Minneapolis - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Minneapolis, Minnesota along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than four inches of rain landed on Minneapolis in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Minneapolis 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 1891, with just one year missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 9.15 inches (232.4 millimetres) on July 23, 1987.

Since 1939 the precipitation extremes were observed at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at downtown Minneapolis.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Minneapolis
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.28 September 20, 2018 83.3
2.18 October 02, 2017 55.4
2.17 July 23, 2016 55.1
2.83 July 06, 2015 71.9
4.13 June 19, 2014 104.9
2.79 July 13, 2013 70.9
2.58 May 24, 2012 65.5
1.84 July 15, 2011 46.7
2.47 August 10, 2010 62.7
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Minneapolis each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.08 August 07, 2009 52.8
2.12 August 27, 2008 53.8
2.05 August 13, 2007 52.1
2.69 August 02, 2006 68.3
4.61 October 04, 2005 117.1
1.58 September 15, 2004 40.1
2.09 June 25, 2003 53.1
2.95 June 21, 2002 74.9
2.37 June 13, 2001 60.2
2.55 July 09, 2000 64.8
2.16 July 26, 1999 54.9
2.54 June 26, 1998 64.5
3.71 July 17, 1997 94.2
1.58 November 15, 1996 40.1
1.67 August 06, 1995 42.4
1.62 July 05, 1994 41.1
1.49 June 16, 1993 37.8
2.59 September 15, 1992 65.8
1.85 November 01, 1991 47.0
2.44 July 26, 1990 62.0
1.72 July 18, 1989 43.7
1.47 September 19, 1988 37.3
9.15 July 23, 1987 232.4
2.29 June 21, 1986 58.2
2.42 August 12, 1985 61.5
2.91 June 07, 1984 73.9
1.65 July 03, 1983 41.9
1.72 October 19, 1982 43.7
2.38 July 11, 1981 60.5
2.53 June 05, 1980 64.3
2.29 August 21, 1979 58.2
2.88 June 25, 1978 73.2
7.28 August 30, 1977 184.9
1.45 June 17, 1976 36.8
2.58 June 11, 1975 65.5
1.59 June 06, 1974 40.4
1.64 November 20, 1973 41.7
1.57 July 22, 1972 39.9
2.39 July 07, 1971 60.7
1.43 October 08, 1970 36.3
0.96 July 08, 1969 24.4
2.00 September 22, 1968 50.8
1.39 June 30, 1967 35.3
1.89 October 14, 1966 48.0
2.39 May 31, 1965 60.7
2.16 September 07, 1964 54.9
1.62 May 27, 1963 41.1
1.47 July 19, 1962 37.3
1.70 August 18, 1961 43.2
1.51 August 25, 1960 38.4
2.40 July 08, 1959 61.0
2.10 August 04, 1958 53.3
2.03 August 13, 1957 51.6
2.39 August 02, 1956 60.7
3.00 July 07, 1955 76.2
2.44 June 19, 1954 62.0
2.00 June 27, 1953 50.8
1.40 March 22, 1952 35.6
1.61 July 20, 1951 40.9
1.11 August 28, 1950 28.2
4.07 July 27, 1949 103.4
2.15 August 09, 1948 54.6
1.19 June 13, 1947 30.2
2.57 September 05, 1946 65.3
1.71 August 10, 1945 43.4
2.16 June 01, 1944 54.9
1.68 June 14, 1943 42.7
3.29 September 01, 1942 83.6
2.65 August 04, 1941 67.3
2.52 November 11, 1940 64.0
1.80 September 11, 1939 45.7
1938
1.60 August 02, 1937 40.6
1.61 August 21, 1936 40.9
2.16 June 16, 1935 54.9
2.75 October 19, 1934 69.9
1.57 May 29, 1933 + 39.9
1.90 July 03, 1932 48.3
1.27 August 01, 1931 32.3
2.12 June 22, 1930 53.8
1.90 July 06, 1929 48.3
1.44 August 06, 1928 36.6
2.33 June 09, 1927 59.2
1.44 June 20, 1926 36.6
3.07 July 08, 1925 78.0
3.64 August 21, 1924 92.5
1.88 June 25, 1923 47.8
1.13 February 22, 1922 28.7
2.38 June 07, 1921 60.5
2.33 June 28, 1920 59.2
2.03 July 13, 1919 51.6
2.12 June 08, 1918 53.8
1.80 May 30, 1917 45.7
1.76 May 25, 1916 44.7
3.17 July 14, 1915 80.5
3.34 August 09, 1914 84.8
2.08 September 10, 1913 52.8
2.93 July 12, 1912 74.4
2.36 June 24, 1911 59.9
1.19 September 02, 1910 30.2
3.75 July 11, 1909 95.3
2.49 September 12, 1908 63.2
2.98 September 19, 1907 75.7
3.16 May 21, 1906 80.3
3.75 September 18, 1905 95.3
1.82 October 09, 1904 46.2
4.96 September 12, 1903 126.0
2.92 August 30, 1902 74.2
1.51 June 28, 1901 38.4
3.11 September 11, 1900 79.0
2.35 June 12, 1899 59.7
2.46 July 01, 1898 62.5
2.00 June 02, 1897 50.8
1.76 November 26, 1896 44.7
2.94 July 18, 1895 74.7
1.76 October 21, 1894 44.7
4.08 August 24, 1893 103.6
6.35 July 27, 1892 161.3
2.23 August 20, 1891 56.6
Reference

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

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