Anchorage - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Anchorage, Alaska. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2018? When was the last time Anchorage got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Anchorage and the date it occurred. If a date has a plus sign beside it that means the same amount of snow also fell on at least one other day earlier in the year.

These snowfall extremes were measured at the Ted Stevens International Airport near downtown Anchorage and go back to 1954. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Anchorage is 22.0 inches (55.9 centimetres) on March 17, 2002 .

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Anchorage
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.8 December 14, 2018 19.8
10.3 January 21, 2017 26.2
7.7 December 01, 2016 19.6
4.8 November 20, 2015 12.2
5.7 March 14, 2014 14.5
8.5 December 14, 2013 21.6
9.1 February 03, 2012 23.1
6.8 December 12, 2011 17.3
9.0 April 14, 2010 22.9
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Anchorage each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.6 February 28, 2009 19.3
15.5 April 25, 2008 39.4
11.2 January 03, 2007 28.4
10.0 December 23, 2006 25.4
7.2 February 10, 2005 18.3
8.6 November 03, 2004 21.8
7.3 December 19, 2003 18.5
22.0 March 17, 2002 55.9
8.5 October 17, 2001 21.6
6.2 January 31, 2000 15.7
12.2 December 20, 1999 31.0
15.1 December 04, 1998 38.4
4.6 December 28, 1997 11.7
13.0 February 11, 1996 33.0
12.0 March 16, 1995 30.5
8.9 November 20, 1994 22.6
7.4 February 06, 1993 18.8
8.3 February 27, 1992 21.1
8.2 October 13, 1991 20.8
5.8 November 17, 1990 14.7
6.0 December 22, 1989 15.2
4.7 November 21, 1988 11.9
7.8 January 05, 1987 19.8
11.6 March 25, 1986 29.5
5.6 April 08, 1985 14.2
10.2 December 29, 1984 25.9
6.3 December 13, 1983 16.0
8.4 October 07, 1982 21.3
7.1 November 22, 1981 18.0
11.8 February 01, 1980 30.0
10.1 March 17, 1979 25.7
8.4 December 02, 1978 21.3
8.0 April 01, 1977 20.3
14.3 March 18, 1976 36.3
5.5 April 26, 1975 14.0
6.0 December 01, 1974 15.2
6.4 November 22, 1973 16.3
7.5 February 01, 1972 19.1
7.7 February 28, 1971 19.6
7.5 January 28, 1970 19.1
3.7 December 14, 1969 9.4
6.9 February 19, 1968 17.5
7.7 December 14, 1967 19.6
4.6 December 15, 1966 + 11.7
9.0 December 20, 1965 22.9
10.9 November 19, 1964 27.7
8.6 February 07, 1963 21.8
6.4 March 18, 1962 16.3
7.3 November 12, 1961 18.5
5.4 November 28, 1960 13.7
13.0 March 02, 1959 33.0
8.3 November 16, 1958 21.1
2.7 November 14, 1957 6.9
12.4 February 08, 1956 31.5
15.6 December 29, 1955 39.6
9.0 December 20, 1954 22.9
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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