Grand Rapids - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2019? When was the last time Grand Rapids got more than ten inches of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Grand Rapids 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 1904, with just a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Grand Rapids is 16.1 inches (40.9 centimetres) on January 26, 1978.

Since 1964 the snowfall extremes were measured at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. From 1943 to 1962 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 snow to fall in one day during recent years in Grand Rapids
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.5 November 11, 2019 14.0
4.8 November 26, 2018 12.2
7.0 December 25, 2017 17.8
8.9 December 11, 2016 22.6
8.8 February 01, 2015 22.4
9.6 November 18, 2014 24.4
5.9 February 02, 2013 15.0
6.2 February 10, 2012 15.7
11.1 February 02, 2011 28.2
8.1 February 09, 2010 20.6
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Grand Rapids each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.2 December 10, 2009 18.3
10.2 December 19, 2008 25.9
11.3 February 03, 2007 28.7
4.4 December 04, 2006 11.2
12.3 January 22, 2005 31.2
9.7 November 24, 2004 24.6
7.6 January 25, 2003 19.3
13.6 March 02, 2002 34.5
11.9 December 26, 2001 30.2
14.2 December 11, 2000 36.1
1999
8.2 March 09, 1998 20.8
7.1 January 09, 1997 18.0
5.7 January 27, 1996 14.5
5.8 November 11, 1995 14.7
5.9 February 23, 1994 15.0
7.5 December 24, 1993 19.1
5.5 March 22, 1992 14.0
10.4 November 03, 1991 26.4
7.0 December 25, 1990 17.8
7.1 November 17, 1989 18.0
4.0 November 06, 1988 10.2
6.7 December 15, 1987 17.0
4.6 February 20, 1986 11.7
8.8 February 11, 1985 22.4
5.6 December 31, 1984 14.2
6.3 March 21, 1983 16.0
6.8 January 23, 1982 17.3
6.7 February 10, 1981 17.0
5.3 December 29, 1980 13.5
10.5 January 13, 1979 26.7
16.1 January 26, 1978 40.9
6.0 January 28, 1977 15.2
5.1 January 13, 1976 13.0
7.8 April 02, 1975 19.8
5.7 February 01, 1974 14.5
7.5 March 17, 1973 19.1
6.0 December 12, 1972 15.2
5.6 March 06, 1971 14.2
10.3 December 11, 1970 26.2
7.5 January 06, 1969 19.1
6.8 December 05, 1968 17.3
12.2 January 27, 1967 31.0
7.1 February 28, 1966 18.0
7.9 November 28, 1965 20.1
8.4 January 25, 1964 21.3
1963
6.0 December 13, 1962 15.2
11.8 April 16, 1961 30.0
8.0 January 18, 1960 20.3
5.3 February 03, 1959 13.5
6.1 January 21, 1958 15.5
9.7 December 31, 1957 24.6
8.4 March 23, 1956 21.3
6.2 February 10, 1955 + 15.7
6.6 March 29, 1954 16.8
4.6 December 22, 1953 11.7
8.8 April 05, 1952 22.4
8.8 December 21, 1951 22.4
6.0 February 22, 1950 15.2
4.0 November 24, 1949 10.2
8.0 March 02, 1948 20.3
6.6 November 24, 1947 16.8
6.5 February 13, 1946 16.5
6.7 November 22, 1945 17.0
4.2 December 23, 1944 10.7
4.4 March 06, 1943 + 11.2
1942
6.3 January 04, 1941 16.0
8.4 March 20, 1940 21.3
5.1 January 26, 1939 13.0
4.3 April 08, 1938 10.9
4.8 February 22, 1937 12.2
6.7 April 02, 1936 17.0
8.1 February 25, 1935 20.6
4.3 December 19, 1934 10.9
8.1 February 07, 1933 20.6
5.2 March 22, 1932 13.2
5.6 January 19, 1931 14.2
8.0 January 09, 1930 20.3
10.0 December 19, 1929 25.4
3.5 February 18, 1928 8.9
8.3 January 13, 1927 21.1
7.0 December 05, 1926 + 17.8
3.5 December 24, 1925 + 8.9
5.5 January 16, 1924 14.0
5.5 May 09, 1923 14.0
5.5 March 20, 1922 14.0
7.5 November 08, 1921 19.1
4.0 February 17, 1920 10.2
7.5 March 09, 1919 19.1
11.0 January 06, 1918 27.9
4.5 January 21, 1917 11.4
5.0 December 19, 1916 + 12.7
3.8 December 25, 1915 9.7
14.0 January 31, 1914 35.6
4.6 February 21, 1913 11.7
5.2 March 15, 1912 13.2
5.8 February 06, 1911 14.7
7.6 December 07, 1910 19.3
7.7 December 07, 1909 19.6
4.9 February 01, 1908 12.4
5.1 December 14, 1907 13.0
3.0 December 05, 1906 7.6
4.5 February 08, 1905 11.4
10.5 March 14, 1904 26.7
Reference

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

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