Pittsburgh - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2019? When was the last time Pittsburgh got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh International Airport and go back to 1948. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Pittsburgh is 23.6 inches (59.9 centimetres) on March 13, 1993.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Pittsburgh
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.3 December 16, 2020   23.6
4.2 February 20, 2019 10.7
8.7 March 21, 2018 22.1
3.2 March 10, 2017 + 8.1
4.7 January 12, 2016 11.9
4.3 January 26, 2015 10.9
5.2 January 25, 2014 13.2
5.0 March 06, 2013 12.7
5.2 February 11, 2012 13.2
7.9 February 21, 2011 20.1
11.4 February 05, 2010 29.0
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Pittsburgh each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
4.7 December 19, 2009 + 11.9
5.0 February 26, 2008 12.7
5.5 February 13, 2007 14.0
4.0 January 25, 2006 10.2
5.6 February 24, 2005 14.2
3.9 January 25, 2004 9.9
8.8 February 16, 2003 22.4
4.8 December 05, 2002 12.2
5.2 January 20, 2001 13.2
3.3 January 20, 2000 8.4
6.5 March 09, 1999 16.5
2.4 March 11, 1998 + 6.1
4.3 December 31, 1997 10.9
9.2 January 07, 1996 23.4
6.1 November 14, 1995 15.5
12.4 January 04, 1994 31.5
23.6 March 13, 1993 59.9
8.3 December 10, 1992 21.1
2.4 March 13, 1991 6.1
3.9 December 27, 1990 9.9
6.8 December 15, 1989 17.3
2.6 March 03, 1988 6.6
5.5 January 02, 1987 14.0
6.7 January 27, 1986 17.0
4.4 December 13, 1985 11.2
5.0 February 28, 1984 12.7
6.4 February 11, 1983 16.3
6.7 March 02, 1982 17.0
6.2 February 11, 1981 15.7
8.7 November 17, 1980 22.1
4.6 February 18, 1979 11.7
10.2 January 20, 1978 + 25.9
3.4 December 08, 1977 8.6
6.5 January 07, 1976 16.5
5.4 March 14, 1975 13.7
8.5 December 01, 1974 21.6
2.7 December 09, 1973 6.9
7.0 February 13, 1972 17.8
7.6 March 03, 1971 + 19.3
4.6 February 03, 1970 11.7
5.9 November 14, 1969 15.0
6.4 March 12, 1968 16.3
8.6 November 30, 1967 21.8
12.0 January 22, 1966 30.5
5.6 March 05, 1965 14.2
11.0 January 13, 1964 27.9
4.2 January 26, 1963 10.7
9.7 March 05, 1962 24.6
10.1 February 03, 1961 25.7
12.5 March 03, 1960 31.8
4.0 December 21, 1959 10.2
10.4 November 28, 1958 26.4
5.4 March 08, 1957 13.7
9.7 March 16, 1956 24.6
4.6 November 19, 1955 11.7
5.5 March 01, 1954 14.0
3.9 April 18, 1953 9.9
5.9 March 01, 1952 15.0
8.0 January 07, 1951 20.3
14.0 November 24, 1950 35.6
2.8 November 17, 1949 7.1
5.7 February 04, 1948 14.5
Reference

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

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