Kansas City - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Kansas City 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 1893. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 8.82 inches (224.0 millimetres) on September 12, 1977.

Since 1973 the precipitation extremes were observed at Kansas City International Airport. From 1934 to 1971 the data were gathered at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Kansas City.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Kansas City
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.48 October 07, 2018 113.8
4.08 August 21, 2017 103.6
4.33 July 02, 2016 110.0
4.28 September 10, 2015 108.7
3.47 August 06, 2014 88.1
2.58 September 19, 2013 65.5
1.37 June 11, 2012 34.8
2.40 August 20, 2011 61.0
2.50 May 12, 2010 63.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Kansas City each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.15 August 17, 2009 80.0
3.74 September 12, 2008 95.0
2.10 May 06, 2007 53.3
3.33 August 27, 2006 84.6
3.26 June 30, 2005 82.8
1.98 September 05, 2004 50.3
2.74 August 31, 2003 69.6
1.52 April 20, 2002 38.6
4.39 September 16, 2001 111.5
2.30 June 20, 2000 58.4
2.30 June 27, 1999 58.4
2.83 October 04, 1998 71.9
1.55 July 28, 1997 39.4
3.35 May 26, 1996 85.1
2.80 May 17, 1995 71.1
1.80 April 27, 1994 45.7
3.15 September 13, 1993 80.0
3.78 July 09, 1992 96.0
1.98 October 02, 1991 50.3
3.23 May 15, 1990 82.0
4.26 September 08, 1989 108.2
4.59 September 15, 1988 116.6
2.04 May 03, 1987 51.8
5.08 July 06, 1986 129.0
3.29 October 09, 1985 83.6
3.63 July 04, 1984 92.2
2.35 June 18, 1983 59.7
4.63 August 12, 1982 117.6
2.48 June 29, 1981 63.0
2.82 December 06, 1980 71.6
1.67 June 04, 1979 42.4
2.95 September 17, 1978 74.9
8.82 September 12, 1977 224.0
2.42 June 23, 1976 61.5
4.49 April 23, 1975 114.0
3.48 October 30, 1974 88.4
4.04 September 24, 1973 102.6
1972
2.40 October 20, 1971 61.0
3.89 September 22, 1970 98.8
7.45 August 15, 1969 189.2
2.23 May 22, 1968 56.6
3.31 September 14, 1967 84.1
3.06 June 12, 1966 77.7
2.94 September 20, 1965 74.7
3.69 November 15, 1964 93.7
2.95 July 12, 1963 74.9
2.25 September 14, 1962 57.2
4.74 September 13, 1961 120.4
1.77 April 29, 1960 45.0
2.39 October 04, 1959 60.7
3.82 July 30, 1958 97.0
3.73 September 20, 1957 94.7
1.77 April 28, 1956 45.0
2.08 May 12, 1955 52.8
1.71 August 01, 1954 43.4
1.49 September 03, 1953 37.8
3.39 June 21, 1952 86.1
1.87 July 11, 1951 47.5
2.59 July 19, 1950 65.8
2.87 September 12, 1949 72.9
1.62 June 20, 1948 41.1
2.79 September 20, 1947 70.9
2.02 October 17, 1946 51.3
2.31 April 15, 1945 58.7
4.18 April 22, 1944 106.2
1.88 June 08, 1943 47.8
2.41 April 06, 1942 61.2
3.01 October 06, 1941 76.5
1.93 April 17, 1940 49.0
4.66 April 15, 1939 118.4
2.55 August 21, 1938 64.8
1.74 January 07, 1937 44.2
1.70 September 01, 1936 43.2
1.83 September 01, 1935 46.5
1.90 November 21, 1934 48.3
1.55 September 12, 1933 39.4
1.38 July 04, 1932 35.1
2.80 November 14, 1931 71.1
1.80 May 01, 1930 45.7
3.92 June 22, 1929 99.6
5.70 November 16, 1928 144.8
3.46 October 01, 1927 87.9
4.59 July 08, 1926 116.6
2.29 September 11, 1925 58.2
1.71 June 26, 1924 43.4
2.60 September 01, 1923 66.0
2.99 July 10, 1922 75.9
3.57 May 08, 1921 90.7
3.56 July 25, 1920 90.4
4.06 August 28, 1919 103.1
3.05 September 02, 1918 77.5
2.64 April 27, 1917 67.1
3.26 October 24, 1916 82.8
2.84 May 26, 1915 72.1
6.12 September 07, 1914 155.4
1.94 October 09, 1913 49.3
2.20 March 23, 1912 55.9
3.04 September 10, 1911 77.2
3.26 June 08, 1910 82.8
2.30 May 14, 1909 58.4
4.54 October 21, 1908 115.3
3.92 July 15, 1907 99.6
5.93 August 23, 1906 150.6
3.24 July 02, 1905 82.3
3.51 May 05, 1904 89.2
4.93 September 09, 1903 125.2
3.62 July 01, 1902 91.9
2.02 April 05, 1901 51.3
2.99 September 27, 1900 75.9
2.10 May 20, 1899 53.3
2.72 August 17, 1898 69.1
2.46 June 26, 1897 62.5
4.00 July 18, 1896 101.6
4.57 July 28, 1895 116.1
3.75 September 03, 1894 95.3
1.54 May 26, 1893 39.1
Reference

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

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