Asheville - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Asheville, North Carolina along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than four inches of precipitation landed on Asheville in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Asheville 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 were observed in downtown Asheville and go back to 1889. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 5.38 inches (136.7 millimetres) on October 25, 1918.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Asheville
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.80 December 28, 2018 71.1
3.06 October 23, 2017 77.7
2.58 February 03, 2016 65.5
2.54 December 24, 2015 64.5
2.62 April 29, 2014 66.5
3.48 July 03, 2013 88.4
3.71 July 11, 2012 94.2
2.16 March 06, 2011 54.9
2.54 November 30, 2010 64.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Asheville each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.52 September 21, 2009 64.0
3.43 August 26, 2008 87.1
2.68 September 14, 2007 68.1
1.94 December 31, 2006 49.3
2.04 July 07, 2005 51.8
3.76 September 07, 2004 95.5
2.56 May 05, 2003 65.0
2.28 June 05, 2002 57.9
1.44 March 29, 2001 36.6
1.79 March 20, 2000 45.5
1.71 November 25, 1999 43.4
3.10 January 07, 1998 78.7
2.81 September 24, 1997 71.4
2.55 January 26, 1996 64.8
3.34 January 14, 1995 84.8
2.79 March 27, 1994 70.9
1.93 August 03, 1993 49.0
2.77 October 04, 1992 70.4
2.70 March 29, 1991 68.6
2.78 February 16, 1990 70.6
2.36 June 04, 1989 59.9
1.49 July 22, 1988 37.8
1.74 February 28, 1987 44.2
1.90 August 17, 1986 48.3
2.01 August 17, 1985 51.1
2.96 February 13, 1984 75.2
3.08 June 30, 1983 78.2
1.92 July 31, 1982 48.8
1.76 May 27, 1981 44.7
1.81 May 17, 1980 46.0
2.45 November 02, 1979 62.2
2.76 August 07, 1978 70.1
2.97 November 06, 1977 75.4
2.72 May 29, 1976 69.1
1.84 October 17, 1975 + 46.7
2.31 April 04, 1974 58.7
2.39 May 28, 1973 60.7
1.91 June 21, 1972 48.5
1.00 October 22, 1971 25.4
2.16 July 21, 1970 54.9
2.65 June 15, 1969 67.3
1.68 March 12, 1968 42.7
1.73 September 09, 1967 43.9
2.16 February 13, 1966 54.9
2.30 March 26, 1965 58.4
3.55 October 04, 1964 90.2
2.71 March 12, 1963 68.8
1.58 April 11, 1962 40.1
2.92 August 24, 1961 74.2
1.91 August 12, 1960 48.5
2.41 September 03, 1959 61.2
2.67 December 28, 1958 67.8
3.39 April 04, 1957 86.1
3.26 September 06, 1956 82.8
1.49 April 13, 1955 + 37.8
2.35 January 22, 1954 59.7
1.90 April 30, 1953 48.3
2.22 March 10, 1952 56.4
1.79 December 04, 1951 45.5
2.25 December 07, 1950 57.2
1.87 June 16, 1949 47.5
2.51 November 28, 1948 63.8
1.76 August 24, 1947 44.7
3.77 October 08, 1946 95.8
1.76 December 04, 1945 44.7
2.40 July 19, 1944 61.0
3.16 June 28, 1943 80.3
1.61 December 29, 1942 40.9
1.95 July 05, 1941 49.5
4.70 August 29, 1940 119.4
1.46 August 18, 1939 37.1
2.80 September 03, 1938 71.1
2.67 October 18, 1937 67.8
2.26 January 18, 1936 57.4
3.62 January 08, 1935 91.9
2.00 February 25, 1934 50.8
1.51 May 05, 1933 38.4
2.16 October 16, 1932 54.9
1.74 April 22, 1931 44.2
1.41 September 11, 1930 35.8
2.52 September 30, 1929 64.0
4.42 August 15, 1928 112.3
2.23 December 02, 1927 56.6
1.70 November 15, 1926 43.2
1.10 November 12, 1925 27.9
1.91 December 08, 1924 48.5
1.59 March 16, 1923 40.4
1.59 October 09, 1922 40.4
2.00 July 20, 1921 50.8
1.86 December 13, 1920 47.2
1.58 March 27, 1919 40.1
5.38 October 25, 1918 136.7
1.83 August 31, 1917 46.5
2.08 July 08, 1916 52.8
1.40 December 29, 1915 35.6
3.60 October 15, 1914 91.4
2.29 May 23, 1913 58.2
1.39 July 09, 1912 35.3
2.83 August 12, 1911 71.9
3.51 August 31, 1910 89.2
2.66 June 03, 1909 67.6
2.30 October 23, 1908 58.4
1.67 September 23, 1907 42.4
2.79 January 22, 1906 70.9
2.32 December 02, 1905 58.9
1.87 September 04, 1904 47.5
1.93 March 22, 1903 49.0
1902
3.00 March 26, 1901 76.2
2.37 March 01, 1900 60.2
2.73 March 15, 1899 69.3
1898
2.35 May 01, 1897 59.7
2.55 July 09, 1896 64.8
3.15 April 08, 1895 80.0
2.00 December 12, 1894 50.8
1.97 October 14, 1893 50.0
1892
2.49 February 21, 1891 63.2
1.90 July 24, 1890 48.3
4.18 May 30, 1889 106.2
Reference

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

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