Snow: Dallas/Fort Worth’s Top-20 Largest Snowfalls on Record

This chart shows the largest amounts on record for a calendar day

Snow AmountRankDate
11.20"1Feb 11, 2010 (Thu)
7.80"2Jan 15, 1964 (Wed)
7.50"3Feb 17, 1978 (Fri)
4.70"4Nov 13, 1976 (Sat)
4.50"5Mar 01, 1942 (Sun)
4.00"6Jan 30, 1977 (Sun)
4.00"7Jan 24, 1948 (Sat)
4.00"8Jan 22, 1940 (Mon)
3.90"9Mar 07, 1947 (Fri)
3.80"10Jan 18, 1956 (Wed)
3.70"11Feb 07, 1978 (Tue)
3.70"12Feb 23, 1975 (Sun)
3.50"13Feb 05, 2002 (Tue)
3.00"14Dec 24, 2009 (Thu)
3.00"15Feb 14, 1951 (Wed)
2.90"16Jan 30, 1949 (Sun)
2.60"17Feb 04, 2011 (Fri)
2.60"18Feb 14, 2004 (Sat)
2.60"19Feb 06, 1961 (Mon)
2.60"20Dec 31, 1946 (Tue)
*Note: Two of the largest calendar-day snowfalls at DFW occurred on consecutive days:

  • 7.8" on 01-15-1964
  • 4.3" on 01-16-1964

In the main listing above, only the first day was counted. The greatest snowfall on record occurred on February 12, 2010. Many parts of the metroplex saw over 15 inches of snow.

Historic snowstorm in North Texas on 2/12/2010. DFW recorded its greatest 24-hour snowfall of all time (12.5").

Historic snowstorm in North Texas on 2/12/2010. DFW recorded its greatest 24-hour snowfall of all time (12.5").

A snow day is a great day to be a husky.

A snow day is a great day to be a husky.