Birmingham - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Birmingham, Alabama along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than six inches of rain landed on Birmingham in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Birmingham and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and go back to 1930. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 9.75 inches (247.7 millimetres) on September 16, 2004.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Birmingham
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.14 April 14, 2018 79.8
3.64 July 24, 2017 92.5
2.52 July 09, 2016 64.0
4.40 December 25, 2015 111.8
2.47 April 06, 2014 62.7
3.57 June 05, 2013 90.7
4.31 July 31, 2012 109.5
7.11 September 05, 2011 180.6
3.14 March 10, 2010 79.8
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Birmingham each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.01 November 10, 2009 101.9
2.81 August 25, 2008 71.4
1.98 August 25, 2007 + 50.3
3.58 April 20, 2006 90.9
2.48 May 29, 2005 63.0
9.75 September 16, 2004 247.7
5.71 May 07, 2003 145.0
3.20 September 22, 2002 81.3
4.13 April 03, 2001 104.9
4.69 March 10, 2000 119.1
3.51 June 28, 1999 89.2
3.34 January 07, 1998 84.8
2.46 July 22, 1997 62.5
4.71 January 26, 1996 119.6
6.94 October 03, 1995 176.3
2.45 September 22, 1994 62.2
1.88 September 03, 1993 47.8
2.69 August 21, 1992 68.3
2.36 September 24, 1991 59.9
2.80 February 15, 1990 71.1
2.43 July 02, 1989 61.7
2.65 September 16, 1988 67.3
2.67 January 18, 1987 67.8
2.13 November 24, 1986 54.1
5.47 July 27, 1985 138.9
2.36 November 27, 1984 59.9
4.41 November 27, 1983 112.0
3.04 December 01, 1982 77.2
2.50 February 10, 1981 63.5
3.91 March 12, 1980 99.3
4.61 April 12, 1979 117.1
1.86 July 15, 1978 47.2
3.55 October 08, 1977 90.2
2.58 May 14, 1976 65.5
2.72 March 13, 1975 69.1
2.45 April 12, 1974 62.2
2.20 May 27, 1973 55.9
2.74 January 10, 1972 69.6
3.74 February 04, 1971 95.0
6.91 March 19, 1970 175.5
3.41 January 19, 1969 86.6
3.96 July 09, 1968 100.6
4.55 December 14, 1967 115.6
3.81 April 27, 1966 96.8
2.35 February 10, 1965 59.7
3.34 June 06, 1964 84.8
3.44 April 29, 1963 87.4
2.66 September 16, 1962 67.6
5.46 February 21, 1961 138.7
2.64 March 02, 1960 67.1
3.08 October 21, 1959 78.2
2.93 September 21, 1958 74.4
3.85 June 23, 1957 97.8
2.74 April 05, 1956 69.6
1.97 October 07, 1955 50.0
2.78 January 15, 1954 70.6
4.11 January 08, 1953 104.4
2.58 August 07, 1952 65.5
5.89 March 28, 1951 149.6
3.13 July 12, 1950 79.5
3.77 January 05, 1949 95.8
4.15 November 28, 1948 105.4
2.48 August 24, 1947 63.0
3.65 February 09, 1946 92.7
3.33 February 13, 1945 84.6
2.16 March 29, 1944 54.9
2.78 April 18, 1943 70.6
7.70 December 27, 1942 195.6
4.15 August 02, 1941 105.4
3.01 February 05, 1940 76.5
3.33 September 18, 1939 84.6
3.90 April 07, 1938 99.1
3.26 January 02, 1937 82.8
3.84 February 03, 1936 97.5
4.04 November 12, 1935 102.6
4.01 October 05, 1934 101.9
2.89 March 19, 1933 73.4
3.09 December 11, 1932 78.5
1.90 November 30, 1931 48.3
4.02 March 06, 1930 102.1
Reference

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

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