Louisville - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Louisville 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 Louisville International Airport and go back to 1948. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 7.22 inches (183.4 millimetres) on March 1, 1997.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Louisville
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.84 September 08, 2018 97.5
3.51 September 01, 2017 89.2
2.22 December 17, 2016 56.4
5.64 April 03, 2015 143.3
2.93 September 11, 2014 74.4
5.91 October 05, 2013 150.1
3.17 May 29, 2012 80.5
3.10 April 27, 2011 78.7
3.44 May 02, 2010 87.4
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Louisville each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.53 August 04, 2009 115.1
2.55 April 03, 2008 64.8
3.86 October 23, 2007 98.0
4.28 September 22, 2006 108.7
2.46 August 30, 2005 62.5
4.24 October 18, 2004 107.7
1.88 August 02, 2003 47.8
3.02 September 26, 2002 76.7
2.14 November 29, 2001 54.4
3.64 January 03, 2000 92.5
2.74 June 28, 1999 69.6
1.87 July 07, 1998 47.5
7.22 March 01, 1997 183.4
1996
2.68 May 17, 1995 68.1
1.53 January 17, 1994 38.9
1.95 August 17, 1993 49.5
3.12 August 08, 1992 79.2
2.16 July 10, 1991 54.9
3.66 February 15, 1990 93.0
3.12 July 19, 1989 79.2
3.00 January 19, 1988 76.2
2.58 July 13, 1987 65.5
2.20 July 14, 1986 55.9
1.51 July 01, 1985 38.4
4.60 July 04, 1984 116.8
2.64 October 22, 1983 67.1
2.21 November 20, 1982 56.1
2.37 September 02, 1981 60.2
1.67 July 02, 1980 42.4
4.30 September 21, 1979 109.2
2.77 December 03, 1978 70.4
2.51 October 01, 1977 63.8
1.83 February 17, 1976 46.5
2.53 February 23, 1975 64.3
2.15 August 11, 1974 54.6
5.09 July 21, 1973 129.3
2.35 May 08, 1972 59.7
3.35 July 18, 1971 85.1
4.08 April 01, 1970 103.6
1.72 August 19, 1969 43.7
2.14 April 04, 1968 54.4
2.40 August 09, 1967 61.0
2.56 January 01, 1966 65.0
2.95 September 01, 1965 74.9
6.97 March 09, 1964 177.0
2.72 March 16, 1963 69.1
2.36 October 02, 1962 59.9
4.60 May 07, 1961 116.8
5.12 June 23, 1960 130.0
2.15 January 21, 1959 54.6
2.36 September 20, 1958 59.9
3.07 November 18, 1957 78.0
1.94 March 07, 1956 49.3
2.33 September 29, 1955 59.2
3.19 September 20, 1954 81.0
1.87 March 03, 1953 47.5
2.25 June 21, 1952 57.2
2.56 January 14, 1951 65.0
2.23 May 09, 1950 56.6
2.24 June 15, 1949 56.9
3.58 November 05, 1948 90.9
Reference

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

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