Long Island - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Long Island, 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 Long Island got more than one-and-a-half feet of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Long Island 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 1948, although some years are missing data. Since then, the biggest one-day snowfall officially recorded at Long Island is 23.4 inches (59.4 centimetres) on January 23, 2016.

Since 1964 the snowfall extremes were measured at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma. Before then, the weather station was at nearby Patchogue.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Long Island
Inches Date Centi­metres
16.0 January 04, 2018 40.6
14.3 February 09, 2017 36.3
23.4 January 23, 2016 59.4
17.4 January 27, 2015 44.2
9.2 January 21, 2014 23.4
16.7 February 08, 2013 42.4
3.6 January 21, 2012 9.1
14.0 January 12, 2011 35.6
11.3 December 26, 2010 28.7
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Long Island each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
14.3 December 20, 2009 36.3
5.5 February 22, 2008 14.0
3.3 March 16, 2007 8.4
16.7 February 12, 2006 42.4
10.9 January 22, 2005 27.7
9.1 January 28, 2004 23.1
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
3.0 December 24, 1998 7.6
3.0 March 03, 1997 + 7.6
9.0 January 08, 1996 22.9
5.6 December 19, 1995 14.2
7.0 February 11, 1994 17.8
8.0 March 13, 1993 20.3
4.0 March 19, 1992 10.2
3.6 January 11, 1991 9.1
4.0 December 28, 1990 + 10.2
7.6 November 23, 1989 19.3
9.2 December 13, 1988 23.4
6.7 February 23, 1987 17.0
4.4 February 07, 1986 11.2
4.7 January 17, 1985 11.9
5.0 March 28, 1984 + 12.7
10.1 February 11, 1983 25.7
16.0 April 06, 1982 40.6
7.0 March 05, 1981 17.8
4.0 January 05, 1980 10.2
8.8 February 19, 1979 22.4
16.5 February 06, 1978 41.9
6.0 February 05, 1977 15.2
4.0 December 26, 1976 + 10.2
10.0 December 22, 1975 25.4
8.0 March 29, 1974 20.3
2.0 February 16, 1973 5.1
4.0 February 19, 1972 10.2
4.3 January 01, 1971 10.9
3.0 February 15, 1970 + 7.6
15.0 February 09, 1969 38.1
3.0 February 29, 1968 7.6
15.0 March 22, 1967 38.1
5.3 December 24, 1966 13.5
11.0 January 10, 1965 27.9
8.0 January 13, 1964 20.3
1963
3.1 February 14, 1962 7.9
1961
1960
1959
1958
6.0 December 04, 1957 + 15.2
9.5 March 19, 1956 24.1
4.5 November 19, 1955 11.4
4.0 January 12, 1954 10.2
1.2 March 08, 1953 3.0
4.0 March 01, 1952 10.2
2.0 January 27, 1951 5.1
3.0 February 13, 1950 7.6
13.5 March 01, 1949 34.3
14.0 December 19, 1948 35.6
Reference

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

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