Buffalo - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Buffalo, New York. 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 Buffalo got more than two feet of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Buffalo 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 extremes go back to 1893. Since then, the record amount of snow to fall in one day at Buffalo is 33.9 inches (86.1 centimetres) on December 10, 1995.

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

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Buffalo
Inches Date Centi­metres
8.6 March 02, 2018 21.8
13.2 March 14, 2017 33.5
9.6 December 14, 2016 24.4
8.2 February 02, 2015 20.8
13.8 March 12, 2014 35.1
7.8 February 02, 2013 19.8
10.1 December 26, 2012 25.7
8.0 February 25, 2011 20.3
8.8 January 03, 2010 22.4
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Buffalo each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.1 January 28, 2009 18.0
13.1 March 08, 2008 33.3
11.1 December 16, 2007 28.2
14.0 October 13, 2006 35.6
10.2 November 25, 2005 25.9
14.3 March 16, 2004 36.3
9.1 January 19, 2003 23.1
9.3 December 01, 2002 23.6
26.2 December 28, 2001 66.5
24.9 November 20, 2000 63.2
12.4 January 04, 1999 31.5
8.7 March 21, 1998 22.1
12.1 January 10, 1997 30.7
1996
33.9 December 10, 1995 86.1
7.1 January 17, 1994 18.0
14.5 December 24, 1993 36.8
15.1 March 11, 1992 38.4
6.4 December 15, 1991 16.3
9.4 February 15, 1990 23.9
9.7 December 15, 1989 24.6
10.1 February 06, 1988 25.7
7.9 March 31, 1987 20.1
7.0 November 13, 1986 + 17.8
15.6 January 19, 1985 39.6
18.4 February 28, 1984 46.7
12.0 December 16, 1983 30.5
18.3 January 11, 1982 46.5
6.1 December 10, 1981 15.5
4.2 December 24, 1980 10.7
12.5 November 30, 1979 31.8
8.8 January 20, 1978 22.4
13.2 January 10, 1977 33.5
19.0 November 30, 1976 48.3
6.3 December 17, 1975 16.0
9.0 November 15, 1974 22.9
4.7 March 18, 1973 11.9
7.1 February 13, 1972 18.0
6.7 February 08, 1971 17.0
7.2 December 26, 1970 18.3
7.8 January 03, 1969 19.8
5.2 March 12, 1968 13.2
7.0 November 06, 1967 17.8
15.0 January 23, 1966 38.1
8.2 November 28, 1965 20.8
8.1 January 01, 1964 20.6
7.8 January 14, 1963 19.8
9.7 February 24, 1962 24.6
17.8 December 30, 1961 45.2
14.1 November 30, 1960 35.8
7.3 March 12, 1959 18.5
14.2 February 17, 1958 36.1
8.2 November 20, 1957 20.8
10.7 December 26, 1956 27.2
13.2 November 29, 1955 33.5
14.8 March 29, 1954 37.6
10.3 November 07, 1953 26.2
10.3 November 27, 1952 26.2
7.4 December 17, 1951 + 18.8
7.7 February 13, 1950 19.6
16.1 November 16, 1949 40.9
3.5 January 24, 1948 8.9
5.0 November 08, 1947 12.7
5.7 February 26, 1946 14.5
11.6 January 02, 1945 29.5
9.4 December 12, 1944 23.9
1943
1942
1941
1940
8.5 January 30, 1939 21.6
4.8 April 04, 1938 12.2
12.4 December 10, 1937 31.5
18.0 March 17, 1936 45.7
6.8 December 13, 1935 17.3
5.5 February 04, 1934 14.0
6.2 November 14, 1933 15.7
10.1 November 12, 1932 25.7
7.1 March 08, 1931 18.0
4.8 January 25, 1930 12.2
6.0 December 21, 1929 15.2
14.0 January 03, 1928 35.6
12.6 December 17, 1927 32.0
14.0 December 16, 1926 35.6
8.0 January 20, 1925 20.3
10.1 December 23, 1924 25.7
4.4 March 07, 1923 11.2
9.3 December 28, 1922 23.6
6.8 February 11, 1921 17.3
14.4 November 17, 1920 36.6
3.5 December 30, 1919 8.9
7.8 January 15, 1918 19.8
10.0 December 09, 1917 25.4
9.4 December 22, 1916 23.9
10.8 December 29, 1915 27.4
11.0 December 16, 1914 27.9
6.2 November 10, 1913 15.7
5.5 February 21, 1912 14.0
6.8 February 14, 1911 17.3
15.7 February 12, 1910 39.9
7.6 January 12, 1909 19.3
10.0 February 03, 1908 25.4
9.5 December 14, 1907 24.1
5.7 December 03, 1906 14.5
8.8 January 07, 1905 22.4
10.5 January 14, 1904 26.7
6.2 December 27, 1903 15.7
17.4 January 22, 1902 44.2
7.8 February 04, 1901 19.8
15.0 March 01, 1900 38.1
9.5 December 06, 1899 24.1
7.8 December 07, 1898 19.8
11.5 January 06, 1897 29.2
8.0 February 09, 1896 20.3
13.0 January 13, 1895 33.0
11.0 February 13, 1894 27.9
12.0 December 03, 1893 30.5
Reference

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

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