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Memorial Day 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.

Prior to 1971, Memorial Day (Decoration Day) was observed on May 30th.  It was moved to the last Monday in May as a result of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which was passed in 1968 and took effect in 1971. This means that it can vary from May 25th to May 31st for any given year since 1971. For climate purposes May 30th will be used prior to 1971 and the last Monday in May used from 1971 to the present.

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

As seen by this graphic high temperatures are predominately in the 70s or 80s on Memorial Day, encompassing 85% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
95 in 2012 66 in 1964
94 in 1942 69 in 1973
93 in 1944 70 in 1993
92 in 1941 70 in 1983
91 in 2011 71 in 2000
91 in 1988 71 in 1966
91 in 1953 71 in 1955
Normal High: 81

 

Paducah has seen highs as warm as the 90s ten times, most recently in 2016, when we topped out at 90 degrees. There has also been 2 years where the high temperature failed to reach 70 degrees. This occurred back in 1973 and 1964.

Low temperatures nearly always fall in the 50s or 60s, which accounts for 85% of the years on record. There are always exceptions to the norm of course: in 1992 the low temperature dropped to 43 degrees, which is 1 of 6 years with lows in the 40s. The warmest low temperature was observed in 2012 with 74 degrees.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
74 in 2012 43 in 1992
73 in 1953 45 in 1952
72 in 1941 48 in 2003
71 in 2011 48 in 1993
71 in 1956 48 in 1947
Normal Low:

60

 

Measurable precipitation has fallen 33% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 3 different occasions, most recently in 2009.

Wettest
2.10 in 2008
1.73 in 2009
1.24 in 1990
0.61 in 1996
0.54 in 1982

 

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

Recent Weather for Memorial Day
Year High Low Precip
2003 72 48 0
2004 80 62 0
2005 84 54 0
2006 90 68 T
2007 89 62 0
2008 79 66 2.10
2009 83 67 1.73
2010 85 65 0.03
2011 91 71 0
2012 95 74 0
2013 85 65 0
2014 90 65 T
2015 76 68 0.35
2016 90 61 0
2017 85 62 0.01

 

Memorial Day Climate History for Evansville, IN
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Evansville Regional Airport since January of 1897.

Prior to 1971, Memorial Day (Decoration Day) was observed on May 30th.  It was moved to the last Monday in May as a result of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which was passed in 1968 and took effect in 1971. This means that it can vary from May 25th to May 31st for any given year since 1971. For climate purposes May 30th will be used prior to 1971 and the last Monday in May used from 1971 to the present.

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

As seen by this graphic high temperatures are predominately in the 70s or 80s on Memorial Day, encompassing 77% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
94 in 2012 66 in 1967
94 in 1977 67 in 1992
94 in 1937 67 in 1947
94 in 1913 67 in 1930
93 in 1988 68 in 1997
93 in 1918 68 in 1973
93 in 1911 68 in 1924
Normal High: 81

 

Evansville has seen highs as warm as the 90s seventeen times, most recently in 2012, when we topped out at 94 degrees. There has also been 11 years where the high temperature failed to reach 70 degrees, most recently in 1997 when the high only hit 68 degrees.

Low temperatures typically fall in the 50s or 60s, which accounts for 76% of the years on record. There are always exceptions to the norm of course: in 1947 the low temperature dropped to a frigid 37 degrees, which is by far the coldest low on record for Memorial Day. The warmest low temperature was observed in 1953 with a reading of 74 degrees.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
74 in 1953 37 in 1947
72 in 2011 43 in 1897
72 in 1929 44 in 1992
72 in 1919 45 in 1924
72 in 1918* 46 in 1966
Normal Low: 58

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Measurable precipitation has fallen 33% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 4 different occasions, most recently in 2009.

Wettest
2.23 in 2009
1.78 in 1900
1.18 in 1975
1.17 in 1990
0.98 in 2008

 

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

Recent Weather for Memorial Day
Year High Low Precip
2003 71 48 0
2004 79 61 0
2005 76 57 0
2006 90 67 0.16
2007 88 67 0
2008 76 67 0.98
2009 81 69 2.23
2010 84 68 0.03
2011 91 72 0
2012 94 67 0
2013 86 60 0.12
2014 89 63 0
2015 76 68 0.40
2016 88 62 0
2017 87 61 0.09

 

Memorial Day 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.

Prior to 1971, Memorial Day (Decoration Day) was observed on May 30th.  It was moved to the last Monday in May as a result of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which was passed in 1968 and took effect in 1971. This means that it can vary from May 25th to May 31st for any given year since 1971. For climate purposes May 30th will be used prior to 1971 and the last Monday in May used from 1971 to the present.

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

As seen by this graphic high temperatures are predominately in the 70s or 80s on Memorial Day, encompassing 82% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
96 in 2012 67 in 1964
94 in 1977 68 in 1983
92 in 1989 70 in 1993
92 in 1969 70 in 1992
91 in 2011* 71 in 1973
Normal High: 81

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Cape Girardeau has seen high temperatures as warm as the 90s eight times, most recently in 2012, with a reading soaring to 96 degrees! There has also been 2 years where the high temperature failed to reach 70 degrees. This occurred back in 1983 and 1964.

Low temperatures nearly always fall in the 50s or 60s, which accounts for 91% of the years on record. There are always exceptions to the norm of course: in 1992 the low temperature dropped to 47 degrees, which is 1 of 2 years with lows in the 40s. The warmest low temperature was observed in 2012 with 71 degrees.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
71 in 2012 47 in 1992
71 in 2011 48 in 2003
70 in 2006 50 in 1993
68 in 1978 50 in 1984
68 in 1962 50 in 1983
Normal Low: 59

 

Measurable precipitation has fallen 39% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 2 different occasions, most recently in 1996.

Wettest
1.88 in 1982
1.87 in 1996
0.69 in 2008
0.49 in 2009
0.45 in 1967

 

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

Recent Weather for Memorial Day
Year High Low Precip
2003 73 48 0
2004 79 58 T
2005 84 53 0
2006 90 70 0
2007 87 66 0.02
2008 80 67 0.69
2009 83 67 0.49
2010 86 67 0.29
2011 91 71 0
2012 96 71 0
2013 85 65 0
2014 88 64 0.01
2015 79 68 0.04
2016 88 60 0
2017 86 58 0