Seattle - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Seattle, Washington. The information easily answers questions such as: How much snow fell in a day during the biggest snowstorm of 2016? When was the last time Seattle got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Seattle 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 1894, although data is missing for some years including 1996 to 2008. Among those years with measurements, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Seattle is 21.5 inches (54.6 centimetres) on February 02, 1916.

Since 1948 the snowfall extremes were measured at Seattle—Tacoma International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at University of Washington.

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Seattle
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.1 February 06, 2017 13.0
0.5 December 09, 2016 + 1.3
2015
2.9 February 08, 2014 7.4
1.1 December 20, 2013 2.8
6.8 January 18, 2012 17.3
2.8 January 11, 2011 7.1
2.5 November 22, 2010 6.4
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Seattle each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
3.5 January 04, 2009 8.9
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
0.2 February 12, 1995 0.5
1.1 December 03, 1994 2.8
1.4 February 20, 1993 3.6
2.8 December 10, 1992 7.1
1.8 March 05, 1991 4.6
6.3 February 17, 1990 16.0
6.0 March 01, 1989 15.2
1988
1.4 January 13, 1987 3.6
1.1 February 13, 1986 2.8
7.8 November 21, 1985 19.8
1.6 December 20, 1984 4.1
0.3 December 19, 1983 0.8
2.2 January 02, 1982 5.6
1.1 February 11, 1981 2.8
4.4 January 08, 1980 11.2
1.2 December 15, 1979 3.0
3.1 November 18, 1978 7.9
1.6 November 17, 1977 4.1
0.3 February 28, 1976 0.8
2.6 December 12, 1975 6.6
8.8 December 26, 1974 22.4
1.7 January 04, 1973 4.3
7.9 January 25, 1972 20.1
3.3 January 11, 1971 8.4
1.5 December 19, 1970 3.8
14.9 January 27, 1969 37.8
9.3 December 31, 1968 23.6
5.9 January 04, 1967 15.0
2.5 March 03, 1966 6.4
8.9 December 23, 1965 22.6
3.3 December 19, 1964 8.4
2.0 January 09, 1963 5.1
7.0 February 28, 1962 17.8
1.7 March 03, 1961 4.3
5.2 November 20, 1960 13.2
5.1 February 10, 1959 13.0
0.2 November 24, 1958 0.5
3.4 January 19, 1957 8.6
4.2 February 14, 1956 10.7
4.7 December 18, 1955 11.9
5.7 January 17, 1954 14.5
1953
3.0 January 23, 1952 7.6
5.3 March 08, 1951 13.5
20.0 January 13, 1950 50.8
4.6 February 19, 1949 11.7
2.2 December 22, 1948 5.6
3.0 January 31, 1947 7.6
2.5 November 18, 1946 6.4
0.8 November 07, 1945 2.0
0.2 December 25, 1944 + 0.5
11.5 January 19, 1943 29.2
1.0 January 07, 1942 2.5
1941
0.8 January 25, 1940 2.0
0.2 March 04, 1939 0.5
1.4 November 10, 1938 3.6
7.6 February 01, 1937 19.3
3.7 February 24, 1936 9.4
8.4 January 21, 1935 21.3
1934
1.0 February 11, 1933 + 2.5
1.8 March 02, 1932 4.6
1931
2.1 February 13, 1930 + 5.3
7.0 February 01, 1929 + 17.8
1.6 January 01, 1928 4.1
2.1 December 09, 1927 5.3
3.0 December 15, 1926 7.6
1925
6.5 December 15, 1924 16.5
11.0 February 14, 1923 27.9
3.0 December 08, 1922 7.6
4.8 February 13, 1921 12.2
1.4 April 01, 1920 3.6
1.0 December 10, 1919 2.5
4.5 February 01, 1918 11.4
2.7 January 28, 1917 6.9
21.5 February 02, 1916 54.6
0.4 December 31, 1915 + 1.0
0.7 January 27, 1914 1.8
4.0 January 06, 1913 10.2
2.5 January 06, 1912 6.4
2.1 February 02, 1911 5.3
5.5 February 23, 1910 14.0
3.0 January 10, 1909 + 7.6
1.5 February 03, 1908 3.8
5.9 January 12, 1907 15.0
3.8 January 11, 1906 9.7
4.1 January 13, 1905 10.4
4.0 March 14, 1904 10.2
5.2 March 11, 1903 13.2
9.2 January 24, 1902 23.4
4.0 January 01, 1901 10.2
2.5 November 18, 1900 6.4
5.0 January 06, 1899 + 12.7
5.0 December 31, 1898 12.7
4.0 January 25, 1897 10.2
13.0 November 21, 1896 33.0
9.0 January 03, 1895 22.9
4.0 February 19, 1894 10.2
Reference

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

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