Billings - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Billings 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 1905. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 4.68 inches (118.9 millimetres) on April 17, 1941.

Since 1948 the precipitation extremes were observed at Billings Logan International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Billings.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Billings
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.10 June 29, 2020   27.9
0.97 August 22, 2019 24.6
1.54 May 23, 2018 39.1
1.26 April 09, 2017 32.0
1.86 October 03, 2016 47.2
1.11 April 15, 2015 28.2
0.81 April 26, 2014 20.6
1.31 September 07, 2013 33.3
0.62 May 25, 2012 15.7
3.12 May 24, 2011 79.2
2.24 June 20, 2010 56.9
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Billings each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
0.73 October 05, 2009 18.5
1.33 May 23, 2008 33.8
1.62 May 22, 2007 41.1
1.13 March 29, 2006 28.7
1.26 July 10, 2005 32.0
1.45 June 10, 2004 36.8
0.71 October 10, 2003 18.0
0.77 April 15, 2002 19.6
2.27 June 13, 2001 57.7
0.68 September 19, 2000 17.3
0.78 September 02, 1999 19.8
1.20 August 02, 1998 30.5
2.91 June 08, 1997 73.9
0.84 May 23, 1996 21.3
1.78 May 12, 1995 45.2
1.07 July 05, 1994 27.2
2.06 July 03, 1993 52.3
1.05 June 15, 1992 26.7
1.46 June 19, 1991 37.1
0.79 August 17, 1990 20.1
1.00 October 01, 1989 25.4
1.13 September 18, 1988 28.7
1.50 May 27, 1987 38.1
0.85 April 26, 1986 21.6
0.96 July 29, 1985 24.4
0.61 November 09, 1984 + 15.5
0.69 July 27, 1983 17.5
1.32 June 16, 1982 33.5
2.11 May 11, 1981 53.6
1.33 May 04, 1980 33.8
0.64 March 17, 1979 16.3
2.53 April 28, 1978 64.3
0.56 November 19, 1977 14.2
1.23 May 14, 1976 31.2
1.61 July 04, 1975 40.9
1.22 October 30, 1974 31.0
1.15 September 01, 1973 29.2
1.22 January 02, 1972 31.0
1.67 October 01, 1971 42.4
0.94 April 27, 1970 23.9
1.90 June 25, 1969 48.3
1.45 June 09, 1968 36.8
1.21 June 13, 1967 30.7
2.19 September 13, 1966 55.6
1.90 August 20, 1965 48.3
1.88 June 08, 1964 47.8
0.99 September 01, 1963 25.1
1.03 June 04, 1962 26.2
1.21 April 23, 1961 30.7
0.77 August 16, 1960 + 19.6
1.10 November 11, 1959 27.9
1.86 July 02, 1958 47.2
1.59 April 23, 1957 40.4
0.64 July 06, 1956 16.3
2.44 April 04, 1955 62.0
0.65 March 24, 1954 16.5
1.08 October 21, 1953 27.4
2.83 May 21, 1952 71.9
0.90 May 31, 1951 22.9
0.73 July 29, 1950 18.5
0.76 October 18, 1949 19.3
0.60 May 19, 1948 15.2
1.20 June 09, 1947 30.5
1.49 October 05, 1946 37.8
0.86 August 13, 1945 21.8
2.05 September 02, 1944 52.1
2.25 June 03, 1943 57.2
2.98 May 13, 1942 75.7
4.68 April 17, 1941 118.9
2.55 May 11, 1940 64.8
2.20 June 17, 1939 55.9
1.93 June 24, 1938 49.0
2.04 October 04, 1937 51.8
0.97 May 06, 1936 24.6
0.75 March 09, 1935 19.1
1.04 June 07, 1934 26.4
1.38 August 27, 1933 35.1
2.24 June 08, 1932 56.9
0.94 September 20, 1931 23.9
0.54 August 20, 1930 + 13.7
0.80 September 26, 1929 20.3
0.74 January 13, 1928 18.8
1.64 June 11, 1927 41.7
1.26 September 30, 1926 32.0
0.92 May 31, 1925 23.4
1.34 May 28, 1924 34.0
1.92 September 24, 1923 48.8
1.36 April 05, 1922 34.5
1.23 May 31, 1921 31.2
1.29 May 11, 1920 32.8
0.62 October 30, 1919 15.7
1.24 May 09, 1918 31.5
0.93 May 30, 1917 23.6
1.50 July 09, 1916 38.1
2.01 June 12, 1915 51.1
1.73 June 26, 1914 43.9
1.28 September 23, 1913 32.5
1.70 July 01, 1912 43.2
1.52 May 26, 1911 38.6
1.20 December 04, 1910 30.5
0.88 June 09, 1909 22.4
1908
1.10 May 24, 1907 + 27.9
2.44 August 31, 1906 62.0
1.15 June 04, 1905 29.2
Reference

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

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