Cedar Rapids - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Cedar Rapids 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 records were observed in Marion, a city next to Cedar Rapids and go back to 1892. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 7.78 inches (197.6 millimetres) on September 15, 1914.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Cedar Rapids
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.19 May 14, 2018 55.6
2.72 April 16, 2017 69.1
4.21 August 12, 2016 106.9
3.43 June 12, 2015 87.1
3.21 June 30, 2014 81.5
2.48 April 18, 2013 63.0
1.51 November 11, 2012 38.4
2.05 August 23, 2011 52.1
1.87 September 01, 2010 47.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Cedar Rapids each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.48 August 27, 2009 113.8
3.35 June 12, 2008 85.1
2.65 July 17, 2007 67.3
2.26 June 06, 2006 57.4
2.09 May 11, 2005 53.1
2.18 May 21, 2004 55.4
2.75 September 13, 2003 69.9
4.76 June 04, 2002 120.9
2.05 October 22, 2001 52.1
1.65 May 31, 2000 41.9
2.84 July 03, 1999 72.1
2.61 March 31, 1998 66.3
2.95 September 02, 1997 74.9
2.21 May 10, 1996 56.1
2.38 May 23, 1995 60.5
1.98 June 23, 1994 50.3
6.63 July 05, 1993 168.4
2.23 July 07, 1992 56.6
3.77 August 07, 1991 95.8
4.52 June 16, 1990 114.8
2.48 July 18, 1989 63.0
2.37 September 19, 1988 60.2
4.21 August 26, 1987 106.9
3.40 May 26, 1986 86.4
1.60 September 23, 1985 40.6
1.97 October 18, 1984 50.0
1.69 June 28, 1983 42.9
3.88 July 18, 1982 98.6
2.20 July 25, 1981 55.9
2.24 September 04, 1980 56.9
3.23 July 14, 1979 82.0
2.76 September 13, 1978 70.1
5.06 September 18, 1977 128.5
1.62 May 29, 1976 41.1
3.59 June 24, 1975 91.2
2.49 April 29, 1974 63.2
2.14 September 02, 1973 54.4
2.79 April 16, 1972 70.9
5.93 July 10, 1971 150.6
2.26 July 29, 1970 57.4
3.23 July 18, 1969 82.0
4.71 August 05, 1968 119.6
4.75 September 14, 1967 120.7
2.08 June 28, 1966 + 52.8
3.34 June 22, 1965 84.8
1.14 June 12, 1964 29.0
2.26 July 13, 1963 57.4
3.40 May 29, 1962 86.4
5.01 September 13, 1961 127.3
4.05 July 09, 1960 102.9
4.19 June 30, 1959 106.4
1.91 June 13, 1958 48.5
1957
1956
2.93 July 09, 1955 74.4
2.53 May 28, 1954 64.3
1.53 July 06, 1953 38.9
2.77 June 09, 1952 70.4
2.02 May 26, 1951 51.3
2.71 July 31, 1950 68.8
1.86 June 24, 1949 47.2
1948
1947
1946
2.15 March 25, 1945 54.6
2.26 August 17, 1944 57.4
2.60 August 13, 1943 66.0
2.30 July 14, 1942 58.4
5.05 September 08, 1941 128.3
2.12 September 09, 1940 53.8
6.31 July 17, 1939 160.3
2.00 June 11, 1938 50.8
1.45 January 08, 1937 36.8
2.30 June 10, 1936 58.4
2.43 November 03, 1935 61.7
4.25 July 05, 1934 108.0
3.30 July 09, 1933 83.8
2.50 June 18, 1932 63.5
3.40 September 19, 1931 86.4
3.80 September 26, 1930 96.5
3.75 August 02, 1929 95.3
1.80 July 19, 1928 45.7
1.85 June 21, 1927 47.0
2.11 September 19, 1926 53.6
2.28 August 12, 1925 57.9
1924
1923
2.54 May 25, 1922 64.5
2.73 September 16, 1921 69.3
1.92 June 29, 1920 48.8
2.98 August 05, 1919 75.7
2.08 June 04, 1918 52.8
1.93 September 07, 1917 49.0
4.46 July 20, 1916 113.3
2.74 September 26, 1915 69.6
7.78 September 15, 1914 197.6
1.84 August 10, 1913 46.7
1.80 April 14, 1912 45.7
2.26 October 01, 1911 57.4
2.36 August 21, 1910 59.9
2.56 September 13, 1909 65.0
1.83 August 14, 1908 46.5
2.01 September 28, 1907 51.1
2.87 June 20, 1906 72.9
2.80 May 12, 1905 71.1
2.75 July 27, 1904 69.9
1.76 August 02, 1903 44.7
2.85 August 12, 1902 72.4
1.43 December 12, 1901 36.3
2.80 June 09, 1900 71.1
2.47 May 27, 1899 62.7
2.50 February 09, 1898 63.5
2.08 August 03, 1897 52.8
3.30 April 08, 1896 83.8
1.49 September 15, 1895 37.8
2.06 March 05, 1894 52.3
2.25 September 30, 1893 57.2
3.85 June 02, 1892 97.8
Reference

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

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