Syracuse - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Syracuse, New York. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2018? When was the last time Syracuse got more than twenty inches of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Syracuse 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 records go back to 1922. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Syracuse is 34.0 inches (86.4 centimetres) on February 15, 1946.

Since 1940 the snowfall 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 snow to fall in one day during recent years in Syracuse
Inches Date Centi­metres
16.7 March 02, 2018 42.4
18.9 March 14, 2017 48.0
18.3 November 21, 2016 46.5
8.8 February 02, 2015 22.4
12.1 March 12, 2014 30.7
10.5 April 02, 2013 26.7
8.1 December 27, 2012 20.6
7.1 March 06, 2011 18.0
14.9 December 08, 2010 37.8
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Syracuse each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.5 February 20, 2009 24.1
13.5 December 22, 2008 34.3
11.7 February 14, 2007 29.7
6.3 February 07, 2006 16.0
11.8 January 22, 2005 30.0
14.3 January 31, 2004 36.3
14.8 December 14, 2003 37.6
10.2 December 25, 2002 25.9
12.3 March 05, 2001 31.2
9.6 December 20, 2000 24.4
7.6 March 06, 1999 19.3
13.0 February 24, 1998 33.0
18.6 December 30, 1997 47.2
13.4 January 03, 1996 34.0
7.9 November 09, 1995 20.1
18.0 January 04, 1994 45.7
22.1 March 13, 1993 56.1
19.8 January 18, 1992 50.3
15.2 December 05, 1991 38.6
8.8 February 25, 1990 22.4
11.1 December 28, 1989 28.2
9.8 February 12, 1988 24.9
11.5 January 02, 1987 29.2
6.3 January 06, 1986 16.0
10.8 January 22, 1985 27.4
9.3 March 01, 1984 23.6
6.1 January 15, 1983 15.5
8.4 January 08, 1982 21.3
7.5 December 19, 1981 19.1
8.2 January 26, 1980 20.8
6.5 March 12, 1979 16.5
15.6 December 25, 1978 39.6
8.8 December 21, 1977 22.4
6.6 March 16, 1976 16.8
7.1 April 04, 1975 18.0
9.3 March 31, 1974 23.6
12.2 December 17, 1973 31.0
15.4 February 19, 1972 39.1
13.8 March 04, 1971 35.1
8.7 December 28, 1970 22.1
14.6 December 26, 1969 37.1
8.6 November 12, 1968 21.8
5.5 January 28, 1967 14.0
22.0 January 31, 1966 55.9
7.6 January 23, 1965 19.3
10.3 March 10, 1964 26.2
10.3 February 15, 1963 26.2
6.3 December 22, 1962 16.0
20.8 February 04, 1961 52.8
18.0 February 14, 1960 45.7
8.9 March 12, 1959 22.6
14.9 February 09, 1958 37.8
7.0 January 10, 1957 17.8
8.6 March 14, 1956 21.8
13.4 March 27, 1955 34.0
10.3 March 29, 1954 26.2
7.8 February 17, 1953 19.8
5.4 January 03, 1952 13.7
8.8 February 08, 1951 22.4
8.3 February 22, 1950 21.1
8.2 March 12, 1949 20.8
11.5 December 31, 1948 29.2
12.2 March 02, 1947 31.0
34.0 February 15, 1946 86.4
8.5 January 16, 1945 21.6
20.1 November 30, 1944 51.1
12.0 January 06, 1943 30.5
8.4 March 03, 1942 21.3
9.3 March 11, 1941 23.6
1940
8.1 March 12, 1939 20.6
9.9 December 15, 1938 25.1
6.3 March 16, 1937 16.0
7.6 December 02, 1936 19.3
7.3 December 27, 1935 18.5
8.0 December 27, 1934 20.3
6.9 November 15, 1933 17.5
0.6 March 22, 1932 1.5
0.1 December 09, 1931 0.3
10.0 December 24, 1930 25.4
14.0 December 23, 1929 35.6
10.5 March 18, 1928 26.7
0.1 February 14, 1927 0.3
8.3 January 09, 1926 21.1
18.5 January 30, 1925 47.0
0.5 February 05, 1924 1.3
1.0 March 12, 1923 2.5
0.3 February 22, 1922 0.8
Reference

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

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