Dallas - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Dallas 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 1914, with just two years missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 6.90 inches (175.3 millimetres) on March 19, 2006.

Since 1940 the precipitation extremes were observed at the Dallas Love Field Airport. Before then, the weather station was at downtown Dallas.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Dallas
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.89 May 18, 2019 73.4
3.83 February 20, 2018 97.3
3.21 December 19, 2017 81.5
3.23 November 07, 2016 82.0
5.13 October 23, 2015 130.3
2.81 August 17, 2014 71.4
2.06 May 15, 2013 52.3
3.06 January 25, 2012 77.7
3.31 June 21, 2011 84.1
5.25 September 08, 2010 133.4
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Dallas each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
5.28 June 11, 2009 134.1
4.78 March 18, 2008 121.4
4.68 September 10, 2007 118.9
6.90 March 19, 2006 175.3
2.01 January 03, 2005 51.1
3.23 January 16, 2004 82.0
2.01 September 11, 2003 51.1
3.79 October 18, 2002 96.3
2.95 December 16, 2001 74.9
3.05 June 11, 2000 77.5
1.72 January 29, 1999 43.7
1998
1997
3.91 October 27, 1996 99.3
3.25 March 13, 1995 82.6
2.75 October 18, 1994 69.9
1.77 April 29, 1993 45.0
1.97 May 17, 1992 50.0
3.98 December 20, 1991 101.1
3.37 May 01, 1990 85.6
3.64 June 13, 1989 92.5
4.12 July 12, 1988 104.6
2.31 May 28, 1987 58.7
2.48 May 31, 1986 63.0
2.15 April 22, 1985 54.6
2.88 October 20, 1984 73.2
2.85 August 19, 1983 72.4
2.60 July 07, 1982 66.0
3.61 October 07, 1981 91.7
3.39 September 29, 1980 86.1
4.00 May 03, 1979 101.6
2.78 May 28, 1978 70.6
6.02 March 27, 1977 152.9
2.19 September 18, 1976 55.6
2.14 April 07, 1975 54.4
2.86 June 07, 1974 72.6
3.32 September 26, 1973 84.3
2.71 April 27, 1972 68.8
3.96 October 03, 1971 100.6
2.15 May 30, 1970 54.6
4.49 May 06, 1969 114.0
2.42 October 09, 1968 61.5
1.68 October 15, 1967 42.7
3.60 April 28, 1966 91.4
4.54 May 10, 1965 115.3
3.25 September 21, 1964 82.6
2.39 April 28, 1963 60.7
4.92 October 08, 1962 125.0
4.19 September 12, 1961 106.4
4.08 July 13, 1960 103.6
6.01 October 01, 1959 152.7
3.40 April 26, 1958 86.4
5.10 April 26, 1957 129.5
3.27 May 01, 1956 83.1
1.50 June 04, 1955 38.1
2.52 May 10, 1954 64.0
2.61 April 28, 1953 66.3
2.28 May 17, 1952 57.9
3.09 June 02, 1951 78.5
2.59 February 01, 1950 65.8
5.14 May 17, 1949 + 130.6
3.29 May 11, 1948 83.6
6.80 August 27, 1947 172.7
4.91 November 02, 1946 124.7
5.07 March 29, 1945 128.8
2.86 March 18, 1944 72.6
3.01 March 24, 1943 76.5
3.93 October 16, 1942 99.8
2.37 June 27, 1941 60.2
2.85 April 06, 1940 72.4
2.34 April 05, 1939 59.4
3.12 January 21, 1938 79.2
2.73 October 17, 1937 69.3
3.77 September 26, 1936 95.8
3.13 May 04, 1935 79.5
4.46 September 14, 1934 113.3
3.42 April 25, 1933 86.9
3.49 September 05, 1932 88.6
2.74 September 11, 1931 69.6
2.60 May 12, 1930 66.0
3.50 May 13, 1929 88.9
4.11 December 16, 1928 104.4
3.06 March 07, 1927 77.7
3.05 April 21, 1926 77.5
3.23 May 07, 1925 82.0
2.76 May 26, 1924 70.1
3.66 June 10, 1923 93.0
4.96 April 25, 1922 126.0
1.66 April 21, 1921 42.2
3.98 March 24, 1920 101.1
3.47 October 31, 1919 88.1
3.51 April 05, 1918 89.2
2.35 April 27, 1917 59.7
2.80 October 13, 1916 71.1
4.38 August 18, 1915 111.3
2.56 April 27, 1914 65.0
Reference

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

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