Dayton - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Dayton 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 1934. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Dayton is 12.2 inches (31.0 centimetres) on January 26, 1978.

Since 1948 the snowfall extremes were observed at Dayton International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Dayton.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Dayton
Inches Date Centi­metres
2.7 January 12, 2018 6.9
3.3 December 29, 2017 8.4
3.3 December 13, 2016 8.4
4.5 March 01, 2015 11.4
5.2 January 02, 2014 13.2
6.1 December 06, 2013 15.5
7.0 December 26, 2012 17.8
4.2 January 20, 2011 10.7
7.7 February 05, 2010 19.6
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Dayton each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.8 January 28, 2009 9.7
10.3 March 08, 2008 26.2
5.1 February 13, 2007 13.0
2.8 January 18, 2006 7.1
5.5 December 08, 2005 + 14.0
11.5 December 22, 2004 29.2
5.6 February 16, 2003 14.2
3.1 January 06, 2002 7.9
3.9 February 22, 2001 9.9
5.0 March 11, 2000 12.7
7.8 March 09, 1999 19.8
2.0 February 05, 1998 5.1
1.5 February 08, 1997 3.8
1996
5.4 December 19, 1995 13.7
7.1 January 16, 1994 18.0
5.5 February 16, 1993 14.0
3.5 January 25, 1992 8.9
1.5 January 26, 1991 3.8
3.5 January 29, 1990 8.9
4.8 October 19, 1989 12.2
3.2 February 11, 1988 8.1
7.9 March 30, 1987 20.1
3.5 February 26, 1986 8.9
4.1 February 13, 1985 10.4
6.2 February 27, 1984 15.7
1.2 December 08, 1983 3.0
4.4 January 13, 1982 11.2
6.2 December 17, 1981 15.7
4.5 November 17, 1980 + 11.4
8.4 January 07, 1979 21.3
12.2 January 26, 1978 31.0
4.1 December 08, 1977 + 10.4
3.4 January 07, 1976 8.6
4.2 March 14, 1975 10.7
6.0 November 30, 1974 15.2
5.4 December 30, 1973 13.7
4.5 February 06, 1972 11.4
4.8 February 08, 1971 12.2
3.2 February 02, 1970 8.1
3.4 December 21, 1969 8.6
11.2 March 22, 1968 28.4
4.2 November 30, 1967 10.7
7.2 February 01, 1966 18.3
5.9 January 15, 1965 15.0
9.8 January 01, 1964 24.9
9.1 March 01, 1963 23.1
4.2 March 05, 1962 + 10.7
4.1 December 23, 1961 + 10.4
5.4 December 11, 1960 13.7
4.8 March 11, 1959 12.2
6.7 November 28, 1958 17.0
2.5 December 03, 1957 + 6.4
4.8 March 16, 1956 12.2
3.9 March 25, 1955 9.9
2.8 February 04, 1954 7.1
3.5 December 14, 1953 8.9
3.2 November 29, 1952 8.1
6.2 December 14, 1951 15.7
8.0 November 25, 1950 20.3
4.1 March 10, 1949 10.4
6.0 February 04, 1948 15.2
3.0 December 22, 1947 7.6
4.5 December 20, 1946 11.4
4.5 December 18, 1945 11.4
4.0 December 11, 1944 10.2
2.7 January 09, 1943 6.9
5.0 December 19, 1942 12.7
5.0 January 23, 1941 12.7
3.5 February 13, 1940 8.9
4.5 December 26, 1939 11.4
3.5 February 19, 1938 8.9
4.4 January 22, 1937 11.2
6.0 November 04, 1936 15.2
3.5 December 25, 1935 8.9
3.5 February 25, 1934 8.9
Reference

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

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