Rochester - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Rochester, New York along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than three inches of rain landed on Rochester in a single day? What was the wettest day of 2019?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Rochester 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 the Greater Rochester International Airport and go back to 1926. During that time, the heaviest downpour recorded for a single day there was 3.47 inches (88.1 millimetres) on September 14, 1979.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Rochester
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.18 July 11, 2020   80.8
1.30 July 05, 2019 33.0
1.34 April 16, 2018 34.0
2.39 October 09, 2017 60.7
2.53 October 21, 2016 64.3
2.38 August 10, 2015 60.5
2.42 July 28, 2014 61.5
2.37 July 03, 2013 60.2
2.64 September 04, 2012 67.1
1.44 September 28, 2011 36.6
1.89 July 21, 2010 48.0
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Rochester each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.73 May 28, 2009 43.9
1.32 July 23, 2008 33.5
1.24 June 19, 2007 31.5
3.33 July 12, 2006 84.6
3.08 September 16, 2005 78.2
2.18 July 27, 2004 55.4
1.05 September 15, 2003 26.7
2.12 May 29, 2002 53.8
1.60 September 24, 2001 40.6
2.36 July 15, 2000 59.9
1.50 August 20, 1999 38.1
2.61 July 04, 1998 66.3
1.92 September 29, 1997 48.8
2.85 October 19, 1996 72.4
2.32 October 21, 1995 58.9
1.83 November 01, 1994 46.5
1.03 September 06, 1993 26.2
1.28 March 27, 1992 32.5
1.79 April 21, 1991 45.5
1.62 August 05, 1990 41.1
1.48 June 16, 1989 37.6
1.72 July 17, 1988 43.7
3.25 July 06, 1987 82.6
1.57 September 29, 1986 39.9
1.77 November 05, 1985 45.0
1.59 February 28, 1984 40.4
2.28 August 04, 1983 57.9
1.41 July 20, 1982 35.8
2.32 August 04, 1981 58.9
2.94 October 25, 1980 74.7
3.47 September 14, 1979 88.1
1.49 December 25, 1978 37.8
1.35 September 24, 1977 34.3
1.91 October 09, 1976 48.5
1.19 December 09, 1975 + 30.2
3.45 May 16, 1974 87.6
1.53 November 15, 1973 38.9
2.15 June 22, 1972 54.6
2.25 July 13, 1971 57.2
1.79 August 30, 1970 45.5
1.28 June 02, 1969 32.5
1.42 August 24, 1968 36.1
1.46 September 28, 1967 37.1
1.94 July 28, 1966 49.3
1.42 August 19, 1965 36.1
1.07 August 21, 1964 27.2
1.60 August 13, 1963 40.6
1.95 September 28, 1962 49.5
1.44 February 25, 1961 36.6
1.52 August 03, 1960 38.6
1.73 September 30, 1959 43.9
1.86 June 25, 1958 47.2
1.15 May 19, 1957 29.2
0.94 August 31, 1956 + 23.9
2.35 October 06, 1955 59.7
1.50 October 02, 1954 38.1
1.85 November 07, 1953 47.0
1.30 April 05, 1952 33.0
1.62 June 10, 1951 41.1
2.56 June 23, 1950 65.0
1.35 July 04, 1949 34.3
1.20 October 17, 1948 30.5
2.19 July 16, 1947 55.6
1.70 August 17, 1946 43.2
2.42 September 18, 1945 61.5
1.44 August 17, 1944 36.6
1.91 April 19, 1943 48.5
2.21 March 03, 1942 56.1
1.34 July 30, 1941 34.0
1.29 June 24, 1940 32.8
1.17 July 30, 1939 29.7
3.31 August 10, 1938 84.1
3.12 August 11, 1937 79.2
1.89 June 18, 1936 48.0
2.13 July 07, 1935 54.1
1.11 September 12, 1934 28.2
1.76 August 24, 1933 44.7
1.14 July 01, 1932 29.0
1.49 May 23, 1931 37.8
1.64 August 23, 1930 41.7
2.21 July 25, 1929 56.1
1.66 May 19, 1928 42.2
1.60 November 17, 1927 40.6
1.40 June 14, 1926 35.6
Reference

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

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