Fargo - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Fargo, North Dakota. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2019? When was the last time Fargo got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Fargo 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 1900, although some years prior to 1943 are missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Fargo is 16.3 inches (41.4 centimetres) on January 22, 1982.

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

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Fargo
Inches Date Centi­metres
4.5 December 27, 2021   11.4
4.8 April 02, 2020   12.2
9.0 March 09, 2019 22.9
6.3 March 05, 2018 16.0
9.2 January 02, 2017 23.4
3.4 January 07, 2016 8.6
3.5 December 16, 2015 + 8.9
2.3 March 31, 2014 5.8
9.3 February 10, 2013 23.6
5.2 January 22, 2012 13.2
6.7 February 21, 2011 17.0
12.6 November 22, 2010 32.0
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Fargo each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
8.1 December 25, 2009 20.6
9.5 December 14, 2008 24.1
7.4 December 01, 2007 18.8
3.3 March 11, 2006 8.4
4.2 November 28, 2005 10.7
11.5 January 25, 2004 29.2
6.5 December 15, 2003 16.5
3.9 April 01, 2002 9.9
5.3 November 27, 2001 13.5
8.6 November 28, 2000 21.8
5.2 March 08, 1999 13.2
5.6 November 18, 1998 14.2
12.0 March 03, 1997 30.5
14.0 January 17, 1996 35.6
6.7 March 27, 1995 17.0
9.3 March 23, 1994 23.6
7.8 November 25, 1993 19.8
5.5 November 02, 1992 14.0
6.3 February 23, 1991 16.0
11.2 March 15, 1990 28.4
13.6 January 06, 1989 34.5
8.5 December 26, 1988 21.6
4.8 February 28, 1987 12.2
4.9 January 24, 1986 12.4
7.2 November 25, 1985 18.3
3.1 March 04, 1984 + 7.9
4.0 March 07, 1983 10.2
16.3 January 22, 1982 41.4
4.0 December 11, 1981 10.2
10.5 January 06, 1980 26.7
6.4 February 22, 1979 16.3
5.3 December 28, 1978 13.5
12.0 November 20, 1977 30.5
5.0 February 03, 1976 12.7
6.4 March 23, 1975 16.3
2.6 March 14, 1974 6.6
4.4 December 12, 1973 11.2
7.2 December 30, 1972 18.3
4.7 January 25, 1971 11.9
8.6 April 19, 1970 21.8
4.5 February 28, 1969 11.4
5.4 April 03, 1968 13.7
5.4 December 20, 1967 13.7
6.4 March 02, 1966 16.3
4.8 March 17, 1965 12.2
4.6 January 24, 1964 11.7
6.0 April 03, 1963 15.2
3.4 March 31, 1962 8.6
1.9 December 09, 1961 4.8
10.9 November 28, 1960 27.7
2.1 November 22, 1959 5.3
3.0 November 17, 1958 7.6
2.7 February 20, 1957 6.9
6.0 March 27, 1956 15.2
4.2 February 20, 1955 10.7
2.0 March 24, 1954 5.1
4.5 November 20, 1953 11.4
6.1 January 21, 1952 15.5
10.8 February 28, 1951 27.4
3.4 January 24, 1950 8.6
6.8 January 04, 1949 17.3
5.7 February 28, 1948 14.5
4.6 April 05, 1947 11.7
7.5 February 05, 1946 19.1
5.1 December 23, 1945 13.0
4.9 March 06, 1944 12.4
5.2 March 16, 1943 13.2
1942
6.9 January 01, 1941 17.5
4.0 March 29, 1940 10.2
5.0 February 01, 1939 12.7
4.6 November 12, 1938 11.7
8.6 January 20, 1937 21.8
7.4 February 26, 1936 18.8
5.1 May 02, 1935 13.0
4.5 April 01, 1934 11.4
6.1 December 15, 1933 15.5
6.6 November 10, 1932 16.8
4.8 November 24, 1931 12.2
5.5 February 28, 1930 14.0
7.4 January 17, 1929 18.8
5.0 March 12, 1928 12.7
1927
4.3 December 04, 1926 10.9
3.5 February 20, 1925 8.9
2.0 April 12, 1924 5.1
3.0 December 27, 1923 7.6
5.5 February 01, 1922 14.0
9.0 January 01, 1921 22.9
1920
12.4 November 10, 1919 31.5
1918
5.0 April 24, 1917 12.7
1916
1915
5.9 March 25, 1914 15.0
1.2 April 07, 1913 3.0
3.6 December 25, 1912 9.1
4.2 November 11, 1911 10.7
4.2 February 15, 1910 10.7
1909
6.0 April 01, 1908 + 15.2
4.0 December 24, 1907 + 10.2
10.1 January 17, 1906 25.7
10.4 November 28, 1905 26.4
13.2 April 08, 1904 33.5
5.0 January 27, 1903 12.7
10.0 April 22, 1902 25.4
6.2 December 06, 1901 15.7
3.0 March 25, 1900 7.6
Reference

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

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