Rochester - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Rochester, Minnesota. 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 Rochester got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Rochester 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 snowfall extremes were measured at Rochester International Airport and go back to 1934. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Rochester is 19.8 inches (50.3 centimetres) on March 18, 2005.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Rochester
Inches Date Centi­metres
10.1 February 23, 2019 25.7
8.1 January 22, 2018 20.6
6.4 March 12, 2017 + 16.3
6.7 February 02, 2016 17.0
7.4 March 22, 2015 18.8
8.8 February 20, 2014 22.4
14.0 May 02, 2013 35.6
5.5 December 20, 2012 14.0
4.4 February 20, 2011 11.2
15.0 December 11, 2010 38.1
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Rochester each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
8.3 December 08, 2009 21.1
7.0 December 20, 2008 17.8
7.6 February 25, 2007 19.3
10.5 November 10, 2006 26.7
19.8 March 18, 2005 50.3
6.4 January 26, 2004 16.3
5.5 April 07, 2003 14.0
7.0 January 31, 2002 17.8
8.6 March 12, 2001 21.8
8.1 December 28, 2000 20.6
5.1 March 08, 1999 13.0
4.6 February 01, 1998 11.7
10.5 March 13, 1997 26.7
7.2 January 26, 1996 18.3
5.9 March 06, 1995 15.0
5.5 February 25, 1994 14.0
8.4 January 12, 1993 21.3
4.7 March 09, 1992 11.9
7.8 November 23, 1991 19.8
8.0 December 03, 1990 20.3
5.5 March 03, 1989 14.0
13.0 April 26, 1988 33.0
4.2 December 03, 1987 10.7
3.8 November 19, 1986 9.7
9.0 March 03, 1985 22.9
5.8 February 18, 1984 14.7
9.3 February 02, 1983 23.6
15.4 January 22, 1982 39.1
7.0 February 22, 1981 17.8
6.7 April 03, 1980 17.0
6.2 January 19, 1979 15.7
3.6 March 02, 1978 9.1
7.3 December 31, 1977 18.5
4.5 March 04, 1976 11.4
4.0 February 04, 1975 10.2
3.7 December 15, 1974 9.4
8.5 January 03, 1973 21.6
6.1 December 05, 1972 15.5
6.9 March 18, 1971 17.5
6.5 November 19, 1970 16.5
6.7 December 22, 1969 17.0
6.2 December 22, 1968 15.7
4.1 January 16, 1967 10.4
7.8 December 28, 1966 19.8
5.6 February 11, 1965 14.2
4.0 November 20, 1964 10.2
4.2 March 05, 1963 10.7
7.2 April 12, 1962 18.3
6.6 March 08, 1961 16.8
2.0 March 09, 1960 5.1
7.8 February 10, 1959 19.8
2.0 December 10, 1958 5.1
9.7 November 18, 1957 24.6
10.8 March 10, 1956 27.4
10.3 December 25, 1955 26.2
5.5 March 12, 1954 14.0
4.5 March 02, 1953 11.4
10.6 November 25, 1952 26.9
7.4 March 23, 1951 18.8
7.0 January 13, 1950 17.8
4.0 January 27, 1949 10.2
7.1 March 06, 1948 18.0
7.7 December 07, 1947 19.6
3.8 December 28, 1946 9.7
8.0 April 03, 1945 20.3
10.0 March 26, 1944 25.4
7.9 March 19, 1943 20.1
8.2 March 17, 1942 20.8
4.3 December 26, 1941 10.9
1940
5.0 February 10, 1939 12.7
1938
7.0 March 25, 1937 17.8
5.0 February 08, 1936 12.7
5.0 February 25, 1935 12.7
14.0 March 30, 1934 35.6
Reference

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

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