Springfield - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Springfield 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 1902. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 6.27 inches (159.3 millimetres) on November 24, 1987.

Since 1941 the precipitation extremes were observed at Springfield–Branson National Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Springfield.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Springfield, MO
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.68 October 23, 2021   68.1
4.29 May 22, 2020   109.0
4.29 May 23, 2019 109.0
2.86 February 24, 2018 72.6
4.31 April 29, 2017 109.5
2.22 September 16, 2016 56.4
6.03 December 26, 2015 153.2
3.23 September 17, 2014 82.0
2.50 May 30, 2013 63.5
2.31 October 13, 2012 58.7
2.31 April 25, 2011 58.7
4.62 September 01, 2010 117.3
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Springfield, MO each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.50 October 08, 2009 114.3
3.93 March 18, 2008 99.8
2.93 August 20, 2007 74.4
3.15 May 10, 2006 80.0
2.42 October 31, 2005 61.5
2.64 March 03, 2004 67.1
2.35 August 02, 2003 59.7
2.78 May 07, 2002 70.6
2.48 June 21, 2001 63.0
1.82 July 12, 2000 46.2
2.81 December 04, 1999 71.4
2.43 October 05, 1998 61.7
2.26 February 20, 1997 57.4
3.90 September 26, 1996 99.1
2.26 April 29, 1995 57.4
2.96 May 06, 1994 75.2
5.03 September 24, 1993 127.8
2.51 November 11, 1992 63.8
2.65 May 13, 1991 67.3
2.39 March 14, 1990 60.7
4.21 May 22, 1989 106.9
3.72 June 29, 1988 94.5
6.27 November 24, 1987 159.3
3.85 September 30, 1986 97.8
4.23 November 18, 1985 107.4
2.05 September 08, 1984 52.1
4.52 July 04, 1983 114.8
3.67 December 02, 1982 93.2
2.53 May 13, 1981 64.3
1.67 June 22, 1980 42.4
4.01 June 23, 1979 101.9
2.02 July 14, 1978 51.3
2.02 September 13, 1977 51.3
3.39 August 15, 1976 86.1
4.82 June 09, 1975 122.4
2.73 March 10, 1974 69.3
4.49 November 24, 1973 114.0
3.41 November 01, 1972 86.6
2.36 May 23, 1971 59.9
3.42 April 30, 1970 86.9
3.27 October 12, 1969 83.1
3.04 November 02, 1968 77.2
2.34 October 06, 1967 59.4
3.12 February 09, 1966 79.2
2.30 September 21, 1965 58.4
2.01 April 04, 1964 51.1
4.07 June 15, 1963 103.4
3.84 September 14, 1962 97.5
2.87 March 05, 1961 72.9
1.85 November 15, 1960 47.0
2.23 May 31, 1959 56.6
3.81 July 07, 1958 96.8
2.60 May 22, 1957 66.0
2.76 May 14, 1956 70.1
2.07 February 19, 1955 52.6
2.01 September 29, 1954 51.1
2.61 May 26, 1953 66.3
2.81 August 18, 1952 71.4
3.26 July 03, 1951 82.8
3.85 January 03, 1950 97.8
5.48 October 21, 1949 139.2
2.52 June 18, 1948 64.0
2.96 April 24, 1947 75.2
2.62 August 13, 1946 66.5
2.78 September 24, 1945 70.6
2.36 October 02, 1944 59.9
2.96 May 17, 1943 75.2
3.06 December 26, 1942 77.7
2.13 April 18, 1941 54.1
3.16 July 22, 1940 80.3
1.66 May 21, 1939 42.2
2.02 June 15, 1938 + 51.3
2.90 June 14, 1937 73.7
1.78 September 27, 1936 45.2
2.60 March 11, 1935 66.0
1.73 March 26, 1934 43.9
3.17 June 27, 1933 80.5
5.20 June 26, 1932 132.1
4.40 August 05, 1931 111.8
1.90 June 15, 1930 48.3
1.95 October 11, 1929 49.5
2.95 June 28, 1928 74.9
3.35 March 31, 1927 85.1
1.98 May 31, 1926 50.3
2.68 September 21, 1925 68.1
3.00 June 20, 1924 76.2
1.98 June 27, 1923 50.3
2.11 August 01, 1922 53.6
3.00 March 27, 1921 76.2
2.22 October 14, 1920 56.4
3.98 October 26, 1919 101.1
1.88 May 11, 1918 47.8
2.13 September 08, 1917 54.1
2.08 January 26, 1916 52.8
3.04 August 19, 1915 77.2
1.81 August 24, 1914 46.0
2.56 March 24, 1913 65.0
2.86 June 17, 1912 72.6
1.92 August 23, 1911 48.8
1.78 October 05, 1910 45.2
5.83 July 07, 1909 148.1
2.41 August 07, 1908 61.2
1.80 August 22, 1907 45.7
3.70 May 31, 1906 94.0
4.66 July 26, 1905 118.4
2.58 January 21, 1904 65.5
2.26 September 13, 1903 57.4
3.09 March 11, 1902 78.5
Reference

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

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