New York City - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in New York City, New York. The information easily answers questions such as: How often does New York City get more than two feet of snow in a single day? What was the record snowfall in New York City a century ago?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in New York City 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 were measured at Central Park and go back to 1869, with a gap in records around 1900. During the period with data, the record amount of snow to fall in one day at New York City is 27.3 inches (69.3 centimetres) on January 23, 2016.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in New York City
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.8 January 04, 2018 24.9
9.4 February 09, 2017 23.9
27.3 January 23, 2016 69.3
7.5 March 05, 2015 19.1
11.0 January 21, 2014 27.9
6.3 February 08, 2013 16.0
4.3 November 07, 2012 + 10.9
12.3 January 26, 2011 31.2
12.2 December 26, 2010 31.0
Highest daily snowfall recorded at New York City each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.1 December 19, 2009 23.1
6.0 February 22, 2008 15.2
5.5 March 16, 2007 14.0
24.1 February 12, 2006 61.2
8.5 January 22, 2005 21.6
6.0 January 27, 2004 15.2
16.3 February 17, 2003 41.4
6.0 December 05, 2002 15.2
6.0 January 21, 2001 15.2
12.0 December 30, 2000 30.5
4.0 March 15, 1999 10.2
5.0 March 22, 1998 12.7
3.5 January 11, 1997 8.9
13.6 January 07, 1996 34.5
10.8 February 04, 1995 27.4
12.8 February 11, 1994 32.5
10.2 March 13, 1993 25.9
6.2 March 19, 1992 15.7
8.4 February 26, 1991 21.3
6.6 December 28, 1990 16.8
5.0 January 06, 1989 12.7
5.2 January 08, 1988 13.2
8.1 January 22, 1987 20.6
4.5 February 11, 1986 11.4
4.3 February 02, 1985 10.9
5.1 March 09, 1984 13.0
12.5 February 11, 1983 31.8
9.6 April 06, 1982 24.4
8.6 March 05, 1981 21.8
3.6 March 13, 1980 9.1
12.7 February 19, 1979 32.3
15.5 February 06, 1978 39.4
5.0 January 14, 1977 12.7
4.0 March 09, 1976 10.2
7.8 February 12, 1975 19.8
6.0 February 08, 1974 15.2
1.8 January 29, 1973 4.6
5.7 February 19, 1972 14.5
6.4 January 01, 1971 16.3
4.0 March 29, 1970 10.2
14.0 February 09, 1969 35.6
5.5 March 01, 1968 14.0
12.5 February 07, 1967 31.8
6.7 December 24, 1966 17.0
6.3 January 10, 1965 16.0
11.5 January 13, 1964 29.2
6.0 December 23, 1963 15.2
2.9 February 09, 1962 7.4
11.4 February 04, 1961 29.0
12.5 March 03, 1960 31.8
10.3 December 22, 1959 26.2
7.1 March 21, 1958 18.0
7.5 December 04, 1957 19.1
7.8 March 19, 1956 19.8
3.6 February 02, 1955 9.1
5.4 January 11, 1954 13.7
2.2 November 06, 1953 5.6
5.5 January 28, 1952 14.0
2.5 December 14, 1951 6.4
3.5 February 13, 1950 8.9
9.0 February 28, 1949 22.9
15.8 December 20, 1948 40.1
26.1 December 26, 1947 66.3
5.5 February 19, 1946 14.0
8.0 December 19, 1945 20.3
6.5 April 05, 1944 16.5
7.1 January 28, 1943 18.0
4.1 December 13, 1942 10.4
15.7 March 08, 1941 39.9
7.7 February 14, 1940 19.6
7.8 January 13, 1939 19.8
4.9 November 25, 1938 12.4
5.7 January 20, 1937 14.5
9.0 January 19, 1936 22.9
12.8 January 23, 1935 32.5
9.8 February 01, 1934 24.9
11.2 December 26, 1933 28.4
6.7 December 17, 1932 17.0
2.8 February 07, 1931 7.1
2.9 February 15, 1930 7.4
8.0 February 21, 1929 20.3
5.3 March 09, 1928 13.5
5.1 January 15, 1927 13.0
10.4 February 10, 1926 26.4
11.5 January 02, 1925 29.2
8.5 April 01, 1924 21.6
7.8 January 14, 1923 19.8
5.4 February 15, 1922 13.7
12.5 February 20, 1921 31.8
5.9 February 05, 1920 15.0
2.7 December 24, 1919 6.9
5.9 January 22, 1918 15.0
8.0 December 13, 1917 20.3
12.7 December 15, 1916 32.3
10.0 April 03, 1915 25.4
13.5 March 01, 1914 34.3
1.6 February 04, 1913 4.1
1912
1911
1910
1909
1908
1907
1906
1905
1904
1903
1902
1901
1900
1899
1898
1897
1896
1895
1894
1893
1892
1891
1890
5.5 December 14, 1889 14.0
16.5 March 12, 1888 41.9
5.0 February 26, 1887 12.7
5.3 December 05, 1886 13.5
6.5 February 25, 1885 16.5
5.0 February 28, 1884 12.7
7.3 December 24, 1883 18.5
9.0 November 30, 1882 22.9
6.5 January 05, 1881 16.5
4.0 December 29, 1880 + 10.2
13.0 January 16, 1879 33.0
5.0 January 31, 1878 12.7
8.2 January 02, 1877 20.8
11.0 February 04, 1876 27.9
1875
10.0 December 20, 1874 25.4
6.0 January 27, 1873 15.2
18.0 December 26, 1872 45.7
9.0 January 27, 1871 22.9
8.0 February 08, 1870 20.3
9.0 January 01, 1869 22.9
Reference

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

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