Denver - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Denver, Colorado. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2017? When was the last time Denver got more than 20 inches snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Denver 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 1921, with just a few years missing data. During this period, the record amount of snow to fall in one day at Denver is 23.6 inches (59.9 centimetres) on December 24, 1982.

Since 1948 the snowfall extremes were measured at Denver's Stapleton neighborhood. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Denver.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Denver
Inches Date Centi­metres
4.9 January 05, 2017 12.4
12.3 March 24, 2016 31.2
6.5 February 01, 2015 16.5
4.0 December 26, 2014 10.2
6.0 April 16, 2013 + 15.2
8.0 February 04, 2012 20.3
6.5 December 22, 2011 16.5
8.0 March 24, 2010 20.3
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Denver each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
2009
3.1 February 05, 2008 7.9
5.6 January 22, 2007 14.2
20.7 December 21, 2006 52.6
8.1 April 11, 2005 20.6
4.5 November 29, 2004 11.4
22.9 March 19, 2003 58.2
4.4 March 01, 2002 11.2
9.5 April 11, 2001 24.1
5.5 November 06, 2000 14.0
7.3 November 22, 1999 18.5
7.9 March 18, 1998 20.1
11.8 October 24, 1997 30.0
6.1 March 24, 1996 15.5
1995
9.0 November 14, 1994 22.9
5.9 November 14, 1993 15.0
13.8 January 07, 1992 35.1
6.0 April 30, 1991 15.2
11.6 March 06, 1990 29.5
8.6 January 28, 1989 21.8
5.4 March 31, 1988 13.7
10.1 January 15, 1987 25.7
10.4 April 03, 1986 26.4
8.3 September 28, 1985 21.1
11.4 April 20, 1984 29.0
18.0 March 05, 1983 45.7
23.6 December 24, 1982 59.9
7.8 March 04, 1981 19.8
6.2 February 07, 1980 15.7
13.5 November 20, 1979 34.3
7.7 May 05, 1978 19.6
7.7 March 10, 1977 19.6
6.3 October 26, 1976 16.0
6.0 March 31, 1975 15.2
8.5 April 13, 1974 21.6
10.3 December 23, 1973 26.2
15.7 April 26, 1972 39.9
12.0 September 17, 1971 30.5
5.0 March 10, 1970 12.7
9.8 October 03, 1969 24.9
7.0 April 03, 1968 17.8
6.2 November 02, 1967 15.7
6.2 October 14, 1966 15.7
6.5 January 31, 1965 16.5
10.0 April 03, 1964 25.4
7.8 March 03, 1963 19.8
12.0 January 08, 1962 30.5
9.7 March 18, 1961 24.6
6.9 April 29, 1960 17.5
12.4 March 25, 1959 31.5
5.4 February 11, 1958 13.7
17.3 April 02, 1957 43.9
10.7 November 19, 1956 27.2
5.9 March 24, 1955 15.0
4.8 December 26, 1954 + 12.2
9.5 February 19, 1953 24.1
9.0 March 20, 1952 22.9
8.3 January 29, 1951 21.1
9.3 May 25, 1950 23.6
7.2 April 09, 1949 18.3
6.6 January 24, 1948 16.8
6.0 December 30, 1947 15.2
14.3 November 02, 1946 36.3
6.3 April 02, 1945 16.0
17.3 March 21, 1944 43.9
6.0 March 01, 1943 15.2
10.2 October 23, 1942 25.9
8.0 December 22, 1941 + 20.3
9.1 March 06, 1940 23.1
1939
6.3 March 30, 1938 16.0
6.6 February 20, 1937 16.8
15.0 September 28, 1936 38.1
12.5 April 25, 1935 31.8
6.8 April 03, 1934 17.3
8.0 April 21, 1933 20.3
7.5 February 03, 1932 19.1
12.0 February 28, 1931 30.5
9.4 November 19, 1930 23.9
9.8 December 01, 1929 24.9
8.5 November 29, 1928 21.6
4.5 March 10, 1927 11.4
6.7 December 23, 1926 17.0
7.0 December 14, 1925 17.8
9.5 April 25, 1924 24.1
8.5 October 24, 1923 21.6
8.5 November 12, 1922 21.6
9.0 April 15, 1921 22.9
Reference

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

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