Charlotte - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Charlotte 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 snowfall extremes go back to 1893. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Charlotte is 14.0 inches (35.6 centimetres) on February 15, 1902.

From 1951 the snowfall extremes were measured at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in central Charlotte.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Charlotte
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.9 January 17, 2018 9.9
1.1 March 12, 2017 2.8
3.0 January 22, 2016 7.6
1.7 February 25, 2015 4.3
4.6 February 12, 2014 11.7
2.7 February 16, 2013 6.9
trace February 19, 2012 trace
4.1 January 10, 2011 10.4
2.8 February 12, 2010 7.1
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Charlotte each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
4.0 March 01, 2009 10.2
1.4 January 17, 2008 3.6
1.0 February 01, 2007 2.5
trace November 21, 2006 + trace
0.8 January 29, 2005 2.0
11.6 February 26, 2004 29.5
8.5 January 23, 2003 21.6
3.5 January 03, 2002 8.9
trace March20, 2001 + trace
4.0 January 24, 2000 + 10.2
1.4 February 19, 1999 3.6
1.5 January 19, 1998 3.8
2.9 December 29, 1997 7.4
2.1 January 07, 1996 5.3
trace May 01, 1995 + trace
trace December 13, 1994 + trace
2.6 December 23, 1993 6.6
trace December 27, 1992 + trace
1.0 January 24, 1991 2.5
trace December 27, 1990 + trace
2.5 February 23, 1989 6.4
12.1 January 07, 1988 30.7
5.6 January 22, 1987 14.2
0.3 February 14, 1986 0.8
1.3 January 28, 1985 3.3
5.9 February 06, 1984 15.0
10.3 March 24, 1983 26.2
5.1 February 26, 1982 13.0
1.8 January 30, 1981 4.6
5.4 March 02, 1980 13.7
10.0 February 18, 1979 25.4
4.7 March 02, 1978 11.9
1.7 January 24, 1977 4.3
trace December 08, 1976 + trace
1.0 February 04, 1975 2.5
1.4 March 25, 1974 3.6
3.6 January 07, 1973 9.1
3.7 March 25, 1972 9.4
7.5 December 03, 1971 19.1
2.0 December 29, 1970 + 5.1
8.7 February 16, 1969 22.1
2.8 January 24, 1968 7.1
5.4 February 09, 1967 13.7
4.2 January 29, 1966 10.7
10.0 January 16, 1965 25.4
0.4 January 13, 1964 1.0
2.5 February 26, 1963 6.4
6.0 January 01, 1962 15.2
1.2 January 26, 1961 3.0
8.0 March 02, 1960 20.3
1.3 March 02, 1959 3.3
2.9 December 14, 1958 7.4
trace December 11, 1957 + trace
0.5 January 24, 1956 1.3
4.3 January 23, 1955 10.9
1.5 January 22, 1954 3.8
trace December 25, 1953 + trace
4.0 February 26, 1952 10.2
0.2 February 09, 1951 0.5
trace December 28, 1950 + trace
0.4 January 30, 1949 1.0
6.6 February 09, 1948 16.8
5.8 December 25, 1947 14.7
0.4 January 17, 1946 1.0
2.5 December 13, 1945 6.4
1.8 January 09, 1944 4.6
0.5 December 15, 1943 1.3
7.8 February 24, 1942 19.8
2.3 February 27, 1941 5.8
4.2 January 23, 1940 10.7
1.4 March 02, 1939 3.6
0.0 December 10, 1938 + 0.0
5.0 February 28, 1937 12.7
3.9 January 30, 1936 9.9
8.0 December 29, 1935 20.3
0.3 March 20, 1934 0.8
0.4 January 13, 1933 1.0
2.5 December 17, 1932 6.4
4.7 March 04, 1931 11.9
10.4 December 17, 1930 26.4
3.5 February 05, 1929 8.9
0.0 December 20, 1928 + 0.0
10.4 March 02, 1927 26.4
3.6 January 08, 1926 9.1
1.6 January 29, 1925 4.1
2.5 February 27, 1924 6.4
0.5 January 24, 1923 1.3
1.3 January 27, 1922 3.3
4.5 January 26, 1921 11.4
4.4 January 26, 1920 11.2
0.1 February 20, 1919 0.3
2.2 January 22, 1918 5.6
5.3 December 12, 1917 13.5
2.2 February 28, 1916 5.6
3.5 March 30, 1915 8.9
6.5 February 26, 1914 16.5
0.5 February 14, 1913 1.3
4.7 January 13, 1912 11.9
0.1 December 20, 1911 + 0.3
3.7 February 11, 1910 9.4
0.2 December 25, 1909 0.5
2.0 February 10, 1908 5.1
2.2 February 04, 1907 5.6
1.3 November 14, 1906 3.3
3.0 December 31, 1905 7.6
1.9 December 17, 1904 4.8
trace December 09, 1903 + trace
14.0 February 15, 1902 35.6
1.0 February 23, 1901 2.5
0.8 January 29, 1900 2.0
5.5 January 28, 1899 14.0
1.0 January 30, 1898 2.5
0.5 January 28, 1897 + 1.3
10.0 December 02, 1896 25.4
5.5 February 16, 1895 14.0
6.2 February 25, 1894 15.7
4.0 January 19, 1893 10.2
Reference

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

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