Rapid City - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Rapid City, South Dakota. 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 Rapid City got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Rapid City 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 Rapid City Regional Airport and go back to 1949, with data missing for most of 1996 to 2005. For the years with records, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Rapid City is 20.0 inches (50.8 centimetres) on April 9, 2013.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Rapid City
Inches Date Centi­metres
9.6 March 16, 2018 24.4
3.5 January 24, 2017 8.9
5.0 December 25, 2016 12.7
6.9 May 10, 2015 17.5
5.0 November 10, 2014 + 12.7
20.0 April 09, 2013 50.8
2.4 December 24, 2012 6.1
9.7 February 20, 2011 24.6
5.8 November 22, 2010 14.7
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Rapid City each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
12.4 April 04, 2009 31.5
11.0 May 02, 2008 27.9
3.9 December 08, 2007 + 9.9
6.0 March 12, 2006 15.2
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
14.0 April 19, 2000 35.6
12.5 March 05, 1999 31.8
1998
1997
1996
7.3 October 22, 1995 18.5
6.8 April 26, 1994 17.3
5.7 January 08, 1993 14.5
6.4 December 12, 1992 16.3
6.5 April 11, 1991 16.5
4.0 March 06, 1990 10.2
3.9 October 29, 1989 9.9
6.7 March 11, 1988 17.0
7.1 February 26, 1987 18.0
4.5 November 07, 1986 + 11.4
10.2 March 03, 1985 25.9
8.1 April 25, 1984 20.6
4.0 May 11, 1983 10.2
4.6 March 17, 1982 11.7
1.7 December 15, 1981 4.3
4.6 February 14, 1980 11.7
2.9 January 12, 1979 7.4
4.6 February 12, 1978 11.7
9.8 March 29, 1977 24.9
3.5 April 27, 1976 8.9
9.8 December 31, 1975 24.9
3.7 April 11, 1974 9.4
12.2 March 14, 1973 31.0
3.0 February 01, 1972 7.6
7.1 October 28, 1971 18.0
15.6 April 18, 1970 39.6
4.6 April 27, 1969 11.7
5.6 April 13, 1968 14.2
13.6 April 30, 1967 34.5
6.7 March 22, 1966 17.0
5.1 May 08, 1965 13.0
3.8 February 19, 1964 9.7
14.7 March 16, 1963 37.3
3.4 February 17, 1962 8.6
2.4 October 28, 1961 6.1
3.4 December 04, 1960 8.6
9.4 April 19, 1959 23.9
4.0 January 30, 1958 10.2
4.6 April 03, 1957 11.7
5.9 November 02, 1956 15.0
5.1 February 09, 1955 13.0
11.0 March 12, 1954 27.9
8.7 February 09, 1953 22.1
2.6 March 12, 1952 6.6
5.2 March 02, 1951 13.2
8.9 March 26, 1950 22.6
8.5 January 03, 1949 21.6
Reference

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

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