Cincinnati - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Cincinnati, Ohio. 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 Cincinnati got more than half a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Cincinnati 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 snowfall extremes go back to 1916. During that time the most amount of snow to land in one day at Cincinnati is 11.8 inches (30.0 centimetres) on February 4, 1998.

Since 1949 the snowfall extremes were measured at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Cincinnati.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Cincinnati
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.5 March 24, 2018 + 8.9
2.5 January 05, 2017 6.4
2.9 February 14, 2016 7.4
6.3 February 16, 2015 16.0
5.3 January 21, 2014 13.5
5.3 December 06, 2013 13.5
2.9 December 29, 2012 + 7.4
5.6 January 20, 2011 14.2
8.3 February 15, 2010 21.1
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Cincinnati each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.1 February 03, 2009 13.0
7.0 March 07, 2008 17.8
6.4 February 06, 2007 16.3
4.2 March 21, 2006 10.7
5.1 December 08, 2005 13.0
6.8 December 22, 2004 17.3
4.6 January 16, 2003 11.7
3.3 January 06, 2002 8.4
2.8 January 20, 2001 7.1
3.1 January 19, 2000 7.9
5.2 March 09, 1999 13.2
11.8 February 04, 1998 30.0
2.9 January 09, 1997 7.4
1996
5.8 January 28, 1995 14.7
5.7 March 09, 1994 14.5
6.7 February 25, 1993 17.0
1.6 April 04, 1992 4.1
1.6 November 07, 1991 + 4.1
7.5 December 27, 1990 19.1
7.0 December 15, 1989 17.8
2.8 February 11, 1988 7.1
7.6 March 30, 1987 19.3
4.6 February 14, 1986 11.7
6.0 February 12, 1985 15.2
6.4 December 05, 1984 16.3
1.8 February 06, 1983 4.6
2.3 January 25, 1982 5.8
6.2 December 17, 1981 15.7
7.1 March 01, 1980 18.0
4.4 January 27, 1979 11.2
6.1 January 17, 1978 15.5
6.9 January 05, 1977 17.5
3.9 January 07, 1976 9.9
3.9 March 10, 1975 9.9
5.0 November 30, 1974 12.7
2.2 March 17, 1973 5.6
5.5 February 06, 1972 14.0
6.4 February 08, 1971 16.3
4.1 March 17, 1970 + 10.4
2.2 December 25, 1969 5.6
9.8 March 22, 1968 24.9
5.8 March 06, 1967 14.7
9.3 February 01, 1966 23.6
3.8 March 04, 1965 9.7
7.6 January 01, 1964 19.3
5.5 January 23, 1963 14.0
3.6 February 21, 1962 9.1
4.4 December 09, 1961 11.2
5.6 December 31, 1960 14.2
4.5 March 11, 1959 11.4
8.3 November 28, 1958 21.1
1.6 January 13, 1957 4.1
5.5 January 19, 1956 14.0
4.0 January 11, 1955 10.2
2.5 December 13, 1954 6.4
3.6 December 14, 1953 9.1
4.2 December 01, 1952 10.7
5.9 March 13, 1951 15.0
3.3 November 26, 1950 8.4
2.6 March 15, 1949 6.6
4.5 February 04, 1948 11.4
2.5 January 06, 1947 6.4
3.5 December 21, 1946 8.9
4.0 December 13, 1945 10.2
4.0 December 11, 1944 10.2
5.8 December 28, 1943 14.7
5.7 December 20, 1942 14.5
3.0 January 24, 1941 7.6
5.0 February 13, 1940 12.7
6.1 December 27, 1939 15.5
3.0 January 25, 1938 7.6
8.0 March 13, 1937 20.3
8.9 November 04, 1936 22.6
5.0 January 19, 1935 12.7
3.5 February 25, 1934 8.9
3.2 December 26, 1933 8.1
3.3 December 10, 1932 8.4
2.9 March 06, 1931 7.4
3.3 December 26, 1930 8.4
3.8 January 31, 1929 9.7
1.1 December 22, 1928 + 2.8
2.8 February 20, 1927 7.1
5.2 January 08, 1926 13.2
6.0 January 27, 1925 15.2
3.7 March 10, 1924 9.4
2.7 December 13, 1923 + 6.9
5.4 March 04, 1922 13.7
2.4 December 04, 1921 6.1
3.2 April 06, 1920 8.1
1.7 December 19, 1919 + 4.3
4.0 January 11, 1918 10.2
11.0 December 08, 1917 27.9
4.5 December 22, 1916 11.4
Reference

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

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