Salt Lake City - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Salt Lake City, Utah along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than two inches of precipitation landed on Salt Lake City in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2018?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Salt Lake City 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 1928. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 2.28 inches (57.9 millimetres) on July 13, 1962.

Since 1948 the precipitation extremes were observed at Salt Lake City's International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in the City's downtown.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Salt Lake City
Inches Date Milli­metres
0.72 April 30, 2018 18.3
1.97 March 23, 2017 50.0
0.92 November 21, 2016 23.4
0.93 September 16, 2015 + 23.6
1.25 September 27, 2014 31.8
0.90 December 19, 2013 22.9
1.07 November 09, 2012 27.2
1.11 June 19, 2011 28.2
1.12 August 19, 2010 28.4
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Salt Lake City each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
0.84 September 30, 2009 21.3
0.78 August 31, 2008 19.8
1.10 December 07, 2007 27.9
1.10 April 06, 2006 27.9
0.81 May 11, 2005 + 20.6
1.40 June 10, 2004 35.6
1.14 December 25, 2003 29.0
0.76 March 17, 2002 19.3
1.27 November 22, 2001 32.3
1.31 August 30, 2000 33.3
0.89 May 03, 1999 22.6
1.48 June 17, 1998 37.6
1.04 May 24, 1997 26.4
0.89 September 16, 1996 22.6
1.01 September 29, 1995 25.7
0.96 November 12, 1994 24.4
1.53 October 07, 1993 38.9
1.00 November 02, 1992 25.4
1.29 September 07, 1991 32.8
0.82 March 11, 1990 20.8
0.68 October 26, 1989 17.3
0.76 April 18, 1988 19.3
0.81 January 05, 1987 20.6
1.57 April 02, 1986 39.9
1.03 May 10, 1985 26.2
1.23 October 18, 1984 31.2
1.20 May 11, 1983 30.5
2.27 September 26, 1982 57.7
0.86 October 29, 1981 21.8
0.92 January 14, 1980 23.4
0.65 October 19, 1979 16.5
1.38 September 17, 1978 35.1
1.00 May 18, 1977 25.4
1.62 April 25, 1976 41.1
1.09 April 25, 1975 27.7
1.54 April 10, 1974 39.1
1.37 September 01, 1973 34.8
1.21 December 28, 1972 30.7
1.20 September 30, 1971 30.5
2.19 September 05, 1970 55.6
1.36 July 29, 1969 34.5
0.95 October 14, 1968 24.1
0.94 July 16, 1967 23.9
0.84 October 13, 1966 21.3
1.38 April 23, 1965 35.1
1.10 December 23, 1964 27.9
0.92 March 15, 1963 23.4
2.28 July 13, 1962 57.9
0.75 October 28, 1961 19.1
1.04 August 22, 1960 26.4
1.07 April 18, 1959 27.2
1.46 April 23, 1958 37.1
1.44 April 23, 1957 36.6
0.72 December 05, 1956 18.3
0.75 July 24, 1955 19.1
1.62 August 04, 1954 41.1
1.36 January 14, 1953 34.5
1.01 April 14, 1952 25.7
1.34 October 03, 1951 34.0
0.75 May 08, 1950 19.1
1.00 May 20, 1949 25.4
1.75 June 21, 1948 44.5
1.26 June 11, 1947 32.0
1.23 October 28, 1946 + 31.2
1.44 August 03, 1945 36.6
0.99 June 02, 1944 25.1
1.02 June 01, 1943 25.9
1.26 May 16, 1942 32.0
1.30 November 17, 1941 33.0
1.16 March 27, 1940 29.5
0.63 June 17, 1939 16.0
0.91 May 02, 1938 + 23.1
1.39 October 15, 1937 35.3
0.91 November 01, 1936 23.1
0.91 November 09, 1935 23.1
0.75 February 20, 1934 19.1
0.73 May 02, 1933 18.5
1.30 August 26, 1932 33.0
0.86 August 13, 1931 21.8
0.79 September 22, 1930 20.1
1.01 April 19, 1929 25.7
0.74 March 11, 1928 18.8
Reference

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

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