Buffalo - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Buffalo 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 extremes go back to 1871. During that time, the heaviest downpour recorded for a single day in Buffalo was 5.01 inches (127.3 millimetres) on June 22, 1987.

Since 1940 the precipitation extremes were measured at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Buffalo.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Buffalo
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.46 November 01, 2018 37.1
2.29 July 13, 2017 58.2
1.76 September 17, 2016 44.7
2.85 August 15, 2015 72.4
1.40 August 02, 2014 35.6
2.79 September 21, 2013 70.9
1.42 October 29, 2012 36.1
1.35 April 25, 2011 34.3
2.16 June 06, 2010 54.9
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Buffalo each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.55 September 28, 2009 90.2
1.41 September 13, 2008 35.8
1.88 July 19, 2007 47.8
1.79 July 12, 2006 45.5
1.98 August 31, 2005 50.3
3.24 September 09, 2004 82.3
1.14 December 25, 2003 29.0
1.60 January 31, 2002 40.6
1.66 December 24, 2001 42.2
2.31 November 20, 2000 58.7
1.65 November 02, 1999 41.9
1.31 July 08, 1998 33.3
1.37 September 29, 1997 34.8
1.54 July 31, 1996 39.1
1.89 October 05, 1995 48.0
2.78 June 24, 1994 70.6
1.76 June 05, 1993 44.7
1.49 September 21, 1992 37.8
1.46 May 17, 1991 37.1
1.94 May 13, 1990 49.3
3.01 June 09, 1989 76.5
1.67 July 17, 1988 42.4
5.01 June 22, 1987 127.3
3.41 May 19, 1986 86.6
1.77 November 05, 1985 45.0
1.74 February 28, 1984 44.2
1.28 October 05, 1983 32.5
1.83 January 11, 1982 46.5
1.94 July 20, 1981 49.3
2.42 October 25, 1980 61.5
4.89 September 14, 1979 124.2
1.69 June 07, 1978 42.9
2.35 August 06, 1977 59.7
2.87 September 17, 1976 72.9
2.31 August 29, 1975 58.7
1.29 June 21, 1974 32.8
1.64 November 15, 1973 41.7
1.75 June 21, 1972 44.5
2.33 July 24, 1971 59.2
1.54 July 20, 1970 39.1
1.54 August 17, 1969 39.1
1.97 September 11, 1968 50.0
3.41 September 28, 1967 86.6
1.57 July 28, 1966 39.9
1.52 November 16, 1965 38.6
1.58 August 21, 1964 40.1
3.88 August 07, 1963 98.6
1.61 September 28, 1962 40.9
1.77 September 13, 1961 45.0
1.37 February 19, 1960 34.8
2.25 September 30, 1959 57.2
1.44 January 25, 1958 36.6
1.69 May 19, 1957 42.9
1.86 July 13, 1956 47.2
2.55 October 06, 1955 64.8
2.08 February 16, 1954 52.8
2.28 July 01, 1953 57.9
1.30 May 12, 1952 33.0
1.29 June 22, 1951 32.8
1.91 August 31, 1950 48.5
2.52 August 17, 1949 64.0
2.09 September 19, 1948 53.1
2.08 November 08, 1947 52.8
1.98 August 17, 1946 50.3
3.00 October 01, 1945 76.2
3.65 August 17, 1944 92.7
1.34 October 18, 1943 34.0
2.36 July 17, 1942 59.9
1.97 April 05, 1941 50.0
1.65 May 23, 1940 41.9
2.17 August 13, 1939 55.1
2.03 August 10, 1938 51.6
1.90 June 21, 1937 48.3
2.62 March 17, 1936 66.5
0.78 September 27, 1935 19.8
1.21 September 12, 1934 30.7
0.91 June 07, 1933 + 23.1
1.40 January 01, 1932 35.6
1.58 July 20, 1931 40.1
1.17 January 08, 1930 29.7
1.64 September 09, 1929 41.7
2.42 June 23, 1928 61.5
2.41 July 22, 1927 61.2
1.50 December 16, 1926 38.1
1.85 September 13, 1925 47.0
1.41 September 02, 1924 35.8
1.76 June 06, 1923 44.7
2.39 August 01, 1922 60.7
1.22 April 29, 1921 31.0
2.55 July 23, 1920 64.8
1.17 May 10, 1919 29.7
1.15 January 15, 1918 29.2
1.47 June 10, 1917 37.3
1.27 June 02, 1916 32.3
1.37 August 03, 1915 34.8
1.11 August 29, 1914 28.2
1.24 May 27, 1913 31.5
1.79 October 22, 1912 45.5
2.50 July 20, 1911 63.5
3.08 July 24, 1910 78.2
1.71 November 22, 1909 43.4
1.11 May 07, 1908 28.2
1.45 October 07, 1907 36.8
1.70 October 09, 1906 43.2
1.74 August 06, 1905 44.2
1.30 August 20, 1904 33.0
2.34 August 04, 1903 59.4
1.74 January 22, 1902 44.2
1.53 December 14, 1901 38.9
1.50 March 01, 1900 38.1
1.44 May 29, 1899 36.6
1.30 November 10, 1898 33.0
2.02 July 11, 1897 51.3
3.54 July 20, 1896 89.9
1.30 January 13, 1895 33.0
1.52 September 20, 1894 38.6
3.38 August 29, 1893 85.9
2.67 June 09, 1892 67.8
1.41 July 07, 1891 35.8
2.11 November 17, 1890 53.6
1.72 June 09, 1889 43.7
1.56 June 28, 1888 39.6
1.30 August 06, 1887 33.0
1.62 August 16, 1886 41.1
1.93 June 22, 1885 49.0
1.70 August 28, 1884 43.2
1.59 June 18, 1883 40.4
1.60 May 27, 1882 40.6
2.30 October 02, 1881 58.4
1.97 August 19, 1880 50.0
2.71 August 16, 1879 68.8
2.47 July 26, 1878 62.7
2.03 October 11, 1877 51.6
1.53 July 25, 1876 38.9
2.36 September 20, 1875 59.9
1.36 January 06, 1874 34.5
2.70 July 17, 1873 68.6
1.16 September 12, 1872 29.5
3.21 August 27, 1871 81.5
Reference

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

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