Tucson - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Tucson, Arizona. The information easily answers questions such as: When was the last time Tucson got more than four inches of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Tucson 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 records go back to 1895, with a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Tucson is 6.8 inches (17.3 centimetres) on December 8, 1971.

Since 1949 the snowfall extremes were measured at Tucson International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Tucson.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Tucson
Inches Date Centi­metres
trace September 02, 2018 trace
0.0 December 31, 2017 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 2016 + 0.0
trace January 01, 2015 trace
trace December 31, 2014 trace
2.0 February 20, 2013 5.1
0.0 December 31, 2012 + 0.0
trace February 27, 2011 trace
0.0 December 31, 2010 + 0.0
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Tucson each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
trace February 10, 2009 trace
0.0 December 31, 2008 + 0.0
trace January 21, 2007 trace
trace August 08, 2006 trace
0.0 December 31, 2005 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 2004 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 2003 + 0.0
2002
trace December 16, 2001 + trace
0.0 December 31, 2000 + 0.0
trace April 04, 1999 trace
trace December 10, 1998 + trace
trace October 22, 1997 + trace
trace September 03, 1996 + trace
trace August 11, 1995 + trace
trace November 19, 1994 + trace
trace August 09, 1993 trace
trace August 06, 1992 + trace
0.3 March 16, 1991 0.8
1.5 January 19, 1990 3.8
trace February 05, 1989 trace
trace December 26, 1988 trace
4.3 January 16, 1987 10.9
trace February 09, 1986 + trace
1.1 February 04, 1985 + 2.8
trace December 13, 1984 trace
0.0 December 31, 1983 + 0.0
trace December 31, 1982 + trace
trace March 03, 1981 trace
trace March 19, 1980 trace
1.2 January 29, 1979 3.0
trace December 07, 1978 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1977 + 0.0
3.8 March 03, 1976 9.7
0.5 March 11, 1975 1.3
0.4 January 02, 1974 1.0
trace January 22, 1973 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1972 + 0.0
6.8 December 08, 1971 17.3
trace April 17, 1970 + trace
trace December 27, 1969 + trace
0.2 December 21, 1968 + 0.5
1.6 December 17, 1967 4.1
1.2 February 08, 1966 3.0
2.2 February 10, 1965 5.6
4.0 March 02, 1964 10.2
0.0 December 31, 1963 + 0.0
trace February 27, 1962 trace
0.0 December 31, 1961 + 0.0
1.2 January 01, 1960 3.0
trace December 31, 1959 + trace
6.4 November 16, 1958 16.3
0.0 December 31, 1957 + 0.0
1.0 April 02, 1956 + 2.5
trace August 30, 1955 + trace
trace March 24, 1954 trace
0.5 February 24, 1953 1.3
3.4 March 09, 1952 8.6
1.8 January 01, 1951 4.6
trace December 31, 1950 + trace
3.5 January 25, 1949 8.9
trace February 26, 1948 + trace
1947
2.0 January 09, 1946 5.1
1945
trace October 29, 1944 + trace
1943
trace February 28, 1942 trace
2.0 December 24, 1941 5.1
1940
trace February 09, 1939 trace
trace December 21, 1938 trace
4.0 January 07, 1937 10.2
0.0 December 31, 1936 + 0.0
trace August 01, 1935 + trace
trace November 19, 1934 + trace
1.0 February 07, 1933 2.5
1.5 December 22, 1932 3.8
0.0 December 31, 1931 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1930 + 0.0
1.0 February 26, 1929 2.5
2.0 February 16, 1928 5.1
trace April 13, 1927 + trace
trace December 26, 1926 + trace
trace January 15, 1925 trace
trace April 02, 1924 + trace
trace December 11, 1923 trace
6.0 March 12, 1922 15.2
0.0 December 31, 1921 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1920 + 0.0
trace November 28, 1919 + trace
trace December 31, 1918 trace
trace August 02, 1917 trace
4.0 December 25, 1916 10.2
2.0 December 31, 1915 5.1
0.0 December 31, 1914 + 0.0
2.0 January 11, 1913 5.1
0.0 December 31, 1912 + 0.0
1.0 December 18, 1911 2.5
0.0 December 31, 1910 + 0.0
trace December 18, 1909 + trace
4.0 February 13, 1908 10.2
0.8 January 01, 1907 2.0
2.0 January 01, 1906 5.1
trace February 13, 1905 trace
0.0 December 31, 1904 + 0.0
3.1 February 15, 1903 7.9
1.5 March 24, 1902 3.8
trace March 31, 1901 trace
trace April 04, 1900 trace
1.3 February 06, 1899 3.3
3.3 January 24, 1898 8.4
trace February 21, 1897 trace
trace October 12, 1896 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1895 + 0.0
Reference

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

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