Memphis - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Memphis 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 Memphis International Airport and go back to 1940. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 5.88 inches (149.4 millimetres) on November 28, 2001.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Memphis
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.12 February 28, 2018 79.2
4.04 August 31, 2017 102.6
4.53 March 09, 2016 115.1
3.40 July 03, 2015 86.4
5.87 June 29, 2014 149.1
4.18 May 21, 2013 106.2
1.78 May 31, 2012 45.2
3.96 April 26, 2011 100.6
4.56 July 12, 2010 115.8
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Memphis each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.16 May 02, 2009 54.9
3.48 December 09, 2008 88.4
1.78 November 21, 2007 45.2
2.64 January 22, 2006 67.1
2.16 August 29, 2005 54.9
2.35 February 05, 2004 59.7
3.36 February 14, 2003 85.3
4.26 March 17, 2002 108.2
5.88 November 28, 2001 149.4
3.09 February 26, 2000 78.5
3.18 May 05, 1999 80.8
2.53 April 29, 1998 64.3
3.25 September 23, 1997 82.6
4.48 November 30, 1996 113.8
4.12 June 30, 1995 104.6
2.20 March 27, 1994 55.9
2.40 August 05, 1993 61.0
3.84 March 09, 1992 97.5
2.96 November 19, 1991 75.2
3.23 December 21, 1990 82.0
4.10 February 14, 1989 104.1
5.65 November 19, 1988 143.5
4.24 December 25, 1987 107.7
3.96 November 07, 1986 100.6
4.25 April 23, 1985 108.0
2.70 May 02, 1984 68.6
3.77 November 23, 1983 95.8
3.86 December 03, 1982 98.0
3.40 October 17, 1981 86.4
4.04 June 24, 1980 102.6
3.40 April 11, 1979 86.4
5.42 December 03, 1978 137.7
2.65 September 24, 1977 67.3
3.56 September 04, 1976 90.4
4.92 March 12, 1975 125.0
4.08 May 31, 1974 103.6
2.84 April 19, 1973 72.1
2.95 December 08, 1972 74.9
3.24 February 21, 1971 82.3
2.28 June 24, 1970 + 57.9
2.82 August 18, 1969 71.6
2.84 June 25, 1968 72.1
2.92 December 02, 1967 74.2
1.87 February 09, 1966 47.5
3.48 January 09, 1965 88.4
3.54 December 03, 1964 89.9
2.13 March 11, 1963 54.1
2.56 August 30, 1962 65.0
3.05 November 22, 1961 77.5
2.09 August 20, 1960 53.1
2.49 December 11, 1959 63.2
3.56 May 09, 1958 90.4
3.65 September 21, 1957 92.7
2.30 February 02, 1956 58.4
3.69 May 27, 1955 93.7
3.42 January 15, 1954 86.9
3.30 July 21, 1953 83.8
1.89 November 09, 1952 48.0
3.33 January 02, 1951 84.6
2.59 February 12, 1950 65.8
4.86 April 12, 1949 123.4
3.29 November 18, 1948 83.6
4.40 June 22, 1947 111.8
4.40 January 08, 1946 111.8
2.97 November 10, 1945 75.4
3.96 February 08, 1944 100.6
2.89 March 12, 1943 73.4
3.01 April 08, 1942 76.5
2.59 October 17, 1941 65.8
3.36 September 24, 1940 85.3
Reference

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

Memphis - Extremes
Back to Top