Detroit - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Detroit, Michigan. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2018? When was the last time Detroit got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Detroit 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 snowfall extremes were measured at Detroit Metro Airport and go back to 1959. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Detroit is 18.4 inches (46.7 centimetres) on December 1, 1974.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Detroit
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.2 February 09, 2018 23.4
6.3 December 13, 2017 16.0
10.6 December 11, 2016 26.9
13.7 February 01, 2015 34.8
10.2 January 05, 2014 25.9
7.7 December 14, 2013 19.6
5.8 December 26, 2012 14.7
8.2 February 20, 2011 20.8
6.5 February 09, 2010 16.5
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Detroit each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.4 January 10, 2009 16.3
7.9 December 19, 2008 20.1
7.4 December 16, 2007 18.8
3.9 January 18, 2006 9.9
12.2 January 22, 2005 31.0
8.4 December 23, 2004 21.3
5.8 February 22, 2003 14.7
5.8 December 02, 2002 14.7
2.4 March 16, 2001 6.1
5.5 December 11, 2000 14.0
10.6 January 02, 1999 26.9
3.2 January 23, 1998 8.1
4.7 January 09, 1997 11.9
1996
5.0 January 06, 1995 12.7
10.1 January 06, 1994 25.7
7.5 March 10, 1993 19.1
11.1 January 14, 1992 28.2
5.4 February 14, 1991 13.7
5.0 December 23, 1990 12.7
2.8 January 03, 1989 7.1
7.3 February 11, 1988 18.5
7.2 December 28, 1987 18.3
5.8 February 16, 1986 14.7
5.4 March 04, 1985 13.7
5.2 February 27, 1984 13.2
6.0 March 21, 1983 15.2
10.0 January 31, 1982 25.4
8.1 February 10, 1981 20.6
5.5 March 08, 1980 14.0
4.7 January 13, 1979 11.9
7.8 January 26, 1978 19.8
6.8 March 18, 1977 17.3
6.2 March 01, 1976 15.7
6.3 December 26, 1975 16.0
18.4 December 01, 1974 46.7
8.7 December 19, 1973 22.1
3.8 December 04, 1972 9.7
3.1 January 03, 1971 7.9
4.8 February 09, 1970 12.2
3.4 December 31, 1969 8.6
5.6 January 13, 1968 14.2
3.5 January 26, 1967 8.9
5.2 December 10, 1966 13.2
7.8 February 25, 1965 19.8
3.3 March 08, 1964 8.4
3.1 December 11, 1963 7.9
6.6 December 06, 1962 16.8
3.3 April 16, 1961 8.4
6.2 February 25, 1960 15.7
3.6 November 12, 1959 9.1
Reference

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

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