Lincoln - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Lincoln, Nebraska. 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 Lincoln got more than 10 inches of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Lincoln 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 1922, with a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Lincoln is 19.0 inches (48.3 centimetres) on February 11, 1965.

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

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Lincoln
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.6 November 25, 2018 9.1
2.1 December 24, 2017 5.3
6.4 February 02, 2016 16.3
6.6 February 04, 2015 16.8
4.0 February 04, 2014 10.2
5.5 March 10, 2013 14.0
11.1 February 04, 2012 28.2
4.1 February 24, 2011 10.4
3.1 January 06, 2010 7.9
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Lincoln each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.5 December 25, 2009 24.1
4.5 February 05, 2008 11.4
6.6 March 01, 2007 16.8
7.5 December 31, 2006 19.1
5.9 January 05, 2005 15.0
7.0 February 05, 2004 17.8
6.5 December 09, 2003 16.5
7.6 January 31, 2002 19.3
6.0 February 08, 2001 15.2
7.0 February 18, 2000 17.8
5.6 March 08, 1999 14.2
10.0 March 08, 1998 25.4
13.2 October 26, 1997 33.5
1996
5.6 March 07, 1995 14.2
6.7 February 23, 1994 17.0
4.8 January 20, 1993 12.2
6.4 April 20, 1992 16.3
6.1 January 25, 1991 15.5
4.4 March 23, 1990 11.2
5.2 February 12, 1989 13.2
3.1 December 11, 1988 7.9
6.3 March 28, 1987 16.0
1.9 December 01, 1986 4.8
5.0 March 30, 1985 12.7
5.4 December 13, 1984 13.7
7.6 March 26, 1983 19.3
5.7 March 03, 1982 14.5
7.5 December 16, 1981 19.1
3.3 October 27, 1980 8.4
4.2 April 01, 1979 10.7
4.2 February 12, 1978 10.7
8.3 March 19, 1977 21.1
3.2 February 21, 1976 8.1
8.0 January 10, 1975 20.3
6.2 December 14, 1974 15.7
9.7 December 18, 1973 24.6
1972
11.4 January 03, 1971 29.0
6.6 October 09, 1970 16.8
8.2 February 14, 1969 20.8
8.7 December 18, 1968 22.1
3.7 April 23, 1967 9.4
6.8 December 27, 1966 17.3
19.0 February 11, 1965 48.3
3.5 March 26, 1964 8.9
7.2 March 05, 1963 18.3
6.0 February 21, 1962 15.2
6.0 December 12, 1961 15.2
6.0 January 18, 1960 15.2
8.2 March 05, 1959 20.8
6.2 March 07, 1958 15.7
9.4 November 18, 1957 23.9
3.5 November 20, 1956 8.9
5.7 January 05, 1955 14.5
1.3 February 20, 1954 3.3
3.5 March 01, 1953 8.9
6.4 December 22, 1952 16.3
5.5 December 14, 1951 14.0
7.0 February 13, 1950 17.8
7.0 January 27, 1949 17.8
7.2 March 01, 1948 18.3
2.0 November 15, 1947 5.1
1.8 March 08, 1946 4.6
9.0 February 21, 1945 22.9
9.0 February 10, 1944 22.9
0.3 December 10, 1943 + 0.8
1942
7.0 October 31, 1941 17.8
4.0 December 16, 1940 10.2
1.0 December 27, 1939 2.5
0.6 February 22, 1938 1.5
10.0 January 08, 1937 25.4
1936
0.5 February 15, 1935 1.3
0.6 December 17, 1934 1.5
1.0 March 24, 1933 2.5
1.0 December 10, 1932 2.5
0.7 February 28, 1931 1.8
1930
1929
7.0 April 06, 1928 17.8
0.5 December 07, 1927 1.3
0.7 January 27, 1926 + 1.8
4.0 October 29, 1925 10.2
5.0 February 23, 1924 12.7
8.0 March 15, 1923 20.3
2.5 January 30, 1922 6.4
Reference

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

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