Rochester - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Rochester 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 were observed at Rochester International Airport and go back to 1933. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 7.47 inches (189.7 millimetres) on July 11, 1981.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Rochester
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.90 June 28, 2019 124.5
3.32 September 04, 2018 84.3
2.01 August 03, 2017 51.1
3.60 September 21, 2016 91.4
1.67 July 28, 2015 42.4
1.34 June 16, 2014 34.0
2.43 May 17, 2013 61.7
1.94 June 20, 2012 49.3
2.73 July 15, 2011 69.3
4.34 September 23, 2010 110.2
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Rochester each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.67 August 08, 2009 42.4
2.79 June 11, 2008 70.9
5.16 August 18, 2007 131.1
2.77 August 24, 2006 70.4
3.48 July 25, 2005 88.4
4.06 June 09, 2004 103.1
1.53 May 04, 2003 38.9
2.44 June 03, 2002 62.0
3.75 April 11, 2001 95.3
4.80 June 01, 2000 121.9
2.48 August 18, 1999 63.0
1.71 June 27, 1998 43.4
1.81 October 12, 1997 46.0
2.11 June 16, 1996 53.6
1.00 August 13, 1995 25.4
2.93 August 10, 1994 74.4
2.06 June 17, 1993 52.3
1.60 September 16, 1992 40.6
2.30 November 01, 1991 58.4
3.81 April 23, 1990 96.8
1.75 August 31, 1989 44.5
1.99 September 19, 1988 50.5
1.60 July 24, 1987 40.6
3.04 September 10, 1986 77.2
2.13 August 29, 1985 54.1
1.41 September 12, 1984 35.8
2.69 August 25, 1983 68.3
1.97 May 12, 1982 50.0
7.47 July 11, 1981 189.7
1.88 May 29, 1980 47.8
2.30 August 04, 1979 58.4
6.22 July 05, 1978 158.0
1.99 June 16, 1977 50.5
0.99 July 30, 1976 25.1
2.05 November 09, 1975 52.1
1.63 June 09, 1974 41.4
2.43 August 22, 1973 61.7
2.15 September 12, 1972 54.6
1.60 June 07, 1971 40.6
2.08 May 27, 1970 52.8
2.37 August 06, 1969 60.2
1.73 July 23, 1968 + 43.9
2.24 August 06, 1967 56.9
2.81 October 14, 1966 71.4
2.04 July 08, 1965 51.8
2.39 September 07, 1964 60.7
1.53 November 22, 1963 38.9
2.12 August 30, 1962 53.8
1.80 May 31, 1961 45.7
2.00 June 16, 1960 50.8
3.80 June 25, 1959 96.5
4.02 June 04, 1958 102.1
2.00 July 16, 1957 50.8
2.39 August 29, 1956 60.7
1.30 July 08, 1955 33.0
1.59 June 18, 1954 40.4
2.06 July 25, 1953 52.3
4.01 June 23, 1952 101.9
3.18 July 21, 1951 80.8
2.63 July 19, 1950 66.8
5.24 July 26, 1949 133.1
2.06 June 25, 1948 52.3
1.84 August 20, 1947 46.7
2.39 September 05, 1946 60.7
2.33 May 24, 1945 59.2
1.04 May 18, 1944 26.4
2.06 June 11, 1943 52.3
2.94 August 08, 1942 74.7
3.17 September 15, 1941 80.5
3.01 July 10, 1940 76.5
1.97 August 02, 1939 50.0
3.11 September 10, 1938 79.0
2.36 August 11, 1937 59.9
1.81 August 28, 1936 46.0
2.37 July 27, 1935 60.2
2.22 June 08, 1934 56.4
1.89 June 24, 1933 48.0
Reference

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

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