Syracuse - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Syracuse 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 records go back to 1902, with just a few years missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 4.79 inches (121.7 millimetres) on June 11, 1922.

Since 1940 the temperature extremes were measured at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Syracuse. Data for 1902 to 1918 come from nearby Fayetteville.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Syracuse
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.55 January 12, 2018 39.4
1.90 October 29, 2017 48.3
2.42 May 29, 2016 61.5
2.64 June 30, 2015 67.1
2.16 July 28, 2014 54.9
2.55 June 06, 2013 64.8
1.45 December 27, 2012 36.8
2.58 September 07, 2011 65.5
4.21 August 22, 2010 106.9
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Syracuse each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.71 June 11, 2009 43.4
1.56 February 01, 2008 39.6
1.51 October 23, 2007 38.4
4.29 July 12, 2006 109.0
2.38 July 14, 2005 60.5
2.60 July 27, 2004 66.0
1.36 May 24, 2003 34.5
2.86 June 14, 2002 72.6
2.59 September 24, 2001 65.8
1.32 June 13, 2000 33.5
2.30 September 16, 1999 58.4
1.79 August 24, 1998 45.5
1.40 December 30, 1997 35.6
3.56 November 08, 1996 90.4
2.98 October 21, 1995 75.7
1.20 November 01, 1994 30.5
2.91 August 24, 1993 73.9
1.61 May 31, 1992 40.9
1.96 August 09, 1991 49.8
2.98 August 28, 1990 75.7
1.78 September 14, 1989 45.2
1.57 July 21, 1988 39.9
2.74 June 22, 1987 69.6
2.50 July 30, 1986 63.5
1.92 September 27, 1985 48.8
1.18 December 29, 1984 30.0
1.36 December 13, 1983 34.5
1.96 September 23, 1982 49.8
1.68 October 27, 1981 42.7
1.58 October 25, 1980 40.1
2.33 September 06, 1979 59.2
1.72 September 18, 1978 43.7
1.75 July 15, 1977 44.5
2.08 August 28, 1976 52.8
2.49 September 25, 1975 63.2
3.90 July 03, 1974 99.1
2.09 June 12, 1973 53.1
3.60 June 21, 1972 91.4
2.11 July 24, 1971 53.6
2.42 April 02, 1970 61.5
2.36 May 19, 1969 59.9
2.67 June 26, 1968 67.8
2.09 November 02, 1967 53.1
2.07 September 04, 1966 52.6
1.29 April 12, 1965 32.8
1.33 March 10, 1964 33.8
1.90 June 20, 1963 48.3
1.05 August 10, 1962 26.7
2.00 July 14, 1961 50.8
1.58 September 09, 1960 40.1
2.39 October 01, 1959 60.7
1.42 January 25, 1958 36.1
2.38 July 29, 1957 60.5
2.62 August 30, 1956 66.5
3.55 October 06, 1955 90.2
2.70 August 30, 1954 68.6
1.26 May 01, 1953 32.0
2.00 July 09, 1952 50.8
1.49 February 21, 1951 37.8
2.20 September 10, 1950 55.9
1.65 August 29, 1949 41.9
1.57 November 06, 1948 39.9
1.98 August 16, 1947 50.3
2.30 February 15, 1946 58.4
2.29 September 18, 1945 58.2
2.07 November 30, 1944 52.6
3.26 August 13, 1943 82.8
2.35 December 30, 1942 59.7
1.52 May 28, 1941 38.6
2.24 February 19, 1940 56.9
1.30 January 30, 1939 33.0
2.01 May 29, 1938 51.1
2.54 October 23, 1937 64.5
1.47 November 04, 1936 37.3
2.05 July 07, 1935 52.1
2.30 January 30, 1934 58.4
1.09 June 30, 1933 27.7
2.19 October 05, 1932 55.6
1.11 July 10, 1931 28.2
2.14 June 17, 1930 54.4
2.42 September 09, 1929 61.5
3.21 July 22, 1928 81.5
1.40 November 30, 1927 35.6
1.75 November 16, 1926 44.5
2.55 July 22, 1925 64.8
1.53 September 30, 1924 38.9
2.25 October 24, 1923 57.2
4.79 June 11, 1922 121.7
1921
1920
1919
1918
1.84 December 14, 1917 46.7
2.61 May 17, 1916 66.3
1.86 September 13, 1915 47.2
1.94 August 20, 1914 49.3
2.52 March 25, 1913 64.0
2.06 December 06, 1912 52.3
1.69 September 08, 1911 42.9
1.42 September 06, 1910 36.1
1.56 April 14, 1909 39.6
1.07 January 08, 1908 27.2
2.50 June 30, 1907 63.5
1906
3.33 August 30, 1905 84.6
1.46 December 27, 1904 37.1
1903
1.75 July 27, 1902 44.5
Reference

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

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