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Heaviest (10 inch or greater) 24-hour Snowfall in Sioux Falls, SD
(period of record 1893 - 9/15/20)
Rank Snowfall
(inches)
Date(s) Storm Total
Snowfall
(inches)
Date(s)
1 26.0 Feb. 17-18, 1962 32.2 Feb. 16-18, 1962
2 18.9 Mar. 9-10, 1956 same
3 16.6 Dec. 21-22, 1968 17.7 Dec. 21-22, 1968
  16.6 Feb. 19, 1952 17.7 Feb. 19-20, 1952
5 15.0 Feb. 9, 1909 21.0 Feb. 8-9. 1909
6 14.8 Mar. 2-3, 1951 same
7 14.0 Mar. 16, 1917 20.0 Mar. 16-17, 1917
  14.0 Apr. 13-14, 2018 same
9 13.0 Mar. 3, 1920 same
10 12.6 Nov. 10, 1998 13.4 Nov. 9-10, 1998
11 12.5 Dec. 27-28, 1982 same
12 12.2 Mar. 17-18, 2005 same
13 12.1 Dec. 24-25, 2009 19.0 Dec. 23-26, 2009
  12.1 Nov. 26, 2001 12.6 Nov. 26-27, 2001
15 12.0 Dec. 21, 1920 16.0 Dec. 21-22, 1920
  12.0 Jan. 3-4, 1897 same
17 11.8 Nov. 21-22, 1979 12.9 Nov. 21-22, 1979
  11.8 Jan. 1-2, 1960 same
19 11.7 Mar. 21, 1993 13.4 Mar. 21-22, 1993
20 11.6 Mar. 19, 1970 same
21 11.4 Mar. 17-18, 1957 same
22 11.2 Oct.31-Nov. 1, 1991 12.1 Oct. 30-Nov.1, 1991
23 11.0 Nov. 27-28, 1983 same
  11.0 Mar. 2-3, 1977 12.6 Mar. 2-3, 1977
  11.0 Feb. 9-10, 1959 same
26 10.9 Dec. 3, 1955 12.8 Dec. 2-4, 1955
27 10.6 Feb. 3-4, 1997 same
28 10.5 Apr. 28, 1994 same
  10.5 Mar. 3-4, 1984 same
  10.5 Feb. 4, 1945 same
31 10.4 Jan. 19, 1988 12.1 Jan. 18-20, 1988
32 10.2 Dec. 25-26, 2015 same
33 10.1 Feb. 9-10, 1965 14.1 Feb 9-11, 1965
34 10.0 Dec. 25, 1945 13.5 Dec. 22-25, 1945
  10.0 Apr. 10, 1929 10.5 Apr. 9-10, 1929

 

Heaviest 24-hour Snowfall by Month in Sioux Falls, SD
period of record 1893 - 9/15/20)

Month Snowfall
(inches)
Date(s)
September 0.9 28th in 1985
October 8.8 31st in 1991
November 12.6 10th in 1998
December 16.6 21st-22nd in 1968
January 12.0 3rd-4th in 1897
February 26.0 17th-18th in 1962
March 18.9 9th-10th in 1956
April 14.0 13th-14th in 2018
May 3.0 5th in 1944
June T 3rd in 1998