Charleston - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Charleston, South Carolina. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2019? How often does Charleston get more than five inches of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Charleston 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 1893. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Charleston is 6.0 inches (15.2 centimetres) on December 23, 1989.

Since 1938 the snowfall extremes were measured at Charleston International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Charleston.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Charleston
Inches Date Centi­metres
trace December 25, 2020   trace
0.0 December 31, 2019 + 0.0
5.3 January 03, 2018 13.5
trace July 19, 2017 + trace
trace February 07, 2016 + trace
trace January 07, 2015 trace
trace June 21, 2014 + trace
trace June 26, 2013 + trace
0.0 December 31, 2012 + 0.0
trace April 21, 2011 + trace
3.3 February 12, 2010 8.4
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Charleston each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
trace January 20, 2009 trace
trace April 19, 2008 trace
0.0 December 31, 2007 + 0.0
trace November 21, 2006 + trace
trace January 29, 2005 trace
trace December 26, 2004 + trace
trace January 23, 2003 trace
2002
0.0 December 31, 2001 + 0.0
1.0 January 26, 2000 + 2.5
trace August 16, 1999 + trace
trace December 25, 1998 + trace
trace June 03, 1997 + trace
trace March 29, 1996 + trace
trace November 05, 1995 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1994 + 0.0
trace December 23, 1993 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1992 + 0.0
trace February 15, 1991 trace
0.0 December 31, 1990 + 0.0
6.0 December 23, 1989 15.2
0.4 January 15, 1988 1.0
trace March 10, 1987 + trace
0.5 January 27, 1986 1.3
trace April 28, 1985 + trace
trace January 21, 1984 trace
trace March 24, 1983 trace
0.0 December 31, 1982 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1981 + 0.0
3.7 December 27, 1980 9.4
1.6 February 18, 1979 4.1
0.4 February 09, 1978 1.0
0.6 January 31, 1977 1.5
0.4 January 17, 1976 1.0
0.0 December 31, 1975 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1974 + 0.0
5.4 February 10, 1973 13.7
0.0 December 31, 1972 + 0.0
trace March 26, 1971 + trace
trace February 10, 1970 + trace
2.0 March 04, 1969 5.1
1.3 February 22, 1968 3.3
trace February 13, 1967 + trace
0.8 January 27, 1966 2.0
trace March 31, 1965 + trace
trace January 13, 1964 trace
0.2 February 16, 1963 0.5
trace December 11, 1962 + trace
trace January 28, 1961 + trace
0.5 March 11, 1960 1.3
trace March 02, 1959 trace
0.1 December 11, 1958 0.3
trace February 21, 1957 trace
0.0 December 31, 1956 + 0.0
trace December 12, 1955 + trace
trace June 23, 1954 + trace
trace December 14, 1953 trace
trace December 14, 1952 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1951 + 0.0
trace November 25, 1950 + trace
trace November 29, 1949 trace
trace May 04, 1948 + trace
trace February 28, 1947 trace
0.0 December 31, 1946 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1945 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1944 + 0.0
2.1 December 15, 1943 5.3
trace February 25, 1942 trace
trace March 14, 1941 trace
0.1 January 25, 1940 0.3
0.0 December 31, 1939 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1938 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1937 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1936 + 0.0
trace December 23, 1935 + trace
trace December 11, 1934 trace
0.0 December 31, 1933 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1932 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1931 + 0.0
trace January 30, 1930 trace
trace February 04, 1929 trace
0.0 December 31, 1928 + 0.0
0.1 January 27, 1927 0.3
trace March 13, 1926 trace
0.0 December 31, 1925 + 0.0
trace December 22, 1924 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1923 + 0.0
0.5 January 25, 1922 1.3
1921
trace March 01, 1920 trace
trace December 11, 1919 trace
0.5 January 02, 1918 1.3
1.0 December 30, 1917 2.5
trace February 28, 1916 trace
1.7 December 21, 1915 4.3
2.2 February 25, 1914 5.6
0.0 December 31, 1913 + 0.0
1.5 January 13, 1912 3.8
0.0 December 31, 1911 + 0.0
1910
1909
0.0 December 31, 1908 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1907 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1906 + 0.0
trace January 07, 1905 trace
trace February 11, 1904 + trace
0.0 December 31, 1903 + 0.0
trace February 17, 1902 trace
1.1 February 23, 1901 2.8
1900
3.2 February 13, 1899 8.1
0.0 December 31, 1898 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1897 + 0.0
trace February 18, 1896 + trace
trace February 11, 1895 trace
trace December 31, 1894 + trace
1.9 January 18, 1893 4.8
Reference

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

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