Portland - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Portland, Oregon. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2017? When was the last time Portland got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Portland 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 near downtown Portland and go back to 1885. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Portland is 15.5 inches (39.4 centimetres) on January 21, 1943.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Portland
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.5 January 10, 2017 16.5
2.3 December 14, 2016 5.8
0.1 December 27, 2015 0.3
3.8 February 06, 2014 9.7
0.5 December 06, 2013 1.3
1.3 January 17, 2012 3.3
2011
0.3 November 22, 2010 0.8
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Portland each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
2.5 December 29, 2009 6.4
7.0 December 19, 2008 17.8
3.0 January 16, 2007 7.6
2006
1.2 December 19, 2005 3.0
4.4 January 06, 2004 11.2
2.3 December 31, 2003 5.8
0.3 January 28, 2002 + 0.8
0.1 March 08, 2001 0.3
1.0 January 11, 2000 2.5
trace March 27, 1999 + trace
2.0 December 24, 1998 5.1
0.2 December 22, 1997 0.5
1996
3.6 February 12, 1995 9.1
2.0 February 24, 1994 5.1
6.1 February 19, 1993 15.5
2.5 December 31, 1992 6.4
0.6 January 06, 1991 1.5
5.2 February 12, 1990 13.2
1.1 March 02, 1989 2.8
0.4 January 18, 1988 1.0
1.5 December 16, 1987 3.8
2.8 February 17, 1986 7.1
2.0 February 05, 1985 5.1
2.4 December 20, 1984 6.1
1.0 December 02, 1983 2.5
1.0 January 05, 1982 + 2.5
2.0 December 31, 1981 5.1
5.5 January 09, 1980 14.0
1.1 February 03, 1979 2.8
3.0 November 19, 1978 7.6
7.0 November 22, 1977 17.8
trace May 31, 1976 + trace
0.1 February 01, 1975 0.3
trace December 29, 1974 + trace
0.4 January 05, 1973 1.0
2.8 December 11, 1972 7.1
3.7 January 13, 1971 9.4
0.7 December 20, 1970 1.8
4.0 January 26, 1969 10.2
3.7 December 30, 1968 9.4
2.5 December 19, 1967 6.4
1.0 March 01, 1966 + 2.5
trace December 31, 1965 + trace
8.3 December 19, 1964 21.1
4.0 January 28, 1963 10.2
4.0 February 28, 1962 10.2
1.5 December 13, 1961 3.8
9.0 January 19, 1960 22.9
3.0 February 14, 1959 7.6
0.0 December 31, 1958 + 0.0
1.5 January 19, 1957 3.8
8.0 January 27, 1956 20.3
2.7 November 18, 1955 6.9
7.2 January 16, 1954 18.3
trace November 17, 1953 + trace
4.6 January 03, 1952 11.7
4.3 March 08, 1951 10.9
5.2 January 20, 1950 13.2
3.0 February 02, 1949 7.6
0.3 December 19, 1948 0.8
2.5 January 31, 1947 6.4
1.5 March 15, 1946 3.8
trace November 07, 1945 + trace
0.4 January 04, 1944 1.0
15.5 January 21, 1943 39.4
2.0 December 06, 1942 5.1
trace December 31, 1941 + trace
trace January 25, 1940 + trace
3.1 February 09, 1939 7.9
1.0 February 01, 1938 2.5
12.8 February 01, 1937 32.5
5.2 April 01, 1936 13.2
2.4 January 17, 1935 6.1
trace December 31, 1934 + trace
5.4 January 18, 1933 13.7
4.2 January 31, 1932 10.7
1.0 December 13, 1931 2.5
7.4 January 15, 1930 18.8
3.6 January 28, 1929 9.1
1.6 January 21, 1928 4.1
6.9 January 23, 1927 17.5
2.5 December 13, 1926 6.4
trace January 07, 1925 + trace
3.0 December 15, 1924 7.6
5.8 February 13, 1923 14.7
3.7 December 14, 1922 9.4
1.7 December 18, 1921 4.3
1.5 March 31, 1920 3.8
13.5 December 10, 1919 34.3
1918
5.2 February 24, 1917 13.2
7.1 January 12, 1916 18.0
0.9 December 31, 1915 2.3
1.5 January 27, 1914 3.8
4.6 January 18, 1913 11.7
3.0 January 08, 1912 7.6
3.0 January 11, 1911 7.6
1.0 February 13, 1910 2.5
5.0 December 07, 1909 12.7
1.8 February 03, 1908 4.6
2.0 February 02, 1907 5.1
4.0 March 18, 1906 10.2
1.5 January 13, 1905 3.8
0.9 February 08, 1904 2.3
2.0 March 11, 1903 5.1
2.1 January 30, 1902 5.3
6.0 January 01, 1901 15.2
1.2 February 15, 1900 3.0
5.5 February 07, 1899 14.0
4.0 December 31, 1898 10.2
3.0 November 19, 1897 7.6
5.5 January 15, 1896 14.0
15.0 January 02, 1895 38.1
4.0 February 19, 1894 10.2
8.5 February 03, 1893 21.6
14.0 December 22, 1892 35.6
3.2 February 23, 1891 8.1
9.0 January 02, 1890 22.9
3.0 December 27, 1889 7.6
6.0 January 17, 1888 15.2
4.1 February 01, 1887 10.4
5.6 January 20, 1886 14.2
trace December 31, 1885 + trace
Reference

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

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