall on October 27. That represents around 103% of the city’s average, according to the weather report.

The Weather Network

“It’s understandable if people feel like this has been a rough and long winter,” Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay said. “Any snow we receive through the remainder of the season will pull Toronto further above the seasonal average snowfall of 109.5 cm.”

And Wednesday’s historic snowfall topped off the season so far.

It snowed so much in Toronto on Wednesday that it smashed a previous snowfall record for February 27, which was set in 2013, when, according to Environment Canada, Toronto saw 12.4 cm — the greatest snowfall on record for that date since 1938.

However, by end of day Wednesday, Toronto was hit with a record-breaking snowfall of 18.4 cm.

Here’s hoping spring comes early.