Houston - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Houston, Texas. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Houston got more than ten inches of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2016?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Houston and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1921. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 12.07 inches (306.6 millimetres) on August 26, 2017.

Since 1947 the rainfall extremes were observed at the William P. Hobby Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Houston.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Houston
Inches Date Milli­metres
12.07 August 26, 2017 306.6
5.16 April 18, 2016 131.1
5.30 October 31, 2015 134.6
3.24 May 26, 2014 82.3
6.05 April 27, 2013 153.7
4.06 January 09, 2012 103.1
5.11 October 09, 2011 129.8
4.97 July 02, 2010 126.2
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Houston each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
5.15 April 18, 2009 130.8
8.08 September 13, 2008 205.2
3.36 May 28, 2007 85.3
9.29 June 19, 2006 236.0
3.26 July 17, 2005 82.8
3.36 November 17, 2004 85.3
3.16 October 09, 2003 80.3
5.52 August 15, 2002 140.2
8.53 June 05, 2001 216.7
2.63 November 18, 2000 66.8
2.57 May 12, 1999 65.3
5.87 September 11, 1998 149.1
4.10 January 27, 1997 104.1
3.30 June 25, 1996 83.8
4.18 December 17, 1995 106.2
7.86 October 17, 1994 199.6
7.02 October 20, 1993 178.3
3.08 November 01, 1992 78.2
4.26 May 08, 1991 108.2
1990
8.58 August 01, 1989 217.9
1.88 March 17, 1988 47.8
2.63 July 07, 1987 66.8
4.86 June 04, 1986 123.4
4.28 November 11, 1985 108.7
4.18 August 14, 1984 106.2
2.92 May 21, 1983 74.2
3.60 May 13, 1982 91.4
9.48 May 03, 1981 240.8
2.30 January 20, 1980 58.4
8.83 September 19, 1979 224.3
3.05 November 26, 1978 77.5
3.62 April 20, 1977 91.9
5.75 June 15, 1976 146.1
4.85 June 09, 1975 123.2
3.68 October 31, 1974 93.5
7.07 July 07, 1973 179.6
6.20 April 27, 1972 157.5
2.65 September 10, 1971 67.3
4.22 May 21, 1970 107.2
2.80 December 05, 1969 71.1
6.35 May 10, 1968 161.3
2.52 December 09, 1967 64.0
5.18 April 14, 1966 131.6
2.73 May 22, 1965 69.3
3.26 December 10, 1964 82.8
2.70 June 21, 1963 68.6
2.75 November 27, 1962 69.9
5.63 June 18, 1961 143.0
6.57 June 26, 1960 166.9
3.98 July 24, 1959 101.1
2.67 September 07, 1958 67.8
5.42 October 14, 1957 137.7
1.66 January 21, 1956 42.2
2.60 February 04, 1955 66.0
2.85 October 05, 1954 72.4
3.37 August 29, 1953 85.6
3.88 February 01, 1952 98.6
3.45 March 26, 1951 87.6
3.22 January 01, 1950 81.8
9.95 October 07, 1949 252.7
4.19 November 16, 1948 106.4
3.85 May 20, 1947 97.8
5.40 June 08, 1946 137.2
8.32 August 27, 1945 211.3
3.48 May 02, 1944 88.4
6.25 November 01, 1943 158.8
3.49 July 04, 1942 88.6
3.85 June 11, 1941 97.8
3.35 November 24, 1940 85.1
5.19 July 12, 1939 131.8
5.00 May 06, 1938 127.0
3.56 October 16, 1937 90.4
3.96 May 24, 1936 100.6
4.95 December 07, 1935 125.7
2.21 January 26, 1934 56.1
2.78 July 22, 1933 70.6
2.80 August 14, 1932 71.1
2.77 April 19, 1931 70.4
4.42 October 06, 1930 112.3
6.43 April 13, 1929 163.3
2.94 October 16, 1928 74.7
2.42 December 06, 1927 61.5
3.23 March 10, 1926 82.0
5.22 November 05, 1925 132.6
2.33 December 19, 1924 59.2
4.41 December 10, 1923 112.0
7.36 March 25, 1922 186.9
3.13 June 22, 1921 79.5
Reference

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

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