Atlanta - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Atlanta, Georgia. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2018? When was the last time Atlanta got more than half a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Atlanta 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 extremes were measured at Atlanta's Hartsfield—Jackson International Airport and go back to 1930, with a few years missing data. During then, the record amount of snow to fall in one day at Atlanta is 8.3 inches (21.1 centimetres) on January 23, 1940.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Atlanta
Inches Date Centi­metres
2.3 January 17, 2018 5.8
1.5 December 09, 2017 3.8
0.2 January 22, 2016 0.5
trace March 06, 2015 + trace
2.6 January 28, 2014 6.6
0.4 November 27, 2013 1.0
trace December 29, 2012 + trace
3.7 January 09, 2011 9.4
3.6 February 12, 2010 9.1
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Atlanta each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
1.0 January 19, 2008 2.5
0.1 February 01, 2007 0.3
trace February 19, 2006 + trace
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
0.3 February 06, 1995 0.8
trace January 15, 1994 + trace
4.2 March 13, 1993 10.7
5.0 January 18, 1992 12.7
2.1 January 24, 1991 5.3
trace April 10, 1990 trace
1.1 December 09, 1989 2.8
4.2 January 07, 1988 10.7
3.6 January 22, 1987 9.1
0.4 January 27, 1986 1.0
0.8 February 11, 1985 2.0
1.0 February 05, 1984 2.5
7.9 March 24, 1983 20.1
4.0 January 12, 1982 10.2
trace December 21, 1981 + trace
2.7 March 02, 1980 6.9
4.0 February 18, 1979 10.2
0.3 February 21, 1978 0.8
1.0 January 31, 1977 2.5
trace March 14, 1976 + trace
0.6 November 23, 1975 1.5
trace December 17, 1974 + trace
1.0 January 07, 1973 2.5
trace March 25, 1972 + trace
1.0 December 03, 1971 + 2.5
0.3 January 23, 1970 0.8
0.8 February 16, 1969 2.0
2.3 February 29, 1968 5.8
2.0 February 09, 1967 5.1
0.3 January 25, 1966 0.8
2.4 January 16, 1965 6.1
0.8 January 13, 1964 2.0
2.2 December 31, 1963 5.6
3.5 January 09, 1962 8.9
1.0 December 31, 1961 2.5
4.0 March 11, 1960 10.2
trace December 07, 1959 + trace
2.7 February 15, 1958 6.9
trace December 11, 1957 + trace
trace December 29, 1956 + trace
trace June 07, 1955 + trace
0.1 December 19, 1954 0.3
1.3 January 10, 1953 3.3
3.9 February 26, 1952 9.9
trace December 20, 1951 + trace
trace December 14, 1950 + trace
trace May 24, 1949 + trace
0.9 January 17, 1948 2.3
trace March 03, 1947 + trace
0.1 January 16, 1946 0.3
0.5 December 18, 1945 1.3
trace December 14, 1944 + trace
0.4 March 05, 1943 1.0
3.7 March 02, 1942 9.4
trace November 08, 1941 + trace
8.3 January 23, 1940 21.1
trace December 29, 1939 trace
0.2 January 14, 1938 0.5
0.7 December 08, 1937 1.8
6.0 January 30, 1936 15.2
0.4 January 23, 1935 1.0
4.0 February 10, 1934 10.2
trace March 21, 1933 + trace
0.3 March 09, 1932 0.8
0.1 January 14, 1931 0.3
2.0 January 29, 1930 5.1
Reference

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

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