Fargo - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Fargo, North Dakota along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than three inches of precipitation landed on Fargo in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2019?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Fargo 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 1900, although some years prior to 1943 are missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 4.72 inches (119.9 millimetres) on August 8, 1943.

Since 1943 the precipitation extremes were observed at Hector International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Fargo.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Fargo
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.86 August 14, 2020   47.2
2.20 July 08, 2019 55.9
1.63 September 20, 2018 41.4
1.31 June 13, 2017 33.3
2.11 July 11, 2016 53.6
2.60 May 17, 2015 66.0
1.99 September 04, 2014 50.5
3.77 May 29, 2013 95.8
2.35 July 24, 2012 59.7
2.87 August 01, 2011 72.9
1.99 September 06, 2010 50.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Fargo each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.98 October 01, 2009 50.3
3.33 August 11, 2008 84.6
1.86 June 13, 2007 47.2
1.44 September 02, 2006 36.6
3.11 August 17, 2005 79.0
2.18 May 30, 2004 55.4
1.29 June 24, 2003 32.8
3.02 June 09, 2002 76.7
1.30 June 11, 2001 33.0
4.64 June 19, 2000 117.9
2.67 August 12, 1999 67.8
3.03 June 18, 1998 77.0
1.39 April 05, 1997 35.3
2.10 May 17, 1996 53.3
1.55 September 29, 1995 39.4
2.11 July 07, 1994 53.6
4.42 July 15, 1993 112.3
1.72 June 15, 1992 43.7
2.33 June 30, 1991 59.2
1.73 June 19, 1990 43.9
1.92 August 31, 1989 48.8
1.67 September 18, 1988 42.4
1.33 July 21, 1987 33.8
1.85 June 17, 1986 47.0
1.29 May 30, 1985 32.8
1.79 October 15, 1984 45.5
1.47 July 17, 1983 37.3
3.10 October 09, 1982 78.7
1.63 May 22, 1981 41.4
1.81 August 20, 1980 46.0
2.03 July 23, 1979 51.6
2.41 June 15, 1978 61.2
4.02 May 04, 1977 102.1
0.46 June 24, 1976 11.7
2.78 June 28, 1975 + 70.6
2.95 July 20, 1974 74.9
2.07 September 24, 1973 52.6
1.38 May 13, 1972 35.1
2.15 September 03, 1971 54.6
2.86 September 20, 1970 72.6
2.85 July 14, 1969 72.4
0.91 April 22, 1968 23.1
0.96 April 16, 1967 24.4
1.55 July 31, 1966 39.4
1.35 April 10, 1965 34.3
2.65 June 18, 1964 67.3
2.10 August 11, 1963 53.3
1.72 July 01, 1962 43.7
1.48 September 09, 1961 37.6
1.68 August 25, 1960 42.7
2.18 July 07, 1959 55.4
2.70 July 03, 1958 68.6
3.37 September 02, 1957 85.6
1.36 July 17, 1956 34.5
1.67 July 12, 1955 42.4
1.13 September 08, 1954 28.7
2.05 June 15, 1953 52.1
3.93 July 01, 1952 99.8
1.86 July 03, 1951 47.2
1.17 May 08, 1950 29.7
1.63 July 05, 1949 41.4
1.69 June 03, 1948 42.9
1.09 April 05, 1947 27.7
1.73 September 09, 1946 43.9
1.03 August 12, 1945 26.2
3.07 August 02, 1944 78.0
4.72 August 08, 1943 119.9
1942
2.22 June 06, 1941 56.4
1.44 July 17, 1940 36.6
1.84 June 10, 1939 46.7
1.21 August 18, 1938 30.7
1.63 July 14, 1937 41.4
0.69 March 24, 1936 17.5
3.41 August 19, 1935 86.6
1.36 June 07, 1934 34.5
1.13 April 30, 1933 28.7
1.26 May 26, 1932 32.0
1.71 July 11, 1931 43.4
1.48 November 16, 1930 37.6
0.86 October 11, 1929 21.8
3.05 August 26, 1928 77.5
1927
1.94 September 01, 1926 49.3
2.94 July 05, 1925 74.7
1.74 April 26, 1924 44.2
2.95 June 20, 1923 74.9
1.31 May 10, 1922 33.3
2.35 August 25, 1921 59.7
2.72 June 26, 1920 69.1
1.82 July 19, 1919 46.2
1918
0.96 June 11, 1917 24.4
1916
1915
3.48 June 08, 1914 88.4
1.84 October 04, 1913 46.7
2.33 August 16, 1912 59.2
1.09 August 03, 1911 27.7
1.10 August 19, 1910 27.9
1909
2.10 November 24, 1908 53.3
1.94 June 10, 1907 49.3
1.28 May 25, 1906 32.5
2.30 August 14, 1905 58.4
2.10 April 08, 1904 53.3
2.28 September 07, 1903 57.9
2.30 October 25, 1902 58.4
2.26 July 05, 1901 57.4
1.60 August 10, 1900 40.6
Reference

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

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