Atlanta - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Atlanta, Georgia along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on Atlanta in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

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

These precipitation extremes were measured at Atlanta's Hartsfield—Jackson International Airport and go back to 1930. During that time, the heaviest downpour recorded for a single day there was 6.68 inches (169.7 millimetres) on October 4, 1995.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Atlanta
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.16 April 23, 2018 105.7
4.27 April 05, 2017 108.5
2.32 November 29, 2016 58.9
3.93 December 24, 2015 99.8
2.54 October 14, 2014 64.5
4.14 June 05, 2013 105.2
1.97 January 21, 2012 50.0
1.95 March 27, 2011 49.5
2.81 May 03, 2010 71.4
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Atlanta each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.10 July 13, 2008 53.3
1.64 September 13, 2007 41.7
3.72 August 31, 2006 94.5
5.14 July 06, 2005 130.6
4.93 September 16, 2004 125.2
2.96 July 01, 2003 75.2
2.21 October 28, 2002 56.1
2.86 June 01, 2001 72.6
1.58 September 01, 2000 40.1
1.86 September 20, 1999 47.2
3.72 March 08, 1998 94.5
3.04 September 25, 1997 77.2
2.70 February 02, 1996 68.6
6.68 October 04, 1995 169.7
3.70 July 04, 1994 94.0
1.95 October 29, 1993 49.5
3.67 September 04, 1992 93.2
3.78 June 18, 1991 96.0
4.32 March 16, 1990 109.7
4.90 September 25, 1989 124.5
2.65 July 29, 1988 67.3
2.67 July 06, 1987 67.8
2.17 October 13, 1986 55.1
3.92 October 01, 1985 99.6
2.99 August 25, 1984 75.9
3.10 December 03, 1983 78.7
2.66 October 13, 1982 67.6
3.65 February 10, 1981 92.7
3.03 May 23, 1980 77.0
4.44 April 13, 1979 112.8
2.23 August 09, 1978 56.6
2.66 October 25, 1977 67.6
3.43 January 26, 1976 87.1
2.25 April 02, 1975 57.2
1.62 April 04, 1974 41.1
3.48 January 07, 1973 88.4
2.11 December 14, 1972 53.6
2.74 September 17, 1971 69.6
4.64 March 19, 1970 117.9
4.34 May 08, 1969 110.2
2.18 March 12, 1968 55.4
2.81 August 23, 1967 71.4
2.57 November 10, 1966 65.3
2.57 January 23, 1965 65.3
3.26 April 06, 1964 82.8
3.05 September 28, 1963 77.5
3.14 November 21, 1962 79.8
3.73 February 24, 1961 94.7
2.41 August 09, 1960 61.2
2.03 May 30, 1959 51.6
2.68 February 06, 1958 68.1
2.75 April 04, 1957 69.9
5.30 September 25, 1956 134.6
2.34 February 06, 1955 59.4
2.77 July 14, 1954 70.4
3.19 April 30, 1953 81.0
2.64 August 29, 1952 67.1
2.83 December 20, 1951 71.9
2.72 September 07, 1950 69.1
2.28 April 29, 1949 57.9
5.35 July 10, 1948 135.9
2.49 November 11, 1947 63.2
3.23 June 16, 1946 82.0
3.34 July 25, 1945 84.8
2.55 April 26, 1944 64.8
2.68 January 18, 1943 68.1
3.14 March 21, 1942 79.8
2.80 December 23, 1941 71.1
4.94 August 12, 1940 125.5
2.49 August 17, 1939 63.2
2.64 September 27, 1938 67.1
3.71 April 29, 1937 94.2
4.54 September 29, 1936 115.3
3.98 November 12, 1935 101.1
2.15 October 05, 1934 54.6
2.52 June 10, 1933 64.0
3.13 October 16, 1932 79.5
1.94 December 17, 1931 49.3
2.00 May 17, 1930 50.8
Reference

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

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