Lincoln - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Lincoln, Nebraska along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on Lincoln in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Lincoln 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 1915, with a few years of missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 5.43 inches (137.9 millimetres) on July 1, 1957.

Since 1973 the precipitation extremes were observed at Lincoln Airport. Before then, the weather station was at other locations within the city.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Lincoln
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.42 September 02, 2018 61.5
3.72 June 12, 2017 94.5
2.34 July 07, 2016 59.4
3.77 May 07, 2015 95.8
3.30 September 30, 2014 83.8
3.32 May 27, 2013 84.3
2.75 April 14, 2012 69.9
2.62 August 30, 2011 66.5
2.53 September 01, 2010 64.3
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Lincoln each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.72 June 06, 2009 43.7
3.03 June 11, 2008 77.0
3.35 May 05, 2007 85.1
1.71 August 08, 2006 43.4
3.40 July 25, 2005 86.4
1.39 September 21, 2004 35.3
3.01 June 12, 2003 76.5
2.41 August 21, 2002 61.2
2.64 May 20, 2001 67.1
2.11 June 25, 2000 53.6
2.33 April 14, 1999 59.2
2.64 May 29, 1998 67.1
2.34 November 29, 1997 59.4
2.56 May 09, 1996 65.0
1.71 May 07, 1995 43.4
1.69 June 05, 1994 42.9
3.07 July 24, 1993 78.0
1.58 July 30, 1992 40.1
2.11 June 21, 1991 53.6
5.42 July 25, 1990 137.7
4.68 September 08, 1989 118.9
3.31 September 28, 1988 84.1
2.54 August 25, 1987 64.5
2.74 October 11, 1986 69.6
4.24 June 23, 1985 107.7
2.41 May 18, 1984 61.2
2.10 May 01, 1983 53.3
3.75 June 14, 1982 95.3
2.39 August 01, 1981 60.7
1.55 August 14, 1980 39.4
4.07 October 30, 1979 103.4
1.92 April 09, 1978 48.8
2.97 July 11, 1977 75.4
1.49 September 25, 1976 37.8
1.48 November 19, 1975 37.6
2.34 April 28, 1974 59.4
2.43 May 26, 1973 61.7
1972
1.56 May 18, 1971 39.6
2.10 September 14, 1970 53.3
1.95 July 06, 1969 49.5
2.53 September 16, 1968 64.3
3.30 June 07, 1967 83.8
2.72 June 27, 1966 69.1
2.86 June 29, 1965 72.6
2.39 June 09, 1964 60.7
4.18 June 24, 1963 106.2
2.35 August 31, 1962 59.7
1.79 August 22, 1961 45.5
1.90 August 24, 1960 48.3
2.43 May 05, 1959 61.7
5.15 July 10, 1958 130.8
5.43 July 01, 1957 137.9
3.53 September 05, 1956 89.7
2.87 June 24, 1955 72.9
2.42 August 23, 1954 61.5
1.30 November 19, 1953 33.0
2.32 July 13, 1952 58.9
3.87 June 02, 1951 98.3
2.76 August 07, 1950 70.1
2.53 July 08, 1949 64.3
2.02 September 07, 1948 51.3
2.40 June 18, 1947 61.0
2.08 March 16, 1946 52.8
2.00 May 14, 1945 50.8
2.15 August 25, 1944 54.6
1.85 May 15, 1943 47.0
2.25 June 20, 1942 57.2
1.35 December 23, 1941 34.3
1.26 November 09, 1940 32.0
1.98 June 21, 1939 50.3
1.83 August 14, 1938 46.5
1.25 June 13, 1937 31.8
1.85 September 26, 1936 47.0
2.51 July 04, 1935 63.8
1.31 November 03, 1934 33.3
2.20 August 23, 1933 55.9
2.01 August 31, 1932 51.1
2.05 November 23, 1931 52.1
1.64 September 09, 1930 41.7
4.20 July 05, 1929 106.7
1.85 November 02, 1928 47.0
1.40 July 16, 1927 35.6
3.35 November 14, 1926 85.1
3.66 June 15, 1925 93.0
1.21 October 08, 1924 30.7
4.75 September 28, 1923 120.7
1.28 July 06, 1922 32.5
2.35 June 02, 1921 59.7
2.53 May 12, 1920 64.3
2.63 June 01, 1919 66.8
1.62 May 21, 1918 41.1
1917
1.89 August 01, 1916 48.0
1.53 September 18, 1915 38.9
Reference

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

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