Columbus - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Columbus 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 were measured at John Glenn Columbus International Airport and go back to 1948. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Columbus is 15.5 inches (39.4 centimetres) on March 8, 2008.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Columbus
Inches Date Centi­metres
4.4 February 07, 2018 11.2
2.1 December 30, 2017 5.3
3.2 December 13, 2016 8.1
6.8 February 21, 2015 17.3
7.1 February 04, 2014 18.0
5.1 December 06, 2013 13.0
5.9 December 29, 2012 15.0
5.7 January 20, 2011 14.5
9.7 February 15, 2010 24.6
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Columbus each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.6 January 14, 2009 14.2
15.5 March 08, 2008 39.4
5.9 February 13, 2007 15.0
1.5 January 18, 2006 3.8
3.0 April 24, 2005 7.6
5.2 December 22, 2004 13.2
8.9 February 16, 2003 22.6
3.9 January 06, 2002 9.9
2.1 January 26, 2001 5.3
3.5 February 03, 2000 8.9
7.2 March 09, 1999 18.3
1.7 December 31, 1998 4.3
1.5 December 30, 1997 3.8
8.8 January 07, 1996 22.4
4.3 December 19, 1995 10.9
6.6 January 17, 1994 16.8
4.9 February 16, 1993 12.4
4.5 January 25, 1992 11.4
2.7 March 13, 1991 6.9
3.8 February 24, 1990 9.7
4.2 December 15, 1989 10.7
4.7 January 25, 1988 11.9
12.3 April 04, 1987 31.2
3.0 February 26, 1986 + 7.6
4.9 January 10, 1985 12.4
7.2 February 28, 1984 18.3
1.9 December 08, 1983 + 4.8
3.9 April 09, 1982 + 9.9
4.3 December 21, 1981 10.9
6.0 November 17, 1980 15.2
6.6 February 12, 1979 16.8
6.8 January 20, 1978 17.3
4.5 January 14, 1977 11.4
4.4 January 07, 1976 11.2
2.5 January 19, 1975 6.4
3.8 March 23, 1974 9.7
6.3 April 12, 1973 16.0
4.7 February 06, 1972 11.9
8.9 February 08, 1971 22.6
4.5 March 12, 1970 11.4
2.8 December 21, 1969 7.1
5.4 January 13, 1968 13.7
6.4 February 27, 1967 16.3
5.9 January 22, 1966 15.0
6.7 January 15, 1965 17.0
5.2 January 01, 1964 13.2
3.2 January 23, 1963 8.1
8.6 March 05, 1962 21.8
4.4 February 03, 1961 11.2
6.5 December 20, 1960 16.5
3.7 March 11, 1959 9.4
6.2 November 28, 1958 15.7
7.9 December 03, 1957 20.1
6.7 March 16, 1956 17.0
4.1 November 19, 1955 10.4
3.5 March 01, 1954 8.9
4.1 April 18, 1953 10.4
6.0 December 01, 1952 15.2
5.8 December 14, 1951 14.7
7.5 November 25, 1950 19.1
4.0 January 11, 1949 10.2
6.7 February 04, 1948 17.0
Reference

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

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