Snowy Weather in United States

Record US Snowfalls For One Day

Here are the records set in each US state for the most amount of snow to fall on a single calendar day at a weather station.

The biggest one-day snowfall for the entire United States is five feet three inches (1.6 metres) that arrived at Georgetown, Colorado on December 12, 1913.

A much deeper heap of snow landed in 24 hours spanning April 14 and 15, 1921 at Silver Lake in Colorado, that totalled 75.8 inches (1.9253 metres).

State Inches Weather Station Date
Alabama 18.5 Reform Jan 23, 1940
Alaska 62.0 Thompson Pass Dec 29, 1955
Arizona 38.0 Heber Ranger Station Dec 14, 1967
Arkansas 18.0 Bee Branch Feb 19, 1921
California 60.0 Giant Forest Jan 19, 1933
Colorado 63.0 Georgetown Dec 4, 1913
Connecticut 28.0 Middletown 4 W Jan 28, 1897
Delaware 25.0 Dover Feb 19, 1979
Florida   4.0 Milton Experimental Station Mar 6, 1954
Georgia 19.3 Cedartown 3 NE Mar 3, 1942
Idaho 30.0 Headquarters Dec 28, 1968
Illinois 24.0 Coatsburg Feb 28, 1900
Indiana 22.0 Cannelton Dec 23, 2004
Iowa 21.0 Fayette Mar 6, 1959
Kansas 25.0 Columbus 6 NNW Mar 14, 1896
Kentucky 20.0 Lewisport 4 S Dec 23, 2004
Louisiana 16.0 Shell Beach Feb 14, 1895
Maine 35.0 Middle Dam Nov 23, 1943
Maryland 31.0 Clear Spring 1 ENE Mar 29, 1942
Massachusetts 29.0 Natick Apr 1, 1997
Michigan 30.0 Herman Dec 19, 1996
Minnesota 36.0 Wolf Ridge ELC Jan 7, 1994
Mississippi 15.0 Batesville 2 SW Feb 11, 1895
Missouri 24.0 Brunswick Dec 5, 1925
Montana 48.0 Millegan 14 SE Dec 27, 2003
Extreme snowfalls in one day for each American state - continued:
State Inches Weather Station Date
Nebraska 24.0 Arthur Mar 27, 1939
Nevada 26.0 Reno NWSFO Dec 30, 2004
New Hampshire 49.3 Mount Washington Feb 25, 1969
New Jersey 33.0 Elizabeth Feb 14, 1899
New Mexico 36.0 Abbott 1 SE Nov 24, 1940
New York 45.0 Watertown Nov 15, 1900
North Carolina 29.0 Mount Mitchell Mar 21, 2001
North Dakota 24.0 Amidon Feb 28, 1998
Ohio 22.0 Woodsfield 2 N Feb 17, 2003
Oklahoma 23.0 Buffalo Feb 21, 1971
Oregon 37.0 Chemult Feb 6, 1949
Pennsylvania 38.0 Morgantown Mar 20, 1958
Rhode Island 30.0 Woonsocket Feb 7, 1978
South Carolina 18.0 Society Hill Feb 25, 1914
South Dakota 47.0 Deadwood Mar 14, 1973
Tennessee 20.8 Elizabethton Mar 18, 1936
Texas 24.0 Clifton 9 E Dec 21, 1929
Utah 35.0 Silver Lake Brighton Jan 22, 1964
Vermont 33.0 Saint Johnsbury Feb 25, 1969
Virginia 33.5 Luray 5 E Mar 3, 1994
Washington 48.0 Gunn's Ranch Jan 21, 1935
West Virginia 33.0 Alpena Dec 29, 1967
Wisconsin 25.0 Trempealeau Dam 6 Jan 20, 1952
Wyoming 34.0 Bechler River Ranger Station Jan 28, 1933
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