Columbia - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Columbia 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 1890, with just a few years missing data.During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 6.61 inches (167.9 millimetres) on September 2, 1918.

Since 1970 the precipitation extremes were observed at Columbia Regional Airport. From 1948 to 1968 the weather station was at Columbia Metropolitan Airport and before then near Downtown Columbia.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Columbia
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.75 June 09, 2020   69.9
2.40 August 11, 2019 + 61.0
2.08 October 07, 2018 52.8
4.46 April 29, 2017 113.3
3.58 July 03, 2016 90.9
4.23 November 17, 2015 107.4
2014
3.66 May 31, 2013 93.0
3.08 April 29, 2012 78.2
1.86 June 27, 2011 47.2
3.38 August 20, 2010 85.9
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Columbia each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.88 October 08, 2009 124.0
3.23 July 22, 2008 82.0
2.72 June 28, 2007 69.1
2.29 August 26, 2006 58.2
2.09 September 19, 2005 53.1
3.93 March 26, 2004 99.8
3.00 June 25, 2003 76.2
4.06 August 18, 2002 103.1
1.80 February 24, 2001 45.7
3.21 August 07, 2000 81.5
2.19 May 04, 1999 55.6
4.83 October 05, 1998 122.7
2.30 August 15, 1997 58.4
4.50 April 28, 1996 114.3
4.78 May 17, 1995 121.4
3.84 April 11, 1994 97.5
4.27 August 12, 1993 108.5
1.90 November 11, 1992 48.3
1.86 July 10, 1991 47.2
3.88 March 14, 1990 98.6
5.94 July 30, 1989 150.9
2.13 August 22, 1988 54.1
2.52 July 06, 1987 64.0
2.99 May 17, 1986 75.9
2.99 June 17, 1985 75.9
3.14 July 03, 1984 79.8
2.48 April 01, 1983 63.0
2.94 August 15, 1982 74.7
3.37 July 23, 1981 85.6
1.61 October 27, 1980 40.9
1.91 April 11, 1979 48.5
2.30 March 24, 1978 58.4
2.16 September 03, 1977 54.9
1.97 October 23, 1976 50.0
3.80 August 25, 1975 96.5
2.98 May 30, 1974 75.7
1.98 July 20, 1973 50.3
2.10 April 19, 1972 53.3
1.49 January 03, 1971 37.8
4.10 May 14, 1970 104.1
1969
2.90 June 24, 1968 73.7
2.54 May 30, 1967 64.5
1.83 July 29, 1966 46.5
2.72 June 03, 1965 69.1
1.84 April 05, 1964 46.7
1.60 July 02, 1963 40.6
2.50 September 03, 1962 63.5
3.35 September 13, 1961 85.1
1.81 May 06, 1960 46.0
2.72 September 23, 1959 69.1
2.30 June 14, 1958 58.4
3.86 July 27, 1957 98.0
2.73 July 03, 1956 69.3
3.27 June 24, 1955 83.1
2.32 October 11, 1954 58.9
2.40 August 04, 1953 61.0
2.19 August 08, 1952 55.6
2.13 August 15, 1951 54.1
1.56 June 03, 1950 39.6
2.29 September 12, 1949 58.2
2.52 November 01, 1948 64.0
2.18 September 21, 1947 55.4
2.72 October 17, 1946 69.1
3.57 September 21, 1945 90.7
2.91 August 21, 1944 73.9
3.17 May 07, 1943 80.5
2.28 June 25, 1942 57.9
3.22 October 04, 1941 81.8
2.97 June 23, 1940 75.4
3.06 August 10, 1939 77.7
3.11 March 13, 1938 79.0
1937
2.23 September 26, 1936 56.6
2.27 November 04, 1935 57.7
2.55 August 16, 1934 64.8
1.73 August 02, 1933 43.9
2.37 August 12, 1932 60.2
4.15 September 01, 1931 105.4
1.45 October 07, 1930 36.8
3.10 May 18, 1929 78.7
4.79 June 19, 1928 121.7
2.11 October 01, 1927 53.6
3.15 April 06, 1926 80.0
2.14 May 15, 1925 54.4
2.54 September 01, 1924 64.5
2.48 April 23, 1923 63.0
2.17 April 07, 1922 55.1
2.37 September 23, 1921 60.2
1.95 March 11, 1920 49.5
2.27 October 27, 1919 57.7
6.61 September 02, 1918 167.9
1.35 August 15, 1917 34.3
1.99 September 27, 1916 50.5
2.38 May 26, 1915 60.5
2.47 August 25, 1914 62.7
1.73 March 24, 1913 43.9
2.33 April 28, 1912 59.2
2.68 October 01, 1911 68.1
2.73 June 08, 1910 69.3
2.87 June 29, 1909 72.9
2.03 August 28, 1908 51.6
2.22 May 14, 1907 56.4
2.23 September 28, 1906 56.6
5.98 September 16, 1905 151.9
4.25 September 19, 1904 108.0
2.06 October 07, 1903 52.3
3.25 July 19, 1902 82.6
1.97 January 09, 1901 50.0
2.90 October 28, 1900 73.7
2.42 September 17, 1899 61.5
3.18 June 15, 1898 80.8
3.88 January 02, 1897 98.6
1.92 May 16, 1896 48.8
3.86 December 18, 1895 98.0
3.84 September 15, 1894 97.5
2.39 April 19, 1893 60.7
2.12 January 01, 1892 53.8
2.63 May 02, 1891 66.8
2.04 July 16, 1890 51.8
Reference

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

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