Grand Rapids - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Grand Rapids 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 go back to 1898, with just a few years missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 4.22 inches (107.2 millimetres) on August 19, 1939 and June 5, 1905.

Since 1964 the precipitation extremes were observed at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. From 1943 to 1962 rain and snow data were collected in the Godwin Heights neighborhood, south of downtown Grand Rapids. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Grand Rapids.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Grand Rapids
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.56 September 22, 2019 65.0
3.25 August 28, 2018 82.6
2.81 October 23, 2017 71.4
2.61 August 12, 2016 66.3
2.05 April 09, 2015 52.1
2.16 October 03, 2014 54.9
3.30 April 18, 2013 83.8
1.80 August 10, 2012 45.7
3.49 July 27, 2011 88.6
2.51 June 15, 2010 63.8
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Grand Rapids each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.15 June 19, 2009 80.0
3.18 July 02, 2008 80.8
2.34 August 20, 2007 59.4
2.96 July 27, 2006 75.2
2.23 June 13, 2005 56.6
2.46 May 21, 2004 62.5
2.69 November 02, 2003 68.3
1.68 August 01, 2002 42.7
4.15 May 15, 2001 105.4
3.31 May 18, 2000 84.1
1.96 September 28, 1999 49.8
1.37 November 10, 1998 34.8
2.96 February 21, 1997 75.2
3.39 May 20, 1996 86.1
2.17 July 15, 1995 55.1
3.56 July 05, 1994 90.4
2.15 September 14, 1993 + 54.6
3.38 July 08, 1992 85.9
2.36 July 22, 1991 59.9
2.94 November 27, 1990 74.7
3.17 June 23, 1989 80.5
3.14 September 22, 1988 79.8
3.61 August 14, 1987 91.7
3.21 September 11, 1986 81.5
1.67 September 06, 1985 42.4
1.82 May 28, 1984 46.2
1.51 May 01, 1983 38.4
1.48 December 02, 1982 37.6
3.53 May 10, 1981 89.7
1.34 August 20, 1980 34.0
1.79 December 24, 1979 45.5
2.39 June 26, 1978 60.7
1.68 July 04, 1977 42.7
1.73 May 05, 1976 43.9
2.01 June 15, 1975 51.1
2.32 June 08, 1974 58.9
1.69 September 17, 1973 42.9
2.89 June 14, 1972 73.4
2.13 December 10, 1971 54.1
2.65 June 01, 1970 67.3
2.15 July 18, 1969 54.6
1.58 November 28, 1968 + 40.1
1.71 April 21, 1967 43.4
2.53 November 09, 1966 64.3
1.36 December 12, 1965 34.5
2.41 June 15, 1964 61.2
1963
2.46 September 13, 1962 62.5
3.52 September 25, 1961 89.4
1.85 January 12, 1960 47.0
1.50 November 04, 1959 38.1
2.54 October 09, 1958 64.5
2.33 June 28, 1957 59.2
4.10 May 09, 1956 104.1
2.04 August 30, 1955 51.8
3.90 October 03, 1954 99.1
3.05 June 25, 1953 77.5
2.32 July 18, 1952 58.9
3.31 June 19, 1951 84.1
1.77 June 02, 1950 45.0
1.29 June 15, 1949 32.8
2.15 March 19, 1948 54.6
3.12 September 21, 1947 79.2
1.53 June 17, 1946 38.9
1.60 September 08, 1945 40.6
1.13 June 13, 1944 28.7
1.49 July 11, 1943 37.8
1942
2.21 September 08, 1941 56.1
2.02 August 25, 1940 51.3
4.22 August 19, 1939 107.2
2.88 May 19, 1938 73.2
1.31 June 14, 1937 33.3
1.85 September 11, 1936 47.0
2.17 November 03, 1935 55.1
2.11 September 02, 1934 53.6
2.13 October 21, 1933 54.1
2.03 July 03, 1932 51.6
1.06 September 25, 1931 + 26.9
0.99 October 07, 1930 25.1
2.48 May 11, 1929 63.0
1.92 June 22, 1928 48.8
1.18 September 28, 1927 30.0
1.43 February 25, 1926 36.3
1.94 September 11, 1925 49.3
1.29 May 23, 1924 32.8
2.17 September 02, 1923 55.1
2.94 April 17, 1922 74.7
2.08 August 27, 1921 52.8
2.25 September 09, 1920 57.2
2.03 May 03, 1919 51.6
1.82 October 24, 1918 46.2
2.37 September 05, 1917 60.2
1.70 August 03, 1916 43.2
2.27 September 26, 1915 57.7
3.36 June 21, 1914 85.3
1.32 November 18, 1913 33.5
2.78 July 20, 1912 70.6
3.00 May 20, 1911 76.2
1.91 August 23, 1910 48.5
2.78 June 26, 1909 70.6
1.71 August 16, 1908 43.4
2.40 July 21, 1907 61.0
2.22 September 29, 1906 56.4
4.22 June 05, 1905 107.2
2.26 May 23, 1904 57.4
1.94 August 27, 1903 49.3
1902
1901
1.27 October 07, 1900 32.3
1.43 July 05, 1899 36.3
1.72 September 23, 1898 43.7
Reference

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

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