Springfield - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Springfield 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 snowfall extremes were measured at Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and go back to 1901. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Springfield is 17.0 inches (43.2 centimetres) on March 24, 2013.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Springfield
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.3 November 15, 2018 13.5
4.4 March 13, 2017 11.2
3.6 January 19, 2016 9.1
8.9 February 20, 2015 22.6
9.6 January 05, 2014 24.4
17.0 March 24, 2013 43.2
3.9 January 12, 2012 9.9
8.6 February 01, 2011 21.8
4.2 December 24, 2010 10.7
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Springfield each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.8 March 29, 2009 14.7
6.5 February 01, 2008 16.5
8.4 February 13, 2007 21.3
5.5 December 01, 2006 + 14.0
4.7 December 08, 2005 11.9
5.7 November 24, 2004 14.5
6.0 February 15, 2003 15.2
5.1 December 24, 2002 13.0
3.0 December 14, 2001 7.6
5.5 March 11, 2000 14.0
7.3 January 02, 1999 18.5
4.7 March 09, 1998 11.9
5.4 January 09, 1997 13.7
6.2 January 04, 1996 15.7
3.1 February 03, 1995 7.9
2.8 January 16, 1994 7.1
6.6 February 25, 1993 16.8
2.1 January 13, 1992 5.3
3.2 January 25, 1991 8.1
2.4 December 22, 1990 6.1
5.2 March 06, 1989 13.2
5.2 February 10, 1988 13.2
8.0 January 09, 1987 20.3
6.8 February 23, 1986 17.3
2.0 January 16, 1985 5.1
6.6 February 27, 1984 16.8
5.1 December 21, 1983 13.0
4.2 January 31, 1982 10.7
7.4 December 22, 1981 18.8
6.1 April 14, 1980 15.5
5.9 March 09, 1979 15.0
8.2 March 07, 1978 20.8
5.8 November 27, 1977 14.7
5.4 December 06, 1976 13.7
7.6 November 26, 1975 19.3
3.6 November 13, 1974 9.1
10.9 December 19, 1973 27.7
3.5 March 29, 1972 8.9
3.0 April 05, 1971 7.6
2.4 February 14, 1970 + 6.1
6.3 February 28, 1969 16.0
5.1 January 13, 1968 13.0
3.2 January 26, 1967 8.1
5.1 February 01, 1966 13.0
8.2 February 24, 1965 20.8
6.6 January 12, 1964 16.8
7.7 February 23, 1963 19.6
6.2 January 06, 1962 15.7
5.2 February 02, 1961 13.2
6.4 February 25, 1960 16.3
2.3 January 21, 1959 5.8
1.8 November 28, 1958 4.6
4.7 December 03, 1957 11.9
3.0 February 01, 1956 7.6
2.0 February 10, 1955 5.1
2.0 March 02, 1954 5.1
7.3 March 01, 1953 18.5
2.6 December 01, 1952 6.6
7.8 November 06, 1951 19.8
3.6 December 06, 1950 9.1
3.7 February 03, 1949 9.4
2.9 March 10, 1948 7.4
3.5 March 24, 1947 8.9
3.3 February 13, 1946 8.4
4.8 December 18, 1945 12.2
6.4 December 10, 1944 16.3
6.2 December 28, 1943 15.7
5.0 February 09, 1942 12.7
4.5 January 24, 1941 11.4
5.4 January 07, 1940 13.7
6.6 January 30, 1939 16.8
1.4 February 19, 1938 3.6
3.4 January 21, 1937 8.6
3.3 January 22, 1936 8.4
2.0 December 25, 1935 5.1
5.7 March 26, 1934 14.5
3.6 March 22, 1933 9.1
7.6 November 15, 1932 19.3
5.4 March 06, 1931 13.7
4.8 March 25, 1930 12.2
5.7 December 18, 1929 14.5
2.4 February 23, 1928 6.1
5.6 January 13, 1927 14.2
7.9 November 17, 1926 20.1
2.7 February 28, 1925 6.9
3.6 March 20, 1924 9.1
3.4 January 05, 1923 8.6
5.6 January 20, 1922 14.2
1.6 January 13, 1921 4.1
4.7 April 04, 1920 11.9
4.1 March 08, 1919 10.4
8.2 January 06, 1918 20.8
2.2 December 14, 1917 5.6
4.6 February 05, 1916 11.7
10.5 December 24, 1915 26.7
7.0 January 31, 1914 17.8
4.3 March 26, 1913 10.9
5.5 February 21, 1912 14.0
5.0 December 16, 1911 12.7
4.3 February 16, 1910 10.9
5.2 February 15, 1909 13.2
9.5 February 18, 1908 24.1
4.3 December 23, 1907 10.9
9.2 March 19, 1906 23.4
3.8 February 05, 1905 9.7
4.3 January 25, 1904 10.9
9.0 February 15, 1903 22.9
5.1 January 21, 1902 13.0
2.8 February 02, 1901 7.1
Reference

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

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