Richmond - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Richmond, Virginia. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2018? When was the last time Richmond got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Richmond and the date it occurred. If a date has a plus sign beside it that means the same amount of snow also fell on at least one other day earlier in the year.

These records go back to 1904, with a few years missing data. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Richmond is 13.3 inches (33.8 centimetres) on February 11, 1983 and January 5, 1980.

From 1947 the snowfall extremes were measured at Richmond International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at Chimborazo Park near the city's downtown.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Richmond
Inches Date Centi­metres
11.5 December 09, 2018 29.2
7.0 January 07, 2017 17.8
6.1 January 22, 2016 15.5
6.2 February 16, 2015 15.7
3.7 February 12, 2014 9.4
3.8 March 24, 2013 9.7
3.9 February 19, 2012 9.9
2.0 January 07, 2011 5.1
9.5 January 30, 2010 24.1
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Richmond each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
6.0 December 18, 2009 15.2
0.8 January 19, 2008 2.0
1.0 April 07, 2007 2.5
1.7 February 12, 2006 4.3
4.2 December 05, 2005 10.7
4.0 January 25, 2004 10.2
4.0 January 16, 2003 10.2
7.7 January 03, 2002 19.6
2.5 February 22, 2001 6.4
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1.7 January 30, 1995 4.3
1.2 January 18, 1994 3.0
3.5 February 26, 1993 8.9
0.8 February 08, 1992 2.0
1.9 February 26, 1991 4.8
0.2 April 07, 1990 0.5
7.6 February 18, 1989 19.3
4.5 January 07, 1988 11.4
7.4 January 22, 1987 18.8
3.5 February 14, 1986 8.9
4.2 January 20, 1985 10.7
1.5 February 06, 1984 3.8
13.3 February 11, 1983 33.8
6.5 February 27, 1982 16.5
1.1 December 25, 1981 2.8
13.3 January 05, 1980 33.8
7.2 February 18, 1979 18.3
3.9 March 03, 1978 9.9
2.9 January 05, 1977 7.4
1.7 December 08, 1976 4.3
2.7 January 20, 1975 6.9
4.9 February 08, 1974 12.4
4.9 December 11, 1973 12.4
5.3 February 02, 1972 13.5
8.4 March 26, 1971 21.3
2.2 January 06, 1970 5.6
7.0 March 01, 1969 17.8
2.8 December 07, 1968 7.1
5.1 December 23, 1967 + 13.0
13.2 January 26, 1966 33.5
6.4 February 14, 1965 16.3
7.3 February 28, 1964 18.5
5.3 February 26, 1963 13.5
9.3 March 05, 1962 23.6
3.2 January 26, 1961 8.1
8.3 February 13, 1960 21.1
2.1 January 16, 1959 5.3
6.7 December 11, 1958 17.0
2.2 January 14, 1957 5.6
1.0 January 09, 1956 2.5
7.6 January 11, 1955 19.3
4.5 January 22, 1954 11.4
7.2 November 06, 1953 18.3
5.4 February 24, 1952 13.7
trace December 18, 1951 + trace
5.9 March 16, 1950 15.0
1.4 January 30, 1949 3.6
7.0 January 31, 1948 17.8
6.3 March 27, 1947 + 16.0
1946
3.5 December 18, 1945 8.9
2.0 February 09, 1944 + 5.1
4.5 December 29, 1943 + 11.4
4.9 December 20, 1942 12.4
5.5 March 07, 1941 14.0
13.0 January 24, 1940 33.0
2.2 December 24, 1939 5.6
5.7 November 26, 1938 14.5
2.4 February 28, 1937 6.1
12.6 February 07, 1936 32.0
6.8 December 29, 1935 17.3
8.0 February 25, 1934 20.3
4.6 February 04, 1933 11.7
7.5 December 17, 1932 19.1
1.5 January 14, 1931 3.8
9.0 January 30, 1930 22.9
2.9 November 23, 1929 7.4
3.7 January 28, 1928 9.4
1.3 March 02, 1927 3.3
5.0 January 08, 1926 12.7
0.9 January 09, 1925 2.3
2.4 March 11, 1924 6.1
5.0 February 05, 1923 12.7
10.3 January 28, 1922 26.2
1.0 February 22, 1921 2.5
2.1 February 25, 1920 5.3
6.0 December 19, 1919 15.2
5.5 January 20, 1918 14.0
9.4 December 12, 1917 23.9
5.3 December 18, 1916 13.5
10.0 April 03, 1915 25.4
7.8 March 20, 1914 19.8
2.7 February 24, 1913 6.9
7.0 March 06, 1912 17.8
2.2 March 07, 1911 5.6
4.0 March 12, 1910 10.2
1909
1908
3.4 March 31, 1907 8.6
4.3 March 24, 1906 10.9
3.8 January 30, 1905 9.7
5.2 January 29, 1904 13.2
Reference

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

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