Nashville - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Nashville 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 Nashville International Airport and go back to 1948. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 7.25 inches (184.2 millimetres) on May 2, 2010.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Nashville
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.69 February 10, 2018 68.3
2.91 August 31, 2017 73.9
2.08 December 24, 2016 52.8
2.36 February 21, 2015 59.9
3.19 April 28, 2014 81.0
3.30 April 27, 2013 83.8
2.01 September 17, 2012 51.1
2.21 September 05, 2011 56.1
7.25 May 02, 2010 184.2
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Nashville each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.96 May 01, 2009 75.2
2.78 December 09, 2008 70.6
2.80 November 14, 2007 71.1
2.95 September 23, 2006 74.9
3.22 August 17, 2005 81.8
4.07 February 05, 2004 103.4
4.63 May 05, 2003 117.6
3.35 March 17, 2002 85.1
3.46 November 29, 2001 87.9
3.29 November 08, 2000 83.6
2.77 January 22, 1999 70.4
3.41 June 04, 1998 86.6
4.20 November 30, 1997 106.7
2.44 December 16, 1996 62.0
2.35 May 18, 1995 59.7
3.23 June 26, 1994 82.0
2.38 December 04, 1993 60.5
3.20 July 03, 1992 81.3
3.07 December 02, 1991 78.0
2.60 February 03, 1990 66.0
4.73 February 14, 1989 120.1
2.36 January 19, 1988 59.9
2.37 December 25, 1987 60.2
3.20 November 08, 1986 81.3
1.73 November 27, 1985 43.9
3.95 May 06, 1984 100.3
2.25 March 05, 1983 57.2
2.13 May 07, 1982 54.1
3.08 June 06, 1981 78.2
3.25 May 17, 1980 82.6
6.60 September 13, 1979 167.6
4.46 December 08, 1978 113.3
2.32 March 03, 1977 58.9
3.30 August 25, 1976 83.8
4.66 March 12, 1975 118.4
3.29 January 10, 1974 83.6
3.13 November 27, 1973 79.5
2.33 October 18, 1972 59.2
1.63 August 18, 1971 41.4
2.69 June 20, 1970 68.3
2.18 December 29, 1969 55.4
3.10 November 27, 1968 78.7
3.65 March 06, 1967 92.7
2.26 December 09, 1966 57.4
1.94 September 30, 1965 49.3
1.87 September 28, 1964 47.5
4.10 August 28, 1963 104.1
5.09 September 13, 1962 129.3
2.44 December 09, 1961 62.0
3.42 June 16, 1960 86.9
2.93 October 08, 1959 74.4
2.69 July 22, 1958 68.3
3.05 January 29, 1957 77.5
3.69 January 29, 1956 93.7
3.27 March 21, 1955 83.1
2.88 September 20, 1954 73.2
1.88 July 07, 1953 47.8
4.63 March 22, 1952 117.6
3.83 January 31, 1951 97.3
3.33 July 05, 1950 84.6
3.08 June 14, 1949 78.2
2.67 January 01, 1948 67.8
Reference

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

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