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Here is a look at some Memorial Day weather statistics for Traverse City*, with data going back to 1897. Memorial Day was originally observed each year on May 30th, until federal law moved the holiday to the last Monday of May beginning in 1971. As can be seen in the data below, there has been a wide spectrum of temperatures and rainfall on Memorial Day in Traverse City, but highs have generally been in the 70s and lows in the 40s.  It is also not uncommon for Traverse City to see some rain on Memorial Day.

Traverse City Memorial Day Climate Extremes (1897-2019):
Warmest High Temperature: 93 degrees (2006)
Coldest High Temperature: 51 degrees (1983)
Coldest Low Temperature: 28 degrees (1992, 1961)
Warmest Low Temperature: 68 degrees (1962)
Most Precipitation: 0.93 inches (2019)

Traverse City Memorial Day Climate Averages (1897-2019):
Average High Temperature: 71 degrees
Average Low Temperature: 47 degrees
Average Precipitation: 0.07 inches

Below are graphs showing the frequency distribution of Memorial Day high/low temperatures and precipitation for Traverse City. Click here for a full listing of Traverse City's Memorial Day climate records.


*Data for Traverse City is derived from a composite of observations taken at both Cherry Capital Airport and the cooperative observing station at Munson Medical Center. This data is for informational purposes only and does not meet climatological standards. This data set may include periods with missing data.