Rochester - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Rochester, New York. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2019? When was the last time Rochester got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Rochester 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 the Greater Rochester International Airport and go back to 1926, with just a few years missing data. Since then, the record amount of snow to fall in one day at Rochester is 23.0 inches (58.4 centimetres) on January 3, 1996.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Rochester
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.1 February 07, 2020   13.0
8.2 November 11, 2019 + 20.8
11.5 March 02, 2018 29.2
16.2 March 14, 2017 41.1
18.3 February 16, 2016 46.5
6.5 February 09, 2015 16.5
14.9 March 12, 2014 37.8
10.1 February 08, 2013 25.7
10.3 February 12, 2012 26.2
7.9 January 12, 2011 20.1
11.8 February 26, 2010 30.0
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Rochester each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
7.5 January 28, 2009 19.1
11.7 December 31, 2008 29.7
17.8 February 14, 2007 45.2
4.8 January 25, 2006 12.2
8.3 January 23, 2005 21.1
11.6 March 16, 2004 29.5
7.5 December 14, 2003 19.1
12.3 December 25, 2002 31.2
7.9 March 22, 2001 20.1
10.2 January 26, 2000 25.9
22.3 March 04, 1999 56.6
8.2 March 21, 1998 20.8
10.6 November 14, 1997 26.9
23.0 January 03, 1996 58.4
11.9 November 15, 1995 30.2
9.6 January 04, 1994 24.4
15.0 March 13, 1993 38.1
17.5 March 11, 1992 44.5
5.2 November 11, 1991 13.2
10.4 April 04, 1990 26.4
10.7 May 07, 1989 27.2
4.2 February 13, 1988 10.7
6.5 December 29, 1987 16.5
6.0 February 07, 1986 15.2
6.3 March 04, 1985 16.0
15.6 February 28, 1984 39.6
6.4 November 30, 1983 16.3
10.2 January 11, 1982 25.9
15.7 December 10, 1981 39.9
6.2 December 24, 1980 15.7
11.3 February 01, 1979 28.7
18.0 December 25, 1978 45.7
10.8 December 05, 1977 27.4
7.9 March 16, 1976 20.1
6.6 December 09, 1975 16.8
10.4 March 17, 1974 26.4
7.0 December 17, 1973 17.8
8.6 February 19, 1972 21.8
9.8 February 13, 1971 24.9
12.2 January 13, 1970 31.0
7.7 December 26, 1969 19.6
6.4 March 12, 1968 + 16.3
7.3 February 25, 1967 18.5
18.2 January 23, 1966 46.2
8.2 January 02, 1965 20.8
10.1 March 10, 1964 25.7
9.1 January 27, 1963 23.1
8.1 February 24, 1962 20.6
6.3 March 13, 1961 16.0
18.4 February 14, 1960 46.7
17.4 March 12, 1959 44.2
11.1 February 16, 1958 28.2
6.5 January 10, 1957 16.5
14.5 March 16, 1956 36.8
6.0 March 26, 1955 15.2
14.5 March 29, 1954 36.8
11.2 November 07, 1953 28.4
5.6 February 08, 1952 14.2
4.7 December 18, 1951 11.9
7.3 February 13, 1950 18.5
5.9 January 26, 1949 15.0
5.3 March 11, 1948 13.5
5.6 March 02, 1947 14.2
6.6 February 26, 1946 16.8
9.8 November 29, 1945 24.9
16.2 December 12, 1944 41.1
7.1 January 04, 1943 18.0
11.0 March 03, 1942 27.9
8.3 March 11, 1941 21.1
1940
9.0 January 30, 1939 22.9
6.5 January 17, 1938 16.5
7.5 March 16, 1937 19.1
7.5 December 02, 1936 19.1
7.0 December 13, 1935 17.8
5.0 December 11, 1934 + 12.7
7.2 December 26, 1933 18.3
13.5 March 07, 1932 34.3
8.5 March 08, 1931 21.6
5.5 March 08, 1930 14.0
1929
8.0 March 18, 1928 20.3
8.0 February 20, 1927 20.3
7.5 December 26, 1926 19.1
Reference

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

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