Memphis - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Memphis, Tennessee. 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 Memphis recorded more than half a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Memphis 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 Memphis International Airport and go back to 1940 with a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Memphis is 14.3 inches (36.3 centimetres) on December 22, 1963.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Memphis
Inches Date Centi­metres
1.8 January 16, 2018 4.6
2.0 January 06, 2017 5.1
0.3 January 22, 2016 0.8
3.1 March 05, 2015 7.9
0.5 March 03, 2014 1.3
trace December 30, 2013 + trace
0.9 December 26, 2012 2.3
3.1 February 09, 2011 7.9
5.0 February 08, 2010 12.7
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Memphis each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.0 February 28, 2009 7.6
4.0 March 07, 2008 10.2
1.8 February 02, 2007 4.6
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
2.0 January 16, 1998 5.1
3.6 January 10, 1997 9.1
0.2 February 01, 1996 + 0.5
2.5 February 06, 1995 6.4
1.4 February 09, 1994 3.6
trace October 31, 1993 + trace
trace December 25, 1992 + trace
1.0 March 29, 1991 2.5
0.4 December 22, 1990 1.0
0.4 December 17, 1989 1.0
4.1 January 06, 1988 10.4
0.4 March 30, 1987 1.0
2.0 February 10, 1986 5.1
8.1 January 03, 1985 20.6
1.0 January 18, 1984 + 2.5
5.3 January 20, 1983 13.5
4.5 January 12, 1982 11.4
trace December 18, 1981 + trace
1.2 February 08, 1980 3.0
2.3 February 17, 1979 5.8
2.4 January 25, 1978 6.1
1.5 January 06, 1977 3.8
1.2 November 14, 1976 3.0
3.9 January 12, 1975 9.9
0.7 January 03, 1974 1.8
1.4 January 07, 1973 3.6
0.3 January 04, 1972 0.8
2.7 February 12, 1971 6.9
2.0 January 06, 1970 5.1
0.1 December 21, 1969 0.3
8.7 March 21, 1968 22.1
0.6 January 17, 1967 1.5
3.8 January 22, 1966 9.7
3.0 February 24, 1965 7.6
0.5 January 12, 1964 1.3
14.3 December 22, 1963 36.3
4.7 January 09, 1962 11.9
0.2 February 25, 1961 0.5
6.4 January 05, 1960 16.3
0.6 February 05, 1959 1.5
2.6 February 14, 1958 6.6
trace December 11, 1957 + trace
5.2 January 23, 1956 13.2
0.1 January 27, 1955 + 0.3
2.4 January 10, 1954 6.1
trace December 14, 1953 + trace
trace December 14, 1952 + trace
2.4 January 31, 1951 6.1
1.2 November 23, 1950 3.0
3.4 January 30, 1949 8.6
0.0 December 31, 1948 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1947 + 0.0
0.0 December 31, 1946 + 0.0
trace February 07, 1945 + trace
3.3 January 08, 1944 8.4
trace December 15, 1943 + trace
0.8 January 03, 1942 2.0
1.7 February 24, 1941 + 4.3
3.9 January 23, 1940 9.9
Reference

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

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