Sioux Falls - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Sioux Falls, South Dakota along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than four inches of precipitation landed on Sioux Falls in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Sioux Falls and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Sioux Falls Regional Airport and go back to 1932. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 4.59 inches (116.6 millimetres) on August 1, 1975.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Sioux Falls
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.35 June 20, 2018 85.1
2.15 August 21, 2017 54.6
3.61 September 15, 2016 91.7
2.62 October 23, 2015 66.5
3.00 June 16, 2014 76.2
2.27 October 14, 2013 57.7
1.41 February 28, 2012 35.8
2.50 July 27, 2011 63.5
2.50 July 21, 2010 63.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Sioux Falls each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.12 July 07, 2009 28.4
2.15 October 06, 2008 54.6
3.27 March 31, 2007 83.1
1.79 April 07, 2006 45.5
1.54 October 04, 2005 39.1
4.22 May 29, 2004 107.2
2.63 September 10, 2003 66.8
2.28 August 21, 2002 57.9
3.72 April 22, 2001 94.5
1.73 August 05, 2000 43.9
1.89 May 20, 1999 48.0
2.36 October 04, 1998 59.9
2.68 June 29, 1997 68.1
1.22 May 18, 1996 31.0
2.39 March 25, 1995 60.7
2.58 June 22, 1994 65.5
2.81 July 10, 1993 71.4
3.35 July 01, 1992 85.1
1.85 May 16, 1991 47.0
2.46 June 27, 1990 62.5
1.32 September 07, 1989 33.5
1.60 August 21, 1988 40.6
1.28 September 16, 1987 32.5
2.40 September 16, 1986 61.0
2.09 April 22, 1985 53.1
2.44 June 11, 1984 62.0
1.63 June 20, 1983 41.4
3.99 August 31, 1982 101.3
1.96 July 03, 1981 49.8
1.57 May 29, 1980 39.9
2.22 October 30, 1979 56.4
1.61 July 21, 1978 40.9
3.23 August 15, 1977 82.0
0.91 June 24, 1976 23.1
4.59 August 01, 1975 116.6
1.96 August 08, 1974 49.8
4.54 October 09, 1973 115.3
3.55 May 01, 1972 90.2
1.60 September 04, 1971 40.6
2.83 May 28, 1970 71.9
1.84 July 08, 1969 46.7
2.08 June 24, 1968 52.8
1.68 August 25, 1967 42.7
4.02 September 11, 1966 102.1
2.26 May 08, 1965 57.4
1.56 April 26, 1964 39.6
1.78 July 27, 1963 45.2
1.76 August 30, 1962 44.7
1.58 September 20, 1961 40.1
1.59 January 01, 1960 40.4
3.94 August 02, 1959 100.1
1.32 September 13, 1958 33.5
4.26 June 16, 1957 108.2
2.31 June 17, 1956 58.7
1.94 June 18, 1955 49.3
2.16 September 08, 1954 54.9
2.87 June 27, 1953 72.9
1.62 February 19, 1952 41.1
1.99 June 25, 1951 50.5
2.91 September 20, 1950 73.9
1.41 September 04, 1949 35.8
2.60 July 28, 1948 66.0
2.74 June 09, 1947 69.6
2.88 September 08, 1946 73.2
1.28 September 19, 1945 32.5
1.61 August 04, 1944 40.9
1.95 May 30, 1943 49.5
1942
1.69 April 13, 1941 42.9
2.11 June 23, 1940 53.6
2.73 May 25, 1939 69.3
1.88 August 07, 1938 47.8
1.87 April 30, 1937 47.5
3.96 May 23, 1936 100.6
3.15 August 09, 1935 80.0
2.40 July 04, 1934 61.0
2.36 August 23, 1933 59.9
2.51 August 09, 1932 63.8
Reference

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

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