South Bend - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in South Bend, Indiana along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on South Bend in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2019?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in South Bend 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 South Bend Airport and go back to go back to 1903 with some years missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 7.69 inches (195.3 millimetres) on August 15, 2016.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in South Bend
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.30 June 26, 2021   109.2
2.42 January 11, 2020   61.5
2.95 September 27, 2019 74.9
3.73 February 20, 2018 94.7
3.81 October 14, 2017 96.8
7.69 August 15, 2016 195.3
2.00 May 30, 2015 50.8
2.28 October 02, 2014 57.9
3.44 September 19, 2013 87.4
2.11 July 14, 2012 53.6
2.25 May 25, 2011 57.2
2.63 July 24, 2010 66.8
Highest daily precipitation recorded at South Bend each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.81 June 11, 2009 71.4
6.58 September 13, 2008 167.1
2.48 April 25, 2007 63.0
2.51 July 27, 2006 63.8
1.38 January 13, 2005 35.1
2.16 June 12, 2004 54.9
1.89 April 04, 2003 48.0
1.45 May 12, 2002 36.8
1.40 June 11, 2001 35.6
1.99 June 12, 2000 50.5
2.09 July 01, 1999 53.1
1.93 August 25, 1998 49.0
1.31 August 16, 1997 33.3
3.01 July 18, 1996 76.5
3.96 August 03, 1995 100.6
1.87 June 26, 1994 47.5
2.96 June 07, 1993 75.2
2.37 September 09, 1992 60.2
2.41 October 04, 1991 61.2
3.92 November 27, 1990 99.6
3.64 July 09, 1989 92.5
3.47 October 17, 1988 88.1
1.59 August 26, 1987 40.4
2.37 October 03, 1986 60.2
1.67 July 25, 1985 42.4
1.80 September 25, 1984 45.7
1.58 May 01, 1983 40.1
2.79 May 22, 1982 70.9
2.72 June 13, 1981 69.1
3.51 June 01, 1980 89.2
2.79 August 10, 1979 70.9
2.00 July 02, 1978 50.8
3.00 September 01, 1977 76.2
2.94 May 06, 1976 74.7
1.95 April 18, 1975 49.5
1.54 September 11, 1974 39.1
1.85 July 31, 1973 47.0
1.52 December 12, 1972 38.6
1.78 July 28, 1971 45.2
2.12 October 14, 1970 53.8
2.29 July 26, 1969 58.2
4.69 June 25, 1968 119.1
2.12 January 26, 1967 53.8
3.46 August 21, 1966 87.9
2.99 December 24, 1965 75.9
1.50 July 22, 1964 38.1
1.87 July 13, 1963 47.5
3.29 July 02, 1962 83.6
1.24 September 23, 1961 31.5
2.81 January 12, 1960 71.4
1.57 April 27, 1959 39.9
1.70 July 29, 1958 43.2
2.23 October 16, 1957 56.6
2.05 August 12, 1956 52.1
3.10 October 05, 1955 78.7
2.76 October 10, 1954 70.1
1.12 June 25, 1953 28.4
1.48 June 12, 1952 37.6
2.86 June 19, 1951 72.6
2.51 June 02, 1950 63.8
1.95 September 18, 1949 49.5
2.15 March 19, 1948 54.6
1947
1946
2.94 July 13, 1945 74.7
2.07 March 14, 1944 52.6
2.46 July 06, 1943 62.5
1.96 April 06, 1942 49.8
1.82 October 06, 1941 46.2
1940
1939
1938
3.16 July 14, 1937 80.3
1.93 November 02, 1936 49.0
1.84 May 29, 1935 46.7
2.35 August 15, 1934 59.7
2.20 June 30, 1933 55.9
1.75 August 03, 1932 44.5
2.60 November 12, 1931 66.0
1.75 April 16, 1930 44.5
2.09 August 03, 1929 53.1
1.90 August 30, 1928 48.3
2.14 September 18, 1927 54.4
1.93 June 12, 1926 49.0
2.37 July 07, 1925 60.2
1.88 September 01, 1924 47.8
1923
1.75 April 11, 1922 44.5
1.82 August 14, 1921 46.2
1.36 April 20, 1920 34.5
1.54 November 29, 1919 39.1
2.50 June 30, 1918 63.5
1.37 April 05, 1917 34.8
2.17 September 27, 1916 55.1
1.49 August 12, 1915 37.8
2.32 June 22, 1914 58.9
2.13 May 26, 1913 54.1
2.35 August 09, 1912 59.7
1.75 November 02, 1911 44.5
2.29 October 04, 1910 58.2
2.00 January 30, 1909 50.8
1.92 May 14, 1908 48.8
1.97 April 30, 1907 50.0
2.25 July 29, 1906 57.2
3.40 August 25, 1905 86.4
1.50 January 21, 1904 38.1
3.50 June 07, 1903 88.9
Reference

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

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