Rockford - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Rockford, Illinois. 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 Rockford got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Rockford 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 1906, with a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Rockford is 13.5 inches (34.3 centimetres) on March 31, 1926.

Since 1951 the snowfall extremes were measured at Rockford International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Rockford.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Rockford
Inches Date Centi­metres
11.7 November 25, 2018 29.7
3.6 March 13, 2017 9.1
5.3 December 04, 2016 13.5
10.5 February 01, 2015 26.7
4.6 March 01, 2014 11.7
9.6 March 05, 2013 24.4
5.1 January 20, 2012 13.0
10.9 February 01, 2011 27.7
5.7 December 04, 2010 14.5
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Rockford each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.6 December 08, 2009 16.8
9.7 February 06, 2008 24.6
5.2 December 28, 2007 13.2
5.0 January 20, 2006 12.7
6.4 January 21, 2005 16.3
5.2 November 30, 2004 13.2
5.2 March 04, 2003 13.2
8.1 March 02, 2002 20.6
2.5 March 16, 2001 6.4
9.6 February 18, 2000 24.4
6.0 January 03, 1999 15.2
1998
1997
1996
8.3 January 19, 1995 21.1
7.6 February 25, 1994 19.3
3.4 March 22, 1993 8.6
8.0 March 21, 1992 20.3
7.0 December 02, 1991 17.8
8.2 January 25, 1990 20.8
4.4 February 13, 1989 11.2
9.5 December 26, 1988 24.1
10.6 December 15, 1987 26.9
5.7 January 02, 1986 14.5
3.9 January 01, 1985 9.9
5.9 December 31, 1984 15.0
4.6 December 21, 1983 11.7
6.3 April 05, 1982 16.0
6.3 February 10, 1981 16.0
4.8 February 05, 1980 12.2
9.5 January 13, 1979 24.1
8.5 December 31, 1978 21.6
6.0 December 08, 1977 15.2
2.4 November 26, 1976 6.1
6.8 February 15, 1975 17.3
7.0 February 22, 1974 17.8
6.6 December 13, 1973 16.8
10.4 March 29, 1972 26.4
6.9 January 03, 1971 17.5
3.9 April 01, 1970 9.9
4.6 December 07, 1969 11.7
4.5 November 28, 1968 11.4
4.2 February 01, 1967 10.7
8.8 January 12, 1966 22.4
5.0 March 04, 1965 12.7
4.8 March 29, 1964 12.2
4.5 December 11, 1963 11.4
7.4 January 06, 1962 18.8
7.6 March 08, 1961 19.3
6.4 February 09, 1960 16.3
5.3 March 05, 1959 13.5
5.0 January 21, 1958 12.7
7.7 January 09, 1957 19.6
2.5 December 12, 1956 6.4
2.8 December 26, 1955 7.1
8.0 December 29, 1954 20.3
4.7 January 17, 1953 11.9
3.5 January 04, 1952 8.9
6.4 November 06, 1951 16.3
6.0 February 13, 1950 15.2
4.0 January 18, 1949 10.2
13.0 March 02, 1948 33.0
1947
1946
6.5 December 13, 1945 16.5
7.0 December 10, 1944 17.8
7.0 March 10, 1943 + 17.8
9.0 January 01, 1942 22.9
7.5 January 26, 1941 19.1
7.0 January 14, 1940 17.8
3.0 March 30, 1939 + 7.6
6.0 April 06, 1938 15.2
2.0 December 13, 1937 5.1
7.0 January 02, 1936 17.8
6.5 March 07, 1935 16.5
4.0 December 19, 1934 10.2
6.0 March 25, 1933 15.2
11.0 March 21, 1932 27.9
5.0 December 09, 1931 12.7
10.0 January 09, 1930 25.4
5.0 October 23, 1929 12.7
3.5 March 30, 1928 8.9
4.5 January 13, 1927 11.4
13.5 March 31, 1926 34.3
4.5 February 16, 1925 11.4
9.5 January 16, 1924 24.1
9.0 March 12, 1923 22.9
3.0 December 14, 1922 7.6
2.2 February 07, 1921 5.6
1920
3.5 December 07, 1919 + 8.9
9.8 January 06, 1918 24.9
4.2 January 12, 1917 10.7
5.0 March 22, 1916 12.7
4.0 March 05, 1915 10.2
5.6 December 29, 1914 14.2
6.0 February 21, 1913 15.2
8.0 February 26, 1912 20.3
11.5 February 06, 1911 29.2
6.0 January 14, 1910 15.2
8.0 December 12, 1909 20.3
8.0 February 18, 1908 20.3
4.0 December 29, 1907 10.2
8.0 January 23, 1906 20.3
Reference

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

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