Springfield - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Springfield 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 at Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and go back to 1901. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 5.59 inches (142.0 millimetres) on August 12, 2016.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Springfield
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.80 July 29, 2018 71.1
2.28 October 10, 2017 57.9
5.59 August 12, 2016 142.0
2.13 July 08, 2015 54.1
2.57 June 23, 2014 65.3
2.18 May 03, 2013 55.4
2.33 May 20, 2012 59.2
1.34 November 03, 2011 34.0
3.55 September 02, 2010 90.2
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Springfield each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.64 June 16, 2009 67.1
4.71 June 03, 2008 119.6
1.58 November 21, 2007 40.1
2.18 March 12, 2006 55.4
1.70 September 19, 2005 43.2
2.46 July 10, 2004 62.5
3.28 August 31, 2003 83.3
2.98 May 12, 2002 75.7
1.93 February 24, 2001 49.0
2.54 June 20, 2000 64.5
2.94 August 12, 1999 74.7
3.09 August 18, 1998 78.5
1.66 August 17, 1997 42.2
3.54 May 08, 1996 89.9
1.69 March 07, 1995 42.9
2.95 April 11, 1994 74.9
3.47 June 04, 1993 88.1
1.62 July 30, 1992 41.1
3.24 October 04, 1991 82.3
4.02 June 20, 1990 102.1
2.92 September 01, 1989 74.2
2.18 December 22, 1988 55.4
2.96 July 04, 1987 75.2
4.23 September 20, 1986 107.4
2.46 June 11, 1985 62.5
2.27 October 07, 1984 57.7
1.99 October 21, 1983 50.5
4.70 December 02, 1982 119.4
4.40 August 02, 1981 111.8
2.74 September 16, 1980 69.6
4.45 April 11, 1979 113.0
1.42 July 01, 1978 36.1
1.83 June 10, 1977 46.5
1.89 February 16, 1976 48.0
2.48 May 26, 1975 63.0
2.49 August 28, 1974 63.2
3.24 October 03, 1973 82.3
1.92 March 12, 1972 48.8
2.62 July 10, 1971 66.5
3.58 April 30, 1970 90.9
3.22 April 18, 1969 81.8
1.97 May 23, 1968 50.0
2.25 December 21, 1967 57.2
1.80 April 20, 1966 45.7
3.87 June 01, 1965 98.3
2.54 April 19, 1964 64.5
2.59 July 06, 1963 65.8
3.03 October 01, 1962 77.0
2.25 September 13, 1961 57.2
2.34 June 23, 1960 59.4
5.12 September 26, 1959 130.0
4.48 June 10, 1958 113.8
1.77 July 13, 1957 45.0
2.61 August 01, 1956 66.3
3.44 July 14, 1955 87.4
1.46 August 19, 1954 37.1
1.83 June 25, 1953 46.5
2.14 July 02, 1952 54.4
3.43 June 28, 1951 87.1
3.48 July 03, 1950 88.4
2.40 December 21, 1949 61.0
2.25 June 26, 1948 + 57.2
2.20 September 01, 1947 55.9
2.85 June 18, 1946 72.4
2.78 September 13, 1945 70.6
3.35 April 10, 1944 85.1
2.48 May 17, 1943 63.0
2.31 November 22, 1942 58.7
4.74 October 04, 1941 120.4
1.42 March 02, 1940 36.1
2.89 March 11, 1939 73.4
2.14 October 18, 1938 54.4
2.53 July 12, 1937 64.3
2.67 March 23, 1936 67.8
2.39 November 04, 1935 60.7
2.72 July 15, 1934 69.1
3.27 March 31, 1933 83.1
2.06 October 25, 1932 52.3
1.97 August 05, 1931 50.0
2.14 September 14, 1930 54.4
1.68 June 12, 1929 42.7
2.32 May 18, 1928 58.9
1.83 May 18, 1927 46.5
5.44 September 08, 1926 138.2
2.15 August 12, 1925 54.6
2.08 June 24, 1924 52.8
2.43 March 11, 1923 61.7
2.23 March 14, 1922 56.6
2.84 August 01, 1921 72.1
3.41 June 01, 1920 86.6
2.23 June 03, 1919 56.6
2.26 May 09, 1918 57.4
5.15 June 04, 1917 130.8
2.18 September 27, 1916 55.4
3.65 August 20, 1915 92.7
1.35 April 06, 1914 34.3
2.15 March 24, 1913 54.6
2.97 July 06, 1912 75.4
2.26 September 28, 1911 57.4
1.87 September 08, 1910 47.5
2.36 May 25, 1909 59.9
1.43 August 29, 1908 36.3
2.33 July 28, 1907 59.2
1.92 January 21, 1906 48.8
1.84 July 01, 1905 46.7
2.16 July 27, 1904 54.9
1.70 May 24, 1903 43.2
2.86 June 28, 1902 72.6
1.49 June 26, 1901 37.8
Reference

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

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