What Is the Record for the Most Snowfall in One Day in the US?

The most snowfall ever recorded on one day in the US was 63 inches (160 cm) on 4 December 1913 in Georgetown, Colorado. The US city with the most two-day snowfall on record is Thompson Pass, Alaska, which also holds the records for the greatest snowfall over three-, four-, five-, six- and seven-day periods, as well as the largest annual snowfall measured from August through the next July.

More about severe weather:

  • The largest snowflake ever recorded was found in Fort Keogh, Montana, and was 15 inches (38 cm) in diameter.

  • On 23 January 1971, Prospect Creek, Alaska, experienced the lowest recorded temperature in the US. The thermometer reading dipped to minus−80° Fahrenheit (minus−62° Celsius).

  • Alvin, Texas, holds the US record for most rainfall in a 24-hour period. In 1979, the town got 43 inches (109.2 cm) of rain in 24 hours.

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