Philadelphia - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Philadelphia got more than 1.5 feet of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Philadelphia 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 records go back to 1926. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Philadelphia is 27.6 inches (70.1 centimetres) on January 7, 1996.

Since 1948 the snowfall extremes were measured at Philadelphia International Airport. Before then, the weather station was on the northern outskirts of the city.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Philadelphia
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.7 March 21, 2018 17.0
4.8 March 14, 2017 12.2
19.4 January 23, 2016 49.3
7.5 March 05, 2015 19.1
13.5 January 21, 2014 34.3
8.6 December 08, 2013 21.8
2.3 January 21, 2012 5.8
14.2 January 26, 2011 36.1
21.9 February 06, 2010 55.6
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Philadelphia each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
22.5 December 19, 2009 57.2
3.2 February 22, 2008 8.1
3.0 March 16, 2007 7.6
10.6 February 12, 2006 26.9
10.8 January 22, 2005 27.4
2.6 January 26, 2004 6.6
16.0 February 16, 2003 40.6
7.0 December 05, 2002 17.8
7.0 February 22, 2001 17.8
9.0 December 30, 2000 22.9
4.7 March 14, 1999 11.9
1.5 December 23, 1998 3.8
3.2 February 08, 1997 8.1
27.6 January 07, 1996 70.1
7.6 February 04, 1995 19.3
4.9 February 08, 1994 12.4
11.7 March 13, 1993 29.7
2.1 March 22, 1992 5.3
5.0 January 07, 1991 12.7
3.4 December 27, 1990 8.6
5.1 January 06, 1989 13.0
3.8 January 08, 1988 9.7
8.8 January 22, 1987 22.4
4.0 February 11, 1986 10.2
3.5 January 17, 1985 8.9
4.3 March 08, 1984 10.9
21.1 February 11, 1983 53.6
6.8 December 12, 1982 17.3
8.8 March 05, 1981 22.4
2.8 March 13, 1980 7.1
13.9 February 19, 1979 35.3
12.4 February 06, 1978 31.5
4.4 January 14, 1977 11.2
6.9 March 09, 1976 17.5
2.6 February 05, 1975 6.6
6.0 February 08, 1974 15.2
3.5 December 16, 1973 8.9
3.5 February 19, 1972 8.9
5.3 January 01, 1971 13.5
2.5 January 06, 1970 6.4
4.1 December 25, 1969 10.4
2.6 December 15, 1968 6.6
9.8 February 07, 1967 24.9
12.4 December 24, 1966 31.5
6.6 January 10, 1965 16.8
7.1 January 13, 1964 18.0
5.2 December 23, 1963 13.2
6.8 March 06, 1962 17.3
7.4 January 19, 1961 18.8
10.9 December 12, 1960 27.7
2.8 December 07, 1959 7.1
9.6 March 20, 1958 24.4
5.5 December 04, 1957 14.0
5.4 March 18, 1956 13.7
3.6 February 02, 1955 9.1
7.4 January 11, 1954 18.8
7.1 March 08, 1953 18.0
6.0 March 01, 1952 15.2
5.3 December 14, 1951 13.5
1.6 November 28, 1950 4.1
3.9 February 10, 1949 9.9
7.4 December 19, 1948 18.8
6.5 December 26, 1947 16.5
8.0 February 20, 1946 20.3
8.0 January 16, 1945 20.3
3.0 March 19, 1944 + 7.6
4.5 March 22, 1943 11.4
4.4 January 04, 1942 11.2
11.0 March 08, 1941 27.9
5.0 February 14, 1940 12.7
3.5 January 14, 1939 8.9
11.0 November 27, 1938 27.9
3.0 March 16, 1937 + 7.6
6.0 February 09, 1936 15.2
11.0 January 23, 1935 27.9
6.5 February 02, 1934 16.5
9.0 February 11, 1933 22.9
8.0 December 17, 1932 20.3
3.0 November 27, 1931 + 7.6
3.0 December 23, 1930 7.6
8.0 February 21, 1929 20.3
5.0 December 09, 1928 + 12.7
4.0 January 15, 1927 10.2
7.0 February 10, 1926 17.8
Reference

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

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