Austin - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Austin, Texas along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than half-a-foot of precipitation landed on Austin in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2019?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Austin 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 go back to 1906, with some missing data before 1927. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 15.0 inches (381.0 millimetres) on September 9, 1921.

Since 1939 the precipitation extremes were observed at Camp Mabry. Before then, the weather station was at the University of Texas campus.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Austin
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.37 May 12, 2020   60.2
3.40 April 06, 2019 86.4
3.67 May 04, 2018 93.2
5.08 August 26, 2017 129.0
2.35 August 15, 2016 59.7
5.20 May 25, 2015 132.1
3.66 September 18, 2014 93.0
4.22 October 13, 2013 107.2
3.14 January 25, 2012 79.8
2.96 May 12, 2011 75.2
7.04 September 07, 2010 178.8
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Austin each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.39 September 22, 2009 60.7
1.92 August 19, 2008 48.8
3.66 January 13, 2007 93.0
3.26 March 28, 2006 82.8
1.46 May 08, 2005 37.1
4.61 November 22, 2004 117.1
2.56 February 20, 2003 65.0
2.72 June 30, 2002 69.1
7.55 November 15, 2001 191.8
2.65 May 01, 2000 67.3
3.95 May 17, 1999 100.3
6.24 October 17, 1998 158.5
2.76 December 20, 1997 70.1
1.94 June 07, 1996 49.3
2.84 May 29, 1995 72.1
5.68 August 09, 1994 144.3
2.22 June 26, 1993 56.4
3.12 May 16, 1992 79.2
4.41 January 09, 1991 112.0
2.91 November 08, 1990 73.9
1.83 August 24, 1989 46.5
1.94 March 17, 1988 49.3
3.81 May 29, 1987 96.8
3.63 October 12, 1986 92.2
2.98 October 14, 1985 75.7
1.79 October 07, 1984 45.5
1.99 May 10, 1983 50.5
3.22 May 13, 1982 81.8
5.66 June 11, 1981 143.8
2.69 March 27, 1980 68.3
5.55 May 21, 1979 141.0
3.45 November 05, 1978 87.6
2.22 April 15, 1977 56.4
3.56 April 18, 1976 90.4
4.21 May 23, 1975 106.9
4.62 November 23, 1974 117.3
4.71 September 26, 1973 119.6
3.16 May 01, 1972 80.3
1.72 August 04, 1971 43.7
3.65 May 15, 1970 92.7
2.79 August 14, 1969 70.9
2.43 July 09, 1968 61.7
3.04 October 15, 1967 77.2
2.76 August 11, 1966 70.1
4.00 September 22, 1965 101.6
4.28 June 16, 1964 108.7
2.70 April 05, 1963 68.6
4.24 August 25, 1962 107.7
4.67 July 09, 1961 118.6
4.48 October 28, 1960 113.8
3.22 October 04, 1959 81.8
3.05 February 21, 1958 77.5
3.45 October 14, 1957 87.6
2.09 May 01, 1956 53.1
1.50 February 04, 1955 38.1
1.66 May 25, 1954 42.2
4.12 October 23, 1953 104.6
2.81 November 23, 1952 71.4
3.82 June 03, 1951 97.0
2.38 April 23, 1950 60.5
3.22 September 09, 1949 81.8
1.66 May 11, 1948 42.2
1.41 May 16, 1947 35.8
3.98 November 03, 1946 101.1
4.00 August 29, 1945 101.6
3.90 September 06, 1944 99.1
2.65 April 08, 1943 67.3
2.60 September 07, 1942 66.0
3.20 June 06, 1941 81.3
3.00 June 29, 1940 76.2
2.05 July 29, 1939 52.1
2.37 January 23, 1938 60.2
3.02 August 24, 1937 76.7
5.12 July 16, 1936 130.0
4.91 June 01, 1935 124.7
2.09 January 26, 1934 53.1
3.06 July 30, 1933 77.7
3.15 September 03, 1932 80.0
2.88 April 29, 1931 73.2
3.57 October 04, 1930 90.7
6.16 May 28, 1929 156.5
2.18 February 21, 1928 55.4
3.48 October 01, 1927 88.4
1926
6.95 October 13, 1925 176.5
1924
1923
1922
15.00 September 09, 1921 381.0
2.96 May 15, 1920 75.2
8.56 July 21, 1919 217.4
1918
2.59 November 17, 1917 65.8
4.06 July 21, 1916 103.1
10.00 April 22, 1915 254.0
6.34 December 03, 1913 161.0
2.16 October 16, 1912 54.9
2.14 May 12, 1911 54.4
3.00 December 22, 1910 76.2
2.62 July 21, 1909 66.5
4.00 May 24, 1908 101.6
1907
3.38 December 15, 1906 85.9
Reference

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

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