Columbus - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Columbus 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 1900. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 5.13 inches (130.3 millimetres) on July 13, 1992.

Since 1948 the precipitation extremes were observed at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Columbus.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Columbus
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.06 April 15, 2018 52.3
3.11 July 13, 2017 79.0
2.75 June 23, 2016 69.9
2.25 July 12, 2015 57.2
1.83 August 31, 2014 46.5
2.31 July 22, 2013 58.7
2.04 March 18, 2012 51.8
2.17 September 11, 2011 55.1
2.08 July 12, 2010 52.8
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Columbus each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.44 August 28, 2009 62.0
2.51 August 29, 2008 63.8
2.37 August 20, 2007 60.2
1.87 September 12, 2006 47.5
2.42 August 30, 2005 61.5
2.89 June 11, 2004 73.4
2.71 June 13, 2003 68.8
3.06 July 23, 2002 77.7
2.35 August 31, 2001 59.7
2.67 May 28, 2000 67.8
1.65 August 24, 1999 41.9
2.56 December 21, 1998 65.0
2.07 May 31, 1997 52.6
2.15 July 18, 1996 54.6
3.17 August 05, 1995 80.5
1.95 July 02, 1994 49.5
2.89 July 01, 1993 73.4
5.13 July 13, 1992 130.3
1.59 September 09, 1991 40.4
2.31 July 12, 1990 58.7
1.73 July 26, 1989 43.9
2.85 July 20, 1988 72.4
2.32 July 01, 1987 58.9
2.50 June 10, 1986 63.5
2.38 November 10, 1985 + 60.5
1.60 March 20, 1984 40.6
2.03 April 30, 1983 51.6
2.12 May 29, 1982 53.8
2.55 June 13, 1981 64.8
2.09 June 02, 1980 53.1
2.66 September 14, 1979 67.6
1.74 December 08, 1978 44.2
2.32 August 07, 1977 58.9
2.12 July 22, 1976 53.8
2.15 February 23, 1975 54.6
2.18 March 29, 1974 55.4
2.16 August 30, 1973 54.9
2.06 August 17, 1972 + 52.3
2.28 July 24, 1971 57.9
1.94 June 14, 1970 49.3
2.25 July 19, 1969 57.2
1.92 May 23, 1968 48.8
1.41 July 20, 1967 35.8
1.92 July 10, 1966 48.8
2.03 July 09, 1965 51.6
3.40 March 09, 1964 86.4
2.53 March 04, 1963 64.3
1.45 August 04, 1962 36.8
1.65 June 09, 1961 41.9
1.61 July 13, 1960 40.9
4.79 January 21, 1959 121.7
2.23 June 13, 1958 56.6
1.72 June 28, 1957 43.7
1.16 May 02, 1956 29.5
2.67 July 06, 1955 67.8
1.53 June 16, 1954 38.9
2.26 July 18, 1953 57.4
2.88 January 26, 1952 73.2
1.24 January 03, 1951 31.5
1.74 April 25, 1950 44.2
1.63 January 04, 1949 41.4
1.56 July 21, 1948 39.6
3.84 July 15, 1947 97.5
2.23 July 19, 1946 56.6
3.31 March 06, 1945 84.1
1.35 March 06, 1944 34.3
2.85 July 10, 1943 72.4
1.90 June 22, 1942 48.3
2.19 June 04, 1941 55.6
2.03 August 30, 1940 51.6
2.02 October 25, 1939 51.3
3.74 September 13, 1938 95.0
2.49 June 25, 1937 63.2
1.84 September 29, 1936 46.7
2.18 August 07, 1935 55.4
1.99 August 16, 1934 50.5
3.01 May 11, 1933 76.5
3.15 June 27, 1932 80.0
1.66 August 12, 1931 42.2
1.23 February 24, 1930 31.2
2.25 February 26, 1929 57.2
1.53 July 21, 1928 38.9
1.96 May 29, 1927 49.8
3.03 July 27, 1926 77.0
3.00 January 26, 1925 76.2
2.49 June 08, 1924 63.2
1.49 July 06, 1923 37.8
1.50 July 18, 1922 38.1
2.53 August 02, 1921 64.3
1.50 July 06, 1920 38.1
1.73 March 15, 1919 43.9
2.78 August 12, 1918 70.6
1.77 June 27, 1917 45.0
2.04 March 27, 1916 51.8
3.43 August 12, 1915 87.1
1.38 October 15, 1914 + 35.1
2.54 March 26, 1913 64.5
1.36 March 24, 1912 34.5
2.03 October 07, 1911 51.6
2.22 October 06, 1910 56.4
1.83 February 23, 1909 46.5
1.73 July 24, 1908 43.9
2.26 March 13, 1907 57.4
1.77 August 18, 1906 + 45.0
1.81 August 10, 1905 46.0
1.52 March 26, 1904 38.6
1.39 March 07, 1903 35.3
2.58 June 28, 1902 65.5
2.06 May 21, 1901 52.3
1.53 August 20, 1900 38.9
Reference

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

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