Detroit - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Detroit 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 Detroit Metro Airport and go back to 1959. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 4.57 inches (116.1 millimetres) on August 11, 2014.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Detroit
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.96 July 31, 2018 75.2
1.99 November 18, 2017 50.5
2.87 September 29, 2016 72.9
1.39 May 30, 2015 35.3
4.57 August 11, 2014 116.1
2.46 August 12, 2013 62.5
1.76 July 05, 2012 44.7
2.16 July 28, 2011 54.9
1.69 July 23, 2010 42.9
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Detroit each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.59 June 19, 2009 65.8
2.97 September 13, 2008 75.4
1.62 August 20, 2007 41.1
1.63 July 26, 2006 + 41.4
2.30 November 15, 2005 58.4
1.77 August 28, 2004 45.0
1.78 October 14, 2003 45.2
1.79 August 04, 2002 45.5
1.92 October 16, 2001 48.8
3.71 September 11, 2000 94.2
1.56 June 28, 1999 39.6
4.34 July 07, 1998 110.2
1.54 March 14, 1997 39.1
1.61 May 09, 1996 40.9
1.44 July 26, 1995 36.6
2.18 August 13, 1994 55.4
2.17 June 25, 1993 55.1
1.82 September 09, 1992 46.2
1.90 August 19, 1991 48.3
2.73 September 06, 1990 69.3
2.04 July 20, 1989 51.8
1.35 October 17, 1988 34.3
2.23 June 21, 1987 56.6
2.23 June 07, 1986 56.6
2.02 October 19, 1985 51.3
1.52 May 25, 1984 38.6
1.79 June 27, 1983 45.5
2.61 July 19, 1982 66.3
1.48 October 27, 1981 37.6
1.54 July 28, 1980 39.1
3.08 July 11, 1979 78.2
1.39 January 26, 1978 35.3
1.33 September 13, 1977 33.8
1.75 May 06, 1976 44.5
1.73 August 29, 1975 43.9
2.81 August 16, 1974 71.4
1.48 July 20, 1973 37.6
1.96 June 20, 1972 49.8
1.34 December 30, 1971 34.0
1.87 August 19, 1970 47.5
2.38 July 04, 1969 60.5
2.56 May 26, 1968 65.0
2.17 December 21, 1967 55.1
3.19 July 12, 1966 81.0
2.67 December 24, 1965 67.8
3.21 August 11, 1964 81.5
1.62 June 09, 1963 41.1
2.10 July 11, 1962 53.3
2.27 August 27, 1961 57.7
1.75 June 14, 1960 44.5
2.11 October 06, 1959 53.6
Reference

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

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