Wilmington - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Wilmington 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 records go back to 1923, with a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow documented to land in one day at Wilmington is 9.6 inches (24.4 centimetres) on December 23, 1989.

Since 1948 the snowfall extremes were measured at Wilmington International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Wilmington.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Wilmington
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.4 January 03, 2018 8.6
1.1 March 12, 2017 2.8
trace February 10, 2016 + trace
0.3 February 24, 2015 0.8
0.6 January 28, 2014 1.5
trace November 13, 2013 + trace
trace January 03, 2012 trace
3.8 January 10, 2011 9.7
2.8 February 13, 2010 7.1
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Wilmington each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
0.9 January 20, 2009 2.3
trace January 19, 2008 trace
0.0 December 31, 2007 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 2006 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 2005 + 0.0
trace December 20, 2004 + trace
3.0 January 23, 2003 7.6
2002
trace June 22, 2001 + trace
5.0 January 25, 2000 12.7
trace December 25, 1999 + trace
trace December 24, 1998 + trace
1.2 February 10, 1997 3.0
0.5 February 16, 1996 1.3
trace June 07, 1995 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1994 + 0.0
0.7 December 23, 1993 1.8
1.4 January 19, 1992 3.6
trace February 15, 1991 trace
trace June 04, 1990 trace
9.6 December 23, 1989 24.4
5.0 January 15, 1988 12.7
trace January 27, 1987 + trace
trace February 13, 1986 + trace
trace January 20, 1985 trace
trace December 06, 1984 + trace
2.9 March 24, 1983 7.4
0.1 February 26, 1982 0.3
1.0 January 30, 1981 2.5
5.2 March 02, 1980 13.2
0.2 February 18, 1979 0.5
trace March 02, 1978 + trace
0.6 January 31, 1977 1.5
trace December 08, 1976 + trace
trace February 04, 1975 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1974 + 0.0
6.8 February 09, 1973 17.3
trace February 19, 1972 trace
trace December 03, 1971 + trace
4.0 December 29, 1970 10.2
0.5 January 04, 1969 1.3
2.0 February 22, 1968 5.1
trace December 23, 1967 + trace
trace December 30, 1966 + trace
2.5 January 31, 1965 6.4
trace November 30, 1964 + trace
0.6 February 27, 1963 + 1.5
1.0 February 12, 1962 + 2.5
trace February 02, 1961 + trace
4.4 March 11, 1960 11.2
trace December 24, 1959 + trace
2.0 December 11, 1958 + 5.1
1.0 December 11, 1957 2.5
0.8 January 10, 1956 2.0
trace January 19, 1955 trace
0.3 December 06, 1954 0.8
trace January 11, 1953 trace
trace January 29, 1952 trace
1951
trace November 25, 1950 + trace
trace June 09, 1949 + trace
trace February 10, 1948 + trace
0.1 March 26, 1947 0.3
0.0 December 31, 1946 + 0.0
trace December 19, 1945 + trace
trace January 09, 1944 + trace
6.0 December 15, 1943 15.2
7.2 February 25, 1942 18.3
trace February 28, 1941 + trace
1.1 January 01, 1940 2.8
trace March 03, 1939 trace
trace February 25, 1938 trace
trace December 03, 1937 + trace
6.5 January 30, 1936 16.5
trace November 23, 1935 + trace
1.0 March 15, 1934 2.5
trace January 13, 1933 trace
trace March 14, 1932 + trace
0.1 March 04, 1931 0.3
0.4 January 30, 1930 1.0
1929
trace February 18, 1928 + trace
4.5 March 02, 1927 11.4
0.6 March 13, 1926 1.5
0.0 December 31, 1925 + 0.0
trace March 14, 1924 + trace
trace February 18, 1923 trace
Reference

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

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