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Easter Climate for Northern Illinois:   Statistics for Chicago and Rockford

 

Easter

 

 

Chicago: 
The following statistics comprises 146 years of data. However snowfall data started in 1885 so it comprises 134 years. Data collection began at the University of Chicago, then at Midway, and currently at O'Hare which is now the official station for Chicago.

 

Graph of High Temperatures in Chicago on Easter

Frequency distribution of high temperatures for Chicago. This dataset shows that there is a tie for most frequent range of high temperatures on Easter, in the 40 to 49 degree range, and the 50 to 59 degree range. Since Easter is not on a set day, there is no normal high temperature. The highest temperature on Easter is 85 degrees on April 10th, 1977. The lowest high temperature on Easter is 19 degrees, which happened on March 25th, 1894.

 

Graph of Low Temperatures in Chicago on Easter

Frequency distribution of low temperatures for Chicago. This dataset shows that the most frequent range of low temperatures on Easter is in the 30 to 39 degree range. Since Easter isn’t on a set day, there is no normal low temperature. The lowest temperature for Chicago on Easter is 11 degrees, which happened on March 24th in 1940. The highest low temperature on Easter is 62 degrees which occurred on April 13th of 1941. 

 

Graph of precipitation in Chicago on Easter

Frequency distribution of precipitation for Chicago. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of precipitation recorded on Easter is 0.00”, which accounts for 43% of the days in the dataset. The next most frequent range is the 0.02” to 0.25” range. The highest amount of precipitation on Easter occurred on March 31st, 1929 when 3.12” of rain fell. There have been five instances of over an inch of precipitation on Easter. 

Graph of Snowfall in Chicago on Easter

Frequency distribution of snowfall for Chicago. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of snowfall recorded on Easter is 0.0”, which accounts for 84% of the days in the dataset. The highest amount of snowfall recorded on Easter occurred in March 29th, 1964 when 7.1” of snow fell. 

 

ADDITIONAL EASTER DAY CLIMATE DATA     ( * MEANS LAST OCCURRENCE)

MAX TEMP
WARMEST

MIN TEMP
WARMEST
PCPN
WETTEST
85
April 10, 1977
62
April 13, 1941 
3.12
March 31, 1929
 
MAX TEMP
COLDEST
MIN TEMP
COLDEST
 
19
March 25, 1894
11
March 24, 1940