Birmingham - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Birmingham, Alabama. 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 Birmingham got more than three inches of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Birmingham 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 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The records go back to 1930 with just a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Birmingham is 10.3 inches (26.2 centimetres) on March 13, 1993.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Birmingham
Inches Date Centi­metres
trace November 15, 2018 + trace
4.0 December 08, 2017 10.2
trace March 03, 2016 + trace
0.7 February 25, 2015 1.8
3.0 February 12, 2014 7.6
2.1 January 17, 2013 5.3
trace December 26, 2012 + trace
1.0 February 09, 2011 + 2.5
1.7 February 12, 2010 4.3
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Birmingham each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
2.0 March 01, 2009 5.1
0.1 March 08, 2008 0.3
trace February 17, 2007 + trace
trace June 23, 2006 + trace
trace April 22, 2005 trace
trace October 14, 2004 + trace
trace July 21, 2003 + trace
trace February 27, 2002 + trace
2001
3.0 January 28, 2000 7.6
trace June 02, 1999 + trace
1998
1.6 December 29, 1997 4.1
0.9 February 02, 1996 2.3
0.8 February 06, 1995 2.0
trace July 27, 1994 + trace
10.3 March 13, 1993 26.2
4.4 January 18, 1992 11.2
trace November 08, 1991 + trace
trace December 24, 1990 + trace
0.4 December 09, 1989 1.0
1.0 January 07, 1988 2.5
5.0 April 03, 1987 12.7
trace December 12, 1986 + trace
0.3 February 12, 1985 0.8
2.0 March 10, 1984 5.1
1.5 March 24, 1983 3.8
5.0 January 13, 1982 12.7
trace December 21, 1981 + trace
0.3 March 02, 1980 0.8
trace February 25, 1979 + trace
1.0 January 26, 1978 2.5
1.0 January 18, 1977 2.5
trace December 31, 1976 + trace
trace December 18, 1975 + trace
0.4 December 01, 1974 1.0
trace December 20, 1973 + trace
trace March 03, 1972 + trace
0.5 February 13, 1971 1.3
1.1 January 19, 1970 2.8
trace December 22, 1969 + trace
1.0 January 14, 1968 2.5
0.8 February 09, 1967 2.0
1.2 January 29, 1966 3.0
trace March 20, 1965 + trace
0.4 January 01, 1964 1.0
8.0 December 31, 1963 20.3
3.5 January 09, 1962 8.9
trace December 27, 1961 + trace
2.3 February 13, 1960 5.8
trace December 07, 1959 + trace
3.3 December 13, 1958 8.4
0.7 March 08, 1957 1.8
trace December 29, 1956 + trace
trace December 09, 1955 + trace
trace December 19, 1954 + trace
trace December 14, 1953 + trace
trace July 07, 1952 + trace
0.2 February 01, 1951 0.5
1.0 November 24, 1950 2.5
1.0 January 30, 1949 2.5
3.8 January 23, 1948 9.7
trace December 12, 1947 + trace
trace December 19, 1946 + trace
1.5 December 18, 1945 3.8
2.0 December 11, 1944 5.1
trace December 14, 1943 + trace
2.5 March 02, 1942 6.4
2.0 February 28, 1941 5.1
9.5 January 23, 1940 24.1
trace December 29, 1939 trace
0.5 November 24, 1938 1.3
0.8 December 08, 1937 2.0
8.0 January 30, 1936 20.3
1.0 December 22, 1935 2.5
1.0 March 19, 1934 2.5
0.0 March 07, 1933 + 0.0
0.3 December 16, 1932 + 0.8
0.1 March 03, 1931 0.3
5.5 January 29, 1930 14.0
Reference

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

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