Milwaukee - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





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

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Milwaukee 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 1871. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 6.81 inches (173.0 millimetres) on August 6, 1986.

Since 1941 the precipitation extremes were observed at Mitchell International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Milwaukee.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Milwaukee
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.13 September 20, 2018 + 54.1
1.68 July 12, 2017 42.7
2.09 August 30, 2016 53.1
3.18 April 09, 2015 80.8
1.49 April 13, 2014 37.8
2.11 November 17, 2013 53.6
2.45 May 06, 2012 62.2
1.50 July 27, 2011 38.1
5.61 July 22, 2010 142.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Milwaukee each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.25 June 19, 2009 57.2
4.93 June 07, 2008 125.2
1.51 April 03, 2007 38.4
2.76 July 09, 2006 70.1
2.31 September 25, 2005 58.7
1.78 August 03, 2004 45.2
1.06 November 02, 2003 26.9
2.32 August 12, 2002 58.9
1.58 August 16, 2001 40.1
4.42 July 02, 2000 112.3
2.71 June 13, 1999 68.8
3.65 August 05, 1998 92.7
4.23 June 21, 1997 107.4
2.14 June 17, 1996 54.4
2.61 August 16, 1995 66.3
1.19 November 05, 1994 30.2
2.06 April 19, 1993 52.3
1.74 June 17, 1992 44.2
2.33 October 24, 1991 59.2
2.45 August 18, 1990 62.2
2.68 July 19, 1989 68.1
2.40 September 22, 1988 61.0
2.38 August 15, 1987 60.5
6.81 August 06, 1986 173.0
1.82 November 01, 1985 46.2
1.88 October 18, 1984 47.8
2.37 August 17, 1983 60.2
2.24 December 02, 1982 56.9
1.57 April 10, 1981 39.9
1.86 June 05, 1980 47.2
1.84 December 24, 1979 46.7
2.02 May 13, 1978 51.3
2.18 June 05, 1977 55.4
3.01 April 24, 1976 76.5
1.72 April 28, 1975 43.7
1.57 July 10, 1974 39.9
2.78 April 21, 1973 70.6
1.73 September 18, 1972 43.9
1.80 July 08, 1971 45.7
1.44 September 06, 1970 36.6
2.34 June 29, 1969 59.4
2.03 June 26, 1968 51.6
2.02 June 10, 1967 51.3
1.88 August 01, 1966 47.8
1.90 September 09, 1965 48.3
2.43 July 18, 1964 61.7
1.23 July 13, 1963 31.2
1.60 July 02, 1962 40.6
2.52 September 13, 1961 64.0
2.79 August 02, 1960 70.9
2.72 July 18, 1959 69.1
1.77 October 09, 1958 45.0
1.25 June 13, 1957 31.8
2.11 April 27, 1956 53.6
1.88 May 24, 1955 47.8
2.63 June 03, 1954 66.8
2.78 August 01, 1953 70.6
2.70 July 18, 1952 68.6
1.56 July 08, 1951 39.6
3.04 July 19, 1950 + 77.2
2.15 June 14, 1949 54.6
1.56 March 19, 1948 39.6
2.71 September 21, 1947 68.8
0.95 May 04, 1946 24.1
1.82 September 27, 1945 46.2
1.14 April 23, 1944 29.0
1.68 November 06, 1943 42.7
2.14 July 28, 1942 54.4
4.32 September 08, 1941 109.7
4.49 June 22, 1940 114.0
2.40 August 08, 1939 61.0
2.81 January 24, 1938 71.4
1.85 April 21, 1937 47.0
1.53 September 15, 1936 38.9
2.19 July 23, 1935 55.6
1.76 November 19, 1934 + 44.7
2.58 May 19, 1933 65.5
1.52 July 03, 1932 38.6
1.39 November 20, 1931 35.3
1.66 October 07, 1930 42.2
2.14 April 06, 1929 54.4
2.14 November 17, 1928 54.4
1.80 October 06, 1927 45.7
1.64 October 01, 1926 41.7
2.13 September 06, 1925 54.1
2.04 August 04, 1924 51.8
3.40 September 20, 1923 86.4
1.17 August 06, 1922 29.7
1.77 August 26, 1921 45.0
2.79 June 16, 1920 70.9
1.80 October 30, 1919 45.7
1.82 January 06, 1918 46.2
5.40 June 23, 1917 137.2
2.61 September 07, 1916 66.3
1.63 February 01, 1915 41.4
2.31 September 14, 1914 58.7
1.81 February 21, 1913 46.0
2.98 September 15, 1912 75.7
2.27 October 03, 1911 57.7
1.35 July 09, 1910 34.3
1.60 April 18, 1909 40.6
1.84 January 12, 1908 46.7
2.36 July 21, 1907 59.9
1.94 August 22, 1906 49.3
2.24 October 17, 1905 56.9
2.55 June 24, 1904 64.8
1.80 October 07, 1903 45.7
1.44 July 07, 1902 36.6
1.08 December 13, 1901 27.4
2.04 September 03, 1900 51.8
1.57 September 24, 1899 39.9
2.10 August 23, 1898 53.3
2.11 August 01, 1897 53.6
2.28 September 30, 1896 57.9
1.42 June 25, 1895 36.1
1.75 September 07, 1894 44.5
2.36 September 30, 1893 59.9
2.48 August 24, 1892 63.0
2.53 June 03, 1891 64.3
1.25 May 09, 1890 31.8
2.11 September 04, 1889 53.6
1.33 December 26, 1888 33.8
2.98 July 02, 1887 75.7
1.95 August 21, 1886 49.5
2.09 August 06, 1885 53.1
2.03 June 18, 1884 51.6
1.58 July 16, 1883 40.1
2.17 August 03, 1882 55.1
1.79 March 03, 1881 45.5
1.56 June 14, 1880 39.6
1.58 April 10, 1879 40.1
1.76 February 21, 1878 44.7
2.92 April 19, 1877 74.2
2.71 August 29, 1876 68.8
2.70 May 11, 1875 68.6
1.63 April 20, 1874 41.4
2.03 August 31, 1873 51.6
3.74 September 23, 1872 95.0
2.50 January 15, 1871 63.5
Reference

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

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