Indianapolis - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis International Airport and go back to 1948. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 7.20 inches (182.9 millimetres) on September 1, 2003.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Indianapolis
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.90 April 03, 2018 99.1
3.78 July 11, 2017 96.0
2.71 July 18, 2016 68.8
4.43 July 07, 2015 112.5
1.91 November 23, 2014 48.5
2.57 December 21, 2013 65.3
2.71 September 07, 2012 68.8
3.06 April 19, 2011 77.7
1.95 June 21, 2010 49.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Indianapolis each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.81 August 04, 2009 96.8
2.48 June 07, 2008 63.0
2.22 August 20, 2007 56.4
2.49 July 11, 2006 63.2
3.04 June 12, 2005 77.2
3.80 May 30, 2004 96.5
7.20 September 01, 2003 182.9
2.11 September 20, 2002 53.6
1.64 June 06, 2001 41.7
2.23 August 17, 2000 56.6
1.87 January 22, 1999 47.5
2.16 May 23, 1998 54.9
2.03 February 26, 1997 51.6
3.51 November 07, 1996 89.2
2.16 August 09, 1995 54.9
3.09 June 26, 1994 78.5
4.15 November 14, 1993 105.4
2.60 July 08, 1992 66.0
2.45 October 26, 1991 62.2
2.54 March 10, 1990 64.5
2.93 September 14, 1989 74.4
1.90 April 06, 1988 48.3
5.09 July 01, 1987 129.3
2.74 October 01, 1986 69.6
2.74 November 19, 1985 69.6
2.41 July 26, 1984 61.2
1.58 June 18, 1983 40.1
1.65 June 28, 1982 41.9
1.86 July 27, 1981 47.2
2.26 August 15, 1980 57.4
2.95 July 28, 1979 74.9
2.75 June 25, 1978 69.9
2.49 February 26, 1977 63.2
4.46 August 06, 1976 113.3
3.73 June 25, 1975 94.7
1.92 June 22, 1974 48.8
2.29 July 20, 1973 58.2
2.20 June 13, 1972 55.9
2.12 December 14, 1971 53.8
1.71 April 29, 1970 43.4
4.00 July 20, 1969 101.6
3.13 May 23, 1968 79.5
1.84 December 02, 1967 46.7
2.18 September 19, 1966 55.4
1.63 April 05, 1965 41.4
2.28 March 08, 1964 57.9
3.80 June 07, 1963 96.5
2.96 July 14, 1962 75.2
2.56 April 25, 1961 65.0
2.81 June 23, 1960 71.4
3.88 October 10, 1959 98.6
2.84 July 31, 1958 72.1
2.62 June 27, 1957 66.5
2.08 April 02, 1956 52.8
2.55 November 15, 1955 64.8
1.41 January 26, 1954 35.8
3.27 July 05, 1953 83.1
1.82 June 27, 1952 46.2
1.87 July 09, 1951 47.5
2.89 June 03, 1950 73.4
2.72 August 14, 1949 69.1
2.26 January 01, 1948 57.4
Reference

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

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