Boston - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Boston, Massachusetts. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2016? How often does Boston get blizzards that dump more than a foot of snow in one day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Boston 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 records go back to 1893. Since 1937 the snowfall extremes were measured at Boston's Logan International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Boston.

During that time there, the record amount of snow to fall in a single day at Boston is 23.6 inches (59.9 centimetres) on February 17, 2003.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Boston
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.8 February 05, 2016 17.3
22.1 January 27, 2015 56.1
10.7 February 05, 2014 27.2
14.8 February 09, 2013 37.6
2.9 January 21, 2012 7.4
14.6 January 12, 2011 37.1
9.9 December 26, 2010 25.1

See more on how much snow Boston has had in recent years.

Highest daily snowfall recorded at Boston each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
10.0 December 20, 2009 25.4
8.9 February 22, 2008 22.6
10.1 December 13, 2007 25.7
17.5 February 12, 2006 44.5
13.4 January 23, 2005 34.0
6.5 March 16, 2004 16.5
23.6 February 17, 2003 59.9
3.5 November 27, 2002 8.9
6.4 January 21, 2001 16.3
6.5 February 18, 2000 16.5
7.8 January 14, 1999 19.8
3.5 March 22, 1998 8.9
22.4 April 01, 1997 56.9
13.2 January 08, 1996 33.5
7.7 December 20, 1995 19.6
12.4 February 09, 1994 31.5
12.3 March 13, 1993 31.2
9.2 December 12, 1992 23.4
4.3 January 11, 1991 10.9
5.7 February 24, 1990 14.5
4.4 November 23, 1989 11.2
9.0 January 08, 1988 22.9
6.2 December 29, 1987 15.7
3.5 February 02, 1986 8.9
5.7 February 06, 1985 14.5
9.1 March 29, 1984 23.1
11.5 February 12, 1983 29.2
10.8 April 06, 1982 27.4
11.9 December 06, 1981 30.2
5.3 February 16, 1980 13.5
4.2 January 17, 1979 10.7
21.0 January 20, 1978 53.3
13.8 January 07, 1977 35.1
11.3 December 29, 1976 28.7
10.1 December 21, 1975 25.7
11.1 February 02, 1974 28.2
1.7 January 04, 1973 4.3
6.0 March 05, 1972 15.2
4.9 January 01, 1971 12.4
7.3 March 29, 1970 18.5
13.7 February 24, 1969 34.8
6.6 January 07, 1968 16.8
9.9 March 07, 1967 25.1
9.0 February 25, 1966 22.9
6.9 January 16, 1965 17.5
9.1 February 19, 1964 23.1
5.0 March 01, 1963 + 12.7
8.2 February 19, 1962 20.8
14.4 February 04, 1961 36.6
13.0 December 12, 1960 33.0
6.4 March 12, 1959 16.3
19.3 February 16, 1958 49.0
9.5 January 07, 1957 24.1
13.2 March 19, 1956 33.5
4.2 March 04, 1955 10.7
6.0 December 21, 1954 15.2
8.4 January 09, 1953 21.3
4.7 January 03, 1952 11.9
6.3 January 07, 1951 16.0
5.9 February 22, 1950 15.0
6.5 January 26, 1949 16.5
7.3 January 18, 1948 18.5
8.5 February 21, 1947 21.6
6.7 February 20, 1946 17.0
12.7 February 08, 1945 32.3
10.2 March 20, 1944 25.9
10.5 January 28, 1943 26.7
4.5 January 04, 1942 11.4
8.5 January 25, 1941 21.6
11.0 February 15, 1940 27.9
5.8 December 30, 1939 + 14.7
11.0 January 13, 1938 27.9
2.2 December 28, 1937 5.6
10.0 January 19, 1936 25.4
5.3 February 17, 1935 13.5
13.0 February 20, 1934 33.0
10.5 February 11, 1933 26.7
8.0 February 05, 1932 20.3
7.4 January 31, 1931 18.8
4.8 February 16, 1930 12.2
8.0 February 21, 1929 20.3
7.0 February 18, 1928 17.8
9.2 January 11, 1927 23.4
12.8 February 04, 1926 32.5
7.4 January 20, 1925 18.8
6.5 February 20, 1924 16.5
8.4 March 07, 1923 21.3
6.4 February 15, 1922 16.3
16.5 February 20, 1921 41.9
12.2 February 05, 1920 31.0
4.0 February 23, 1919 10.2
6.1 December 06, 1918 15.5
9.1 April 09, 1917 23.1
8.0 February 13, 1916 20.3
5.0 April 03, 1915 12.7
8.4 February 14, 1914 21.3
5.0 February 03, 1913 12.7
8.4 December 24, 1912 21.3
7.9 February 07, 1911 20.1
8.0 February 12, 1910 20.3
12.0 December 26, 1909 30.5
3.9 February 19, 1908 9.9
12.2 February 05, 1907 31.0
6.6 March 15, 1906 16.8
9.0 January 25, 1905 22.9
9.0 January 09, 1904 22.9
9.0 February 17, 1903 22.9
8.0 February 17, 1902 20.3
6.0 December 04, 1901 15.2
7.5 February 18, 1900 19.1
9.0 February 13, 1899 22.9
12.0 November 27, 1898 30.5
14.7 January 28, 1897 37.3
6.0 March 16, 1896 15.2
5.0 February 08, 1895 12.7
9.5 February 13, 1894 24.1
10.2 February 18, 1893 25.9
Reference

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

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