Minneapolis - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2017? When was the last time Minneapolis got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Minneapolis 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 1892, with a few years missing data, including from 2000 to 2004. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Minneapolis is 18.5 inches (47.0 centimetres) on November 1, 1991.

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

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Minneapolis
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.4 March 12, 2017 8.6
8.8 February 02, 2016 22.4
3.8 November 30, 2015 9.7
8.4 February 20, 2014 21.3
6.4 April 18, 2013 16.3
10.5 December 09, 2012 26.7
11.8 February 20, 2011 30.0
16.3 December 11, 2010 41.4
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Minneapolis each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.0 February 26, 2009 15.2
5.5 March 31, 2008 14.0
9.0 March 01, 2007 22.9
9.9 March 13, 2006 25.1
5.5 January 21, 2005 14.0
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
12.5 March 08, 1999 31.8
4.0 January 25, 1998 10.2
4.1 March 13, 1997 10.4
6.8 March 24, 1996 17.3
7.1 December 08, 1995 18.0
8.4 January 16, 1994 21.3
6.2 January 12, 1993 15.7
5.3 November 02, 1992 13.5
18.5 November 01, 1991 47.0
3.8 December 15, 1990 9.7
8.5 March 03, 1989 21.6
7.5 January 19, 1988 19.1
4.1 January 29, 1987 10.4
7.0 March 13, 1986 17.8
14.7 March 31, 1985 37.3
9.6 March 04, 1984 24.4
13.6 April 14, 1983 34.5
17.2 January 22, 1982 43.7
6.2 November 19, 1981 15.7
5.0 April 08, 1980 12.7
4.2 February 20, 1979 10.7
8.3 November 17, 1978 21.1
7.2 December 31, 1977 18.3
5.2 March 05, 1976 13.2
8.0 November 20, 1975 20.3
5.9 April 03, 1974 15.0
6.9 January 03, 1973 17.5
6.0 January 24, 1972 15.2
6.0 December 27, 1971 15.2
5.0 November 26, 1970 12.7
7.0 December 28, 1969 17.8
7.6 December 22, 1968 19.3
8.5 February 15, 1967 21.6
11.6 March 23, 1966 29.5
11.2 March 17, 1965 28.4
3.0 November 27, 1964 + 7.6
5.4 April 22, 1963 13.7
8.2 March 11, 1962 20.8
7.4 December 09, 1961 18.8
3.7 January 01, 1960 9.4
4.2 November 05, 1959 10.7
2.6 November 23, 1958 6.6
7.6 November 18, 1957 19.3
5.1 November 15, 1956 13.0
4.0 February 18, 1955 + 10.2
6.4 March 12, 1954 16.3
4.3 February 10, 1953 10.9
13.7 March 22, 1952 34.8
9.6 March 18, 1951 24.4
7.5 January 25, 1950 19.1
8.8 April 14, 1949 22.4
5.9 February 28, 1948 15.0
4.7 November 15, 1947 11.9
5.4 February 06, 1946 13.7
9.6 December 25, 1945 24.4
2.2 March 27, 1944 5.6
8.8 March 19, 1943 22.4
2.2 December 17, 1942 5.6
4.6 December 12, 1941 11.7
9.4 March 13, 1940 23.9
8.0 February 09, 1939 20.3
1938
5.5 March 24, 1937 14.0
8.5 March 26, 1936 21.6
5.6 January 12, 1935 14.2
8.0 November 30, 1934 20.3
4.0 February 19, 1933 10.2
8.0 December 25, 1932 20.3
5.0 February 27, 1931 12.7
4.1 January 12, 1930 10.4
5.7 April 11, 1929 14.5
8.5 April 13, 1928 21.6
6.3 December 07, 1927 16.0
4.0 March 06, 1926 + 10.2
3.5 November 30, 1925 8.9
11.0 March 29, 1924 27.9
8.9 April 07, 1923 22.6
6.0 February 23, 1922 15.2
4.0 November 20, 1921 10.2
6.8 March 19, 1920 17.3
3.5 November 29, 1919 8.9
10.9 March 09, 1918 27.7
15.8 January 21, 1917 40.1
7.0 January 12, 1916 17.8
11.0 March 05, 1915 27.9
4.0 January 01, 1914 10.2
8.8 February 22, 1913 22.4
8.5 December 17, 1912 21.6
7.4 November 16, 1911 18.8
3.4 February 15, 1910 8.6
10.0 November 16, 1909 25.4
10.8 December 17, 1908 27.4
8.5 April 27, 1907 21.6
9.0 January 03, 1906 22.9
7.5 November 28, 1905 19.1
6.0 January 21, 1904 15.2
4.0 March 23, 1903 10.2
7.0 December 15, 1902 17.8
7.0 March 19, 1901 17.8
7.0 March 06, 1900 17.8
11.0 March 12, 1899 27.9
5.5 November 22, 1898 14.0
5.0 March 11, 1897 12.7
5.0 November 10, 1896 12.7
3.6 January 06, 1895 9.1
6.5 March 28, 1894 16.5
8.5 April 20, 1893 21.6
4.0 March 09, 1892 10.2
Reference

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

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