The Probability of a White Christmas in Toronto (and Across Canada) - The Intrepid

Monday, December 07, 2009

The Probability of a White Christmas in Toronto (and Across Canada)

TTC Streetcar Snow Toronto
According to the table below, which was put together by Environment Canada, Toronto has a 57% of having a white Christmas, and only a 13% of having a perfect Christmas (snow on the ground and in the air).

In comparison, Ottawa has an 83% chance, Calgary has a 59% chance, and Vancouver only has a 11% chance.

Locations

Probability of A White Christmas

(At least two centimetres of snow on the ground)

Greatest Snowfall on Christmas Day

(centimetres)

Probability of a Perfect Christmas

(Snow in the air and at least two centimetres of snow on the ground)

St. John's

65%

20.3 cm in 1955

24%

Goose Bay

100%

27.6 cm in 1984

30%

Charlottetown

87%

19.3 cm in 1970

48%

Halifax

59%

17.7 cm in 2000

24%

Fredericton

85%

23.0 cm in 1997

30%

Moncton

74%

21.8 cm in 1970

39%

Saint John

65%

27.9 cm in 1961

33%

Quebec City

100%

20.4 cm in 1978

50%

Montreal

80%

32.8 cm in 1966

25%

Val d'Or

100%

14.2 cm in 1989

48%

Toronto

57%

10.4 cm in 1951

13%

Ottawa

83%

20.2 cm in 1978

35%

Sudbury

96%

17.8 cm in 1992

46%

Timmins

100%

17.0 cm in 1973

52%

London

74%

14.2 cm in 1951

33%

Kitchener

74%

8.6 cm in 1978

35%

Hamilton

68%

7.6 cm in 1965 & 1978

26%

Windsor

41%

9.9 cm in 1944

4%

Sault Ste. Marie

93%

24.6 cm in 1992

70%

Thunder Bay

100%

12.4 cm in 1969

34%

Winnipeg

98%

9.4 cm in 1938

11%

Brandon

93%

18.0 cm in 1942

15%

Regina

91%

8.1 cm in 1975

24%

Saskatoon

98%

7.6 cm in 1922

22%

Calgary

59%

10.2 cm in 1923

4%

Edmonton

88%

4.1 cm in 1961

20%

Kelowna

69%

12.2 cm in 1976

22%

Vancouver

11%

17.5 cm in 1971

4%

Victoria

11%

9.1 cm in 1971

7%

Prince Rupert

13%

4.6 cm in 1974

5%

Whitehorse

100%

27.0 cm in 1980

27%

Yellowknife

100%

4.3 cm in 1956 & 1970

27%

Iqaluit

100%

10.4 cm in 1964

21%

Alert

100%

3.6 cm in 1984

9%


Photo by Tom Purves. The weather prediction table comes from Environment Canada.

1 comments:

lynn said...

I would like to know for Toronto, or Ontario for that fact, how many "white Christmas" we ve had in the last 20yrs.