New York City - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in New York City 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 precipitation extremes were measured at Central Park and go back to 1869. During that time, the heaviest downpour recorded for a single day there was 8.28 inches (210.3 millimetres) on September 23, 1882.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in New York City
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.90 August 11, 2018 73.7
3.03 October 29, 2017 77.0
2.31 January 23, 2016 58.7
2.10 January 18, 2015 53.3
4.97 April 30, 2014 126.2
4.16 June 07, 2013 105.7
2.45 April 22, 2012 62.2
5.81 August 14, 2011 147.6
3.86 March 13, 2010 98.0
Highest daily precipitation recorded at New York City each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.30 June 18, 2009 58.4
3.26 September 06, 2008 82.8
7.57 April 15, 2007 192.3
3.60 November 08, 2006 91.4
4.26 October 12, 2005 + 108.2
3.84 September 28, 2004 97.5
2.75 June 04, 2003 69.9
3.06 October 11, 2002 77.7
2.16 March 30, 2001 54.9
3.24 July 26, 2000 82.3
5.02 September 16, 1999 127.5
2.55 January 23, 1998 64.8
3.75 July 24, 1997 95.3
4.35 October 19, 1996 110.5
3.13 July 17, 1995 79.5
1.87 January 28, 1994 47.5
2.37 March 13, 1993 60.2
2.80 June 05, 1992 71.1
3.00 August 09, 1991 76.2
4.64 August 10, 1990 117.9
3.00 August 12, 1989 76.2
3.37 November 20, 1988 85.6
2.36 March 01, 1987 59.9
2.19 January 26, 1986 55.6
3.13 September 27, 1985 79.5
3.13 July 07, 1984 79.5
4.31 April 10, 1983 109.5
2.73 January 04, 1982 69.3
1.77 February 20, 1981 45.0
3.47 July 29, 1980 88.1
3.45 January 21, 1979 87.6
3.38 May 14, 1978 85.9
7.40 November 08, 1977 188.0
3.90 August 09, 1976 99.1
2.30 September 23, 1975 58.4
3.26 September 03, 1974 82.8
3.67 October 29, 1973 93.2
5.60 November 08, 1972 142.2
4.16 August 27, 1971 105.7
2.63 February 10, 1970 66.8
3.32 September 03, 1969 84.3
3.99 May 29, 1968 101.3
2.15 June 18, 1967 54.6
5.54 September 21, 1966 140.7
1.35 February 07, 1965 34.3
1.29 January 20, 1964 32.8
2.96 November 07, 1963 75.2
2.33 March 12, 1962 59.2
2.10 February 04, 1961 53.3
3.56 July 30, 1960 90.4
1.80 July 20, 1959 45.7
2.19 April 06, 1958 55.6
2.55 May 14, 1957 64.8
2.41 October 31, 1956 61.2
3.62 August 12, 1955 91.9
2.90 September 11, 1954 73.7
2.61 March 13, 1953 66.3
1.95 June 01, 1952 49.5
2.20 November 07, 1951 55.9
1.59 November 25, 1950 40.4
1.31 April 06, 1949 33.3
2.49 May 30, 1948 63.2
2.36 December 26, 1947 59.9
2.71 August 03, 1946 68.8
3.10 September 14, 1945 78.7
3.94 September 13, 1944 100.1
3.40 October 26, 1943 86.4
4.10 August 09, 1942 104.1
2.97 December 13, 1941 75.4
3.13 May 31, 1940 79.5
2.31 August 19, 1939 58.7
4.05 September 21, 1938 102.9
3.07 September 13, 1937 78.0
3.92 September 18, 1936 99.6
1.60 September 06, 1935 40.6
4.86 September 08, 1934 123.4
4.16 September 15, 1933 105.7
2.38 March 28, 1932 60.5
1.62 March 08, 1931 41.1
3.03 August 23, 1930 77.0
2.16 October 02, 1929 54.9
1.69 July 06, 1928 42.9
3.84 September 01, 1927 97.5
3.34 August 12, 1926 84.8
2.14 July 31, 1925 54.4
2.29 August 26, 1924 58.2
2.45 October 23, 1923 62.2
2.13 July 01, 1922 54.1
2.68 February 20, 1921 68.1
2.21 September 30, 1920 56.1
2.72 September 23, 1919 69.1
2.00 July 30, 1918 50.8
2.54 June 14, 1917 64.5
2.66 May 16, 1916 67.6
3.25 August 04, 1915 82.6
2.95 March 01, 1914 74.9
4.98 October 01, 1913 126.5
2.97 October 23, 1912 75.4
3.76 August 31, 1911 95.5
2.60 November 03, 1910 66.0
4.80 August 16, 1909 121.9
3.82 May 07, 1908 97.0
2.34 August 24, 1907 59.4
2.62 May 27, 1906 66.5
2.47 September 03, 1905 62.7
3.63 August 20, 1904 92.2
7.33 October 09, 1903 186.2
3.06 July 28, 1902 77.7
3.07 July 05, 1901 78.0
2.02 May 19, 1900 51.3
2.29 August 10, 1899 58.2
3.07 February 20, 1898 78.0
2.29 July 13, 1897 58.2
2.74 February 06, 1896 69.6
1.95 January 26, 1895 49.5
4.30 September 19, 1894 109.2
3.61 August 24, 1893 91.7
2.43 November 15, 1892 61.7
1.91 August 23, 1891 48.5
1.87 December 17, 1890 47.5
3.65 November 09, 1889 92.7
4.19 August 21, 1888 106.4
2.60 June 01, 1887 66.0
2.74 February 11, 1886 69.6
2.44 August 03, 1885 62.0
4.29 June 26, 1884 109.0
1.94 May 21, 1883 49.3
8.28 September 23, 1882 210.3
2.19 March 19, 1881 55.6
1.86 July 22, 1880 47.2
3.95 August 18, 1879 100.3
3.31 August 06, 1878 84.1
4.05 October 04, 1877 102.9
4.25 March 25, 1876 108.0
2.63 August 12, 1875 66.8
3.28 September 17, 1874 83.3
4.80 August 20, 1873 121.9
2.91 July 26, 1872 73.9
2.70 October 06, 1871 68.6
1.91 October 12, 1870 48.5
2.60 February 15, 1869 66.0
Reference

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

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