Sacramento - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Sacramento, California. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Sacramento got more than three inches of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2019?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Sacramento 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 the California State University campus in Sacramento and go back to 1878. Since then the biggest one-day rainstorm recorded there dropped 5.44 inches (138.2 millimetres) of water on October 24, 2021.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Sacramento
Inches Date Milli­metres
5.44 October 24, 2021 138.2
1.21 April 05, 2020   30.7
2.52 February 26, 2019 64.0
2.38 January 08, 2018 60.5
2.16 January 10, 2017 54.9
2.28 December 15, 2016 57.9
1.07 February 08, 2015 + 27.2
2.10 December 11, 2014 53.3
0.68 March 31, 2013 17.3
1.79 November 30, 2012 45.5
1.15 March 13, 2011 29.2
1.21 October 24, 2010 30.7
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Sacramento each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.04 October 13, 2009 77.2
2.23 January 04, 2008 56.6
1.44 February 10, 2007 36.6
0.98 April 04, 2006 + 24.9
2.34 December 31, 2005 59.4
1.93 September 19, 2004 49.0
1.18 December 29, 2003 30.0
1.40 November 07, 2002 35.6
1.51 January 08, 2001 38.4
3.11 January 24, 2000 79.0
1.21 February 07, 1999 30.7
1.62 February 03, 1998 41.1
2.13 January 22, 1997 54.1
1.83 February 04, 1996 46.5
2.83 January 09, 1995 71.9
1.70 December 03, 1994 43.2
2.53 January 13, 1993 64.3
1.34 February 14, 1992 34.0
1.54 February 02, 1991 39.1
2.53 January 12, 1990 64.3
1.75 September 16, 1989 44.5
1.02 January 16, 1988 25.9
1.79 March 05, 1987 45.5
3.21 February 17, 1986 81.5
2.27 November 24, 1985 57.7
1.19 November 27, 1984 30.2
2.21 December 24, 1983 56.1
3.10 January 04, 1982 78.7
2.25 November 13, 1981 57.2
1.29 February 19, 1980 32.8
1.68 January 14, 1979 42.7
1.68 January 05, 1978 42.7
1.58 November 21, 1977 40.1
0.61 February 29, 1976 15.5
1.22 February 12, 1975 31.0
0.96 December 27, 1974 24.4
2.11 February 27, 1973 53.6
1.07 November 10, 1972 27.2
0.96 March 12, 1971 24.4
2.20 November 28, 1970 55.9
1.46 January 19, 1969 37.1
0.98 January 30, 1968 24.9
2.87 January 21, 1967 72.9
1.40 November 06, 1966 35.6
1.22 January 05, 1965 31.0
2.10 January 20, 1964 53.3
1.70 January 30, 1963 43.2
3.63 October 13, 1962 92.2
1.06 November 29, 1961 26.9
0.93 November 25, 1960 23.6
1.46 September 18, 1959 37.1
2.23 April 02, 1958 56.6
1.18 December 15, 1957 30.0
1.38 January 14, 1956 35.1
2.41 December 19, 1955 61.2
1.87 December 09, 1954 47.5
1.54 April 27, 1953 39.1
1.80 March 06, 1952 45.7
1.63 December 01, 1951 41.4
1.74 November 18, 1950 44.2
1.11 January 19, 1949 28.2
1.67 May 30, 1948 42.4
1.33 February 12, 1947 33.8
1.13 November 19, 1946 28.7
2.74 February 01, 1945 69.6
2.40 February 02, 1944 61.0
3.14 January 21, 1943 79.8
1.76 January 24, 1942 44.7
1.86 April 04, 1941 47.2
1940
1.37 March 08, 1939 34.8
1.42 January 31, 1938 36.1
2.52 March 21, 1937 64.0
2.34 February 11, 1936 59.4
3.35 April 07, 1935 85.1
1.65 December 13, 1934 41.9
1.47 December 29, 1933 37.3
0.88 December 19, 1932 22.4
1.96 December 27, 1931 49.8
1.11 March 05, 1930 28.2
1.56 December 15, 1929 39.6
1.33 November 13, 1928 33.8
1927
1.61 February 13, 1926 40.9
1.01 December 01, 1925 25.7
1924
0.86 January 22, 1923 21.8
1.23 November 06, 1922 31.2
1.90 January 17, 1921 48.3
0.89 March 21, 1920 22.6
1.96 February 10, 1919 49.8
1918
1917
2.60 January 03, 1916 66.0
1.73 December 13, 1915 43.9
1.21 February 20, 1914 30.7
1.61 November 18, 1913 40.9
0.89 September 06, 1912 22.6
1.84 January 13, 1911 46.7
1.26 March 21, 1910 32.0
2.16 February 11, 1909 54.9
1.15 January 13, 1908 29.2
1.74 March 18, 1907 44.2
2.27 March 30, 1906 57.7
1.31 May 07, 1905 33.3
2.48 February 12, 1904 63.0
1.38 January 27, 1903 35.1
1.30 December 25, 1902 33.0
1.80 February 05, 1901 45.7
2.32 November 21, 1900 58.9
2.20 March 15, 1899 55.9
1.10 February 24, 1898 27.9
1.36 January 29, 1897 34.5
1.90 April 24, 1896 48.3
2.62 January 04, 1895 66.5
2.25 January 15, 1894 57.2
1.18 March 11, 1893 30.0
1.86 December 24, 1892 47.2
1.86 February 15, 1891 47.2
3.34 December 31, 1890 84.8
2.38 March 13, 1889 60.5
1.95 November 16, 1888 49.5
1.73 February 05, 1887 + 43.9
2.50 January 23, 1886 63.5
3.02 November 17, 1885 76.7
2.62 March 09, 1884 66.5
1.90 January 01, 1883 48.3
1.82 October 02, 1882 46.2
2.66 January 29, 1881 67.6
5.28 April 20, 1880 134.1
1.97 March 05, 1879 50.0
1.63 January 15, 1878 41.4
Reference

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

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