Columbia - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Columbia, Missouri. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2018? When was the last time Columbia got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Columbia 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 1890, with just a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Columbia is 18.0 inches (45.7 centimetres) on January 19, 1995.

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

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Columbia
Inches Date Centi­metres
1.5 November 08, 2018 3.8
1.1 December 24, 2017 2.8
4.0 January 09, 2016 10.2
3.5 February 28, 2015 8.9
2014
10.2 February 21, 2013 25.9
3.4 February 13, 2012 8.6
17.5 February 01, 2011 44.5
6.0 December 24, 2010 15.2
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Columbia each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.0 December 30, 2009 7.6
1.9 February 24, 2008 4.8
5.4 December 15, 2007 13.7
13.0 December 01, 2006 33.0
2.0 December 08, 2005 + 5.1
4.7 November 24, 2004 11.9
5.7 December 13, 2003 14.5
4.8 March 02, 2002 12.2
1.4 February 21, 2001 3.6
5.4 December 13, 2000 13.7
5.8 January 02, 1999 14.7
2.2 March 09, 1998 5.6
5.0 January 09, 1997 12.7
2.3 January 18, 1996 5.8
18.0 January 19, 1995 45.7
1.9 February 23, 1994 4.8
9.8 February 25, 1993 24.9
3.5 February 12, 1992 8.9
3.3 November 06, 1991 + 8.4
4.8 March 23, 1990 12.2
4.6 March 06, 1989 11.7
5.8 February 10, 1988 14.7
9.7 December 14, 1987 24.6
5.7 February 06, 1986 14.5
5.0 January 09, 1985 12.7
6.5 February 26, 1984 16.5
3.2 December 18, 1983 8.1
4.9 February 08, 1982 12.4
6.0 December 22, 1981 15.2
7.0 April 14, 1980 17.8
4.4 January 13, 1979 11.2
9.3 February 13, 1978 23.6
8.2 February 26, 1977 20.8
5.4 March 15, 1976 13.7
11.8 February 23, 1975 30.0
6.1 March 23, 1974 15.5
11.2 December 30, 1973 28.4
4.6 November 19, 1972 11.7
6.0 November 28, 1971 15.2
2.2 March 12, 1970 5.6
1969
2.8 February 28, 1968 7.1
2.8 December 02, 1967 + 7.1
4.5 February 01, 1966 11.4
6.4 March 04, 1965 16.3
6.0 February 15, 1964 15.2
3.9 December 11, 1963 9.9
5.8 January 18, 1962 14.7
4.0 February 02, 1961 10.2
7.2 March 02, 1960 18.3
4.5 January 20, 1959 11.4
8.4 January 21, 1958 21.3
2.3 April 08, 1957 5.8
4.8 January 29, 1956 12.2
3.1 March 25, 1955 7.9
6.9 December 29, 1954 17.5
6.2 March 01, 1953 15.7
4.2 March 02, 1952 10.7
7.4 February 13, 1951 18.8
1.6 December 05, 1950 4.1
3.9 March 12, 1949 9.9
4.3 January 01, 1948 10.9
4.6 March 05, 1947 11.7
5.8 February 13, 1946 14.7
12.0 February 16, 1945 30.5
5.8 December 09, 1944 14.7
6.6 December 28, 1943 16.8
5.6 December 05, 1942 14.2
3.5 November 22, 1941 8.9
5.0 January 06, 1940 12.7
4.9 January 23, 1939 12.4
11.8 February 19, 1938 30.0
1937
5.1 January 24, 1936 13.0
1.6 March 11, 1935 4.1
5.1 March 26, 1934 13.0
2.8 February 07, 1933 7.1
4.8 November 15, 1932 12.2
10.1 March 07, 1931 25.7
5.0 January 17, 1930 12.7
3.0 November 28, 1929 7.6
2.9 February 23, 1928 7.4
4.5 November 30, 1927 11.4
3.9 November 20, 1926 9.9
3.4 November 14, 1925 8.6
4.8 January 15, 1924 12.2
0.9 April 04, 1923 2.3
4.1 January 20, 1922 10.4
8.1 January 13, 1921 20.6
4.6 April 04, 1920 + 11.7
4.9 February 20, 1919 12.4
5.0 December 23, 1918 12.7
2.8 December 07, 1917 7.1
6.0 February 05, 1916 15.2
11.1 December 24, 1915 28.2
5.0 February 13, 1914 12.7
6.7 December 22, 1913 17.0
6.1 March 24, 1912 15.5
7.0 December 15, 1911 + 17.8
2.5 February 16, 1910 6.4
5.4 February 15, 1909 13.7
1908
3.0 December 23, 1907 7.6
8.2 January 22, 1906 20.8
6.3 February 05, 1905 16.0
3.4 January 25, 1904 8.6
6.2 February 15, 1903 15.7
5.5 January 25, 1902 14.0
4.1 December 18, 1901 10.4
7.5 February 27, 1900 19.1
3.5 March 04, 1899 8.9
4.0 December 12, 1898 + 10.2
5.5 February 04, 1897 14.0
5.5 January 23, 1896 14.0
7.5 January 25, 1895 19.1
8.0 February 12, 1894 20.3
1.3 December 03, 1893 3.3
4.0 January 01, 1892 10.2
4.0 February 18, 1891 10.2
4.5 February 07, 1890 11.4
Reference

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

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