Kansas City - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City got more than ten inches of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Kansas City 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 1893, with just a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Kansas City is 16.1 inches (40.9 centimetres) on March 23, 1912.

Since 1973 the snowfall extremes were measured 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 snow to fall in one day during recent years in Kansas City
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.8 November 25, 2018 14.7
1.5 January 04, 2017 3.8
2.0 December 17, 2016 5.1
2.5 February 01, 2015 6.4
7.5 February 04, 2014 19.1
9.2 February 21, 2013 23.4
2.5 December 20, 2012 6.4
8.9 February 01, 2011 22.6
7.3 March 20, 2010 18.5
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Kansas City each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.2 February 28, 2009 13.2
4.4 February 17, 2008 11.2
3.6 January 20, 2007 9.1
0.5 March 21, 2006 + 1.3
7.3 December 07, 2005 18.5
7.5 February 05, 2004 19.1
4.5 December 13, 2003 11.4
2.8 March 02, 2002 7.1
4.8 February 27, 2001 12.2
7.0 December 13, 2000 17.8
2.1 January 01, 1999 5.3
4.3 March 08, 1998 10.9
5.0 January 27, 1997 12.7
1996
3.4 December 08, 1995 8.6
5.0 February 28, 1994 12.7
10.5 February 25, 1993 26.7
2.7 November 25, 1992 + 6.9
6.2 January 25, 1991 15.7
8.7 March 23, 1990 22.1
3.5 December 18, 1989 8.9
5.0 February 03, 1988 12.7
9.7 December 14, 1987 24.6
1.3 February 14, 1986 3.3
7.6 January 09, 1985 19.3
6.7 December 31, 1984 17.0
4.3 February 01, 1983 10.9
4.9 January 03, 1982 12.4
4.2 December 16, 1981 10.7
4.4 February 04, 1980 11.2
4.5 January 13, 1979 11.4
7.7 December 31, 1978 19.6
3.2 January 04, 1977 8.1
2.3 February 02, 1976 5.8
4.8 March 09, 1975 12.2
2.3 January 09, 1974 5.8
5.0 December 30, 1973 + 12.7
1972
3.6 March 24, 1971 9.1
4.6 April 01, 1970 11.7
5.5 January 26, 1969 14.0
3.0 November 28, 1968 7.6
5.9 January 26, 1967 15.0
5.7 December 27, 1966 14.5
7.2 February 23, 1965 18.3
6.2 February 15, 1964 15.7
3.6 January 11, 1963 9.1
11.8 January 18, 1962 30.0
7.8 December 22, 1961 19.8
8.6 March 02, 1960 21.8
4.3 January 20, 1959 10.9
10.5 January 21, 1958 26.7
3.5 January 22, 1957 8.9
4.0 January 29, 1956 10.2
5.0 March 21, 1955 12.7
0.8 January 26, 1954 2.0
6.1 March 03, 1953 15.5
6.2 March 03, 1952 15.7
2.8 January 31, 1951 7.1
1.0 December 05, 1950 2.5
8.1 January 18, 1949 20.6
4.0 December 23, 1948 10.2
6.0 January 02, 1947 15.2
2.7 February 13, 1946 6.9
6.3 December 17, 1945 16.0
7.5 December 09, 1944 19.1
4.1 December 28, 1943 10.4
8.5 December 05, 1942 21.6
4.5 January 25, 1941 11.4
4.0 January 06, 1940 10.2
4.6 January 23, 1939 11.7
7.0 April 08, 1938 17.8
2.2 November 18, 1937 5.6
2.9 February 08, 1936 7.4
1.1 November 15, 1935 2.8
4.0 November 30, 1934 10.2
2.7 February 07, 1933 6.9
4.4 November 15, 1932 11.2
6.9 March 07, 1931 17.5
8.9 January 09, 1930 22.6
6.2 January 05, 1929 15.7
3.7 December 31, 1928 9.4
6.7 December 30, 1927 17.0
9.8 February 18, 1926 24.9
4.3 December 04, 1925 10.9
7.4 February 04, 1924 18.8
9.1 November 29, 1923 23.1
2.3 February 27, 1922 5.8
4.5 January 13, 1921 11.4
3.6 April 04, 1920 9.1
5.8 February 28, 1919 14.7
7.4 December 23, 1918 18.8
3.0 December 07, 1917 7.6
5.0 January 06, 1916 12.7
10.4 March 04, 1915 26.4
4.8 February 23, 1914 12.2
3.5 February 02, 1913 8.9
16.1 March 23, 1912 40.9
5.3 February 18, 1911 13.5
3.9 January 04, 1910 9.9
4.2 December 24, 1909 10.7
1908
3.0 February 03, 1907 7.6
6.0 March 18, 1906 15.2
4.1 February 05, 1905 10.4
7.3 December 27, 1904 18.5
6.5 February 15, 1903 16.5
4.5 February 14, 1902 11.4
6.0 March 10, 1901 + 15.2
11.8 February 27, 1900 30.0
4.7 April 03, 1899 11.9
7.2 December 03, 1898 18.3
5.8 February 14, 1897 14.7
4.0 January 23, 1896 10.2
5.8 December 20, 1895 14.7
8.7 February 12, 1894 22.1
6.0 February 17, 1893 15.2
Reference

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

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