Raleigh - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Raleigh, 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 Raleigh got more than half a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Raleigh 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 were measured at Raleigh–Durham International Airport and go back to 1945. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Raleigh is 17.9 inches (45.5 centimetres) on January 25, 2000.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Raleigh
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.0 December 09, 2018 17.8
0.5 January 07, 2017 1.3
1.2 January 22, 2016 3.0
3.2 February 26, 2015 8.1
3.3 February 12, 2014 8.4
0.7 February 16, 2013 + 1.8
0.9 February 19, 2012 2.3
0.4 February 10, 2011 1.0
6.7 December 26, 2010 17.0
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Raleigh each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.5 January 20, 2009 8.9
0.5 January 19, 2008 1.3
1.0 January 18, 2007 2.5
trace November 21, 2006 + trace
0.7 January 19, 2005 1.8
4.5 February 27, 2004 11.4
2.3 January 23, 2003 5.8
6.5 January 03, 2002 16.5
0.3 February 22, 2001 0.8
17.9 January 25, 2000 45.5
trace December 25, 1999 + trace
2.0 January 19, 1998 5.1
0.4 January 11, 1997 1.0
5.6 February 16, 1996 14.2
1.0 February 07, 1995 2.5
0.6 February 02, 1994 1.5
2.6 December 23, 1993 6.6
trace December 27, 1992 + trace
trace November 09, 1991 + trace
trace December 27, 1990 + trace
5.8 February 18, 1989 14.7
7.1 January 07, 1988 18.0
5.2 February 27, 1987 13.2
0.7 February 14, 1986 1.8
2.4 January 28, 1985 6.1
6.9 February 06, 1984 17.5
7.3 March 24, 1983 18.5
5.0 January 14, 1982 12.7
2.6 January 30, 1981 6.6
9.0 March 02, 1980 22.9
10.3 February 18, 1979 26.2
3.2 February 22, 1978 + 8.1
1.8 January 24, 1977 4.6
0.4 January 17, 1976 1.0
2.6 November 23, 1975 6.6
2.9 March 25, 1974 7.4
5.7 January 08, 1973 14.5
2.6 March 25, 1972 6.6
5.2 March 26, 1971 13.2
1.0 January 23, 1970 + 2.5
9.3 March 01, 1969 23.6
1.4 January 25, 1968 3.6
9.1 February 09, 1967 23.1
7.6 January 26, 1966 19.3
3.8 January 30, 1965 9.7
1.0 February 28, 1964 + 2.5
6.9 February 26, 1963 17.5
5.0 January 10, 1962 12.7
1.2 February 03, 1961 + 3.0
6.9 March 09, 1960 17.5
1.7 January 08, 1959 4.3
9.1 December 11, 1958 23.1
1.0 December 11, 1957 2.5
2.0 January 23, 1956 5.1
9.0 January 19, 1955 22.9
4.1 January 23, 1954 10.4
0.6 November 06, 1953 1.5
3.5 February 26, 1952 8.9
1.2 February 09, 1951 3.0
0.3 December 28, 1950 0.8
trace December 15, 1949 + trace
9.9 February 10, 1948 25.1
2.0 March 27, 1947 5.1
4.0 January 17, 1946 10.2
2.9 December 15, 1945 7.4
Reference

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

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