Sioux Falls - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Sioux Falls, 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 Sioux Falls got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls Regional Airport and go back to 1932. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Sioux Falls is 18.1 inches (46.0 centimetres) on March 10, 1956.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Sioux Falls
Inches Date Centi­metres
13.7 April 14, 2018 34.8
5.0 February 23, 2017 12.7
6.4 March 26, 2016 16.3
8.7 November 30, 2015 22.1
6.5 November 15, 2014 16.5
5.7 November 05, 2013 14.5
5.6 February 23, 2012 14.2
5.4 January 31, 2011 13.7
7.6 December 11, 2010 19.3
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Sioux Falls each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
10.5 December 25, 2009 26.7
4.6 March 31, 2008 11.7
6.3 April 10, 2007 16.0
4.6 March 12, 2006 11.7
9.4 March 18, 2005 23.9
6.1 February 05, 2004 15.5
8.0 December 09, 2003 20.3
6.8 March 18, 2002 17.3
12.1 November 26, 2001 30.7
5.3 April 07, 2000 13.5
9.3 March 08, 1999 23.6
12.6 November 10, 1998 32.0
8.4 February 03, 1997 21.3
9.2 December 14, 1996 23.4
5.9 April 09, 1995 15.0
10.5 April 28, 1994 26.7
11.7 March 21, 1993 29.7
6.1 March 09, 1992 15.5
8.8 October 31, 1991 22.4
4.6 November 03, 1990 + 11.7
6.2 March 02, 1989 15.7
10.4 January 19, 1988 26.4
7.1 December 27, 1987 18.0
4.5 January 21, 1986 11.4
8.0 November 08, 1985 20.3
8.9 February 18, 1984 22.6
8.1 March 26, 1983 20.6
8.2 January 22, 1982 20.8
6.2 November 30, 1981 15.7
3.7 December 01, 1980 9.4
8.5 November 21, 1979 21.6
5.9 December 02, 1978 15.0
9.1 March 02, 1977 23.1
6.2 March 04, 1976 15.7
5.7 November 19, 1975 14.5
3.3 April 03, 1974 8.4
6.3 December 24, 1973 16.0
5.0 March 03, 1972 12.7
4.7 March 18, 1971 11.9
11.6 March 19, 1970 29.5
9.8 February 14, 1969 24.9
12.0 December 22, 1968 30.5
4.1 February 15, 1967 10.4
3.4 December 28, 1966 8.6
8.6 February 09, 1965 21.8
4.0 December 24, 1964 10.2
8.0 December 08, 1963 20.3
18.0 February 17, 1962 45.7
5.2 February 01, 1961 13.2
11.3 January 01, 1960 28.7
7.5 November 12, 1959 19.1
3.2 December 07, 1958 + 8.1
8.4 April 04, 1957 21.3
18.1 March 10, 1956 46.0
10.9 December 03, 1955 27.7
7.7 March 12, 1954 19.6
7.1 February 20, 1953 18.0
16.6 February 19, 1952 42.2
14.7 March 02, 1951 37.3
5.7 April 29, 1950 14.5
8.9 March 30, 1949 22.6
6.5 November 19, 1948 16.5
7.7 January 28, 1947 19.6
6.1 November 09, 1946 15.5
10.5 February 04, 1945 26.7
5.5 February 10, 1944 14.0
1943
1942
2.8 December 25, 1941 7.1
5.0 November 21, 1940 + 12.7
4.5 February 16, 1939 11.4
8.0 February 16, 1938 20.3
6.0 January 01, 1937 15.2
9.0 March 26, 1936 22.9
5.0 December 27, 1935 12.7
4.5 December 03, 1934 + 11.4
6.0 March 05, 1933 15.2
7.5 February 16, 1932 19.1
Reference

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

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