Death Valley - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Death Valley, California. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Death Valley got more than an inch of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2018?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Death Valley and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These precipitation extremes were measured at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park and go back to 1912. Since then the biggest one-day rainstorm recorded there dropped 1.47 inches (37.3 millimetres) of water on April 15, 1988.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Death Valley
Inches Date Milli­metres
0.40 January 09, 2018 10.2
0.65 February 18, 2017 16.5
0.46 April 27, 2016 11.7
0.55 October 05, 2015 14.0
0.57 September 08, 2014 14.5
0.57 March 09, 2013 14.5
0.49 October 12, 2012 12.4
0.29 August 01, 2011 7.4
0.98 January 22, 2010 24.9
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Death Valley each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
0.96 February 08, 2009 24.4
0.44 November 26, 2008 11.2
0.63 September 22, 2007 16.0
0.52 September 08, 2006 13.2
0.99 January 04, 2005 25.1
1.25 December 29, 2004 31.8
0.92 February 13, 2003 23.4
0.20 March 18, 2002 5.1
0.58 February 26, 2001 14.7
0.29 March 06, 2000 7.4
0.21 July 15, 1999 5.3
0.99 February 24, 1998 25.1
1.11 September 26, 1997 28.2
0.40 October 31, 1996 10.2
0.62 January 05, 1995 15.7
1994
0.55 February 27, 1993 14.0
0.53 December 08, 1992 13.5
0.52 March 27, 1991 13.2
0.37 January 18, 1990 9.4
1989
1.47 April 15, 1988 37.3
1987
0.21 November 18, 1986 5.3
0.24 May 10, 1985 6.1
0.96 March 03, 1983 24.4
0.64 March 18, 1982 16.3
0.80 November 29, 1981 20.3
0.54 March 03, 1980 13.7
0.35 January 17, 1979 8.9
1.00 March 01, 1978 25.4
0.95 August 17, 1977 24.1
0.82 February 09, 1976 20.8
0.32 July 28, 1975 8.1
0.60 July 23, 1974 15.2
0.74 February 11, 1973 18.8
0.55 October 04, 1972 14.0
0.27 December 27, 1971 6.9
0.70 November 29, 1970 17.8
0.62 February 19, 1969 15.7
0.84 February 10, 1968 21.3
0.33 September 04, 1967 8.4
0.38 July 30, 1966 9.7
0.46 April 04, 1965 11.7
0.38 July 26, 1964 9.7
0.58 February 10, 1963 14.7
0.27 February 19, 1962 6.9
1961
0.65 January 15, 1960 16.5
0.47 September 13, 1959 11.9
0.41 July 24, 1956 10.4
0.15 January 18, 1955 3.8
0.90 January 20, 1954 22.9
1953
0.55 January 18, 1952 14.0
0.13 December 12, 1951 3.3
0.70 July 26, 1950 17.8
0.38 December 05, 1947 9.7
0.90 November 13, 1946 22.9
1945
0.97 February 22, 1944 24.6
0.51 December 21, 1943 13.0
0.40 August 11, 1942 10.2
1941
0.62 February 01, 1940 15.7
1939
0.72 December 19, 1938 18.3
0.23 April 02, 1937 5.8
1.10 August 05, 1936 27.9
1935
0.64 July 28, 1934 16.3
0.06 November 29, 1933 1.5
0.05 September 30, 1932 1.3
0.45 February 04, 1931 11.4
0.40 May 01, 1930 + 10.2
0.00 December 31, 1929 + 0.0
0.37 February 04, 1928 9.4
1.00 February 14, 1927 25.4
0.35 October 20, 1926 8.9
1925
1924
1923
1922
0.20 January 21, 1921 5.1
1920
1919
1918
1917
0.80 January 17, 1916 20.3
0.60 January 29, 1915 15.2
0.35 January 27, 1914 8.9
1913
0.70 March 09, 1912 17.8
Reference

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

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