Charlotte - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Charlotte, North Carolina along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on Charlotte in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2017?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Charlotte 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 6.88 inches (174.8 millimetres) on July 23, 1997.

Since 1951 the precipitation extremes were observed at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in central Charlotte.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Charlotte
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.12 April 23, 2017 53.8
3.89 September 26, 2016 98.8
3.08 November 02, 2015 78.2
2.39 August 01, 2014 60.7
2.74 September 21, 2013 69.6
2.41 May 08, 2012 61.2
2.50 August 05, 2011 63.5
2.00 February 05, 2010 50.8
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Charlotte each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.45 June 05, 2009 62.2
5.36 August 26, 2008 136.1
2.17 March 01, 2007 55.1
3.01 September 13, 2006 76.5
2.08 October 07, 2005 52.8
4.14 July 17, 2004 105.2
3.50 May 22, 2003 88.9
2.24 October 11, 2002 56.9
2.13 March 29, 2001 54.1
1.55 September 18, 2000 39.4
2.90 October 10, 1999 73.7
2.45 September 03, 1998 62.2
6.88 July 23, 1997 174.8
1.80 August 11, 1996 45.7
4.39 August 27, 1995 111.5
2.07 August 16, 1994 52.6
2.28 January 21, 1993 57.9
4.21 October 04, 1992 106.9
2.34 March 03, 1991 59.4
4.18 October 10, 1990 106.2
2.92 September 22, 1989 74.2
1.92 September 09, 1988 48.8
2.09 February 28, 1987 53.1
1.40 October 25, 1986 35.6
3.26 November 21, 1985 82.8
2.35 January 10, 1984 59.7
2.37 December 06, 1983 60.2
1.79 May 16, 1982 45.5
2.15 December 31, 1981 54.6
1.95 March 28, 1980 49.5
3.65 September 30, 1979 92.7
4.51 August 03, 1978 114.6
2.55 September 16, 1977 64.8
3.72 October 08, 1976 94.5
3.67 May 03, 1975 93.2
3.47 September 06, 1974 88.1
2.30 February 02, 1973 58.4
2.82 July 26, 1972 71.6
1.75 May 15, 1971 44.5
2.60 July 21, 1970 66.0
2.00 August 02, 1969 50.8
3.26 June 09, 1968 82.8
2.81 August 22, 1967 71.4
2.72 September 19, 1966 69.1
2.32 July 28, 1965 58.9
2.64 October 04, 1964 67.1
3.17 September 28, 1963 80.5
3.45 January 06, 1962 87.6
1.98 June 21, 1961 + 50.3
2.13 May 08, 1960 54.1
3.59 September 29, 1959 91.2
1.87 July 08, 1958 47.5
1.57 November 25, 1957 + 39.9
2.54 September 26, 1956 64.5
2.91 February 06, 1955 73.9
2.14 July 15, 1954 54.4
1.61 March 23, 1953 40.9
3.40 August 31, 1952 86.4
2.08 December 20, 1951 52.8
1.49 June 14, 1950 37.8
2.98 August 28, 1949 75.7
3.06 November 28, 1948 77.7
3.89 September 24, 1947 98.8
3.82 October 08, 1946 97.0
4.06 September 16, 1945 103.1
5.91 July 01, 1944 150.1
2.51 January 18, 1943 63.8
2.85 June 11, 1942 72.4
2.45 July 10, 1941 62.2
2.00 August 14, 1940 50.8
3.83 July 21, 1939 97.3
2.28 June 02, 1938 57.9
2.76 June 17, 1937 70.1
3.84 April 06, 1936 97.5
1.77 July 13, 1935 45.0
2.85 October 10, 1934 72.4
4.12 September 13, 1933 104.6
4.76 October 16, 1932 120.9
2.96 December 03, 1931 75.2
1.98 June 26, 1930 50.3
3.80 October 01, 1929 96.5
4.84 September 18, 1928 122.9
2.27 December 03, 1927 57.7
1.62 August 25, 1926 41.1
2.58 August 05, 1925 65.5
3.23 September 14, 1924 82.0
2.98 July 28, 1923 75.7
2.15 October 07, 1922 54.6
1.95 July 12, 1921 49.5
2.26 November 16, 1920 57.4
2.46 May 13, 1919 62.5
2.82 September 20, 1918 71.6
1.70 June 09, 1917 43.2
4.61 July 15, 1916 117.1
2.87 June 01, 1915 72.9
2.32 December 25, 1914 58.9
2.79 November 08, 1913 70.9
4.24 March 15, 1912 107.7
2.02 September 05, 1911 51.3
1.91 June 14, 1910 48.5
3.81 May 20, 1909 96.8
3.16 August 25, 1908 80.3
1.80 July 13, 1907 45.7
2.54 August 30, 1906 64.5
2.38 December 20, 1905 60.5
2.12 June 06, 1904 53.8
2.91 September 16, 1903 73.9
2.78 June 16, 1902 70.6
3.71 July 09, 1901 94.2
1.70 April 18, 1900 43.2
2.52 August 27, 1899 64.0
2.36 March 30, 1898 59.9
1.86 April 05, 1897 47.2
2.18 September 29, 1896 55.4
2.11 March 20, 1895 53.6
3.80 October 09, 1894 96.5
4.64 August 28, 1893 117.9
Reference

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

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