Milwaukee - Extreme Daily Snowfall for Each Year





Here's a list of yearly records for the heaviest snowfalls and snowiest days in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 Milwaukee got more than a foot of snow in a single day?

This page gives the highest daily snowfall of each year in Milwaukee 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 1885. Since then, the most amount of snow to land in one day at Milwaukee is 16.7 inches (42.4 centimetres) on February 10, 1960.

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

Most snow to fall in one day during recent years in Milwaukee
Inches Date Centi­metres
5.3 January 15, 2018 13.5
8.7 March 13, 2017 22.1
6.1 December 11, 2016 15.5
10.4 February 01, 2015 26.4
6.7 February 17, 2014 17.0
8.0 December 22, 2013 20.3
6.1 January 12, 2012 15.5
9.1 February 02, 2011 23.1
8.1 February 09, 2010 20.6
Highest daily snowfall recorded at Milwaukee each year
Inches Date Centi­metres
14.2 March 02, 2009 36.1
11.6 February 06, 2008 29.5
7.4 February 24, 2007 18.8
10.1 December 01, 2006 25.7
9.0 January 22, 2005 22.9
5.2 January 09, 2004 13.2
6.1 March 04, 2003 15.5
9.4 March 02, 2002 23.9
1.5 February 14, 2001 3.8
13.6 December 11, 2000 34.5
13.5 January 02, 1999 34.3
11.6 January 08, 1998 29.5
5.5 January 24, 1997 14.0
7.2 January 06, 1996 18.3
9.7 November 27, 1995 24.6
9.7 February 25, 1994 24.6
8.0 November 28, 1993 20.3
6.2 March 21, 1992 15.7
6.5 January 11, 1991 16.5
13.8 January 25, 1990 35.1
8.8 November 22, 1989 22.4
9.2 February 10, 1988 23.4
13.1 December 15, 1987 33.3
5.7 February 05, 1986 14.5
8.4 March 03, 1985 21.3
8.4 December 26, 1984 21.3
6.2 February 02, 1983 15.7
8.6 April 05, 1982 21.8
9.1 February 10, 1981 23.1
5.6 February 29, 1980 14.2
12.4 January 13, 1979 31.5
11.1 December 31, 1978 28.2
9.8 November 25, 1977 24.9
5.9 February 21, 1976 15.0
10.2 April 02, 1975 25.9
11.8 February 05, 1974 30.0
11.6 April 09, 1973 29.5
6.7 March 13, 1972 17.0
7.9 January 03, 1971 20.1
6.3 December 10, 1970 16.0
3.9 December 23, 1969 9.9
5.3 December 28, 1968 13.5
10.3 February 05, 1967 26.2
11.7 January 12, 1966 29.7
9.0 December 24, 1965 22.9
8.6 March 05, 1964 21.8
4.9 December 11, 1963 12.4
11.0 January 06, 1962 27.9
11.2 March 08, 1961 28.4
16.7 February 10, 1960 42.4
11.1 December 23, 1959 28.2
7.9 January 21, 1958 20.1
5.1 December 31, 1957 13.0
6.6 March 23, 1956 16.8
2.6 February 27, 1955 6.6
8.0 December 29, 1954 20.3
4.7 January 23, 1953 11.9
6.3 March 13, 1952 16.0
8.1 January 28, 1951 20.6
6.8 December 07, 1950 17.3
6.5 January 18, 1949 16.5
10.3 January 01, 1948 26.2
9.6 January 29, 1947 24.4
5.1 March 08, 1946 13.0
5.4 December 13, 1945 13.7
3.4 December 10, 1944 8.6
4.2 January 15, 1943 10.7
4.2 January 31, 1942 10.7
3.0 December 26, 1941 + 7.6
10.0 November 30, 1940 25.4
5.4 January 26, 1939 13.7
3.8 March 04, 1938 9.7
6.5 March 24, 1937 16.5
13.9 January 18, 1936 35.3
11.6 February 25, 1935 29.5
4.8 December 19, 1934 12.2
11.5 February 07, 1933 29.2
5.0 March 21, 1932 12.7
9.5 March 28, 1931 24.1
12.2 January 09, 1930 31.0
7.1 December 18, 1929 18.0
5.0 March 26, 1928 12.7
6.2 February 14, 1927 15.7
11.1 March 31, 1926 28.2
5.6 March 14, 1925 14.2
14.4 February 05, 1924 36.6
13.0 March 12, 1923 33.0
6.0 December 14, 1922 15.2
14.0 April 16, 1921 35.6
6.0 January 16, 1920 15.2
10.0 March 04, 1919 25.4
15.7 January 06, 1918 39.9
6.5 January 21, 1917 16.5
10.0 March 22, 1916 25.4
9.1 February 01, 1915 23.1
3.8 February 06, 1914 9.7
5.5 February 21, 1913 14.0
12.5 February 26, 1912 31.8
7.6 February 06, 1911 19.3
8.0 April 23, 1910 20.3
10.5 February 14, 1909 26.7
16.0 January 12, 1908 40.6
5.5 December 14, 1907 14.0
1906
8.0 February 05, 1905 20.3
14.2 March 14, 1904 36.1
9.7 February 04, 1903 24.6
4.5 March 12, 1902 11.4
10.0 February 09, 1901 25.4
6.5 March 04, 1900 16.5
5.5 March 18, 1899 14.0
14.4 February 20, 1898 36.6
4.8 March 24, 1897 12.2
14.6 November 05, 1896 37.1
8.2 February 06, 1895 20.8
6.0 February 12, 1894 15.2
5.5 March 22, 1893 14.0
4.4 January 11, 1892 11.2
6.0 March 06, 1891 15.2
7.0 February 28, 1890 17.8
7.5 February 10, 1889 19.1
3.5 January 12, 1888 8.9
10.0 March 27, 1887 25.4
9.9 January 20, 1886 25.1
10.8 December 13, 1885 27.4
Reference

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

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