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Easter Climate History for Paducah, KY
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Barkley Regional Airport in West Paducah since 1949 and prior to that was observed in downtown Paducah back to December of 1937.

Easter Sunday varies between March 22 and April 25. The date of Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox on March 21.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for Easter in Paducah.

As seen by this graphic high temperatures are predominately in the 60s or 70s on Easter, encompassing 58% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
90 in 1946 36 in 1970
88 in 1941 37 in 1978
84 in 2017 38 in 1940
84 in 1986 44 in 1975
84 in 1977 47 in 1996
83 in 1995*  
Normal High: 61 - 72

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Paducah has seen highs above 80 degrees 15 times, most recently in 2017. There have also been 3 years where the high temperature failed to reach 40 degrees, with this last happening in 1978.

Low temperatures in the 40s or 50s are most common, accounting for 59% of all years on record. There have been 11 years where lows dipped below freezing, most recently in 2008. On the warm side of the spectrum, there have been 10 years with lows in the 60s, with the most recent being in 2017.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
66 in 2006 21 in 2007
65 in 1976 24 in 1940
64 in 1992 25 in 1991
63 in 1973 25 in 1964
62 in 1995* 26 in 1996*
Normal Low: 39 - 50

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Measurable precipitation has fallen 43% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 5 different occasions, most recently in 2017. Measurable snowfall has only occurred once (1% of all years on record), way back in 1940. Snow depth of 1 inch or more has been recorded once (1% of all years on record), back in 1940 when 2 inches of snow were on the ground.

Wettest (inches) Snowiest (inches) Most Snow Depth
3.87 in 2011 2.0 in 1940 2.0 in 1940
1.62 in 2005    
1.44 in 1973    
1.18 in 2017    
1.07 in 1981    

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent Weather for Easter
Year High Low Precip
4/11/2004 61 47 T
3/27/2005 49 44 1.62
4/16/2006 82 66 0.01
4/8/2007 49 21 0
3/23/2008 49 28 T
4/12/2009 61 41 0.24
4/4/2010 80 44 0
4/24/2011 70 61 3.87
4/8/2012 70 41 0
3/31/2013 63 48 T
4/20/2014 80 47 0
4/5/2015 66 33 0
3/27/2016 77 41 0.29
4/16/2017 84 61 1.18
4/1/2018 53 37 0.69

 

Easter Climate History for Evansville, IN
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Evansville Regional Airport since January of 1897. Snowfall records began in January of 1948.

Easter Sunday varies between March 22 and April 25. The date of Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox on March 21.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for Easter in Evansville.

As seen by this graphic high temperatures are predominately in the 60s or 70s on Easter, encompassing 54% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
86 in 1962 34 in 1940
85 in 1977 38 in 1978
85 in 1976 38 in 1970
85 in 1941 42 in 1975
84 in 1995* 43 in 1899
Normal High: 59 - 71

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Evansville has seen highs above 80 degrees 16 times, most recently in 2017. There have also been 3 years where the high temperature failed to reach 40 degrees, with this last happening in 1978.

Low temperatures in the 30s or 40s are most common, accounting for 63% of all years on record. There have been 16 years where lows dipped below freezing, most recently in 2008. On the warm side of the spectrum, there have been 10 years with lows in the 60s, with the most recent being in 2017.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
64 in 2006 23 in 1940
64 in 1973 24 in 1966
63 in 1992 24 in 1923
62 in 1910 25 in 1996
61 in 2017* 25 in 1964
Normal Low: 37 - 48

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Measurable precipitation has fallen 43% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 5 different occasions, most recently in 2017. Measurable snowfall has occured twice (3% of all years on record), with the most noticeable being the 2.8 inches that fell back in 1970. Snow depth of 1 inch or more has been recorded once (1% of all years on record), back in 1970 when 4 inches of snow were on the ground.

Wettest (inches)

Snowiest (inches)

Most Snow Depth
1.56 in 2017 2.8 in 1970 4.0 in 1970
1.49 in 2011 0.3 in 1978  
1.46 in 2005    
1.30 in 1945    
1.24 in 1944    

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent Weather for Easter
Year High Low Precip
4/11/2004 60 48 T
3/27/2005 49 41 1.46
4/16/2006 76 64 0.22
4/8/2007 46 27 0
3/23/2008 47 29 T
4/12/2009 61 36 0.04
4/4/2010 80 44 0
4/24/2011 70 61 1.49
4/8/2012 69 44 0
3/31/2013 64 46 0.01
4/20/2014 79 47 0
4/5/2015 65 35 T
3/27/2016 77 42 0.01
4/16/2017 82 61 1.56
4/1/2018 51 35 0.65

 

Easter Climate History for Cape Girardeau, MO
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, located 5 miles southwest of Cape Girardeau, since June of 1960.

Easter Sunday varies between March 22 and April 25. The date of Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox on March 21.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for Easter in Cape Girardeau.

As seen by this graphic high temperatures are predominately in the 60s or 70s on Easter, encompassing 60% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
84 in 1986 37 in 1978
84 in 1977 41 in 1970
83 in 2006 47 in 2008
83 in 1976 48 in 1996
83 in 1971 48 in 1975
Normal High: 60 - 72

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Cape Girardeau has seen highs above 80 degrees 9 times, most recently in 2006. There has also been 1 year where the high temperature failed to reach 40 degrees, back in 1978.

Low temperatures in the 40s or 50s are most common, accounting for 58% of all years on record. There have been 9 years where lows dipped below freezing, most recently in 2008. On the warm side of the spectrum, there have been 6 years with lows in the 60s, with the most recent being in 2017.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
65 in 2006 18 in 2007
64 in 1992 24 in 1964
64 in 1976 26 in 1966
61 in 1973 27 in 1961
60 in 2017 28 in 1975*
60 in 1962  
Normal Low: 38 - 49

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Measurable precipitation has fallen 47% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling only once, back in 1993.

Wettest
1.28 in 1993
0.88 in 1989
0.76 in 1961
0.69 in 2013
0.68 in 2005

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent Weather for Easter
Year High Low Precip
4/11/2004 61 45 T
3/27/2005 49 43 1.39
4/16/2006 83 65 0.02
4/8/2007 51 18 0
3/23/2008 47 30 T
4/12/2009 58 42 0.6
4/4/2010 77 51 0
4/24/2011 64 59 3.6
4/8/2012 70 40 0
3/31/2013 65 47 T
4/20/2014 78 45 0
4/5/2015 62 33 T
3/27/2016 76 39 0.01
4/16/2017 78 60 0.15
4/1/2018 53 36 0.46