San Jose - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in San Jose 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 San Jose International Airport and go back to 1893. Since then the biggest one-day rainstorm recorded there dropped 4.32 inches (109.7 millimetres) of water on September 12, 1918.

Most rain in one day for recent years in San Jose
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.40 January 08, 2018 35.6
1.87 February 20, 2017 47.5
1.20 March 05, 2016 30.5
1.26 February 06, 2015 32.0
3.23 December 11, 2014 82.0
0.66 September 21, 2013 16.8
1.17 December 23, 2012 29.7
0.97 February 17, 2011 24.6
1.29 January 20, 2010 32.8
Highest daily rainfall recorded at San Jose each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.33 October 13, 2009 59.2
1.71 January 04, 2008 43.4
1.02 October 12, 2007 25.9
1.30 January 02, 2006 33.0
1.26 February 15, 2005 32.0
1.12 December 27, 2004 28.4
0.84 November 08, 2003 21.3
1.24 December 14, 2002 31.5
0.85 November 12, 2001 21.6
1.76 January 24, 2000 44.7
0.76 January 18, 1999 19.3
2.23 February 03, 1998 56.6
1.66 November 26, 1997 42.2
1.58 December 21, 1996 40.1
2.16 January 09, 1995 54.9
0.88 February 07, 1994 22.4
1.29 January 01, 1993 32.8
1992
1.26 March 24, 1991 32.0
1.62 May 27, 1990 41.1
1.08 October 23, 1989 27.4
0.85 January 17, 1988 21.6
0.77 February 12, 1987 19.6
1.73 February 14, 1986 43.9
0.98 November 24, 1985 24.9
1984
1.70 January 27, 1983 43.2
1982
1.59 November 13, 1981 40.4
1.65 February 19, 1980 41.9
1.66 December 24, 1979 42.2
1.43 January 05, 1978 36.3
0.92 March 16, 1977 23.4
0.72 March 02, 1976 18.3
1.22 March 07, 1975 31.0
0.96 January 03, 1974 24.4
1.38 January 16, 1973 35.1
1.23 November 14, 1972 + 31.2
0.69 December 25, 1971 17.5
2.42 November 29, 1970 61.5
1.22 January 25, 1969 31.0
3.60 January 30, 1968 91.4
1.39 January 21, 1967 35.3
0.92 January 30, 1966 23.4
1.00 April 09, 1965 25.4
1964
1963
3.22 October 13, 1962 81.8
1961
0.98 February 01, 1960 24.9
2.00 September 18, 1959 50.8
1.42 February 18, 1958 36.1
1.20 January 12, 1957 30.5
0.88 May 08, 1956 22.4
1.90 December 22, 1955 48.3
1.21 March 16, 1954 30.7
1.18 November 13, 1953 30.0
1.40 March 14, 1952 35.6
0.96 December 28, 1951 24.4
1950
0.99 March 19, 1949 25.1
1.48 December 26, 1948 37.6
0.71 March 03, 1947 18.0
0.80 December 06, 1946 20.3
1.73 February 01, 1945 43.9
1.49 October 31, 1944 37.8
1.65 January 21, 1943 41.9
1.68 January 23, 1942 42.7
1.34 April 04, 1941 34.0
1.37 March 30, 1940 34.8
1.16 March 08, 1939 29.5
1.58 January 31, 1938 40.1
2.79 March 21, 1937 70.9
1.52 February 01, 1936 38.6
1.29 April 03, 1935 32.8
1934
0.89 January 27, 1933 22.6
1.39 February 08, 1932 35.3
1.16 January 01, 1931 29.5
0.99 March 04, 1930 25.1
0.76 June 08, 1929 19.3
1.13 February 03, 1928 28.7
1.17 February 03, 1927 29.7
1.36 January 31, 1926 34.5
0.63 January 25, 1925 16.0
0.89 November 09, 1924 22.6
0.81 January 23, 1923 20.6
1.47 November 08, 1922 37.3
1.45 December 21, 1921 36.8
1.00 March 21, 1920 25.4
1.86 February 10, 1919 47.2
4.32 September 12, 1918 109.7
2.58 February 24, 1917 65.5
2.31 January 03, 1916 58.7
2.73 December 03, 1915 69.3
1.78 February 20, 1914 45.2
1.58 November 18, 1913 40.1
0.99 March 12, 1912 25.1
2.66 January 14, 1911 67.6
1910
2.39 December 31, 1909 60.7
0.78 January 13, 1908 19.8
1.63 March 23, 1907 41.4
2.00 December 11, 1906 50.8
1905
1.68 December 30, 1904 42.7
1.39 March 31, 1903 35.3
1.02 November 10, 1902 25.9
1.46 February 04, 1901 37.1
1900
1.95 March 16, 1899 49.5
1898
1897
1896
1895
1894
1.22 January 26, 1893 31.0
Reference

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

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