Albany - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Albany 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 1904. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 5.60 inches (142.2 millimetres) on September 16, 1999.

Since 1939 the precipitation extremes were observed at Albany International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Albany.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Albany
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.26 September 18, 2018 57.4
1.72 August 18, 2017 43.7
2.55 July 31, 2016 64.8
2.74 September 30, 2015 69.6
1.61 June 25, 2014 40.9
1.77 June 28, 2013 45.0
3.19 September 18, 2012 81.0
4.69 August 28, 2011 119.1
3.04 October 01, 2010 77.2
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Albany each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.76 July 01, 2009 70.1
2.49 July 23, 2008 63.2
2.26 April 15, 2007 57.4
2.22 June 26, 2006 56.4
2.63 October 08, 2005 66.8
2.15 July 27, 2004 54.6
1.60 October 27, 2003 40.6
1.79 December 25, 2002 45.5
1.34 March 30, 2001 34.0
3.30 June 06, 2000 83.8
5.60 September 16, 1999 142.2
2.22 October 10, 1998 56.4
2.02 March 31, 1997 51.3
3.49 July 13, 1996 88.6
2.65 October 21, 1995 67.3
1.54 August 18, 1994 39.1
2.20 July 30, 1993 55.9
1.44 May 31, 1992 36.6
2.17 November 22, 1991 55.1
2.21 November 10, 1990 56.1
2.15 October 20, 1989 54.6
1.78 August 29, 1988 45.2
2.82 October 04, 1987 71.6
2.19 July 30, 1986 55.6
1.61 September 27, 1985 40.9
2.04 May 29, 1984 51.8
1.88 September 21, 1983 47.8
1.69 June 05, 1982 42.9
1.35 September 08, 1981 34.3
2.78 August 05, 1980 70.6
2.18 July 26, 1979 55.4
1.84 July 27, 1978 46.7
2.00 March 13, 1977 50.8
2.45 June 30, 1976 62.2
1.90 April 03, 1975 48.3
1.90 July 29, 1974 48.3
2.34 June 30, 1973 59.4
2.62 October 07, 1972 66.5
3.50 August 28, 1971 88.9
1.53 April 02, 1970 38.9
1.50 November 05, 1969 38.1
2.17 May 29, 1968 55.1
1.72 October 25, 1967 43.7
2.56 September 04, 1966 65.0
1.63 September 24, 1965 + 41.4
1.40 March 10, 1964 35.6
1.17 September 17, 1963 29.7
1.20 February 24, 1962 30.5
2.32 August 26, 1961 58.9
3.46 September 12, 1960 87.9
1.67 November 28, 1959 42.4
1.35 March 14, 1958 34.3
1.69 October 18, 1957 42.9
1.87 September 23, 1956 47.5
1.85 August 11, 1955 47.0
2.91 August 31, 1954 73.9
1.94 August 10, 1953 49.3
3.47 June 01, 1952 88.1
2.62 September 14, 1951 66.5
4.08 August 31, 1950 103.6
1.65 August 29, 1949 41.9
2.93 December 31, 1948 74.4
1.50 November 08, 1947 38.1
1.88 September 24, 1946 47.8
2.34 July 20, 1945 59.4
2.29 June 20, 1944 58.2
1.85 October 26, 1943 47.0
1.79 September 27, 1942 45.5
1.82 February 07, 1941 46.2
2.02 September 25, 1940 51.3
1.59 September 27, 1939 40.4
4.12 July 09, 1938 104.6
2.12 September 13, 1937 53.8
2.27 August 06, 1936 57.7
2.08 July 07, 1935 52.8
2.64 June 19, 1934 67.1
1.65 September 16, 1933 41.9
2.87 October 06, 1932 72.9
2.01 May 10, 1931 51.1
1.49 June 09, 1930 37.8
2.29 September 14, 1929 58.2
1.48 July 27, 1928 37.6
3.28 November 03, 1927 83.3
1.51 February 04, 1926 38.4
1.21 April 19, 1925 30.7
2.35 September 09, 1924 59.7
1.69 October 24, 1923 42.9
2.51 June 11, 1922 63.8
1.77 November 28, 1921 45.0
2.52 October 01, 1920 64.0
1.90 March 28, 1919 48.3
1.59 November 19, 1918 40.4
1.27 October 20, 1917 32.3
1.82 September 15, 1916 46.2
2.30 December 14, 1915 58.4
1.85 August 12, 1914 47.0
1.04 June 26, 1913 26.4
2.03 October 24, 1912 51.6
2.01 October 19, 1911 51.1
1.27 May 31, 1910 32.3
1.63 February 20, 1909 41.4
1.30 May 08, 1908 33.0
2.46 November 07, 1907 62.5
2.10 May 28, 1906 53.3
1.27 June 22, 1905 32.3
2.27 June 09, 1904 57.7
Reference

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

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